Thursday, January 29, 2009

Dakota Rebel – Making the Dentist Tolerable

Yes, you read that right. Dakota Rebel made today’s dentist appointment quite tolerable. While I was firmly ensconced in the waiting area reading my favourite Dakota Rebel book on my cell phone, my son was getting his teeth cleaned. Unbeknownst to me, the hygienist is a Dakota look alike. My son said to me on the way home: I wasn’t scared letting her mess with my teeth because the teeth cleaning lady looks like Dakota and it made me feel not scared.

So there you have it. Dakota Rebel-the cure for dental fear.

I’m over at Writer’s Evolution today with my list of top ten writing books. Check it out!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Update on the Difficult Characters

Apparently, my characters weren’t aware of how completely difficult they were being. As soon as I posted that rant, they popped out of their slump and went back to work. I finished the book last night at 11:30. Whoo hoo!!! And the peasants sang!

Today I’m working on my next book. It’s been tumbling about in my head for weeks, but today it’s moved into overdrive as I’m working at formulating characters. It’s another ménage so I have three people to sort out. I’ll start writing it tomorrow. It’s for an anthology, so I should be done later this week—as long as my characters don’t decide to be atheists.

Many of you know, I’m part of a new blog. It’s called Writer’s Evolution. It’s very special because it’s been carefully constructed to have writers who are at different levels of their careers. On Mondays, we have the slush pile surfer, telling the tales of life as an unpublished writer. On Tuesdays, we have a new writer. On Wednesdays, we have a more seasoned writer and on Thursday, we have our veteran writers. I’m sharing that day with Bronwyn. On Friday, we have two editors weighing on alternating weeks. If you get a chance, you might want to check us out. This week we’re discussing must-have writing books.

Friday, January 23, 2009

STOP!!! Writing Rant Beyond This Point!!!

Right now, I’m supposed to be working on my book. I told everyone I was…turned off email, turned off IM, turned phone to ignore. Sigh. My characters hate me. That must be it. All I want them to do is to have sex. How hard is that? Seriously. I mean, SOME things ARE hard as they’re supposed to be, but can they find slot A, B, C, D, or E? No! (Yes, this is a ménage)

They just have no interest. They’ve been in foreplay mode for a week and a half. Geez! They should be in a sex-induced coma by now. Nope. Nada. Not a thing. So I blasted forward and wrote the next scene until I got to the sex again. Still, they’re resistant. The heroine could practically star in Nuns Having Fun. And the heroes. What kind of bi-sexual men are they? They’re men who hate me, that’s the answer.

If it wasn’t for the fact I need to turn in this story…oh 20 days ago, I’d deep-six the whole thing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

January 20

Congratulations, Mr. President. Good luck. :-)

Monday, January 19, 2009


I have no words. I'm stunned nearly speechless, but Bronwyn has said everything I'd like to say. Please go here.

I'm over at the Grip today discussing book soundtracks. If you're interested, take a peek.


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Before You Eat

Yeah, yeah, yeah...another video...but I swear this is my theme song.
Happy New Year!!! Good luck with your resolutions :-)

For Kelly

Friday, January 9, 2009

You Raise Me Up

I've sung this song :-)