Friday, June 25, 2010

aloha friday for June 25th

Here's how to play.  You post one simple question that people can respond to and then you go and answer the questions that others have posted in their blogs.  Cool way to make conversation with people and enjoy your Friday.

My question:  Do you have a Friday night routine to begin your weekend?

Monday, June 21, 2010

A vote for me is for me

So in my quest to get much more serious about my writing and getting published, I entered a contest from the Savvy Author website.  The first round involved providing the first line of the current novel you are writing and the top thirty made it through to round two.

We are now in the process of round two and only five make it to the final round.  I was hoping that some of you would feel moved to vote for me.  It's like one of those weird moments that contestants have on the Biggest Loser, where they have to admit out loud that while they wish no ill will/harm toward their competitors, they deserve this chance.  I don't usually ask for things - I'm the giver.  But I would love and appreciate anyone who would go here and vote for my blurb/pitch.

It's # 7 - Lauren Monroe wants to set the record straight: time traveling is not romantic or cool, especially when there is a price on your head. One of the last of the time travelers - living in a world where monsters and demons run amuck and the "heroes" only pretend to save the day - Lauren, alongside her brother and friends, must change the course of the future to save humanity... and herself.

You don't need an account to vote in this round and I currently still have a chance to make it back into the the top five.

Unconscious Mutterings - Week # 386

Week # 386

  1. Executive ::
  2. boss
  3. Director ::
  4. in charge
  5. Dress ::
  6. I wish I could wear certain dresses
  7. Studio ::
  8. apartment
  9. Accountant ::
  10. number cruncher - totally not me
  11. Unit ::
  12.   One of something
  13. Engaged ::
  14.   getting married
  15. Safety ::
  16.   safety comes first
  17. Post ::
  18.   need to blog/post more
  19. Dialogue ::
  20.   I write great dialogue.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings - Week # 384

  1. Group ::  
  2. togetherness
  3. Pollution :: 
  4.   disgusting
  5. Getaway ::  
  6. relaxation
  7. Mail ::  
  8. bills
  9. Believe ::  
  10.   need to believe in myself more
  11. Chimney ::  
  12. Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins
  13. Curses ::  
  14.   Evil witches
  15. Contrite ::  
  16. forgiveness
  17. Eyelash :: 
  18. in my eye
  19. Jobs ::  
  20.   need a new one

very cool giveaway of Bissell Proheat 2X Pet Deep Cleaner

I think this is a great giveaway to share and I could also use the extra entries as a gal with three cats that love to shed everywhere they can.  I swear they do it on purpose sometimes.  "Oh Mare, look, you just cleaned the living room.  I shall now go rub up against every piece of furniture and clear rug."

The lovely Kim of What Is That Smell? is hosting a giveaway of a Bissell Proheat 2x Pet Deep Cleaner.

You can enter the giveaway here.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

three things for the day

1)  work is insane.  so much to do, so little time.  I'm always impressed by people who have it so together, able to balance work, personal, etc so well.

2)  On a whim, I decided to enter the current young adult novel I'm working on into a contest.  Round 1 was based on the first line of the piece.  I was in the top thirty for round one, so now I get to move onto round two - summary of the novel.  I'm a little intimidated by summaries and titles.  It's always the small things that throw me.  I shall overcome though.  I'm going to do this.  (And maybe beg y'all to vote for me).

3)  Since I have nothing real to offer today as every thought seems to be seeping out of my pores before it can become coherent, I shall share a cool giveaway.