Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Four T’s

Or The Top Ten Things I Am Thankful For
and not to be confused with the forty's, which I am, but we are not here to discuss that right now.

I have been thinking all month about the things I am thankful for. And there are a lot. Here's my top ten:

  1. My precious children who are inspiring, fun and talented.
  2. My sweetheart who amazes me at all he can do.
  3. My laptop which allows me to sit anywhere in my house to do whatever I choose to do on it.
  4. My sister, whose friendship means more than the world to me.
  5. Laughter, 'cause if it weren't for that I'd be in a padded room somewhere.
  6. Books – 'nuff said.
  7. Writing that frees my mind and fills my soul.
  8. My friends who love and support my writing addiction.
  9. Good food—what's not to love about that?

And . . . drum roll, please . . .

  1. All of you
    who come and read my sorry excuse for a blog. Thank you for stopping by. It has been awesome making new friends and keeping in touch with old ones. You Rock!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Carol's Dark and Twisty Book Giveaway

There are numerous books on this giveaway. You will definitely want to check it out!

I just met her and her blog and they are both awesome. Thanks to Sara for the introduction.

Don't just sit there. Go! Before you do, though, you may want to take off your shoes. Wanna know why? Go to her blog and see.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

LEVIATHAN! Anyone? Anyone?

I know you want to win a free signed copy of this book, so check out Nichole's giveaway. (Or don't and then there's more chances for me!) All right j/k on that last part. Do check it out. She has her own awesome books, too!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

To win free art is divine

There is a fabulous giveaway by Jana. (Check out the sidebar.) She is an amazing artist. Her watercolors are to drool over. Head on over to her blog and check them out. You won't want to miss this. Really.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


A few years ago, when I decided to write seriously—not just silly poems, stories for my kids or essays for school—some of my writing friends were talking about nano something. I nodded and smiled like I knew what they meant. But I completely did NOT.

Eventually, I figured out that it entailed writing. Still, my slow brain did not clue in to what they were talking about.

Somewhere, somehow, I stumbled upon the mystery of nanowrimo. You have to write a novel in a month, or at least 50,000 words. Okay, go ahead psycho writers. Have fun with that.

Then, I found out what the crazy word meant—National Novel Writing Month. That makes way more sense. Still, I did not have a desire to participate.

Until now. I think an insane alien took over my body and signed me up, because that was definitely NOT me. I cursed the alien.

And then, November 1 came. I couldn't just blow this off. I had to start writing. So I sat in front of a blank screen and let my fingers go.

Guess what? I'm not pumping out words like some do, but I'm kicking my own tush. I'm even ahead of schedule.

What gives? I have NO idea, but I AM having the most fun I've had in a very long time.

So . . . GO NANOWRIMO! And everyone who has chosen to live in front of your computer screen this month, too!