Posts Tagged ‘flowers’


Sunday, May 24th, 2009

There’s all kinds of release. For example, yesterday I released my new website to the world. It was a lot of hard work, but doing the implementation myself was the only way I could afford a designer of the caliber I wanted to hire. All that’s left now is tracking down the errors I made, so if you see any, let me know.

The official release date for My Forbidden Desire is approaching so I am busy getting my promotion in place. Whew, hard work!

Today I went out to cut sweetpeas. If you don’t cut them, they stop flowering, so this is a burden to be borne. There are now 4 huge vases in the house, all of them stuffed full of sweetpeas. I took some pics too, and as I was saving off the pics that came out, the sweetpeas released their lovely scent through the house. I could have sworn my pictures smelled like sweetpeas.

Bucket of Sweetpeas A bucket of sweetpeas.

And here’s our sweetpeas, before I cut them. It’s not the greatest pic, but you can see the row and how pretty it is.
Row of Sweetpeas

I love sweetpeas.


Garden pictures!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Originally uploaded by faeparsons

I still haven’t gotten my regular lens repaired, so I’m using my macro lens. Dumb, but sometimes the pictures come out unexpectedly OK.





The cookie diet tip, NaNoWriMo, flowers and other stuff about writing

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

As you may know, I’m doing NaNoWriMo and so far I am -21,000 words or so. Yeah. That’s negative words. Cough Cough. That would be for The Next Historical.

The good news is it’s never all bad news when you cut crap from your novel. Plus last night I was able to get myself above 60,000 again. I think I need to add one more chapter, but I have to spend some time thinking about exactly what needs to happen in it. In the meantime I’m reading through and editing as I go. I’m feeling a lot better now that I’ve removed all of the chapters that needed to go stay in the Trash Files, an all expenses paid vacation for Words That Are Not Right. Or maybe it’s a Rest Home. Yeah, more like that. Or maybe it’s more like an orphanage. Without the big pathetic please take me home with you eyes. They try, sure, the pathetic whiners. But it’s important not to listen.

What else? Today was the last league game for the son’s soccer season. They won league with a 2-2 tie. I wrote in the car before the game started, which is always good for lack of distraction. It was an awesome game, too. Both teams played good soccer. From now until January they practice for the big state-wide tournament. This means I have my weekends back.

Today I ate mostly cookies. I said I’d bring cookies to the End Of Season soccer party so I made the dough last night and cooked the cookies when we got home from the game. I’m afraid I did too much taste testing, though I can at least report that each and every one of the cookies I ate were excellent. I couldn’t eat anything at the party because I was too full from the cookies. Which is a great diet tip only I think you’re supposed to fill up on carrots and celery, not cookies. Whatever. It worked, didn’t it?

Here’s a random picture I took yesterday:

Sterling Silver Rose

OK, off to write a few more words then I’m going to bed.


Monday and Stuff Like That

Monday, February 25th, 2008

OK, so I won’t bore you with the usual litany about Mondays. Insert our own if you want to.

It was a beautiful day, though. Perfect weather, which was nice after that recent storms. Daffodils! And by the way, I had out go outside in the rain this weekend to get pictures where the light didn’t wash out the yellow. I’m still having trouble getting them just right, but, still. They’re daffodils!

One Yellow Daffodil
Two miniature yellow daffodils

I’m up to 54.3K on Xia’s story. I want to be at 60K by the end of the month. And I want to have a complete draft by end of March so I have April to get it read and massively fixed.

Off to bed.


Faux-Spring Photo

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

Also, this morning I woke up at 10:30am. So maybe I was really tired. I don’t feel like going back to sleep, which I did yesterday. We’ve had a warm February and it’s faking out the trees and one rose bush:

February Cherry Blossoms
Orange Rose


Still A bit groggy

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

My cold is better, but I’m not really feeling all that hot, to be honest. Went back to work today anyway. I have a cool idea for Xia that I’m anxious to get started on, so I’m going to do that. Here’s a random garden picture.
Paper Whites

These are Paper Whites, but the daffodils are starting to come up. Yippie! I love daffodils. They make me smile.