Posts Tagged ‘pretty pictures’

Updates and Pretty Pictures

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

I’ve been busy revising Bound in Smoke and I’m really happy with it, just saying. My cover artist has started work on the cover, and that’s really exciting.

Last weekend I was at a writing intensive near San Diego. We rented a house right on the beach and spent the weekend talking business. I hadn’t realized how isolated I’d become from being around other writers and it was lovely and invigorating. Here are a couple of pictures from the weekend:

Waves in the foregound, brillilant sunset at the horizon. The Sun is almost down. Mood is peaceful
Sunset over the Pacific
Lots of foamy sea water. Ocean is greenish gray.
Sun on morning waves
Morning sun on waves. The sky is clear but it had been storming so the ocean is rough.
Pacific Ocean, Oceanside California. Morning sun on waves

I took these photos standing on the various patios of the house so you can see I am not kidding about the house being right on the beach.

One of the many takeaways from the weekend was a reminder of how important it is to be around other writers talking about writing and books and the business.


Photomontage or How I know Spring is Coming

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Here in Sonoma County we just don’t get much snow. Like, supposedly, ever. But we woke up this morning to the picture below, which I took from our deck. Some fellow twitters reminded me how lucky I am to live in a house with a view like this. Sometimes I take it for granted. After that are some other pictures I took. If the plum trees are blooming, spring really is on its way.

Snow on the Sonoma Mountains


Getting Down to The Wire

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Yup. Down to the Wire. But the fork will be out soon. Standby for that. There will be a wild celebration after that. Which is, admittedly, not quite yet.

In the meantime three pictures I took today when I was out with the camera and said, gee, I wonder what that button does? Oh.

Sterling Silver Rose


Sterling Silver Rose Again




I actually kind of hate this flower for some reason, even though it’s pretty. Shrug. It’s cute. And I don’t like it.


Countdown Pictures While Carolyn is Finishing the Book

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Things are going reasonably well. Making progress. It occurs to me I haven’t even posted chapter one. I’ll have to do that. Later.

Meanwhile, more pictures to entertain you. This one is from last month:

Yellow Rose

Yellow Rose

Red Rose

This one is from October. I think the gopher got this rosebush shortly afterward. Frown. There are now two rosebushes to replace.


Hey, Look at the Pretty Pictures!

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Deleted 1500+ words today. Sigh. Still, progress is being made, seriously.

Pics to distract you:

Golden Iris

Even prettier in real life. This is from last May.

A purple Iris


From last April.

Back to work.


Making Progress!

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Still writing, freaking writing.

Also, The Next Historical will, I believe, officially be titled Sinful but that’s not official yet. It is, however, more official than The Next Historical.

Here’s another pic to look at while I’m busy:


Obviously, I have much more practice in order with respect to raindrops on roses. But still. It’s pretty.

Back to work.


Checking In From the Land of Deadline

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Still alive.

Still working madly.

Here’s another picture to look at:


Back to work.