Posts Tagged ‘writing freaking writing’


Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Sinful AKA The Next Historical, is done. Emailed to my editor.


Tomorrow I’m going to get a pedicure and a massage.

I will resume more regular blogging soon.


The Fork is Out!

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Sinful is pretty much done.

I rewrote my last chapter, finished the major tweaks on the back half and now all that’s left is some critique stuff, and deletion of very, pretty, words ending in ly, ing and the like and any last minute panicking that may come up between now and Sunday evening.


Photo by Amodiovalerio Verde


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.


Not Freaking at all. Why do you ask?

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Hi. Still writing. There is hope for this.

Here’s a picture I took for you to admire or whatever while I’m busy.

Picture of a light purple rose covered with dew taken by yours truly, Carolyn Jewel

I can see already the blogger pic doesn’t show the awesomeness of my new macro lens.

So here is a link to the photo on Flickr so you can check out the dewdrops just balancing there on the rose petals.

Back to work.


Update with Zombies

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Just a quick update. The Next Historical is going along. I’ve reached a part where I need to do some fixes of chronology and/or geography or risk a ripping massive hole in the time-space continuum. I’m not quite sure what to do, but suspect a very simple solution is out there, just out of reach and if I push too hard, it will blow up. But if I don’t push hard enough, well, there goes the universe! You see my dilemma.

If you-all were on Twitter you’d already know about the Regency Zombies storming Almack’s and having tea.

No. I am NOT procrastinating. I think I need to make cinnamon rolls today. Back to saving the world!

Oh. I think I thought of the solution. And the crowd goes wild!! Yes, it was simple. I’m still going to make cinnamon rolls though.


Progress Report and Automotive Excellence

Friday, November 21st, 2008

The Next Historical which is going to need a title pretty darn soon, is inching along. Today I deleted a fair amount but managed to break 75K anyway. Yay for Carolyn! I still have to write the last chapter, but I’m pretty sure what that will be. I think. It’s slotted for October 2009, by the way, pushed up from November. No pressure! Anyway, I will get something out to readers this weekend. ::shrug:: I’m going to have to take a week off from work the week prior to the due date, so here’s praying I can get the time off. Will ask tomorrow.

Title ideas gladly accepted. Right now I’m calling it Ransomed cuz the hero at one point is going to pay one for the heroine. But the other day I thought of something better and then yesterday I forgot it.

If the post options work correctly this entry will post 11/21 at 1:00pm Pacific, at which time I will very likely be sitting in my car working on the dang book.

Friday, I am going to see Twilight. Sorry. But that’s a must do, figured into my deadline calculations. I’ll get two hours in the car on Saturday because Soccer Boy has a scrimmage. Hopefully it’s not too cold. And then after that, more ignoring of laundry, kitchen child family dog and everything else too. I’d ignore the cats too, but they sit on my lap and I pet them from time to time.

Wish me luck.

Be prepared for Blog Silence.