Saturday, February 21, 2009


Bon Jovi is taking over my life this week, so no writing for me.

It may happen that I doooo some writing while I'm out and about, but I kinda doubt it. LOL So--you can follow my nutty antics on Twitter along the side there. I can't guarantee anything will make sense as there will be drunk texting involved I can safely say.


So--be forewarned! LOL

I'll be back March 1st to start work again.

Hopefully I'll get to see this one LIVE on Monday night!


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Progress 2.18.09

Thought of the day!

Is it Male or Female?

THE REMOTE CONTROL: Female. Ha! You probably thought it would be male, but consider this: It easily gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know which buttons to push, he just keeps trying.

*sigh* It's a writing night.

It's about freakin' TIME!!
Seriously--I feel like this week is flying by. I'm working tonight on HOME. I've been in and out all night with car issues, family issues and dinner with a GF. So--the night is mine.


Progress 2.17.09

Ahhh the editing cap.
I love it so.

That was my sole job today.
*sigh* part of my day was interrupted with the whole family thing too. *sigh* Gram's back in the hospital again. *sigh*

Throw a prayer up for her--she's a feisty 88 year old--but she's still 88.


Monday, February 16, 2009

Progress 2.16.09

Diligently working this evening on edits/restructuring for SIN.
I'm about 6 pages in.

I also have to do some edits on some of my 'fun' projects to keep up. Totally been slacking there. *blush*

Family/Friends kept me busy most of today, but tomorrow hopefully I can have a full day of writing. *Fingers crossed*


Progress 2.15.09

Well---I was a bit of a slacker today.
Couldn't seem to get my head in the game as the day cleared out.

I found my nesting gene instead. PFffffft.
I cleaned all damn day.
Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Progress 2.14.09

Ahhhhhh Valentine's day.
This one's been making the rounds, but it suits my feelings on the subject. ;)

I didn't get enough accomplished to satisfy myself today--but I did open up SIN and rework about 4 pages. So--not a total loss.

Otherwise I spent the day with family. Seems they were missing me. Awwwwww.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Goals Ending 2.20.09

Ahhhh it's that time again!

Started finalizing the outline of The Zoe Group series. Getting closer to that BIG BAD that I need to make the whole book. Not to mention the leagues of supporting staff that will be important to the series. Whew! WORK!

Home was on afterburn this week. We'll try to keep that cranked since I'll be MIA at the end of the month.

Aaaaand--worked with Cari tonight on our weekly crit chat. Talked at length about music. LOL! Can't help ourselves there! LOL

We discovered that we BOTH love Bruce's Atlantic City--so that's a little extra for the blog this week.


Revamped Opening Chapter to SIN (including emailed version to CP)
1 Chapter of HOME
4000 word Short story rough for Writer's Digest
--that's Due Sat for my SWAG meeting MUST be completed!

Bonus: 1 Chapter of Home

Mini: Read thru CP's VT updates


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Progress 2.12.09

Whoops! I forgot to post last night.
I finished my chapter of Home and posted it.

Today--working this evening. I wasn't home all damn day! Interview, dog on the loose!

My dog escaped, so mom had to chase him all over god's creation--then I had to clean him up. (I wasn't home at the time) I came home and he ran right to me. I think my mom had to restrain herself. LOL. She was soaked, chased him through the marsh and wet in the back brush near our house--followed him all over the neighborhood and finally through a huge melty area.

HE STINKS! Off to the groomer tomorrow!

Then hair--just got home! LOL We spend way to much time at the hair salon! LOL But I have a lovely dark--cajun chili pepper red set of streaks in my copper red hair! Looks great! So, now I work!


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Progress 2.10.09

I was a good girl today! YAY!
I was in and out with my interview--went really well, btw--and didn't think I'd get anything done, but 1300 words spewed out!


I'm going to play with Sophie and Jake tomorrow. I was on a bit of a roll for HOME so I let a bit more pour out of me today.

Turned off the internet for about 90mins today...but I wasn't here most of the day. LOL so, that was good enough for me. ;)


Monday, February 9, 2009

Progress 2.9.09

It was a GOOD day!
I kept off the internet for a majority of the day today, actually. I got a lot of work done. Even finished a chapter of HOME.


2300 words. *ping* One goal down for the week already! YAY!

Job interview tomorrow! So I'll be in and out all day.


Weekly Goals Ending 2/13

And here we go--it's that time again! WEEKLY GOALS WITH TARA.
Aren't you excited?


Okay, so Cari and I have officially chosen a new night for Crit Night so I'll be doing my weekly goals through Friday now. We also discussed--at length, the choices we make as authors and our path to possible (probable dammit! shhhhhhhhhhhh voice in my head) publication.

While we want to do what's most prudent to get published, we also need to write what focuses on our true voice. Stifling ourselves into a market for the sake of the easy route into one of those pretty acceptance letters doesn't necessarily make it correct for a writer in the end. So, with that thought in mind, I've made the decision to shelve Nate and Miranda for now and focus on the Paranormal Nocturne (or even Samhain ePub) series The Zoe Group.

Nate and Miranda have a great story in my head, but I really want to make a go of the Paranormal field. It's what I read, what I enjoy and what interests me above all else at the moment. It will stretch my imagination, my writing skills and my craft. I might fail, but at least I believe in these characters with all my heart. And that's the important part. That's why I started writing in the first place.

Not to fit myself into a mold, but to let my voice speak for me. Para is where I am now and I rather like it, dammit.


10 pages of Jake and Sophie/Strength in Numbers aka SIN
2hrs daily--turn off internet and work on my writing.
1 Chapter of HOME

Extra: 1 Chapter of HOME

Bonus: work on WD project - need storyline argh!


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Progress 2.7.09

Progress = Minimal

Stomach flu still kicked my arse today! I did manage to sit up and eat later in the day, but the ole brain wasn't quite with me. I managed about 200 words of gibarish before I gave up. LOL


Tomorrow will be better I hope.



Friday, February 6, 2009

Progress 2.6.09

Progress = Minimal

I was cross eyed with rumblings in my stomach, woozy headed from no eating and making far too many trips to the bathroom. Kill me now!

I made myself write 500 words today, just so I could keep my Consecutive Days of Writing.
Believe me--they probably don't make any sense. LOL
But I did something!



Thursday, February 5, 2009

Progress 2.5.09

Ahhh another list from Cari. LOL Er...Helen. Hmm--I'm always wrapped into these things from SOMEONE! LOL

6 Things That Make Me Happy

  1. Friends and Family (Lame, but true! LOL)
  2. Bon Jovi (Yeah, pathetic, I know...but they reeeeally do!)
  3. My Laptop w/Internet. (Honestly, I'm nearly dysfunctional without it! Proof this week!)
  4. My Dog - Stu (Stupid puppy grin gets me every time!)
  5. Creating a character. (I love to go online and find pix, figure out details and faults...well except with Nate. GRRRRR. LOL)
  6. The Zone. - I love when it happens. That perfect place where the writing is just FLOWING like every clich├ęd liquid anything. LOL

Progress: Home's just about finished. I have the entire day to myself tomorrow so I'm going to play with Nate and Miranda and see what happens.

Consecutive Days of Writing = 2

Word Count = 1200 + (still working)


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Progress 2.4.09

Pffft. So I wasn't home to get much in the way of work done.
I'm working now--so, thru the evening I'll have 4+ pages of HOME done and hopefully that posted before I hit the sheets.

Also starting Consecutive Days of Writing today.
Have to at least write SOMETHING every day. See how long I can go.

Day 1


Progress 2.3.09

Progress = Limited.


I was in and out today and all my computer time was used for NON-writing. Pffft.

I did manage to write 2 pages of HOME. But man--not much done at ALL.

Tomorrow is day 2 of hell--err, 1hr of Internet. *eyes crossed*
Yeah, this is DEFINITELY going to be a once a week endeavor after this. I'm an addict.
I'm okay with being an addict.

I'm NOT okay without my internet!

Vent off!


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Progress 2.2.09

Sweet MARY!
That NO INTERNET thing?
I'm not sure about THAT one. I did it---well, mostly. I think I actually averaged more like 90mins today from 12am--to 11:59.

Gads, it HURT!!

Ahem...anyway. I did work today. Wrote about 3500 words today. So it was a good day.
I'm working on the next part of HOME. It should have been done yesterday, but I kinda had a bit of a blah day and Jon and Tessa weren't talking.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Goal ending 2/8


Can I tell you how much I hate being an ARIES sometimes?!

I hate it today.

Okay--Cari gave me a challenge and damn if I can say no to them. FUCKING HELL...excuse the swearing. It's helping me cope. LOL

2 days this week--Internet 1hr. OMG. IT HURT ME TO EVEN FREAKIN' TYPE IT! THE REAL DAY....Not the TARA DAY.


Sweet Baby Jesus. I'm gonna die.


Monday and Wed this week 1hr of Internet. *hyperventilates*
15 pages of CP
1 Chapter of HOME.

Bonus: 1 Chapter of HOME
Mini: Idea for Writer's Digest Challenge 4K words.


LaNora *sigh*

So, I've been feeling sorry for myself and very blah lately about the whole writing thing--7 mins from this woman and I'm feeling better already. I can't stress enough how much I love, adore and admire this woman. SERIOUSLY.

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