Monday, October 31, 2005

Goofy Cat Monday

Today's pics come a little later than usual. It's been a tough day as my oldest cat is getting closer and closer to the point where I wonder if the quality of her life still outweighs her health issues. But looking at these sweet pics is enough to put a smile on anyone's face!

Friday, October 28, 2005

The Final Countdown

Only 68 pages to go and my current manuscript, The Perfect Dish, will be done! Well, the first draft will be done. There will be polishing to do but I am so psyched! I've never written a book this quickly. Pretty amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it, huh? I started this book the week before conference so that's 16 weeks of writing - although due to travel and moving from Virginia to Florida, there were many weeks I didn't write more than a few pages.

I can't wait to type "The End". It's such a great feeling! (I like edits best. I know, I'm a sick puppy.)

What's your favorite part of writing? The beginning? The end? The polishing?

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Title Help

My friend, Sela, needs some help renaming her book. Go check out her blog and see if you can help!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Goofy Cat Tuesday

At long last...
Today's theme? Kittens!

Monday, October 24, 2005

Goofy Cat Monday

Sorry for the slight delay but as some of you know, I've been battling Hurricane Wilma.

Stayed tuned for some silly cats!

Friday, October 21, 2005

How people get here...

Just checked to see what keywords and phrases people are searching with that return my blog as a hit. Though you might enjoy this bit of oddness. Here they are:

kristen archives
why good girl like bad boys (I kind of like this one)
that's a wrap purse
kristen sucks

Go say hi!

Stop by my friends blogs and leave them a little comment, would you? They're feeling unloved. lol


Thursday, October 20, 2005

Better Today

I actually managed 7 pages yesterday. That's a lot better than none, right? Then I woke up (or rather I was woken up by some very naughty felines) around 5 AM this morning so I decided to get out of bed and see what my sleepy brain could add to the page count.

By 6:40 I had six more pages. Happiness! Now if I can just write 10 more today I'll be in a state of complete and total bliss.

Side Note: Say a prayer Hurricane Wilma stays out of Florida will you?

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Mucking Through The Muddy Middle

Somewhere, deep down inside me, in my heart of hearts, I want to write. I really, really do. And yet I sit here bloghopping and web surfing like I have a year and half to write 157 pages instead of five weeks.

I really want to go watch Finding Neverland. It's been waiting for me on Tivo for about two weeks now. Or maybe I'll read the new book I bought today (because three shelves of TBR wasn't enough.)

Sigh. Or maybe I'll try to eek out a few more pages.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Goofy Cat Tuesday?

Please work...

Yeah! This makes me want to jump for joy...

Monday, October 17, 2005

Goofy Cat Monday

Well, I can't seem to get blogger to upload photos. GCM might have to wait...

Monday, October 10, 2005

Goofy Cat Monday

Just a little taste of cat silliness. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Bad Boys Ahoy!

At long last, Sylvia Day's Kensington debut anthology is available for pre-order! I've been looking forward to this book since I met Ms. Day in Reno. Click HERE to pre-order, you won't regret it.

This is your chance to get in on the ground floor with an author who is sure to make a name for herself. Don't miss it!

Friday, October 07, 2005

Judge A Book By Its Cover?

Check out today's post from Agent 007: (Read #4)

Why is Agent 007 so obsessed with the way authors look? Does this bother anyone else?

Thursday, October 06, 2005

What Am I Doing?

When you're still struggling to get published, there are times when being a writer really sucks. Like when you get a rejection from an agent you thought you made a connection with. That happened to me this week.

I'm not going to name names or rant and rave...that's not what this post is about. Granted, I would have liked something a little more personal than a form email after the previous correspondence we shared but hey, everyone has to do what's right for them, you know?

What this post is about is the why of writing. Why do I do this? Why do you do this? It can be soul-searingly painful at times.

Every rejection I receive makes me question why I write and if I should continue to write. Well, at least it does for about five seconds. I've been writing since I could hold a pencil, why would I stop now?

I will get published. I know that. Just like I know Christmas will be here on December 25th. In this business, those who persevere win.

And so today, four more submission packets go in the mail carrying my dreams and hopes and wishes to people I pray have the vision to see me for the uncut diamond that I am.

Polish me. I'm ready to sparkle.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Life is Good

Thanks to Michelle, I now have a new favorite website, Cats In Sinks. Stuff like that just makes you happy to be alive.

And due to popular demand, Goofy Cat Monday will be a regular feature. If you have pics of your own goofy feline and want to see them posted here, email them to me! I'm a firm believer in equal opportunity goofosity.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Goofy Cat Monday

Everyone needs something to make them smile on Monday, don't you think? Especially when you feel like these two little guys.

Saturday, October 01, 2005


I'm waiting for a phone call or an email. I'm not sure which. The results for a contest I entered come out today.

Maybe I should say I'm hoping for a phone call or an email but I like to think positively.