Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My Son

I talked about my oldest son and his love. Well I had to post a picture of them so everyone can see how beautiful they are together.

Aren't they precious together? This was taken last Spring.

Her graduation went wonderfully and they came over that night. We had gumbo and several of my faculty came over. The evening turned out great!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy!

I love this time of year. It's cold outside and the weatherman claims it might snow which is a rarity this far south. I hope it does cause I love the snow. I remember when I was little, I had a white Christmas in Memphis. Wonderful memories!

Right now, I'm counting down the days until I'm off for the holiday. That's right, you read correctly. For a whole two weeks, I get to stay at home, sleep late, stay up late and technically be lazy. Doesn't that sound like heaven?

So until then I have to get busy and finish a few things. First, clear off my desk here at work so when the new year comes in, I can start fresh. Also I'm reworking the ending on my werewolf story. Want that done and out of the way before I leave too. It's not going to be hard and I have started working on it so I'm optimistic it'll be done before the 19th.

Wouldn't it be grand to hear about my submission to Samhain before I leave for the holidays. If anything a request for a full. That would be the very best Christmas present this year besides the hugs and kisses I receive from my boys (young men I should say).

My oldest son's sweetheart (she is a doll) is graduating from the University this weekend. She's receiving her degree in Education. I'm so proud of her. And I'm proud my son found such a wonderful girl to fill his heart with love. They're precious together.

Well, better get busy clearing the desk out and reworking the ending to my werewolf story. Want all that finished!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Still so far to go...

with my writing. I work everyday at my day job and I write during the early and late hours of the day. Some days I don't open anything to work on. Why? Because my mind is exhausted from the full time job and family.

During those times, I like to open a good book and read. This is when I realize I have so far to go to reach the point of the authors I'm reading. The sentences, words--everything is so smooth and the writing wonderful.

Once more, I came to realize this fact this past weekend while reading Allison Chase's latest release, "Dark Temptation". She's good, really good. I sat, riveted to the pages, unable to hear or see anything but what was happening in the book.

I want that with my writing. I will have that. Each day is another experiment in my work, trying new techniques, feeling comfortable with them. Throwing old habits out the door while developing new ones.

So here's to you, Allison, for the inspiration you've given me.

Oh, and for those of you who want a great read, get both books by her:Dark Obsession and now, Dark Temptation. They are well worth the read.