Friday, February 26, 2010

OMG What a Day!

I have been on my feet since 8am this morning and I am worn out. Moved the horses to the new barn today. That was special! Jake and Bella and Pandora just about had nervous breakdowns. Bella broke through her stall guard. Jake screamed her head off and Ponca went under her stall guard. Decided to leave the Belgian draft horses outside - don't know how they will act inside stalls.

Tomorrow is another day. Barn first thing. Then have to leave, come home, shower and head to Chattanooga to spend the night in the Aquarium. I thought it was the Ga Aquarium. I would rather have a 45 minute drive than a 2 hour drive. But what are you going to do?

Since my body and mind are not speaking right now, I am going to bed!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Where is Spring?

The advertising slogan of a tv station here in town used to be, "You miss a day, you miss a lot", and that is how I feel today. I've missed some of the Olympics, I've missed some of my days and most of all I miss my mind. With writing a book you develope a disconnect from the rest of your regular daily life and your family. Everything becomes about your characters and their life. Everything in your life tends to either disappear or get ignored. I am know dealing with the aftermath.

Today is almost the end of February. Spring is supposed to be around the corner, yet up north they are having a snow hurricane. It is cold and windy and I cannot help but compare some of our climate issues with the Bible verse "As you sow, so shall you reap". While I am not an avid follower of Al Gore I do believe we are being ignorant in our attitude toward our natural environment. We do not have another planet to move to once we destroy this one.

That said, I am about to embark on launching my book accompanying blog. Am I scare? Dang right! But, it needs to be done. I once said I would rather write a speech than give one. This is similar to that emotion. So I am going to write a speech every day, while writing as another person. Can I do it? I have to.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Today I spent in meetings. How many meetings, you ask? Too many. I have decided the worst type of meetings are those run by committee, They tend inevitably to have someone who wants to put their 'stamp' on every facet of an event. These are the people who must be stopped. They will stop the motor of this world. Two in one day is two more than I was truly prepared for.

On a happier note, CR is ready to turn the last of his paperwork in to get a date for Pensacola for his Navy testing. Cool FB page for SEALS and SWCCs. Check it out.

OMG - it is almost midnight and I am so sleepy (and hungry). guess I could float off on a cloud. After I have a snack!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sometimes I do entirely too much in a day

This morning started out crazy. Early morning phone call changed all my plans. Had to run out to the new property to meet the vet because Arabella needed her shots. So, instead of going straight to work, had to run to Emerson and wait for the vet. The good news was they were working on the arena, the bad news was the dirt we needed won't be available until next week. Dumped some dirt to start the process but...

Once I get more comfortable will writing this every day, I will start the blog for my book. I am waiting on two publishers to make a decision with the manuscript. Waiting stinks! But, I must go on. Book two is so close to finished, I just have to make a firm hanging end. Book three needs to be all action and romance. I know where I want to end. Now I just have to get there.

Opening my writing in blog form is scary and exciting. I know I will get some crazy comments, so it will be a good experience to toughen up my skin. Just need to make sure the first things I post are good. I need to outline several posts in advance to be sure of my direction. Scary but - it is the plunge I need to take if I want to become a serious writer.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Today is the first day...

I am writing a book. I am officially out of my mind. There must be forty-eleven people at any given time who are also writing a book. Some of them are doing so because that is what they wanted to be in life - an author. Some of them are so called "experts" in their particular fields. I am neither.

Sure, there was a time in my life when all I wanted was to write a book. But then I thought - who am I that anyone would want to read what I think is interesting or facinating? But maybe, just maybe, there are some people out there who are looking for a good fantasy book that appeals to young adults and, more importantly, female. That's who I want to write for.

I love Science Fiction. Reading Robert Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke and J.R.R. Tolkein changed my life as a teenager by opening up new lines of thought, new worlds I had seen in my dreams. I don't think of myself as your typical "sci fi" nerd. But I will proudly admit my allegiance to "Battlestar Galactica" and "Star Trek". I love books by Stephen Donaldson and dream of the day my book might be on the shelf along side my heros.

Will that happen? I certainly hope so. But everone has to start somewhere. So - here I go. Off into the cybervoid. Fire up the rocket honey, it's gong to be a wild ride!