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Vote NO on the big “R”esolutions!

30 Dec

Okay, so in the writing world the big “R” (or little one) is representative of ‘rejection’. As in, you get that dreaded agent e-mail that kindly says, “I’m sorry, this story wasn’t quiet what I expected.” Or “I like the premise, I’m just not sure how to sell this manuscript in this particular market.”  Just about every writer has seen one or two of these in their lifetime.This however, is NOT the big “R” I’m speaking about.

I’m talking RESOLUTIONS, like billions of other people are. (You know, being as it’s that time of year).

I had resolutions last year that didn’t go much further than the day I posted them. So this year, The BIG “R” is going to be the BIG “G” instead. Yep, you read right. I’m thinking of starting a petition, because like those rejection letters, that in some way let us no we’re not quiet there, the New Years resolutions seem just like that. Like once a year we post a list of what’s wrong with us. What we just haven’t managed to get right. And then 2 weeks down the road when we drop the ball it’s like getting a rejection all over again.

So yeah, this year, I’m getting goals, not breaking resolutions.

My goals for 2011 are:

Use two methods in which to get organized and on top of things: (Calendar and a timer)

Develop my craft: whether through reading, writing, or information provided on-line.

Support others in “getting there”.

Give back.

Sleep more.

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And that about does it for the goals, which are realistic for the first time in years. I think this NON-resolution stuff may work out yet.

Have you got goals?

Also, don’t forget to VOTE!

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Have A Very Merry Youtube Christmas!

25 Dec

This has made it’s rounds:

A little older, but still funny as heck:

A modern take on an old story:

If you make it to this point…lol…here’s a great newer video. The more I listen to this song the catchier I think it is.

Merry Christmas Everyone! *brought to you by me and you tube*

*disclaimer: My beliefs are my own and in no way am I suggesting you have to share them with me.

BIG NEWS: The Replacement and Rules of Attraction Blog Tours!

22 Dec

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Two Fabulous Authors Doing UK Blog Tours.

And since they’re on line tours, we can all play!! Thanks to Jenny over at  Wondrous Reads, for this Fab info!! She says to check out all the details on the banners and join in! (banners made by the talented Kat at S&S!)

I adore both of these authors. Simone Elkeles who I author crush…BIG TIME! And Brenna Yovanoff, who was absolutely lovely participating on a YA panel at Romance Divas! So excited for this event arranged by Simon & Schuster Children’s UK (@simonkids_UK on Twitter).

Tell me, will you be available to play on any of these dates?

Before you go click over to read the most recent December ‘SHORT REVIEW’.

Teenage Letter To Santa

20 Dec

Dear Santa,

Mom says if I don’t believe in you I don’t get crap for Christmas. So rather than risk it, I’m writing you this letter. Okay, so here goes: If you get me what I want for Christmas, I swear I’ll be awesome-good next year. Like I won’t lie about texting in school or fight with my brother—actually I still might—but I’ll be nice to him too. And when it’s my turn to do dishes, I’ll do them without complaining, probably.

And here’s the list of what I would like: Kindle, Gift cards for music and books, a laptop, a 19inch flat screen tv for my bedroom (the one I have is reeeeeeeally old), a digital camera, an Ipod touch, clothes, store cards so I can buy my own clothes (no offense, but you’ve worn the same suit forever now) and maybe get yourself something nice.

I pledge to believe in you for as long as I live at home.

Me

p.s. If you really want kids to believe in you, maybe consider a website and provide an e-mail address for us to contact you directly. Sorry, but everything is techy now. And while I know kids aren’t supposed to see you, maybe you could start a blog and post pics of your wife, house, reindeer and elves.  Also, maybe you could change your name to Cyber Santa, just a thought.

Merry Christmas!

NEW BLOG CHECKLIST:

14 Dec
  1. New Name
  2. New Header
  3. Sidebar w/links
  4. Pages in Order
  5. First Blog Post Complete…

Holy Shweet, I knew I was forgetting something.  Let’s see, what should we talk about? How about Santa? Yes, I believe in Santa for 2 reasons:

1. I have a  5 yr old

and

2. If anyone in our house says they don’t believe, they don’t get jack-crap.

So, yeah I believe. Though normally, I don’t mind if I don’t get anything under the tree, this year there are a few items on the wish list.

First off, I love Simone Elkeles and all of her books so far. Despite that I’ve taken to reading them bass ackwards. (Beginning with Perfect Chemistry and Rules of Attraction). I recently moved on to Leaving Paradise. And now I absolutely cannot wait to read Return to Paradise. I’m hooked. Hooked. HOOKED!!  So I’m hoping to work it out that Santa brings me Return to Paradise for Christmas.

The second, and much more costly item is a camera. One that isn’t fuzzy in each and every shot. I heart taking pics. (My current record is over 900 in a 2 week period) So yes, I would love to have a camera to feed that particular creative hunger. And I have to admit, it would be awesome to take some nice pics of the family on Christmas Day.

So what’s on your wish list?

(#5. First Blog Post )

A Father's Gift

20 Jun

There are things I do differently than my Dad. Things that my children will do differently than me. But here’s a list of things I will pass on that my dad has given me.

Hope: When he became saved.

Gift: Sharing music together.

Reassurance: Being supportive and letting me know it would be okay whenever things are tough.

Guidance: Whether I’ve wanted it or not.

His opinion: Again, whether I wanted it or not. :heart:

Confidence: That I’m okay as I am.

Help: Whenever there’s a need.

Encouragement: To do better.

Love: He didn’t have to love me, he chose to love me.

It seems like just yesterday I was a little girl tapping my foot and singing along with my dad while he played the guitar. My how time goes by. What will you pass on that your father has given you?

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