Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Thanksgiving already?

I can't believe it's Thanksgiving tomorrow. Where has this year gone? The older I get, the faster the time seems to go by. I wish I didn't have to sleep sometimes...then maybe I could get something done...or maybe not.

I haven't been writing much lately, but there just doesn't seem to be any time. What's the Rocky Horror thing? Time is fleeting...

Anyway, more later...

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Yeesh & Yetis

Yikes, I have so much to do today. But it is all my own fault. I tend to leave things to the last minute. I admit it. Right now I'm waiting for furniture to be delivered (the stuff we got refinished, not new stuff) and then I have to go to the pharmacy and to the Post Office. Then...I need to write at least 3 reviews, post 2 interviews, make some site changes, launch a new contest, get stuff ready, take care of mail and bills, go shopping with Rich (optional, but my fun thing of the day), update blogs, clean, do laundry...there's bunches more, but I suppose you're getting the drift.

In writing news, I finished my revisions. Right now, Daniel Ehrenhaft and Lara Zeises are looking at it for me (wonderful people), but I don't expect to hear back from them until after Thanksgiving. And then...the great agent search. At least Dan (Knuckles) says that he's liked what he's read so far. That makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I love his books, especially his latest one that will come out next year (March or May, one of the M months, can't remember which one). Great fun.

So I'm in a bit of limbo, which I guess is good for the holidays. I didn't even pretend to try to do NaNoWriMo this year. Sigh. We went to Phoenix for about a week and with other stuff going on, I just knew there was no way. I still think they should change which month they do that. November is about the worst month (next to December) to try to write 50K words in.

I did write out some notes for another book, Serious McElvoy. The name came to me about a year or two ago and about two weeks ago, a bunch of bits came to me and I wrote some of them down. More of a middle grade novel. I also fleshed out just a bit the next two This Bites books (This Bites: France Sucks [or This Bites: Voulez Vous Vampire if the first title is too politically incorrect] and This Bites: Vampire U). Here's hoping I get a chance to write them!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Tony's birthday

Today is Tony's birthday. If I can get him to come home from work :-) we're going out for dinner at Le Relais.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Well then

I hate to just talk about my leg/back issue all the time, but it is definitely on my mind. This last round of trigger point injections was really tough and the pain hasn't been subsiding like it normally does. In fact, I've got spots on my leg that, if you touch them, I go numb and tingly to my toes. Sigh.

Other than that, have made some more progress with some troublesome scenes. Got completely rid of the strange-o cat woman to be replaced with a more normal human strange person.

Waiting to hear back some thoughts from Knuckles...other than that...I'm planning on sending out to agent(s) next week. Whew.

Monday, November 07, 2005


Dunno what's wrong with me today. I hurt (the leg -- actually numb and tingly but painful all at the same time) and I just feel like an abject failure. Look, I got to use an SAT word! I honestly did not wake up until noon too...and I've got this sinking feeling that I really just should have stayed right there in bed.

Buck up, little camper!

On a side note, I went to my regular doctor today to get a normal shot (i.e. not one of the incredibly painful trigger point injections, just a normal shot in the arm) and I gave two nurses a thrill -- I was shorter than one and the same height as another. Short people always love to see shorter people.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Another shot day today. This time, whole leg went numb and I couldn't walk without help. Lucky Rich was available to drive me. I did learn one thing -- don't wear Flip Flops when getting shots! I got in the back door and somehow got the flip flop and the rug all mixed up and fell down. About freaked poor Rich out. Lucky I didn't break anything. I made it from there up to the second floor holding onto the railing and had Armando (he was painting the ceiling in the bathroom) help me into the office. I'm not moving again until I'm less numb. Even the tongue is a bit gone. I could fall asleep right here, that's for sure.