Saturday, November 26, 2005
Phew--my last blog for a few days at least (maybe 3 weeks if I get stuck without a terminal--and doesn't that sound painful?).
Firstly, I'LL MISS YOU!!!!
Secondly, I'll BE BACK!!!!
OK, what to say? I thought I'd be stuck for words but actually I have too much to say (a common problem I know :D). Pop is out of hospital--yeah!! Hope he continues to recover and takes it easy for a while.
I got my hair cut this morning--looking pretty nifty if I do say so myself, in a razor sharp bob with a flattering fringe (bangs). So...my daughter had that little boy visiting. He said, 'Ha ha. You look like Mrs Milligan in our school--except she's TALLER!' Even DH was laughing, thinking this wee guy has it in for me :)
George Best died :( He was only 59, although given his love of fast living, it is surprising he made it that far. He seemed like a lovely man, if flawed, like all true heroes.
And lastly my CP Kendra Clark's first novel comes out in January. Now let me tell you a little about her. We hooked up on the eHarlequin threads, both throwing ourselves into the fray of letting others see our work for the first time--a very scary big step. She struck me as being a little on the 'sweet' side. I wasn't into cute stuff and she was so nice with all these little hearts everywhere. I felt like a big prickly hog beside her, and LOL--I am a mean critiquer!!! Anyway, now I'm into hearts and cutesy stuff and Kendra's got the whips out :)
So we got to know each other, decided to give each other a try out and then she sent me her first chapter to crit. I basically thought. Oh my God!! I HATE the heroine (Miranda), and this poor wee girl from Tennessee with the 3 kids, military hubby, full-time teaching job for special needs kids is NEVER going to get published.
Now this post isn't about how bad a writer Kendra is--just the opposite. It is about how this young woman crammed every bit of learning and knowledge available and turned herself around from being the clueless newbie to the consummate professional within six months.
So her first book comes out in January and she has many more to come, plus an overactive imagination and a well of energy I totally envy. Spirit Warrior is wonderful and hot and groovy.
I'm not sure why she puts up with me, but she does, and I'm glad :)
So, I'm back on the 17th December, with a tan (he he). I will try to post, and more importantly, try to read everybody elses' blogs!! But if I don't please forgive me and stay warm and safe and I'll see you in a couple of weeks :)