Promo: Pirate Queen’s Rebellion

I got my cover! *grins* It’s beautiful. It’s gorgeous. GD Leigh rocks. I think I love GD. *nods* I do. The wonderful thing about all this is that I can share with you some more info on Pirate Queen’s Rebellion now. Aren’t you excited? I am! I’m counting down the weeks and I’m putting together a lovely giveaway to celebrate.  Continue reading

Oh No It’s Sunday!

You have to be here to understand the horror inherent in the title. I worked 6 days in a row for the day job. *sigh* Worse, and I say worse is the fact that I wasn’t supposed to do so. But then they turned the tables on us. Yes, the joys and thrills of it all. Because my shift became technically “split” between one day and the next– they decided– you can do this because on Friday night– your hours are split between one work week and the next. (Our week starts on Saturday at midnight through Friday at 11:59 pm.) You may scream with me at any time. But it is what it is. There’s got to be a cut off and I got caught in the middle. So gone were the midnight shifts– now I’m in for 10:30 pm. You’d think it would be easier– but it’s not. It’s actually harder. You lose more sleep because of how much time you tend to lose once you’re home having to get stuff done but nothing is really open, so you have to wait. Whereas before– you got out at 8:30 am, things were open and waiting for you. Yeah, Ugh.  Continue reading

Nothing but the News


Today’s top feature… work got weird. Yes, the day job that is actually overnight– is not going to be much longer. Come the end of the month– it’ll be gone. However, do not cry for me. I haven’t lost my job completely. My company is moving all of us to other departments. Thus, I spent a day having to decide which departments fit me best and which hours (which are NOT overnight) would be most likely for me to enjoy and be easier on us as a family. So, that’s what I did. I also had to get over that nagging sensation like I was losing my job again. It’s not like that, the contract is just up with the company and they elected not to renew. Nothing major. But at the same time, part of me feels like I’ve been dumped. I know it’s silly, but there you have it. However, the news I got on Saturday, more than made up for my Friday. 

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ROW80: The Sweet Smell of Success

I’m giggly right now. Yes, I am. I also have a headache and my sinuses might explode at any moment. Yet, I’m laughing. My huge task for the week is DONE. DONE you hear me? Sometimes, I think we get so caught up in the drama mama of our problems in writing, we forget how wonderful it is when things are done. We simply don’t take the time to enjoy the completion of something. So, right now, I am.  Continue reading

COW:Editing and More

This week has been crazy. My day job, which is actually been 3:30pm-midnight this week, has been nuts. I’m learning so much, which is great. But the changes have been immense. First the class was 3 weeks, then one week, now it’s one week class and one week of on the floor work, with people there to guide us. I’m not complaining, but it’s a lot to take in. It makes the head spin. Spin I say. It’s a lot like editing. There’s a lot to do– lots of different things and you need to organize how you do it, otherwise, you’ll feel lost and confused. Which is why it’s important to have a great relationship with your editor.  Continue reading