Sunday, November 25, 2012

My Christmas Trees and a Book Giveaway

Drop over to Cheryl St. John's blog to see my Christmas trees. Leave a comment and you'll be entered in the book drawing. I'm giving away three books, so you have three chances to win!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sorry, Readers!

Obviously, I just can't get it together to keep my blog up to date. However, I can give you updates on what has been keeping me from posting.

I had a short turn around time on edits for my May 2013 release, Wedding On The Rocks. At the same time I was finishing up sample chapters for my agents review. She thought they still needed work...and they did! Plus, I learned a couple of things from my edits, so I went back to work on the sample chapters. I'm happy to say, I've sent them back to my agent, and have my fingers crossed that they are ready to send on to the editor.

Other than technical difficulties, which translates to user error, I've been keeping up with my blog posting at Don't forget to visit our blog and leave a comment.
Right now we're talking about books on our Christmas list. If you could see my book shelves, you'd wonder why I needed more!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Quick cooking for NaNoWriMo

Writer's all over are furiously trying to log 50,000 words in 30 days. If they are anything like me, they need to shave time off of their normal chores in order to 'buy' more writing time, but dinner time doesn't have to be one of them. In honor of NaNoWriMo, I'm going to share a few quick recipes.

Here is a great French dip recipe that cooks all day in the crockpot!

5 lb of your favorite cut beef roast
1pkg onion soup mix
1 clove of garlic (optional)
1/3 cup soy sauce
5 cups of water

Cook on high all day. Serve on French rolls.

Hope you like this recipe as much as my family does!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Two days in...

How are all your NaNoWriMo contestants progressing? Still excited and crancking out the word count?

I'm deep in edits Wedding on the Rocks. Yes, that is the name of my new book that releases next year. After a couple of hours work on the changes tonight, I'm very happy with a changes I made in a scene. I think it will add more conflict. I hope my editor feels the same way!

When I get the manuscript edited and turned back, I'll be hitting the sample chapters of a historical WIP hard. My agent likes the story but had some suggestions, so I plan to implement them. I also learned something from my editor's suggestion about the hero/heroine meeting sooner in the story, so I'm revising my opening scene, starting at a different point. I think it will make the manuscript stronger.

How soon do you like the hero/heroine to meet? First page? First paragraph? First chapter?