Monday, March 27, 2006

Long Time No Blog

Sorry about that. Real life keeps getting in the way.

Good news! I have a permanent position doing not library work but... MARKETING! God, I hope I know what I'm doing.

In anticipation of my August release Taming the Tiger, I put together a webpage on my site. Check it out at This series is coming to Midnight Showcase starting in July and features a range of tales with a paranormal twist. The idea-ful Mae Powers came up with the theme, which focuses on each animal of the Chinese zodiac.

I'm a nut for anything Chinese. Well, except for some dumplings I had while in Hangzhou PRC that inside had... Maybe you don't wanna know. LOL

Oh, got Beck's Guerolito for my anniversary, along with several other of his albums. Have I ever told you that Beck rocks?

Laura, putting on her headphones now

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Working through a slump

TODAY'S MOOD: Unconfident
ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Still Midnite Vultures by Beck
FAVORITE LYRIC: "I'm gonna let you down easy. I got a delicate touch."

I had an incredible stretch of writing for the past coupla months, then WHAM! Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Well, a few thou per week. Nothing like what I'd been churning out since December. Maybe it's the job search thing. Found one by the way -- a temp-to-hire position in a really nice office. Hope I get it permanently.

Ironically, it was my mention of my writing ability that cinched the deal. Let's hope they don't find out what I write... The other ironic thing is that one of characters in Educating Ian is a sadistic nurse, and the job is at a nursing certification board. I feel so guilty and find myself wanting to write Michelle a bit nicer. Then I say, "What the heck?" and make her even meaner.

Educating Ian, Part 3 is up at Ruthie's Club, at least until Sunday. Then of course it will join the other parts in the Ruthie archives. I forgot all about posting the news here 'till today. Just finished the first draft of Part 4 where things get a bit scary and dark. I'll blame it on my mood.

Here's the teaser for Part 3:

A man who thinks with the head in his pants usually ends up in some kind of jam. Poor Ian ends up with a lock on his cock, a trip to the Big Apple, and an ass full of prick. How could things get any worse?

Fun stuff, those three characters (Ian, Tess, and Michelle). When the series is done, it should be almost full-length, and I hope to either find a publisher for it that will work with Ruthie's rule of keeping our stories archived. Or perhaps I'll self-pub at Jax from Romance Divas is up for doing the cover art should I go that route. She does great work. Check out Jax's website here.

For all you writers out there, I hope you never have writer's block. And if you do, I hope you move past it quickly. I think the trick is to continue writing no matter what. Write an article or a poem, anything to keep your head in the game. Stay disciplined by writing pure crap or do some research for a new project. Check out new publishers. Whatever you do, don't give up :)