Saturday, May 16, 2009

In sunny California!

Our youngest graduates from college tomorrow and our oldest son is getting married in two weeks, so dh and I are in Sunny California for a 3 week visit. It's beautiful out here, especially after enduring weeks of non-stop rain back home.

We took a back-country trip on the way out so Tony could get some new pictures. Amazing scenery, book research (yay me!), and time away from the constant rejection known as sales work...this trip couldn't have come at a more perfect time.

I miss my dogs, but I am getting reports from the family members who are taking care of things back home, so hopefully my fur babies will survive the separation without too much trauma.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Got this in my email today...

The Editor's Choice winner will be posted this weekend at

Stay tuned....

Monday, March 09, 2009

Manic Readers Contest voting open

I have an entry up on the Manic Reader's contest site. The top 2 entries each week get read by a NAL editor. If you have a few minutes, please go vote! My entry is number 3. Once you've read and voted for your favorite 2 entries, please come back and let me know what you think about mine--good, bad, or ugly. It's the black moment scene in the book.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

One set of taxes done!

Finally got my own taxes finished and sent off. I love Turbo Tax! Now I just have to do my youngest's taxes and help the youngest son with his.

Got my first royalty statement (and check. Yay!) Not as much as I'd hoped, but way more than I expected. LOL.

Just one more week of "volunteer" work (where it costs you almost as much in gas as you make on the job). Working for commission only sucks in this economy. And having people treat you like you're trying to rob them when you're only trying to make a living sucks even worse. But starting next week, we'll be in a place where we might actually not only make enough to pay the bills, we might even make enough to retire some of this mountain of debt. Once that's done we might be able to help the two kids who were laid off from their jobs recently and the one who still hasn't found a job and maybe even the one who's still in college.

And then there's that lottery ticket I bought yesterday....