Friday, February 27, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

When Life Throws You For a Loop...

I haven't posted here for awhile because of things going on in my life right now. Although writing is very important, family always comes first. But things are starting to settle a bit and I'm trying to get back into my ongoing writing projects.

I'm still working on the first draft of my science fiction romance and am editing a short story, a Civil War Christmas story, that I have to get done and submit by April 1st. So, while family comes first, I think I'll be able to get a handle on those two projects.

The great thing about writing romance fiction is I can get away from real problems for awhile, while I explore adventures with my characters, whether they're in the past or future on a far off planet.

Writing is my therapy.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Posting over at Slip Into Something Victorian

I'm posting today at Slip Into Something Victorian about a fascinating book I read, called An Uncommon Soldier when researching the lives of women Civil War soldiers. It's the collected letters of a female soldier named Sarah Rosetta Wakeman.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Sad Day

Yesterday was a sad day for my family, because we had to put down our beautiful boxer, Kelly. Her hips were completely gone. The hardest part was she didn't seem to be in any pain and her appetite was good right up until the end.

It's so hard to say goodbye.

Wasn't she beautiful?

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Diving Back In

Since I've finished up several projects, at least for the time being, the time has finally come for me to dive back into my science fiction romance, Moons of Cynara. I started off by reading what I'd written so far of the first draft, almost 200 pages.

I thought I'd cringe when I reread the beginning of the story, but I find I really like these characters and world I've created. Of course, I just couldn't resist a bit of revising and editing as I read. And today I added 1285 new words to my word count. It helps that I have the entire story plotted out. When I got to the last page, I didn't have to try to figure out what came next.

For tomorrow, I'll try to write at least another 1000 words, then just keep adding on. The best part is, I'm having fun.