Sunday, May 29, 2011

I've been interviewed again

You can find a new interview with me up on the blog, Romance Under the Moonlight. In the past, I have featured on many blog interviews, but this one actually had some different questions than the other interviews I have done. Please stop by and check it out.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Waiting & Waiting & Waiting

Last weekend I sent off my second baby -- er, I mean manuscript to a publisher. That makes two I have out there for consideration and the waiting is killing me.

The first one is just a few chapters and a query letter, but it's been with the publisher since the end of February. I'm going to wait a few more weeks and then send an inquiry about it. If that publisher doesn't want it, I have another on my list to send to.

Until then, I have two other manuscripts in various stages of completion. It's just so hard to decide which one to work on, so I might give multitasking a try with writing and work on both. I've never done that before, so we'll see how it goes.

Keep your fingers crossed and wish me luck,

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A week without Internet

We finally got back online last Thursday night after being without Internet since the Friday before. I was surprised that I didn't go through withdrawal from not having internet. Well, okay I did have it at work, but I am limited on what I'm allowed to do online there. I was able to check my Facebook and Twitter on my phone, but even on there, I'm limited. But, my poor husband, he couldn't get online anywhere and I think he was very happen when we got our new modem/router.

We've had a deluge of storms pass through for the last couple of weeks and we are always faithful about unplugging the computer from both the power and the phone line for fear of getting hit with lightening. It turns out that when you take a direct lightening hit, it doesn't matter that they are completely unplugged. That's what happened to us.

Thursday night one of those storms came through and, as always we unplugged the computer. We were watching the severe weather reports on tv when the lightening hit. In addition to our modem and router, it also got our DVD player, toaster, an electric heater, my printer, answering machine, and my husband's ham radio power supply, antenna, and antenna turner. He is also faithful about unplugging his ham radio equipment, but it got some of his equipment, too. Luckily, it didn't get his new radio or any of our televisions.

Everything so far has been an inexpensive replacement and the storms did no damage to our house, although our cellar has been filling up with water. We have a pump that takes care of that and this time the water heater in the cellar was not effective. We turned it off at the breaker and waited for the water to stop rising before turning it back on yesterday. Viola, we had hot water again.

There's more rain and storms predicted for today and I'm hoping none will be severe. My prayers go to the people in the southeastern United States. Their devastation has been unbelievable. I feel fortunate that so far the really bad storms have missed us.


Screenwriting Nomination

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