Saturday, April 28, 2012

Friday Five

Yes, late.
I should just make it Saturday Six or something... Fridays are usually my crazy days at work and I suck at planning ahead.
Here goes!

1- Still no word on my manuscript full request. I know the agent has it, but now I just have to wait. Driving me crazy.

2- All our adoption stuff is currently on indefinite hold. It's just too expensive which makes me heartbroken. I want a baby but we just can't afford IVF or adoption at this point.

3- My amazing friends, Eli and Hoycie, sent me Get Well presents. Big Bang Theory and Divergent. I felt so incredibly loved. Sometimes I feel like I'm invisible and when I got these gifts from girls who've never even breathed the same air as me, it was just... wow.

4- We started house shopping again which wears me out. I kind of want to just give up, rent, and just deal with it for the duration until Mr.'s job stuff gets situated, but that wouldn't be responsible, huh?

5- I've started to beta read for three authors and loving their novels. All contemporary romances which is cool. I have some ridiculously talented friends!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What are you reading, Wednesday?

So I caved to peer pressure... and I mean some serious peer pressure.
I kept saying I'd read. And I promised I would... eventually. Well I'm nearly done with Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins and got this in the mail today.
Divergent by Veronica Roth was sent to me by my dear friends Eli and Hoycie. <3

So I shall be finishing Spellbound tonight and then getting my Divergent on!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Please repost: Missing Arizona Girl.

Have you seen this girl?
Investigators are keeping the family of a 6-year-old girl who disappeared away from their Tucson home.

Please keep your eyes open for this little one. Isabel was last seen in a blue tank top and black shorts. She was not in her home when her parents went to wake her up on Saturday morning. Her bedroom window was open and she was gone. Please repost.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sevens today. Not Sixes. @Melissa_Landers, @NJ_Bookworm, @RheanaWrites, @MSmithBooks, @ameliajune, @_JessicaCline

I'm writing this early, hopefully planning ahead pays off and works. We'll see.

Two friends, Kat and Crystal tagged me in this WIP writing thingy. I figured I'd cave to peer pressure.

It's not like Fight Club... There are no rules. But we could still have a Tyler Durden!

There actually are some lines to stay within and they are:

  1. Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
  2. Go to line 7
  3. Copy down the next seven lines/sentences as they are–no cheating
  4. Tag 7 other authors

Here's mine from my new novel Downpour:

His black and blue marks are deep and dark across his ribs, marring the black words of his tattoo. Lacerations criss-cross along the flesh and I have to bite back my anger. 
It doesn’t look like I’ve injured him more, so I pull his shirt back into place and step away quickly so I don’t say anything as my temper flares. Grabbing some ice and placing it inside a bag and towel, I come back to the couch where he is leaning forward, his elbows on his knees.
I shall challenge Katie, Amelia, Chelle, Melissa, Rheana, JessC, and RevJen.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Friday Five

For once, on time!

1- Mr. Nerd has a job. Not the job he wanted, not quite as dangerous, but still it's a job. Now we need to wait for it to start in five months. Oy.

2- Things with my new novel are going swimmingly and thank you beyond thank you to the girls who helped me with edits!

3- Trader Joe's Tamales are gluten-free and SO yummy. FYI.

4- I have today off and I've managed to watch hours of E! and do laundry and the dishes. Well rounded day off, no?

5- Look how cute my dog is!
Anyhow, have a happy Easter and/or Pasach!