Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

#SixSentenceSunday WIP

This is from my current WIP, tentatively titled THORNS.
In this scene we have Henrik:
I don't know who this is, if anyone has a name, I'd love to find more pictures!
And his father, Asa:

“Congratulations.” He looks over my head and I’m tempted to look to see whom he is speaking. “Your father has just ensured your future in Germany's royalty.”

Once again, I am getting talked at rather than spoken to. Once again, I am being told what I will do, how I will do it, and when and where I will do it. Once again, I am angry, but doing nothing about it.

"Henrik, you will be meeting very important people today. You are to smile and act like the gentleman I raised you to be. If at anytime anyone asks something of you, you will smile and you will do it. Understood?"

"Of course, Father, what else would I do?"

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Five

1- It has been a hard week and I am glad it is over. I feel like someone has beaten me inside and out. I guess, technically, its kind of been that way.

2- Still awaiting word on my novel and my short story and the writing contest I entered. I need a sedative.

3- I wish I could bring my cat with me to work, she would keep me calm.

4- New obsession: 
Amish: Out of Order - Amish teens who leave The Order to stay with a family in Missouri and find their way away from the Amish community. SO INTRIGUING!

5- This makes me SO proud. God Bless Our President:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Book Review: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Not my favorite, sadly. I wish there would've been more and the ending, although fitting and brave, made me sad.
I appreciated Rachel going out on a limb and not giving everyone a happily ever after. That's important. I wished there had been more, though. It felt incomplete and rushed.
Of course I loved Archer and Cal, and even Elodie grew on me. I just felt like there was something missing.
I hope they'll make this trilogy into a movie, not movies, but one movie. It would be wonderful to see this on the big screen.
Overall, it was a good ending for Sophie and her gang.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

@Hoycie, @EliStar, @Sunshinegal3, and @ SuperstarNanna Wednesday: What Are You Reading?

Well, I've been trying. I'm in chapter 5. I keep getting distracted though. There is a lot of information within the first few chapters, so I find myself skimming, which is bad, because when I pick back up on something intriguing, then I have no idea what's just happened. I have reread chapter 4 a few times.
It is such an interesting premise though, I plan on staying with it... it just may take me a while.
I swear Hoycie, Eli, Sunshinegal, and Nanna... I will finish!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Five!

Who's ready for the weekend?

This week seems like it is in slo-mo! Here's what's happening:

1- I started Divergent, but only got through four chapters before I took a book vacation. I'm gonna try again this weekend while Mr. Nerd is working.

2- Submitted a short story to a publisher. *bites nailes*

3- Our car died, but my amazing husband and his friend got it working again AND fixed our air conditioning. I've gone without A/C for nearly three years. *Liz Lemon Self-Five*

4- Super excited that Bel Ami will be available today on iTunes and Amazon! Here's the trailer if you don't know about this movie. It's based on the Guy de Mausspant novel of the same name.

5- Random cuteness: How adorable is this?

Dog guards owners bike, then hitches a ride :D

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

It's Wednesday: DiverWhat are YOU reading?

So I started Divergent this weekend. 
Divergent by Veronica Roth
I'm only on chapter four because of too many things going at once and it is very slow... lots to digest as you read, lots of questions as you go. I'm looking forward to having some time to dive in and really get into the meat of it or I'm afraid my friends will start pelting me with tomatoes or something.