Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Taggity, tag, tag

Help! Author down! We have an author down!! *snort*
As usual, pic snitched from DeviantArt, this time from LilSunCloud

Lovely blogger and YA writer pal Sheri Larsen tagged me. TAGGED ME. I haven't been tagged in ages. No. Scratch that. I get tagged alllll the time, so don't feel sorry for me and decided to tag me more. *_*

I've been tagged to answer FIVE QUESTIONS, five times each. Then I'm supposed to tag five people. So, here we go...

Question 1: Where were you 5 years ago?

-recuperating from a hysterectomy
-training a lab puppy
-battling my first, and worst flare up of rheumatoid arthritis
-working on edits to Nuermar's Last Witch, my first published novel
-watching way too much cheerleading, thanks to my daughter

Question 2: Where would you like to be 5 years from now?
-New York Time's Bestseller list
-a booksigning for a new release in the Thanatos Academy series
-in a pool, in a yard without close neighbors, maybe close to Lake Michigan
-visiting friends and family and not worrying about time or funds
-taking long naps ^_^

Question 3: What is (was) your to-do list today?
-dishes/laundry/cook dinner
-avoid melting in the heat (I hate hot weather)
-plan/pack for vacation
-plot destruction of evil zombies with my writing partner
-write, write, write

Question 4: What 5 snacks do you enjoy?
-bacon popcorn (recipe available on request)
-Honey Nut Cheerios snack mix
-popcorn chicken and sweet chili dipping sauce
-hot dogs cooked over a fire until the skin crisps
-squishy pretzels and caramel

Question 5: What 5 things would you do if you were a billionaire?
-Set up trusts for my kids' education & my parent's health (snitched this from Sheri)
-Buy hubby that house in the country (where I can have my pool), get him a Black Russian Terrier, and some big loud gun he's always wanted.
-set up a foundation to pay scholarships to kids going into college for language arts
-donate to local libraries
-pitch headfirst into a bin of stuffed animals at Build-a-Bear Workshop and just go NUTS! (I've got my eye on the Amur Leopard)

And now the five people I'm supposed to tag...
NO ONE. Fly and be free my minions! *snort* As if I had minions... Dare to dream.

Monday, May 24, 2010

recent occupation

***Image snitched from trenchmaker on DeviantArt**

Have I ever told y'all I'm not the most patient person on the planet? Yeah. Not so much.

Well, the other week I finished the two-book summary for the sequels to Foresight. Big fun coming let me tell you: nightclub, concert, possible cat fight, a world in chaos, a quest through Hades... Then, after the Nickelback/Shinedown/Breaking Benjamin/Sick Puppies concert, which totally ROCKED, my old nemesis (arthritis) returned, torturing me until I became a whiny lump of uselessness by the weekend.

Given the lack of focus lately since the flare up of my Rheumatoid Arthritis, I've spent a good part of the afternoon stalking I mean researching the editors who requested the partials of Foresight. It reminded me again of why I was so damned excited when each editor replied to my agent, and she forwarded those requests on to me. Big name pubs, big YA books out there. *sigh* On one hand, I'm happy I went stalking researching, and on another hand I'm not. Now I wish like hell we'd hear something!

Best thing I could do would be to bury my head on the sequel, right? There's this really fun shower scene coming...

But before I go, here's another funny stalker pic

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bloggin around

Hey, y'all I'm blogging, or maybe blabbing about music some YA authors listen to while writing. Curious? come check it out at my group blog: Oasis for YA