Wednesday, August 29, 2007

He's been bitten

Something bit my husband the night before last. It was in our bed apparently... eeek!!
It left a dark red star shaped whelp on his leg. Was it a spider? Monster big wolf spiders have been spotted all over the house and we have even had a black widow in the garage(see earlier blogs).

Believe me, if I see what caused this I will be smashing it flat. ...after I run around screaming and take its picture for Ugly Overload!

On the upside, it might leave a cool star shaped scar.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

What to do?

The plot for my half written novel has just become a real life news story....
I don't know how to feel about this. In a way I feel like my plot has been plagiarized. It hasn't of course. I've just been scooped. What would you do as a writer? I suppose I could do some major redirection. I'm kind of bummed...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Product Endorsement

I'm not one to push products but I LOVE this site and highly recommend it.

It's a FREE online music site that allows you to create your own stations with no audio commercials. Example: I have created, among others, a Tori Amos channel. The channel only plays Tori Amos songs and other similar artists. So cool.
Check it out!

More Excuses

Photo: I was eaten by a shark!

The following are my excuses for not making serious progress on my writing projects last week.
1. I was at the beach, can't get the laptop sandy...
2. I couldn't find a moment of peace among the kids/cousins/nephews/rest of the famdamly.
3. I was at the beach, last minute summer sunning was required
4. There were retail outlets a half a mile away...nuff said
5. I was at the beach, can't let stinky shrimp fingers touch the keyboard
6. I didn't want to seem all pretentious around the family..."I can not play Lighthouse-opoly, I'm writing my naaavel." (said in snobby accent)
7. I was at the beach and reading other YA; Revenge of the Homecoming Queen and Top 10 Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress

However, I did manage to write about 500 words, edit previously written stuff and I came up with a fantastic idea for the next YA project.
I wasn't really eaten by a shark... Photo was taken during an outing to the NC Aquarium in Manteo.

I'm ready for Autumn!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Weird phone calls

Holly has a TOY cell phone. It sometimes randomly rings after she's been playing with it.
Well, my grandmother died last week and later that same day that toy phone rang. (Holly had been playing with it a little while before) I felt kind of creeped out and a little silly but I thought, dammit I'm not going to miss a call from my grandmother. So, just in case, I picked up the toy phone and answered "Hello." Teehee... there was no response.