Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Something Old Something Dead - Tomorrow!!!!!

Tomorrow is release day for the newest Ivy book called Something Old Something Dead and I can barely stand myself!!!!! I loved writing this book and can't wait to hold it in my hands. My copies will hopefully be here on Friday and then I'll be running a contest for a free, signed copy. SO keep your eye out and I promise to actually do it on time this time. If that made sense :)

I'm steaming away on my new book. Have a couple more tweaks and then it's done. I can't wait to be able to officially type the end.

And summer's almost here, school's almost out, and I'm almost ready to have a nervous break down! LOL. Just kidding. It will be fun to have my daughter home and not have to go anywhere if we don't want to. But I am hoping my mom will take her off my hands a couple of times :)

Stay cool,

Thursday, May 24, 2007


So I'm soon off to the movies to see my beloved Jack and Will! I am so thrilled and find this to be an okay substitute for not having a new Supernatural tonight. Oh, my boys, I miss you!

I got a whopping five pages today, which isn't terrible but not what I was hoping for. But I ended up with an extra child and doing lunch today with a friend and had a fabulous time. I figure I'll work it off tomorrow after I wake up from not going to bed until 3 am :)

Things are going well on the ms. The five pages have gotten me almost through the next scene and then it's some light editing until the next part. I'm also taking a class on Romance writing through ed2go with Lori Widle and having a blast. Learning to look at some things in a much different way. Hoping that I'll be a better writer because of it. I'm all for continuing education :)

That's it for now since I think I jut heard my ride pull up! I hope I stay awake!


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Making Goal

So I went to my writer's retreat this last weekend and got a huge boost of energy. I did some serious work on the new book and restructured all of it. Now I am filling in scenes as needed and polishing. Sometimes I love this part and sometimes I absolutely cannot STAND IT!! Wish me luck that this is a good moment :)

Tomorrow night I am going to drool...I mean watch Will and Jack on the big screen at 11:30pm. I am so thrilled! My wonderful friend Natalie got the tickets already and we are set to rock that freaking theater! This is a pretty doggone good week for me :)

As far as goals, mine is to have this whole book done by June 2. I'm close but I need to step it up. We're going to have company this weekend but I'm supposed to have Sunday all to myself :) We'll see how that works out.


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I'm baaaaaa-aaaaack!!!!!!!!!

Hello, party people!!! I'm back and I'm doing well. I have some exciting news to share. Rida, my publisher, has given the printer the okay for SOSD and it will be available on May 31st!!!!!! I am so totally jazzed about this book. I loved writing it, I loved reading it, and I'll love holding it my hot little hands! Excuse excess !!!!!! I am too hyped up.

So I plan on getting back on track here in blogland. Right now I am rewriting an old story and trying to get it into shape. Then I'll be writing a new story and doing editing for the rest of the summer. I'm all planned through the rest of the year, actually.

Going to get the cliches back up and running so look for it. And I'll be doing a contest to run with Ivy and her new release :)

Misty - back on the wagon

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


Vicki, the trooper :)

Here's me not grunting!

And here she is in all her loverly glory! I had a blast and Vicki may never be seen again after she said I grunted! I do not grunt! Other pictures can be seen on her blog :) I am thrilled with it and Jeff at Visual Addictions is a genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He did a great job and the shop is fantastic. Highly recommended.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Cliche Of the Day

As Useless As A Screen Door On A Submarine! Om my word. What an image. I love too that a lot of cliches give you this great instant picture that pops into your head. Especially if they are totally incongruent. The screen door might keep out the undesirable fish, but what about the water? Can I exchange the screen for the storm door? Use it at least once today. Come back and tell me how it worked out for you!

The great revision begins today. I'm thrilled to have a working synopsis for this project and the drive to get it done. Between now and my retreat on May 17th, I have a ton of crap to do, so I will be a busy bee :)

T minus 27 hours til tattooing!


Saturday, May 05, 2007

No Tin!

I am so far away from a biscuit, I don't even have a tin of them. Sigh. Give me one break and I don't get back in the habit. Sucks. But I'm going to try to get back into daily. No excuses.

So, today I had my local chapter meeting. And may I just say I belong to THE COOLEST GROUP IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!! I loved it. I got to do mindmapping today and it was a blast. Something about long flowing blond hair on Karl and Vicki pining after a playboy. I think you had to be there :) Lunch at Red Robin, then a trip to Staples (which always warms my little heart). Fixed the format of the manuscript I'm going to start revising tomorrow. Very productive, so good stuff.

T minus 62 hours til tattooing commences. I am so hyped!!!

Dean was fantastic on Thursday, be still my beating heart. I love the lawnmower and the whole damn thing. Supernatural should never go off the air. NEVER!

Obviously this post is kind of a catch up thing. I hope to have new progress to report starting tomorrow. Cross your fingers for me :)


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Cliche Of the Day

Alrighty, people!!! I took a small hiatus from blogging and now find myself ready to jump right back into the saddle :) Time's a wasting. I don't want to be between a rock and a hard place. Okay enough trite sayings. The point is, this begins Cliche of the Day!!! My friend Vicki Smith and I are going to be doing one of these a week, just for fun. If you have one you want to see us discuss, don't be shy. She did hers yesterday and yours truly is lagging behind. But here I am!

And here's the cliche: Going to Hell in a handbasket. Now, I think this one is funny. I once saw a bumper sticker that said-WHERE ARE WE GOING AND WHY ARE WE IN THIS HANDBASKET? I cracked up. But seriously, why is it a hansbasket? What precisely is a handbasket? Why not a shopping cart? A paper bag? A huge purse? I don't know but this cliche makes me smile. The imagery is quite funny :)

Progress: I am newly plotted and beginning my journey to writing a new book. I've put aside TIHS for right now in favor of writing a book I think would make more of an impact right now. It's called Right Under Her Nose. I'm liking it at the moment, but you've seen how that goes. I would however really like to write something that is completely new before I write any more Ivy's and that is scheduled to be written at the end of the year. I'll be going to a retreat in the middle of this month and hope to finish the new book out there. We shall see!

Oh! And I'm getting a tattoo of my latest Ivy cover on my back! My wonderful cover Artist, Patricia Storms ( said that I could use the drawing as long as I sent her pictures. If you have not checked her out, run now and do it. Her stuff is wonderful and so funny! I love all my Ivy covers but this third one really hit me in the "I have to have this tattooed" spot. I'm getting it done next Tuesday and will try to post pictures soon after if I can figure out how to do that :) The guys at the tattoo shop thought it was hilarious. I hope in a good way. And it will be all healed for summer and for RWA Nationals this year. I foresee some low backed dresses in my near future!