Sunday, September 30, 2007
October 1 - 5th Queen for a Day? –Alice Sharpe wonders what you’d do if you inherited a small kingdom, a royal baby and a whole lot of trouble…
October 7 - 12th Dark Lies–Nocturne author Vivi Anna leads this month’s master class on creating otherworldly settings in the Write Stuff.
12-14th: In the Classroom-workshop/Q&A on Sci-Fi/Futuristic Romance
oh...and time for some shameless self promotion
Writing To Deadline: How to write a book in 30 days or less
Multi-published author Jenna Bayley-Burke explains the reality of deadlines and publishing schedules and showcases three methods to draft a book in less than a month. With real life examples of books now on the shelves, Jenna shares the secrets of First Draft in 30 Days, NaNoWriMo, and Fast Draft. Whether you’re a plotter, a pantster or a puzzler, this workshop will show you how to write faster and become comfortable and confident writing to tight deadlines.
Central Oregon Regional Library Conference - Eagle Crest, ORRomance panel with Terri Reed, Su Lute, Paty Jager, & Jenna Bayley-Burke
So...what have you found for us to learn about this month?
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Pink Heart Society BIRTHDAY TREASURE HUNT
Collect a list of the Lil Pink Dancing Guys's birthday presents, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and win BIG! Books, chocolate, trinkets, more books...
Pink Heart Society SEPTEMBER HAMPER
Head on over to the blog and tell us 'What's your favourite way to celebrate your birthday?' for a chance to win TONS of books!
Come on...get to it!
OK, OK...I'll give you some Treasure Hunt Hints...
9/28 - India Grey - a pink i-pod (I want one!)
9/27 - Anne McAllister - tickets to the next Green Bay Packers home game! (Oh, she would!)
9/26 - Jennie Adams - 'Bert's Creaming Soda'(I am so not touching that one!)
9/25 - Kate Walker - a perfect heart shaped pink diamond
9/24 - Ally Blake - a pair of super soft pink bedsocks
9/22 - Natasha Oakley - A Hot Pink Cocktail
9/21 - Jenna Bayley-Burke....oh, just scroll down will you lazy bones? Gather the rest of the pressies and WIN WIN WIN!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Now tell me...what would you bring to the Pink Heart Society mascot for his 1st birthday?
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I love those word-a-day calendars...I love using words as writing prompts...but lately I've been looking up more and more words...so let's do a little vocabulary building
- MANSCAPING :: Man grooming. Cleaning up the superfluous fur above and below the belt.
- BACKSEAT BUYER :: A person who gets excited over other people's future or current purchases
- REMASCULATE :: Growing a pair after breaking up with the girlfriend who whipped you.
- DINNER BADGE :: Stains on your shirt that act as a menu of what you had for dinner.
- PUMA :: The pre-cougar. No longer a kitten (18-25)...not yet a cougar (35+)
- DESIGNATED DRUNK :: Opposite of designated driver, the designated drunk has the responsibility of being entertaining.
- TYPERACTIVE :: People who can IM at the speed of light.
- PREGRET :: Knowing you'll hate yourself later, and doing it anyway.
- CRUNK :: Crazy drunk. Now I know what Lil John was rapping about.
- INTERNUTS :: People who are badasses only on message boards. In person, they'd likely wet their pants if someone slammed them.
- TECHNOLUST :: What everyone had for iPhone.
- LOCATIONSHIP :: The real-life version of a SHOWMANCE. Dating someone because they are there that you normally would never look twice at.
- TEXTUAL INTERCOURSE :: Phone sex for the IM crowd....
Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. Jennifer McK -- typeractive
2. Michelle (MG) -- locationship
4. Morgan St. John -- pregretting
5. Shelley Munro -- dinner badge
6. Jennifer Shirk -- technolust
8. Tempest Knight
9. Ann Aguirre
10. Debbie Mumford
11. Savannah Chase
12. Marie -- textual intercourse
13. Robin L. Rotham
14. Esmerelda Bishop -- designated drunk
16. Paige Tyler
17. Lorelei James
19. Amelia June
20. Gina Ardito -- backseat buyer
(leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
In honor of Wednesday's International Talk Like a Pirate Day...my favorite pirate phrases...
- Avast, me proud beauty! Wanna know why my Roger is so Jolly?
- He was conceived on the wrong side of the hammock
- Let that be a lesson to ye, lad, give drinks with umbrellas in 'em a wide berth.
- Before an hour's out, I'll stove in your old block house like a rum puncheon.
- Gar, Where can I find a bottle o'rum?
- My parrot concurs
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
We did a Rosh Hashanah seder for the boys last night to help them learn a bit about the holiday...they weren't interested...
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Wednesday, September 12, 2007
1. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put "PHOTO ID REQUIRED."
2. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit cards, DO NOT put the complete account number on the "For" line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your check as it passes through all the check processing channels won't have access to it.
3. Before you leave on any trip, photocopy the contents of your wallet. Just empty it out on the machine, copy it, flip them over, copy it, and you are done. You'll have both sides of licenses and credit cardsthat way. You'll know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel if it is lost or stolen. Keep the photocopy in a safe place. Carry a Photocopy of your passport when traveling abroad. -- my brother emailed himself this information before heading to Micronesia...it saved him so much hassel when the tsunami hit. Getting to the embassy is a whole other story...
IF YOUR WALLET IS EVER STOLEN ::
- Call the 800 numbers on the backs of the cards ASAP to put them on alert. If you think you simply lost it, they'll freeze the accounts. If you know it was stolen, they'll close them. This is when having the photocopy really comes in handy.
- File a police report in the jusisdiction of the theft. This will help if the credit card companies ever hassle you
- Call the 3 major credit reporting agencies and inform them. They'll put an alert on your name - in case the information in your wallet is used to obtain new cards. (equafax, experian, trans union)
- Call Social Security's fraud line.
By doing these things you can deter theives from obtaining new credit in your name.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
We've Got It Goin' On - Backstreet Boys :: Ah yes, the boy band phenomenon. I loved it!
I Like It, I Love It - Tim McGraw :: This song was HUGE in Southern Oregon...but then, anything Tim McGraw still is.
You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette :: This was a song we could not just play. You had to try to break the speakers. Which, would make the boy people quite annoyed. They'd rather we blast something with bass.
Good Intentions - Toad The Wet Sprocket :: I do not recall this song, but do remember that HubbaBubba had a Toad The Wet Sprocket CD and it was nearly a deal breaker for me.
And... to show how far people can come...Justin Timberlake won an Emmy! For his skit on Saturday Night Live. You know the one.
Friday, September 07, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 8:30-5:30
Mary Buckham presents two half-day seminars!
8:30am - 12:30pm SEX ON THE PAGE: UNDERSTANDING AND CRAFTING SEXUAL TENSION
12:30pm -1:30pm LUNCH - Box Lunches Brought In (see information below)
What keeps a book intriguing enough to have fans turn the pages and not set it down? How can one author's books have you riveted and another's leave you feeling ho-hum? Ever wondered if there are key craft tips and techniques to balance fast-paced conflict, tension, suspense or mystery, action and emotion? In this course you will learn:
There are 100 spots available. Room 107 of the ST building at PCC. Park in lots P5 or P7. See map at http://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/sylvania/documents/sy-campus-map.pdf.
RCRW member-only registration until August 25. RCRW members go for free, but must pay for their lunch or bring a lunch. Non-members pay a $30 fee and must also pay for their lunch or bring a lunch. You may pay for lunches and non-member registration with PayPal below, or bring a check to the meeting.
Non-member Registration Payment $30 by check made out to Rose City Romance Writers or $32 if using PayPal.
Email Darcy Burke to reserve a spot!
Thursday, September 06, 2007
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Tuesday, September 04, 2007
So, starting tomorrow...no more first chapter. I need to get these two out of the fire and into the...shower? Here's hoping!
What about you? Do you write linearly or in scenes? Do you polish chapter one until it sparkles without giving it anything else?
Monday, September 03, 2007
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Saturday, September 01, 2007
I packed up the family and we trekked to California for the services. It's an eleven hour drive, so we break it up by over-nighting with my parents. While there, we got a call that my Grandmother had taken a turn. She passed that night. Luckily, I got to be there.
Really, that was enough...but then on the way home the waterpump quit and we were stranded halfway to our kiddos. We're home now, and I am ready to get back to my real life. As soon as I get some energy.