December 21, 2006

My First Tag

Four jobs I’ve had: Working my way up through the ranks of an Alaskan fish cannery for three summers (I started on the “slime line”, moved into the egg house and ended up in high-grade caviar). Genealogical research…Read More

December 14, 2006

Scent of a Scholar

From the hotel website: This exquisite hotel filled with strong scholarly aroma is an ideal site for you to either read books or sit idly. Strong scholarly aroma? I admit to thinking the smell of books and leather…Read More

November 14, 2006

Romancing the Stone

What have I been doing instead of finishing my NaNoWriMo WIP? Numerous procrastinatory and one or two legitimate activities. Going on a DVD buying binge falls firmly into the former category. And what did I find at the…Read More

October 31, 2006


I’ve thought about participating in National Novel Writing Month for the past two years. But this time I’m taking the plunge–with a little help from my new found friends from Avon FanLit. I’m especially pleased I met Tessa…Read More

October 4, 2006

Blue Suede Shoes

OK, they’re actually shiny patent leather. I just bought these shoes because I wanted to reward myself for getting so much writing done. And because I’m in China, they were only seven dollars. Oh yeah, baby. I heart…Read More

September 27, 2006

Being greatly harassed by this obstacle…

Oh how I love thee, Charlotte. From her preface to the 1850 edition of Wuthering Heights. This bringing out of our little book was hard work. As was to be expected, neither we nor our poems were at…Read More

September 26, 2006


My latest obsession is the Avon FanLit contest. The “American Idol” of romance writing keeps me up into the wee hours voting and reading the forums. I may even post a chapter, even though I don’t write Regency.…Read More

August 16, 2006

Hot Blooded (check it and see)

I’m not sure if my fever ever got up to 103, but I’ve been sick, sick, sick. China finally got to me. More specifically, traveling by bus and train to remote parts of Guizhou province got me. First…Read More

July 20, 2006


Wow long time between posts. But I think moving to China is a good excuse. I’ve decided all my entries will have song titles, since I was leaning that way already with the Madonna and Zappa references. This…Read More

June 15, 2006


Just this. Offices. May they rest in peace. Far, far away from me.