March 30, 2007

Weekend Getaway

We’re going to the sleepy little town of Nan Xun for the weekend. Should be relaxing since it’s not in any of the guidebooks. I’m bringing paper and a pen instead of my laptop. Here’s hoping your weekend…Read More

March 28, 2007

Scrap Bag

Life is progressing…creamy magnolia blossoms unfurl…a car hit the bus we were riding in and thirty dollars changed hands outside our window before we were on our way again. I am slogging through a synopsis of Heart of…Read More

March 23, 2007

Blocked Again

They’ve blocked blogger again in China–just when I was getting into a nice posting and commenting rhythm. Now I have to go through a proxy website and it takes forever…aargh!!! *shakes fist at the government censors*

My Apologies

Please accept my apologies for subjecting you to that photo–it’s the cover of the box of extra underwear that most Chinese hotel rooms stock. Just because I feel so sorry for your eyes, here’s some candy to make…Read More

March 20, 2007

Senior Man Trousers

In response to the many discussions about mantitty and its dubious merits as an inducement to buy novels, I hereby submit this disturbing photo. Now this particular specimen of homomammaries is not selling romance novels, but Senior Man…Read More

March 15, 2007


Yet more evidence of Tessa Dare’s genius. Check out her post on AutoSummarization–the MS Word feature that allows you to distill your manuscript into ten sentences (under the Tools menu). She found it while searching for a way…Read More

March 12, 2007

To National, or Not to National

We’ve decided to return home a month early, and that means I could attend RWA’s national conference if I wanted to. Of course I would only have been back in the states for a week–but since it is…Read More

March 7, 2007

Cute Shoes

Pam asked about the new brand of shoes I found–so I thought I’d post a few pics. Have I mentioned recently that cute, cheap shoes are why one of the reasons I’m back in China for a year?…Read More