January 18, 2007

On Endings

By the end of a well-written romance novel you should be gobbling up the pages like they were cotton candy that would stick to your chin if you didn’t melt it with your tongue fast enough. I just…Read More

January 10, 2007

da da da da DA DA

The Muzak version of the theme song from Chariots of Fire is perpetually playing in the hallways of the hotel I’m living in. At first it just drove me crazy. Now I’ve decided that they’re featuring it especially…Read More

January 8, 2007

The Fifth Ring

Yes my friends, I am in the fifth ring of Rewrite Hell. I am guilty of Wrath and Gloom, and for those sins I should be punished. At first the task of rewriting seemed straightforward enough. Add more…Read More

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