It's fun to see who is twittering and what's going on in their lives. I'm also finding so many friends on Facebook, that I have lost over the years.


I loved living in Norphendril these past few days. It's a wonderful place to escape to.


We went on our last vacation this summer and had a great time! I was able to sneak in a few hours of revision so that when I got back there wouldn't be so much to do. I can't believe the summer is gone. I'm not sure I'm ready to dig in yet, how about you?
One of my favorite books is "The Word Museum," by Jeffrey Kacirk. There are some incredible words that we have forgotten over time. I would love to use blutterbunged in a sentence, but no one would know what I was talking about. It means to confound, overcome by surprise. Or take fubbery for instance, it means deceit. Don't you just love those words? They just tickle my tongue.


Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. What will I do? Late nights, I expect. I can't believe the summer is almost gone. I blinked!


I have had so much fun the last few weeks really digging into my manuscript and weeding out the excess. I've never had this much time, all at once, to get down to the nitty-gritty. It's been heaven. Thank goodness for fast food and a patient husband!


I was reading the book, "Writing the Great American Romance Novel," by Catherine Lanigan--- after all, there should be romance in every novel, don't you think--- and came across this amazing piece of advice:

"Taking the ordinary meeting and creating that haunting moment that stays in the reader's mind for weeks, and hopefully forever, is where the magic of your talent is revealed."

That says it all!


Who is your favorite person, character, in a series or book? Why?