Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Freezing my butt off

It's hard to believe it's the end of may. April was so beautiful and May has been cold, rainy and-oh, did I mention it snowed the other day? I am so glad I wasn't camping on the may 2-4 this year!

I finished Courting Damnation yesterday...it's just under 20K. I actually managed to get it done before the deadline too.

Time to get moving on Mad Maddy now...and update my website, finish the articles for enchanted Ramblings....Lots I could be doing and here I am watching the Stanley Cup playoffs. Go Oilers!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

moose and beaver...quite a combination

If there are a ton of typos in this, I'll appologize ahead of time. I just got a manicure from my 5 year old daughter, who is now trying to paint my toe nails....somehow she's getting it between my toes and it's tickly.

I've had a great writing week..which is why I haven't updated my blog in a while. I've been working on a short story that is part of an anthology with the theme "beaver tales" yep....I know. it's a little odd, and I'm sure you're thinking it's a little rude too but each of the stories is about a beaver-shifter and I'm pretty sure everyone's shifter is a male.

The idea came to us because there is hardly every any books that celebrate canada day...a holiday that inevitably gets overshadowed by the American holiday which follows 3 days after. So, we thought...what's more Canadian than a beaver? And so Beaver Tales was born.

My story is almost finished...and Aline has her first draft done...now we wait for the others to catch up and hunt for a home for it.

Cheers to all!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Moose man is a hit

I'm completely in shock right now. Samhain has accepted my proposal for The Last Prophecy of Mad Maddy MacElewain. The story itself is pretty cool....a young woman with a gift for healing (which she refuses to admit to) is being stalked. Her sister, who has visions, foresaw it and also forsaw that Lottie's only hope was a moose....so...anyone who knows me knows I love all things moose. So the hero in this story is a moose shifter in newfoundland, where Lottie runs to hide from the madman.

I'm happy that they liked the story...honestly...I'm just shocked that I didn't get an email telling me I should maybe up the dosage on my meds...(not that I'm on meds..)

Friday, May 05, 2006

Survivor Rant

*sigh* I know this is so totally not about writing but I had to get it off my chest...

Why does every survivor fan have a huge hard on for Terry? Geesh, the guy is strong, yes we know that....who give a crap? He's so not a likable person and yet everyone is saying he's playing an amazing game...hello! he's done basically no stratagizing what so ever (unless you count is pissant attempts right after merge) He has the immunity idol so he's not even trying to make friends. He knows everyone on Casaya is going to have to turn on each other at some point but you'd think he'd make some effort to be nice so that if he makes it to final 2 those who were pissed will see him in a better light. Right now it's going to come down to a cocky, smug prick and someone who played you... Hmmm let's see...who would you take, the devil you know or the devil you don't know? Why does he not see that?

And the reward challenge! OMG! Why does everyone agree with him that a mother doesn't compare to a wife? Yes maybe those who are married would rather see their wife/husband than their mother...but when you're a young guy who has no spouse and you are that close to your mother...how DARE Terry belittle that and say it's only his mother? How freaking stupid do you have to be? He should have kept his mouth shut about why he chose because he pissed off Aras big time with that. Can the guy possible do anything more to piss off the people who may have to chose if he's worthy for a million bucks?

Just once, I'd like to see the guy do something intellegent in the game...and I'm not talking about puzzle challenges...I'm talking about the game-as in dealing with people. So far they've shown him do nothing that would make me say..well...Terry's a nice guy...I wouldn't mind him winning...he comes off as a complete stuck up, arrogant ass...and not just because of the fact that he's winning challenges. It shows a high level of arrogance that he's not attempting to be friendly. He just sits back looking smug...

Maybe I just don't like smugness. *sigh*

I hope he doesn't win. I know I'm probably the only one who feels that way but whatever. I think those people who think Terry is the best player to ever play survivor forgot the "outwit" part....

Ok...rant over...back to writing...