Monthly Archives: July 2014

Suicidal scorpions and a disparaged sperm count

SO I KILLED the first scorpion of the season and inadvertently started World War III in the Battle of the  Sexes There are approximately 1,000 types of venomous bugs in the United States. About 999 of them live in Texas. … Continue reading

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Revisions with cats: Yes, it’s possible, but someone’s likely to get hurt

SO, I’M HAMMERING out revisions, working around Marlowe kitty’s butt–and teeth, weaving in the details that’ll culminate in a Call to Action in the next chapter–when you’re writing, keep in mind that every sentence should build the story (which is … Continue reading

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The Much Reviled Revisions: How and why they’re necessary for a much better story

OKAY. I ADMIT it. Revisions are killing me. And there’s a lot of other crap going on in my life that’s making me want to pull my hair out (check that–there’s a lot of stuff going on in my life … Continue reading

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Pelicans, geese & a really big snake: Just another day at the ranch . . .

BIG WEEK ON River Ranch, and we added more critters (and vermin) to the ever-growing menagerie. Mr. and Mrs. Ganderson (the wayward Canadians) brought their babies by for inspection (more likely–for a free meal) And a new friend came by … Continue reading

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Brains, Bling & Booze: Chasing a hot Scot at RWA National

SO, IT WAS writer buddy Irene Preston’s call to arms that I went down to attend at least part of this year’s Romance Writer’s of America Conference in Alamo City, as opposed to Hawaii, Florida and even New York City, where you’d … Continue reading

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The Secret Lives of Snarky Dogs: I should write reality TV…

I’M HEADING TO RWA National this afternoon, so all my thoughts are on writing, pitching ideas. And I had an awesome idea–a Dog Reality Show! If you’re going to spend an hour watching bitches do stupid stuff (uh, Kardashian anyone?) … Continue reading

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RWA Conference & Nekkid in the Elevator . . . you can’t make this shit up

SO, I’M HEADING down to San Antonio for the big Romance Writer’s of America National Conference, and it reminds me of the last time I was at a romance writer’s conference in San Antonio. I’m not hoping for a repeat . … Continue reading

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