Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Curmudgeon Quotes

A cynic is a person searching for an honest man, with a stolen lantern.  ~Edgar A. Shoaff

I love mankind - it's people I can't stand.  ~Charles M. Schulz, Go Fly a Kite, Charlie Brown

Sarcasm is the sour cream of wit.  ~Author Unknown

I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them.  ~W. Somerset Maugham


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Self-Control/Discipline Quotes

Discipline is remembering what you want.  ~David Campbell

Discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs tons.  ~Author Unknown

Everyone must choose one of two pains: The pain of discipline or the pain of regret.  ~Jim Rohn

The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center.  So does a person.  ~Norman Vincent Peale

Hope everyone has a fantastic Wednesday!!!!


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Wedded Bliss...Coming Soon

You know as soon as I wrote the post title, I hit the back button, erasing it saying 'that sounds too much like a book.' 
And then I put it back :-)
Because it is a good title for a book, so ahhh what the heck right! LOL.

But it's really for "the only 6 more Sundays" I have until I walk down the aisle, or in my case a beautiful pathway in the woods. 
Last minute details are getting done, the wedding planner is on top of everything and we go for our engagement photo shoot today. Woooooo right. Hahahahaha. 

 It's nothing but a planned chaos around here with the day job, homeschooling, writing and wedding planning. But Aaahhhhh, gotta love it!! And I do!!!!!!!  :-)

So those two Ellora's Cave Books I downloaded onto my Nook will have to wait a few more days or weeks, until I have a chance to crack them open!!

The third book in my Other Kin Series is going well, it's all been plotted out and hopefully tonight after we get back and my day off tomorrow I'll be working on the little baby to get her rolling real well and finished quick, so I can get the fourth book that's been itching at me out of my head LOL.

Hope everyone has a great Sunday and a safe and happy Martin Luther King Day.

Happy reading!!!!!

  * Picture used with permission by Microsoft Clipart Gallery terms.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Censorship Quotes - Freedom of Speech

I am thankful for all the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech.  ~Nancie J. Carmody

Books won't stay banned.  They won't burn.  Ideas won't go to jail.  In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost.  The only weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.  ~Alfred Whitney Griswold, New York Times, 24 February 1959

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.  ~Abbott Joseph Liebling, "Do You Belong in Journalism?" New Yorker, 4 May 1960

A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad.  ~Albert Camus

To reject the word is to reject the human search.  ~Max Lerner, 1953, on book purging

Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.  ~Mark Twain, Notebook, 1935

What progress we are making.  In the Middle Ages they would have burned me.  Now they are content with burning my books.  ~Sigmund Freud, 1933

Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.  ~Heinrich Heine, Almansor, 1823


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Other Kin Series - Manuscript 2 ...

Aahhhh, Done, Completed, Finished, SENT!

Yes, the 2nd manuscript to the Other Kin Series has been submitted to my publisher, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid.

So, the 3rd manuscript has been started with the 4th plotting in my head LOL. Although the 4th has been plotting since the 2nd and I've had to push the little baby to the back of my brain to work on the others. It just keeps wanting to jump up ahead of everyone else. Stinky little bugger!

Oh, Okay -- a short, short tease on the 2nd...

Take one half blooded fire dragon with the attitude, and passion to match the hotness of fire coursing through her veins, and one hard-headed Vampire Alpha, who's used to getting his way in all things especially the bedroom, toss them together in fighting, passion, and love...

Ooops, sorry that's it, are you salivating yet??? LOL  :-)    Damn I am, better get back to writing, HA!

Have a great Sunday all and read lots!!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Coffee Quotes ... :-)

The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., "Over the Teacups," 1891

 No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of odor to the nostrils.  ~Henry Ward Beecher

A morning without coffee is like sleep.  ~Author Unknown

Mothers are those wonderful people who can get up in the morning before the smell of coffee. ~Author Unknown 

Hope everyone has a great day!!

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

2013...New Job...Moving...

YES!!! 2013 is here and no we did not meet the end of the world in December!! HA!! LOL.

Sorry I haven't blogged on my regular day(s), I've seriously had a lot of things happening and it doesn't look as if it's going to slow down anytime to soon LOL.

1) Ended my current day position
2) Christmas
3) Started new day position
4) Submitted newest manuscript for The Other Kin Series * started on the 3rd ;-)
5) Moved ...

Moving is not the easiest thing, no matter if you're going next door or across the country, and when you're dead dog sick, feverish, achy, and coughing because lovely family members bringing the flu down from NY, well, it makes the experience one of it's own, let me tell you! :-)

So yes, my family has moved (Still in FL) and I'm feeling a bit discombobulated as I sit here typing, as I have not set up my writing office (Yes!! I finally have a writing area) as my own yet. One I anticipate we'll be here a year at most as we're leasing a house and then look into buying in the area if we like it. So I don't want to set it up and paint and do all those good things I want to do until I'm for sure the area is mine and mine forever!! LOL.

The dog and cat are happy as two peas in a pod, LOL. There's so much room for them to run inside never mind the half acre outside. Elvis (my dachshund) is in his glory as he's stepped up from chasing lizards to being able to run after stork white looking birds, I think they're egrets? not sure, and squirrels. So he's crashing right now beside me from his morning run LOL.

The man child (my teenager) is thrilled to have a huge room with a walk in closet, and be in an area where Game Stop is closer than an hour away. :-)

My honey is happy to have a "man" cave :-) So we've all gotten what we wanted and more. Nothing like ringing in the New Year with a Great Big Positive on all accounts!!

So finally feeling a bit better and there's still a ton of boxes to unpack, and a house to situate. I do believe after the riding lawn mower is delivered today we'll be heading out to some stores to check into more comfortable chairs and a bigger desk for me :-) YAY!! (Sending lovey kisses my honey's way)

6) New Years
7) Tying the knot in March...

So Yeah, huh, nothing like doing every thing at once LOL. Here's a few pictures of my new backyard.

Happy Sunday, Stay Healthy, and Read Lots!!