Thursday, November 29, 2007

Musings from the brain dead

This is another of those days when I have absolutely nothing to say. But I won’t let that stop me :D So instead of a theme or something orderly and logical, I’ll chat about what I’ve been doing lately.

First off: I’ve just written an erotic novella that I need to do a final copy edit on and send out. As usual, it’s a paranormal. This one deals with dreams and witches and how things that scare us during the day can really come to life in the darkness before dawn. So…any idea where I might send the novella?

I’m also working on revisions – still – to my last novel. It’s become clear to me that, as much as I like the opening chapter, it appears to turn off potential readers, ie editors or agents. The good news is that a different opening has come to me and it may actually make the book stronger (or at least acceptable right from page 1). The trick now is to combine it with the remainder of the book to make sure everything flows.

On the personal front, I’ve been taking an online class in Feng Shui. Very interesting! I’ve always liked the orientalesque goal of simplicity combined with elegance but haven’t really achieved it. However, this class is really opening my eyes up to ‘power’ spots in my office (and home if I apply the teachings to the entire building). The best part is that if I combine this idea of Feng Shui with the tenets I’ve picked up from FlyLady, the whole office should be a shining example of what I need to be creative and productive, healthy and happy, wise and loving. Definitely goals to strive for in today’s world. I’ve been leaning in this direction for the rest of the house (due to FlyLady) for a while now though my office has been kind of neglected. So this is really giving me the kick start I need to apply myself to arranging the office.

Last but not least, I’ve found a new favorite author. Kresley Cole with her Immortals After Dark series (hope I didn’t mess up the name of the series—I don’t have the books with me at this moment to verify). I can honestly say that it’s been a LONG time since I’ve stayed up till 2:30 in the morning just because I couldn’t bear to stop reading. Even though I didn’t finish the book (I have to be up and running at 5:30), I couldn’t wait to get back to it. That’s a real joy for a stalwart book lover like me.

Christmas is coming so I’ve got to spend time doing the Christmas shopping and decorating thing. I can’t wait to get my tree up and the house all prettified for the holiday :D It’s a lot of work, yes, but I do love the Christmas season with all the cheery decorations (not too fond of the cold, snowy Michigan weather though!). I’m sure many of you feel the same way so I’ll wish you a wonderful shopping/decorating season and an early Happy Holidays!

-- Lynda

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