Friday, March 28, 2014


Okay, peeps!  This is the home stretch.  Less than one week and counting until the A to Z Challenge begins.

As you know, I've bitten off a huge task of trying to finish (or I MAY have finished . . . **shakes head to shatter fantasy** Um, not happening.  EVER!) a story before the days catch up to me.

This is the awesome calender that shows each letter's day.  So you and I both can anticipate the next letter.

Of course, I'll probably be frantic trying to finish.  I may go stark raving nuts before the end, but I want to conquer that danged Z.  I want it desperately.  I want to use that cool Z word I found on the list.  My fingers tremble at the thought of typing it.

And so I leave you to go tear my hair out as my pen either flies across the page, my fingers tap quickly across the keyboard, or I'm stare in utter despair at them both as my mind blanks out in writer's block!

I hope not.  I really hope I can finish this.  It will make me happy see if I can finish this challenge and this story. 

Friday, March 21, 2014


This is it, folks.  This is where I tell you what my theme is for the 26 days of the A to Z Challenge.  (See pretty A to Z Challenge clickie button on sidebar.  Go on and click it; you know you want to.)

DU DU DUN!  The epic reveal happens now.

I'm going to write a story.  Ha!  That was so anticlimactic it hurt.  Plus, it wasn't my theme.  MUHAHAHA!

No more teasing.  I will really tell you what my theme is now: Word(s) of the Day from

That's my theme in a nutshell.

 The story will incorporate words from the Word of the Day archives.  All the words used will begin with that day's letter.  For example, I will use A words (like apple) on April 1st and Z words (like zebra) on April 30th.  Each entry, of course, will run each letter that corresponds to each day. (minus Sundays.  We get those off for good behavior.)

I'm going to link up each word to its definition page just because I'm sick and demented like that.  So if you're just as weird you can see their epic meanings.

I hope I can complete this challenge.  I want to see if I'm able to write twenty-six chapters and complete a story at the same time.  I never can for Nano . . . so here's to me driving myself insane! Woo Hoo!

In the great words of Bill and Ted: "Party on, dudes!"

(and my prescheduling had issues!  Argh!   It was supposed to go up at 9 am, but it totally didn't do it!)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


So far my life has encompassed three things:  a gift project (which is done!  YAY ME!), A to Z (I'm on K), and editing my book (that's not happening, but I'm pretending it is . . . heh heh heh).

Other than that, it's just work, life, and my furry babies.

Then there is a certain person that shall remain nameless that I would like to bop on the head.  Frustrating is the term that comes to mind.

I finished reading Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke.  Again frustrating comes to mind when I think of this book.  It ends on a CLIFFY!  GRR ARGH!

I'm also listening to the book Backwards by Todd Mitchell.  It's a very interesting book.  I won't say anything about it except that the book name says it all.

Also, I'm reading the Ghostwalker series by Christine Feehan.  I've finished the first one, Shadow Game, and i'm almost done with the second one, Mind Game.

It's fun to go back and read books you've read a years ago.  They're almost new again.