Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Behind The Heart Pumping, Nail Biting Thrill Of Contests.

The 2008 Golden Heart finalists were announced yesterday. I played it cool, but I have to admit every time the phone rang my heart jolted with the possibility that it was RWA informing me that I was a finalist. I stayed on the computer all day working on a manuscript and checking the message boards. I’d tried to keep busy - - after all it was just a contest. Well… It was the ultimate contest - -the cream of the crop for unpublished romance writers. One I had dreamed about for years.

The sun sank lower. I parted ways from the computer for dinner then returned to my post, my ever trusting computer, trying to keep busy. Unfortunately, 10:00 PM looked back at me from the bottom of my computer screen after an exhausting and titillating day of checking Judi Fennell’s blog (Judi you did an awesome job with keeping us up to speed. Thanks). But alas I had to concede defeat. I wasn’t going to get the call.

I have to congratulate all the finalists, I checked out some of your web sites and read your excerpts, it was well deserved. Good luck on the finals and get those puppies published. I can’t wait to see them in bookstores!

As for me, I’m going to focus on the RITA award for next year because I’m determined to get my manuscript published before then.

Fingers crossed.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

To Eat or Not to Eat-- cloned animal byproducts that is.

My instincts scream “No!” But it doesn’t change what my mom heard on the news. The government is going to allow the sale of cloned animal byproducts and the kicker of it is that it’s not going to be labeled. Why? For some strange reason the government thinks we won’t buy it.

Hmm…. I wonder where they got the common sense to think that?

Perhaps it’s because it’s been proven cloned animals have half the life expectancy as their forefathers. Why on earth would we want to consume something that’s prone to genetic breakdown? Where are we going to be 10 or 20 years down the road?

For me I’ll never look at another glass of milk or burger without wondering if it’s the real deal.

Farmers who don’t clone their produce please let us know. I’ll pay extra money to squeeze out the cloners who put their food on the market.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Chilling With Sims 2

Everyone has their own way to unwind. One of my favorite ways to relax is to browse through Sims’ websites. I love looking at the many downloadable objects and clothing. To be honest I’m a bit of a clotheshorse and love to shop so this is an easy affordable fix.

Right now I’m in the midst of editing a manuscript. It can get pretty monotonous going through the pages looking for typos, excess commas and exclamation marks. To keep my sanity, all I have to do is click a button and it will take me to a website loaded with stuff for my Sims.

Of course I don’t have much time to play Sims 2, not with the busy schedule of writing, editing, spending time with my family, friends and doing everyday type of things but when I do get the chance to play, I’ll be sure my simmies will want for nothing.