Sunday, October 23, 2011

Check out the new web site!

Well, I've got most of the information from the old web site transferred over to the new one.   Check it out, and see what you think!  Let me know if you like it or not.

The link to the new site is on the upper right of this screen.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Further update

Just a quick note:  To see my new website, go to  Notice that my middle initial is missing.  The .com with my middle initial is not yet set up to connect with the new site.    Or you can click on the link to the right which will take you to my new site!  My apologies for any inconvenience!

New Web site

Hi everyone,

I'm in the process of making a new web site.  It will take me a bit to transfer all the information from the old one to the new one, so please be patient!  I think it will be a nice site.  Hope you all will like it!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Unexpected Entertainment!

Well, I didn't expect to get a 10-day vacation from writing, but that's what happened!  After three days of an increasingly sore shoulder, I woke up one morning unable to use my right arm.  A trip to the doctor brought a diagnosis of an over-stressed AC joint.  (Acromioclavicular joint if you want the medical term.)  Basically, it's where the collar bone, the shoulder bone, the neck muscles, the arm muscles, the tendons and ligaments, and the rest of the connective tissue all come together.  So when that got inflamed, it complained.

I was told that typing and crocheting were now forbidden.  I was given exercises to keep the joint moving and increase my extemely limited range-of-motion, and had a schedule of exercise, ice application, and rest.  In addition, I was supposed to go to a banquet that evening with my husband, but my arm had hurt so much I hadn't washed my hair in nearly a week . . .

Just as an experiment, try telling your 18-year-old son that he's got to wash his mom's hair and see the reaction you get!  It's quite entertaining!

I managed to exist without either writing or crocheting for 10 days, but only because I could read a lot!  So today is the first day back at editing.  I'm in the process of tearing apart chapters 1-9 of Dahveed 4.  One of my advanced readers, who specifically edits for plotting, told me that the last half of the book was very good, the second quarter was good, but the first 9 chapters were your basic trash.  Sigh.  She was right, of course.  She normally is!

So, back to the drawing board today after the unexpected break.