Fingers on keyboard… Wednesday, Aug 24 2011 

I sent my draft of Shoot to Thrill to Thrill to the bestest critque partner ever (props to PG Forte) to eyeball before I cranked out the last few chapters.  Oh, indecision, thy name is Terri!!!  LOL!

In the meantime, however, I cranked out 500 words on a novella idea I’m playing with.  Forgot how much fun it is to play with something new!

Diligently working away on Shoot to Thrill Wednesday, Jul 6 2011 

Really, this time I mean what I say *G*. Maybe because it’s too freakin’ hot to do anything else but stay inside! On my way home I drove past the Officer’s Club and their thermometer said 111 degrees. Not shitting you here.

On the writing front, in rewrites last night I made it to the scene that was stalling me. It ALL has to go, but luckily it was only a few pages long and I can condense the outcome, which was what I was going for. The deets were just waaaay too much and totally detracted from the story arc. But sometimes we need to step away from the manuscript for a bit to see the forest for the trees.

Happy to say that I sat down and sketched out the last few chapters. That’s not to say they’ll actually play out that way *G*, but I’d say there’s a better than 80% chance the end is in sight. Whew! This one’s been a long time coming!!!

OOOH, look at the pretty author copies!! Wednesday, Jun 22 2011 

I SOOOO love getting author copies! Look at how pretty these turned out…they go on sale 5 July!!!

 

Just three of those things Thursday, May 26 2011 

I was reviewing what I’d written for Shoot to Thrill today and found three very disturbing things…

1. I use the words “weird” and “hinky” waaaaaay too much
2. I actually have a character whose first name is the same as the heroine’s last name. Confusing much?
3. I replaced the last name “Grant” with “Jenkins” and found, on page 8, that something had been “Jenkinsed” instead of “granted”. sigh

RuneQuest series now available for $.99 each on Kindle! Tuesday, May 10 2011 

I decided to take my old fantasy romance series to Amazon and see how it does there.  The stories are shorter (novella length) and under my Keira Ramsay name (so a bit spicier than TL Schaefer’s stuff), but if you’re of a mind, check one of them out for under a buck!

Join me at the Romantic Times Blog as I talk about men and women in uniform! Wednesday, Apr 27 2011 

http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-daily-blog/tl-schaefer-gets-inspired-man-uniform

Happy Easter,.spring gardening and a word count update! Sunday, Apr 24 2011 

Happy Easter, everyone! It was muy blucky  here today, so we went to brunch and then kind of lazed around. Part of that  was because we went into a backyard demolition frenzy yesterday, and got a  years-overgrown herb garden completely demo’d, refortified the existing dirt,  and then planted the beginnings of a new garden in addition to moving a bunch  of semi-large rocks in to border it (think too big to move by hand, but fits in  a wheelbarrow). Both kinda sore today, but it was that good kind of sore from  putting in physical labor, which neither of us gets much in our daily desk  jobs.

Colored eggs last night because  apparently we’re still ten years old at heart *G*, and I got Peeps this morning  in my Easter basket, so all is right in my world.

Also got 1500 words written today on  Shoot to Thrill, for a grand total of 4700 this week! That made me really  happy, since I haven’t had significant word count in quite a long time, so this definitely jazzed me up and got me back on track.

So how was YOUR Easter??

On not smoking, being sick, and playing with new ideas… Wednesday, Feb 18 2009 

Not a whole lot of writing going on with me right now, tho I’ve hit almost two weeks being smoke free!  So while I may not have been doing a bunch of writing, we have been doing the home improvement thing.  Our master bedroom is now finished, with the exception of some truly wonderful pictures we’re going to be picking up one pay period at a time.  Next is landscaping, when it warms up a smidge.

 

Right now, tho, I’m struggling with the crud that’s been going around the clinic, so have been home for the last day and a half, which is a total anomaly for me.  Next week is our big base inspection, so I figured if I was gonna get sick, then yesterday and today were the best possible alternatives.

 

In happy news, I HAVE been toying with an idea I’d like to work on a bit over the next few weeks.  I’d love to have a few chapters written prior to my crit partners/soul sister’s arrival in late March.  Right now I’m noodling with the concept a bit more, then I’ll attack and see what happens.  So why the “new” idea, you may ask…  Well, because I decided to start something completely new and different, and at least get the partial, if nothing else, done prior to RWA Nationals in July.  It just seems like I’ve put so much energy into trying to sell View that I’m starting to despise it a little, and that’s no way to be.  I’m going to give myself some time and space, so I can love it again, and be its strongest advocate, if that makes any sense at all.

 

Sooo, I’ve begun work on a new romantic suspense book, and will also tinker with an idea for a novella for Liquid Silver or Samhain as I go. 

 

Anyway, as you can tell, I went with the “doing 120 things” option rather than “curling up into a fetal ball”, which is always a good thing!

The Winter Woes and On Being Productive Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

We’re at the tail end of a nice little winter storm in Oklahoma right now, tho it looks like the worst of it is past, especially since we’re all heading back to work today.  Luckily we kept our electricity, so got to hang at the casa without shivering in front of the fireplace *g*.

 

So today I hunkered down and answered about a gazillion e-mails and edited two stories in Liquid Silver’s Hearts Afire series.  I’d hoped to get some of my own writing done, but I’ve found it’s damned close to impossible when the hubster is home with me…or at least when he’s not glued to a football game.  So I guess now that football season is over, I’m back to working after he heads to bed, and seeing how it goes.

Where did the words (and my time) go? Wednesday, Jan 21 2009 

Since I last checked in, I’ve written about 1,000 words, which is totally disappointing. So what in the heck have I been doing with myself?  First, the week back at work after the holidays was pure, unrequited hell *g*, in addition to being damned cold, so by the time I got home, I was not only shivering, but my brain was full.  Then hubster decided to quit smoking last Monday, so I’ve been heaping lots of love and support on him.  Looks like he got over the worst of it Friday, so now it’s my turn as soon as my current stash of cigarillos runs out.

 

I also turned in another two editing jobs, as well as crits for one of my partners.  Now I have no earthly reason not to write…hubby is through shaking and muttering *g*, and any editing jobs I have I’ll do during the week.

 

Soooo, with any kind of luck, I’ll be reporting that I’ve racked up a few new words!

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