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Wednesday, August 31, 2005



I'm in the big city, folks.

Well, if 25k people constitute the big city (and for my purposes of whining, it does). So here I am. Stranded in a city I don't know well and given carte blanche by DH to shop (not what you think. We're doing renovations and need everything). He's generously given me the use of the car... which would be fine if I had any clue how to drive in traffic, or lanes, deal with stop lights and ped crossings...

Did I mention I live in a small town? We have peak minute traffic. Road rage is being made to wait at an intersection while 5 cars pass. Mostly we drive down the middle of the road unless there's a car coming in the opposite direction, then we politely move over and share the road.

Anyhoo, Whitehorse. Big scary city. Apparently there's lot's to see and do, Sadly I'm so fixated on not hitting anyone or anything I never take my eyes off the road long enough to look around. But today I'm determined to settle down and RELAX whilst driving.

Sorry, not much of a blog... more of a stress reliever for me than entertaining for you. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have something fun to talk about. Like how I got my revenge by maxing out the credit card.

Have fun,


Saturday, August 27, 2005


A Little Travelling Music

Just so you know.

I am back in the land of the living. Dearest Husband of mine has decided to take me on a road trip to Whitehorse. Not exactly thrilled about the weather or the road conditions but such is life. We should be back around Thursday/Friday.

See you then,


Friday, August 26, 2005


I Will Survive

Rough week. I think I've even used this title before, but tough beans. Once I'm fed (and holding down solid food), I may just come back and thrill you with the details of my week of vomiting.


Monday, August 22, 2005


Rule Britannia!

Te Hee, found it at the British Film Institute of all places.

Sadly I couldn't find just the list, so feel free to paste from mine. Same rules apply as before; bold the ones you've seen.

British Top 100 List

1. The Third Man (1949)

2. Brief Encounter (1945) Beautiful, poignant..sigh

3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Liked

4. The 39 Steps (1935) One of my favourite suspense/thriller movies.

5. Great Expectations (1946) liked

6. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Bloody wonderful (hey it's the British list, bloody fits)

7. Kes (1969)

8. Don't Look Now (1973)

9. The Red Shoes (1948) Liked

10. Trainspotting (1996)

11. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Really liked

12. If... (1968)

13. The Ladykillers (1955) Truly excellent

14. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

15. Brighton Rock (1947)

16. Get Carter (1971) Liked

17. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) Brilliant!!!!

18. Henry V (1944) rah rah dem band of buggered. Shoot is that the rigth play? meh, Don't feel like looking it up. Laurence Olivier was per darn good though.

19. Chariots of Fire (1981) Frightfully British movie about competition, or running, or college. never was sure.

20. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

21. The Long Good Friday (1980)

22. The Servant (1963)

23. Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994) Crappy movie. Crappy crappy crappy.

24. Whisky Galore! (1949)

25. The Full Monty (1997) Charming

26. The Crying Game (1992) I think I was the only person on the planet who didn't know the twist by the time I got to watch it.

27. Doctor Zhivago (1965) Still long and tedious. Not even the yummylicious factor of Omar can make up for it.

28. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) My bible. Want me to quote passage and verse?

29. Withnail and I (1987)

30. Gregory's Girl (1980)

31. Zulu (1964) I loved this movie.

32. Room at the Top (1958) Meh

33. Alfie (1966) Michael Caine IS Alfie.

34. Gandhi (1982) This movie made me want to shower... and eat.

35. The Lady Vanishes (1938) Is there anything better than Hitchcock?

36. The Italian Job (1969) Benny Hill.. do I need to say more the differences between this one and the other?

37. Local Hero (1983) Somehow the scenery was the star of this movie (and Mark Knopfler's music... haunting)

38. The Commitments (1991) Must see movie! A wonderful change from the usual 'we're Irish and poor' depressing crap.

39. A Fish Called Wanda (1988) Brilliant. Every single cast member was perfect.

40. Secrets & Lies (1995)

41. Dr. No (1962) Bond. James Bond. Yum... even after all these years I still love Bond.

42. The Madness of King George (1994) Liked

43. A Man For All Seasons (1966) Liked

44. Black Narcissus (1947)

45. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) Good.

46. Oliver Twist (1948) Grim

47. I'm All Right Jack (1959)

48. Performance (1970)

49. Shakespeare in Love (1998) Meh

50. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) Meh

51. Tom Jones (1963) Don't understand why this is here.

52. 'This Sporting Life' (1963)

53. 'My Left Foot' (1989) Indifferent

54. 'Brazil' (1985) Bad

55. 'The English Patient (1996) Book was so much better.

56. 'A Taste of Honey' (1961)

57. 'The Go-Between' (1970)

58. 'The Man in the White Suit' (1951) The amount of pictures on this list containing Alec Guiness is staggering.

59. 'The Ipcress File' (1965) Deighton. Need I say more?

60. 'Blow-Up' (1966)

61. 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner' (1962)

62. 'Sense and Sensibility' (1995) Liked

63. 'Passport to Pimlico' (1949)

64. 'The Remains of the Day (1993) Dull. So very dull.

65. 'Sunday, Bloody Sunday' (1971) Liked

66. 'The Railway Children' (1970) Great kids movie

67. 'Mona Lisa (1986)

68. 'The Dam Busters' (1955) One of my all time fav war movies... go figure. Perhaps it was the chronicling of failure that appealed.

69. 'Hamlet" (1948) Yeah yeah, Larry again

70. 'Goldfinger' (1964) Liked

71. 'Elizabeth' (1998) Very nicely done... but Glenda Jackson will forever be Bess to me.

72. 'Goodbye, Mr. Chips' (1939) Liked

73. 'A Room with a View' (1985) Liked

74. 'The Day of the Jackal' (1973) Good

75. 'The Cruel Sea' (1952) Excellent

76. 'Billy Liar' (1963) Meh

77. 'Oliver!' (1968) Musical Version.. yay! Still grim.

78. 'Peeping Tom' (1960)

79. 'Far From the Madding Crowd' (1967) Loved

80. 'The Draughtsman's Contract' (1982)

81. 'A Clockwork Orange' (1971) Nope, not this time around either.

82. 'Distant Voices Still Lives' (1988)

83. 'Darling' (1965)

84. 'Educating Rita' (1983) Good

85. 'Brassed Off' (1996)

86. 'Genevieve' (1953)

87. 'Women In Love' (1969) Liked

88. 'A Hard Day's Night' (1964) OMG. I'm at a loss. this is a big WTF???

89. 'Fires Were Started' (1943)

90. 'Hope and Glory' (1987)

91. 'My Name Is Joe' (1998)

92. 'In Which We Serve' (1942) Really liked... ( I think I prefer British war movies.. or maybe it's just that I've seen more)

93. 'Caravaggio' (1986)

94. 'The Belles of St. Trinian's' (1954) Fun romp

95. 'Life Is Sweet' (1990)

96. 'The Wicker Man' (1973) My first on screen boobies (I was quite young)

97. 'Nil by Mouth' (1997)

98. 'Small Faces' (1995)

99. 'Carry On Up The Khyber' (1968) Not my fav carry on movie, but still fun.

100. 'The Killing Fields' (1984) meh

Have fun...


Sunday, August 21, 2005


Science Fiction/Double Feature

Okay, this is a blog cheat but it's the weekend and I just don't feel like using my brain. Idea courtesy of Shannon... here's the rules. Paste this list from AFI into your blog and bold all the ones you've seen.

Edit: With apologies to Shannon. I originally cited PBW as the source of this idea. My bad.

The Complete List:

1. CITIZEN KANE (1941) Yawn, so don't understand it's 'brilliance'.

2. CASABLANCA (1942) Meh

3. THE GODFATHER (1972) Great movie, better book.

4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) Butt numbingly long

5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) Liked

6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) Loved. This one was movie magic to me. I remember my awe when they transitioned from B&W to colour.

7. THE GRADUATE (1967) Liked


9. SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993) Liked

10. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952) Liked. I'm a sucker for a musical.

11. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) Liked. Also a sucker for schmaltz


13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957) Liked... and war movies.

14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) Wunnerful

15. STAR WARS (1977) All my imaginative fantasies come true. Awesome!

16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) Liked

17. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951) Liked.

18. PSYCHO (1960) Okay. Not as good as most Hitchcock's, although this one seems to get all the press.

19. CHINATOWN (1974) Liked

20. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975) Loved/hated... such a disturbing movie


22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) Soooo didn't get it.

23. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) My love for Bogey remains.

24. RAGING BULL (1980)


26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)

27. BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) Liked

28. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) Meh



31. ANNIE HALL (1977) Meh

32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) Well if you saw the first, you kinda had to see this one. Book was still better.

33. HIGH NOON (1952) A good western is pretty hard to beat

34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) Powerful

35. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) Yes it did

36. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969) Meh another depressing social statement movie of the era



39. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965) Long and rather tedious.

40. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) Fabulous

41. WEST SIDE STORY (1961) It's a musical. Of course I loved it.

42. REAR WINDOW (1954) Excellent

43. KING KONG (1933) Meh



46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971) Didn't get it.. again.

47. TAXI DRIVER (1976)

48. JAWS (1975) Movie good. Book excellent.. the shark scenes were some of the most psychologically chilling passages I've ever read.


50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) Way Cute (sadly crappy ending)


52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) Liked

53. AMADEUS (1984) Liked


55. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) Want me to sing it for you?

56. M*A*S*H (1970) Fun

57. THE THIRD MAN (1949)

58. FANTASIA (1940) Visually/audibly satisfying


60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) Such a fun romp

61. VERTIGO (1958) Liked

62. TOOTSIE (1982) Loved

63. STAGECOACH (1939)


65. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Skeery

66. NETWORK (1976) meh


68. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) Liked

69. SHANE (1953) Liked


71. FORREST GUMP (1994) Liked

72. BEN-HUR (1959) Liked

73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939) Book was better.

74. THE GOLD RUSH (1925)

75. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990) Liked

76. CITY LIGHTS (1931)


78. ROCKY (1976) Liked

79. THE DEER HUNTER (1978)

80. THE WILD BUNCH (1969) Really Liked

81. MODERN TIMES (1936)

82. GIANT (1956) meh

83. PLATOON (1986) okay

84. FARGO (1996) This just gets better everytime I see it.

85. DUCK SOUP (1933) Classic

86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935) Charles Laughton was perfection

87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931) Liked

88. EASY RIDER (1969)

89. PATTON (1970) Meh

90. THE JAZZ SINGER (1927) okay

91. MY FAIR LADY (1964) Do I have to even say it?

92. A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)

93. THE APARTMENT (1960)

94. GOODFELLAS (1990) Liked

95. PULP FICTION (1994) Loved. Didn't get a lot of it but there was that one scene that forever propelled it into the realm of Fabu.

96. THE SEARCHERS (1956)

97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938) So much fun

98. UNFORGIVEN (1992) This is here why?


100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942) Well, it's Cagney

And in conclusion, I'd like to thank the Academy for giving me so many hours of entertainment.


Friday, August 19, 2005


Time After Time

I mentioned that gadget man was staying with us. Gadget man has the maturity level of a 12 yr old (although I think I'm insulting quite a few 12 yr olds there), sadly, gadget man has infected my husband with that same bachelor-like posessive compulsion for the gadgetry. (remember ladies, when we first dated men with their own places? It was either their car or their stereo system. And for some unfortunate few the object of their budding desire owned both.)

Scene: Our living room, 7pm this evening.

Dear Husband: Let's watch a movie.
Moi: Okay, I'll go find one. (off I trot on my mission)
Gadget man: I've got one we can watch.
Me, knowing the regretable taste of gadget man, hunts faster downstairs for the damn movie.
Dear Husband: X, It's okay we've got it.
I come back upstairs and there the two of them are, in front of the flat screen TV whilst DH introduces GM to aaaaaaaall the shiny features... and then they move over to the speaker system to tweak and adjust, but, The. Hottest. Thing. is our computer/dvd player hooked into the TV. This is an uber-nerd's wet dream. and didn't they ooh and aah.

Actual start of movie 8:13

Actual Movie: Booty Call



Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Scorpio Rising

This was too delicious to resist. Thanks Ann.

My Alcohoroscope
Your Scorpio Drinking Style

If anyone tells you you've had enough, you'll smirk and keep tippling until you're hog whimpering drunk, out of 100-proof spite.
You like to drink, and screw anyone who has a problem with that.
You see the sauce as something to savor in itself... and not as a personality-altering tool.

If you're depressed, you get self-loathing and seek total obliteration.
But generally, you're a fascinating drinking pal, brilliant conversationalist and dizzying flirt.
You also remember everything -- especially what everyone did when they were blitzed.
Only people you *like* should drink with you!
Your Signature Cocktails
Just as you can look someone in the eye and smile while secretly plotting their demise, so does the brandy-laced Scorpian Stinger's sweet taste hide a potent amount of alcohol. But you abhor tropical drinks, and you will turn up your nose if you're served a scorpian. You rule watermelon, so break a pitcher of watermelon margaritas will seduce you -- though red wine will do the trick just as well.

What's Your Alcohoroscope?


Friends In Low Places

I have a friend staying with us at the moment. He's been through a rough time this year, hospitalized down south since last November. We thought we might lose him on more than one occassion, but now he's back and same as ever and he's going to stay with us until he gets settled in his new place.

This friend of mine (lets call him Russ) is a gadget/shit freak. I'm sure the folks at the 'Home Shopping Network are on first name basis with him. As would be any late night infomercial switchboard (weird ass tangent-- do they still use switchboards?). Anyhoo, my friend. Some of the more interesting things he's enthused about over the years. His inflatable dinghy. An uproarously funny item especially when it began to deflate in the middle of the bay and he was paddling like mad to get to shore whilst the dinghy sandwiched him like so much bologna. Then there was the portable fan: that was mounted on some contraption around his neck, the tennis raquet fly zapper: that he actually played tennis with, A Hollandaise sauce stirrer, a BSR machine (not sure of this one but apparently it controlled all his appliances). An electrified beer can: a high tech variation on a dribble glass. Some poor (but theiving) unsuspecting schmo picks it up and receives a small zap. And no self respecting must-have-shit man would be without those speaker dancing freaky dolls.

A gadget man. And Russ has been stuck in hospital for a very long time... a lot of time to hunt for the ultimate gadget. And he found it. Last night with great pride and glee he presented us with 'The Fart Machine' (complete with boom box capabilities), and proceded to demonstrate it for several minutes. Giggling (yes giggling) like an eight year old as he filled the room with sounds of flatulance. His ultimate plan is to booby trap the turkey at Thanksgiving (but not mine I'm sure).

Men... do they ever grow up?


Monday, August 15, 2005


Temptation Waits

I've found it doesn't wait so much as taunt you--especially when the muse has fled. That the actual time spent at the computer does not equate with productivity. I am of course talking about that evil whore, Procrastination Temptation. So here are some things she distracts me with.

Fun stuff:

Blogs--latest obsession and really quite wonderful time wasters.
Yahoo Games--Most evil place on the planet. Specifically jewel quest, text twist, book worm, word mojo
Civilization--Computer game. There's something very satisfying about creating an entire nation and blowing up the opposition.
eharlequin.com--excellent timewaster, I mean research.
online crossword puzzles

Not so fun stuff but equally time wasting.

Cleaning out the inbox of my email
Likewise... sorting all the stray documents laying on my desktop into nice neat files.
making lists of all the things you have to do (not do them mind, but make a note)

Last resort (but still procrastinating)

Getting up from desk and actually doing the housework instead.

This last one is when you finally admit you've hit rock bottom.


Thursday, August 11, 2005


Little Sister

Don't you--ever feel like you're a step behind.

For the longest time I felt that way about my writing, (probably still feel that, but I'm getting better), I started my writing career late in life. Not that I started writing late, I used to write a lot. When I was a teenager I'd write episodes for 'Arthur of the Britons', I'd write flakey stories theorising 'Cheese Mining Emporiums on the Moon' (You go take a look at all those shadowed holes up there and convince me otherwise)... but somewhere between work and dating I left writing behind. Over the years I found other creative outlets, drawing, acting, singing, but now I've settled back into writing. And I love it--god how I love it. I'm not quite there yet, but I'm close. I can feel it.

When I decided to pursue this career seriously, (not just for my own amusement) I went out and read everything I could find on plot structure, character building, GMC, Beginnings, saggy middles.. you name it I read about it. And that's when it began, the 'oh I'm so behind everyone else'. I would listen avidly to my newly acquired writing compadres as they discussed IC and EC and generally soaked it all up. Oddly enough punctuating dialogue was--probably still is--my biggest weakness, (let me tell ya, after twenty years of writing memos and business correspondence I think I can be forgiven for forgetting that little bit of grade seven info) but I think I've even conquered that. I'm currently finishing up my 3rd book, (the first one doesn't count, it was fanfic), so in many ways I'm far ahead of many who step down the road to publication.

Still... the vast majority of my writing partners are now published.

Prior to RWA conference I felt very much as though I was out of step, behind, trying to catch up. But something happened to me at conference. It probably wasn't the first time, but it was the first time I took notice. People were asking my advice. Seeking my counsel... suddenly I was the Big Sister to a few. It made me reassess where I'm at with regards to my writing... and I'm at a pretty good place.

but far too many people are being published before me, dammit dammit dammit!


Wednesday, August 10, 2005


I Wish You Joy

A very talented friend of mine just got her blog up and running. lo and behold off I go to visit and find out one of her books has just been released by Loose-Id.

Blogger fans, I present to you Lyn Cash

Go check her out she's a scream. Off to add her to my sidebar



How Do You Do It?

I wish I knew...

A weird thing has been happening lately. People have been coming to me asking advice about blogging. The miniscule amount I know is, apparently, larger than they know, otherwise they'd run screaming. No, People have been asking about how to get traffic on their blogs or get started or get noticed... honestly I have no idea.

People started showing up (thankyouthankyouthankyou). But I didn't set out to create a blog and get noticed-- well maybe, in the back of mind, I was thinking about my career in writing and thinking I'd better DO something. Blogging seemed easiest and I'm all about the easy. Seriously, html makes me want to curl up and die. but I digress.

I knew I needed an online presence to promote my writing career, except, I don't have anything published yet. So what on earth would I put on a web page always supposing I could create one? okie dokie.. web page out for now... ooh I know, lots of my friends have blogs, I'll go check them out.

And I entered the wonderful world of socialising via blogs.

I've had this experience once before and that was when I became a member of eharlequin.com... the sheer joy of bopping from thread to thread checking out who was up to what antic today. did it amuse me? could I participate in the fun? suddenly blogging brought back that rush for me. And all my friends had links to more and more blogs. These blogs were not sanitised to offend the least amount of people. Here were individual personalities leaping from the screen. Funny, irreverent, thoughtful, provoking. Utterly wonderful.

I blogged, I bopped, I wrote naughty limericks again, and had a grand time. After about three weeks I created my own blog. I didn't tell anyone but kept visiting my new list of must-go-to-blogs. Eventually friends noticed my blue linky name and followed me back. Luckily I'd been rambling for about a week in the cyber abyss, so there was something for them to read. Others came as well. And then... that awesomely thrilling moment... someone. posted. a comment. (Let me take a moment here)

sigh, thank you.

That's when I finally got the word out to friends (only after confirmation I wasn't the biggest uberloser on the face of the planet). I don't get huge traffic on my blog. I don't aspire to be the #1 Romance writer blog in blog world. For now I'm having fun being me... I haven't had that unshackled ability in cyberspace for a long time.

So Rock on the blogs... and hey, (friends o mine) when you create one, let me know... I'd love to visit you. And I WILL visit you. Promise.



How Do You Do It?

I wish I knew...

and just to emphasise how little I know, I somehow managed to post this twice...


Tuesday, August 09, 2005


To My Surprise

This one's for Shannon because there had been no industry news regarding RWA Conference.

On Saturday morning of the conference I attended an Ellora's Cave orientation for writers hopeful of submitting to the publisher. What an eye opener that was. This orientation should have been given at a luncheon to dispell many many misconceptions that I'm sure others (like me) held.

Ellora's Cave DOES NOT accept erotica submissions. Now I'm still fuzzy on the distinctions between erotic romance vs romantica but that was one of those naive eye popping moments for me.

Ellora's Cave will not accept any story containing under 18 sex, even in historicals where it is culturally/socially accurate. The reasons for this one staggered me, but has to do with constantly defending content and accusations of pedophelia. I ask you, does any other house publishing historicals come under this scrutiny from moral watchdogs?

Editors Raelene (EC) and Heather (CP) answered many questions from the attendees and the orientation lasted a little over an hour. It was by far the most informative session I attended at conference (and it wasn't even officially listed). It was wonderful to sit in and get a snapshot of a publisher that, in my opinion, will continue to grow and do big things in the industry. After listening to how the publishing house worked, the contracts and areas of negotiation, I hope I'm lucky enough to get 'on board' with this crew.


Thursday, August 04, 2005


To All the Girls I've loved Before

Did I mention Reno was a blast?

I'm going to save my dissatifaction with certain things for another blog. (besides I've already posted over at Kate's and Smart Bitches, if you care to wade through about 80+ comments).

This blog is dedicated to all my wonderful friends I met. I'm going to try and do this in chronological order (so hopefully I won't forget anyone).

Lyn Cash- The Grande Dame of CP's and member of The Awesome Belfry Collective. Writer for Loose-Id

Theresa- Fabu writer, friend, and all round nice person. My admiration for her endless accomplishments... are really rather nauseating.

Lex- aka Alexandra Fleming, CP and member of The Belfry Collective. Part of our Aussie contingent. Wunnerful sci-fi fantasy stories. Newly pubbed by Changeling Press.

Amy- aka Amelia Elias, CP and member of The Belfry Collective. The quiet one. (okay that lie was a whopper) Writer for Aphrodite Unlaced

Kate- A Brit doll who's younger, slimmer and prettier than me (bitch!), she's also very funny.

Esther- A lovely, elegant, quiet woman whom I have no idea ended up in the madness of us but it was great meeting, and talking to her.

Julie- Julie, Julie, Julie... she always makes me smile. Oh yeah, she writes for Temptation too.

Dee- Ma honey... the bestest, most neurotic, SUPPORTIVE CP a girl could have. And host for eharlequin.

Rae- Heather Rae... No words can describe Rae-- and don't believe her pictures. she's a thousand times prettier/sweeter than any picture I've seen of her.

Dream- Too pretty and petite for words, and a host for eharlequin.

Ann- CP and member of The Belfry Collective. Soul sister and writer for Ellora's Cave.

Wendy- ex belfrite, ex RDI author, ex wife. Wendy, committment issues? Seriously, she's a scream. And a fabulous writer

Tina- What would we have done without Tina? Starved I'm sure. Thanks are so inadequate.

Jayne- eharlequin community manager. Defines elegance.

Bron- That's Bronwyn Jameson. Wonderful Desire author. Aussie chat pal, and gives out the most envy inducing gifts (thanks Bron)

Arianna Hart- She's tall, she's blonde, she's beautiful... we mostly hate her.

Kris Starr- CP and member of The Belfry Collective... see comments for Ari.

Cat B- Long time IM pal. Founder of Romance Junkies. A delight to finally meet her.

Judy- Another Aussie. Trés good friend of a friend whom we adopted so she could take back dreadful stories about us.

Christyne- Long time ehq-er.

Josh- Mr Bat.

Wayne- Another ehq-er. Wonderful meet-by-chance thingy standing in a line.

Gads, I hope I remembered everyone. Next I'll try and recap why this conference worked for me on so many levels.


edit: with everyone's links, I hope.

Monday, August 01, 2005



Can we say squidgy?

I'm so giddy I want to slap myself.

My conference experience was awesome. Apart from meeting most of my CPs face to face, I did my first editor pitches. I was awful. Nervous, scattered, speaking at lightning speed--but! I still got two requests out of it (yes I know it was probably self preservation on the part of the editors, still...) Dancing on the ceiling.

When I settle back down into coherency I'll give some more details on my conference experience. Until then happy campers... Celebrate all night, come on!

(Imagine how annoyingly cheerful I'll be when I sell)


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