Thursday, July 29, 2010

PC World Calls New Kindle "Most Enticing Yet"

If you've been thinking of buying a Kindle, the new models may be what you want. Affordable, more lightweight, smaller footprint. Check out this article.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Business Travel Plans

I won't be attending the Romance Writers of America annual conference this week because I'm attending the World SF Convention in Melbourne, Australia in a couple months. Trying to do both this summer was too much of a financial and personal hassle. So I hope all my peers at RWA have a splendid time in Orlando (wear sunscreen and stay hydrated!) and I'm looking forward to seeing some of my SF friends Down Under in September.

KoalaImage by ausemade via Flickr

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Blogging from the Beach

I've been away from my desk for nearly a week, down at Sand Key at Clearwater, Florida. My husband's at a conference and I'm at work, fixing Castaway Dreams. Sometimes getting away from my regular routine helps me focus in a new way, finding errors, thinking a touch differently.

And being at the beach is always a great way to recharge my batteries. Incidentally, the Gulf beaches on Florida's southwest coast are lovely and undamaged. Come on down, the water's fine!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Journal EntryImage by Zoohouse via Flickr

I'm celebrating finishing the first draft of Castaway Dreams by buying [another] fountain pen. It's on sale! It's a business expense! I'm going to fill it with red ink and use it for editing!

I'm not addicted, I can stop buying fountain pens whenever I want.


Monday, July 05, 2010

Helen Island, Helen Reef, Palau. Original desc...Image via Wikipedia

Castaway Dreams First Draft Completed!

It weighed in at 127K, which officially makes it my longest manuscript to date. Now the real work begins, but I'm excited. It's a book! And I know how it ends![g]