Thursday, October 26, 2006

Creative and Crazy Good News

I promised myself I wouldnt get political on this blog :} Everyone has a right to their own opinion and I in no way want to push my views down anyone's proverbial throat. However-I will say that the overabundance of horrifically bad news in the media over the past few years has really been hard to stomach. Everytime you think it couldnt get any does. Everytime you think it couldnt get any more does. Where is the good news? Where did it go?

And then I started thinking. Besides world peace, end of hunger and disease and poverty, end of debt etc...what, in my opinion, would be really good news? And I came up with a few. Yes I am a little loopy.
This afternoon scientists have issued a statement suggesting they have found a way to communicate with aliens from another dimension. These aliens, having been waiting patiently for humans to get their heads out of their asses, are of course thrilled with this turn of events, and are ready and willing to share the secrets of life, the universe and everything with anyone that wants to at 11.
Science Fiction fans are getting the thrill of their life with the recent creation of several devices that used to be found only within the imaginative minds of Star Trek creators. The replicator, a device used to instantly create any type of food ,drink or physical object, is about to be mass marketed to the public for the amazingly low cost of 10 dollars per machine. And Holodecks are popping up in every mall in the midwest. May the force be with you!
Sick to death of hiding, representatives from the Sasquatch species, the Faery folk, and the great grandson of the Loch Ness monster have all come forward today-admitting their existence and apologizing for their years of antisocial behavior. They have agreed to discuss the missing years with Oprah later this week.

Ok maybe it will never happen-but I'd sure love turning on the news to hear that! LMAO

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

No Pics Yet-But I Was A Hit!

Wow. Lesson #2052 in why to follow your heart. By wearing the costume of my dreams regardless of my personal perceptions that I was perhaps a bit too...umm...robust to pull it off-I was given the shock of my life!
People were chasing after me to take pics of me in my homemade wild faerie outfit. Other faeries smiled and waved like I was part of their troop. Rennies asked me to dance with normally dressed patrons and babies whose mothers had dressed them as faeries for the if I was an actual actual member of the Faire.
And my favorite part is that I actually got hit on...ALOT! I have been showing substantial cleavage for years as a saucy wench-yet it was in my faery garb, covered in leaves and twigs and sparkles-that men were makin' with the hubba hubba! I guess they like the mystery better than the reveal LMAO. I told my hubby-of course-he always tells me when women hit on him for his amazing culinary skills :}. He was very happy that I was a hit-and then he reminded me in a way only he can why I didnt flirt back LOL.
So all in all it was a very successful journey. Now I am back to writing. Seeing a made up town full of centaurs and dark Fae and people dressed in some of the most amazing get ups you could imagine-my creative juices are flowing. It was a good day :}

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Ren Fest Faerie!

I am going to the Ren Fest this weekend-and as previously stated-I will not be the usual bawdy wench. There is nothing wrong with wenching-it has served me well and been good fun-as well as a glorious opportunity to take "the girls" out to a place they'll be appreciated.


I have ALWAYS wanted to be a faery. Dainty and ethereal, colorful and strange, old school or Gothic...I wasnt picky. Every year I said-NEXT YEAR I'll be slender enough, lose enough weight, to pull it off. Of course-chocolate being so readily available and my thighs being the paternally genetic nightmare that they year never came.

This year is all about trying new things-taking chances. This year I got the dress I made my sister wear at my wedding {the theme of which was slightly midsummer nights dream anyway} and it is lovely. I sewed leaves and vines and flowers all over the place-and got flowers and twigs for the crazy curly nest on my head...and VOILA-I am reborn into-if not a blonde and slender nymph-then at least a bountiful nature deva ala mother nature. :} I did a little dress rehearsal today when I needed a break from writing book two in my series and looking at my email for word about my ms or a job. Even I must admit it is not half bad. Though I cant make my elf ears match my real ears-and I have serious issues with that LOL

So wish me luck-for soon I am off to the Faire!

Thursday, October 05, 2006


Ok this really is inspiring and moving. I wish I knew how to put it on my site. but here's the URL

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I Am Woman

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?-Maya Angelou

Gotta love Maya. That's from her poem "Still I rise", and it is a powerful statement. We forget sometimes, as we walk about in sweatpants and no make-up, running errands, taking care of children, or husbands...or husbands who are children-that we are the embodiment of the Goddess. That its alright if we love sex as much if not more than men. That we fantasize, that we shake our groove thang. It doesnt make us sluts. It doesnt make us someone a man can't take home to his mother. I hate those stereotypes. The innocent virgin, the repressed librarian, the Magdalene whore.
Here's a truth, Mary Magdalene was labeled a whore by a pope sometime around the 1300's. Its not actually in the Bible. They talk about a prostitute-but they dont name her. Some even say Mary was a follower, a student...and in no way a loose or immoral woman.
My husband can watch porn, I read and write erotic romance. I dont think it means I have a closet fetish I should be ashamed of. Some people are Grisham fans, or read only science fiction...some people only read technical manuals or magazines. To each his own.
I revel in romance and sensuality. I love stories of people falling in love, I love the expression of that love. I love sex. Yes I said it {and I'm only blushing a little}
Woman is a powerful, erotic, compassionate, empathetic and wholly magickal being. I love being a woman. Bring on the glass cieling, the PMS, the hot flashes and that stubborn lid on my pickle jar...I enjoy being exactly what I am:Earth Mother, Goddess, Temptress...and yes...a Diva.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Super Powers

I have no superpowers to speak of...though often I have felt invisible, or been sure that if I stared long enough at the remote control I could make it come to me. :} I would love having them however.
There is a trend in the media right now-not counting the years of Batman and Superman-I mean new superheroes-that is sweeping series, reality shows, and even my genre-erotic fiction. Who knows how long it will last? If you stop by....answer this question for me-
If you could have any superpower....what would it be? What would be your battle cry? Who would you defend? Or would you use your powers for personal gain? No judgment...just curious.


Sunday, October 01, 2006

Weddings Worries and the World Wide Web

I have volunteered to get all the music together and be the deejay for a friend's wedding next Saturday. I love music, I'm fine hamming it up into a microphone, and I can point and click on music files with the best of them. Its my opinion that music can make or break the wedding reception-so hopefully I wont screw it up :}

The submission for my first full length romance-Lifting the Veil:New Beginnings...was given to EC one week and two days ago {but I'm not counting}. It is the first of a series of four stories-all fully their own but interconnected-in the paranormal/erotic romance genre. I would have to make the first story an simple boy meets girl for me {not that that story is ever simple:} No, I need Faeries-Tuatha De Danaan no less, Lycans and Vikings...oh and lets throw in some ancient gods, a few enchanted objects, a little dimensional physics, some down and dirty sex...and alot of laughter. I know I laughed while I was writing. I had no idea my characters would do some of the things they did, or have the personalities they ended up exhibiting.
Now the hard part is the waiting. I just have to move on and get my mind off of it-and I am. Now that the muse has been loosed-I had to make a new file just for the story ideas that have been roaming through my mind. And I have to finish Book #2 of the series.

Now for my nemesis-the website. I dont know html or sql or whatever the heck initials make up the magick formula that creates the sites I wander through on a daily basis. The web just air, like the weather, like taxes. But I was wrong about the tooth fairy too.
I dont know where or if or how to make a banner. I dont know how to make a blog skin {poor skinless blog} and I certainly dont know how or where to put or where to start making my website. Some Divas from RD have thrown some info my way-and I am stubborn so I know eventually I will figure it out. And I will have to. I have visions of what I want my site to be-to look like. I may have to compromise {one of my least favorite words-the other is settle}, but I will get as close as I can to what I want.

I guess thats all for now

...I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference...

-Robert Frost

That excerpt is from a poem that is my touchstone, and an appropriate beginning to the first post of my first blog. To me it means that I choose to live a different life, to take leaps and chances, to be brave and bold. It means that each day I will strive to follow my own path, to march to my own drummer...though the heavens may fall.
Writing is not an option for me, its something I've never not done. Pursuing a career as an author on the other hand, that is my choice.
This blog will no doubt change a million times, as I learn how to use my faithful computer for more than just writing and Googling. It should be an interesting adventure. I hope you join me. :}