Wednesday, January 25, 2006

More Hans!

OMG, I so totally LOVED this movie!

I must say...Hans Matheson is just a yummy dish. Though, I have to admit the movie hit close to home, since I have a little boy. Nearly broke me down in some parts. But it was worth it to see the parts with Hans. :-) If you haven't seen "Half Light" yet, rent it! It went straight to video last week, so you can get it for a mere $4 from your local video store.

If you still need a cattle prod to rent it, here he is...

{{sigh}} Don't mind me...I'm just sitting here, mopping up drool.
Until Next Time...

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Great movie quotes

I haphazardly stumbled upon this website and couldn't stop laughing! Thought I'd post some of the best ones here for your viewing pleasure.

Napolean Dynamite quotes:

*Trisha: "Thanks for the beautiful drawing. It's hanging in my room right now."
Napoleon: "Really? It took me like three hours to finish the shading on your upper lip. It's probably the best drawing I've ever done."

*Napoleon: "Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!... Tina, eat. Food. Eat the FOOD!"

Dodgeball quotes:

*White: "Let's not find ourselves shackled by the bonds of employer/ employee relations. Unless of course you're into that sort of thing... in which case I have some shackles in the back. Just kidding. But, no, really, I have them."

*White: "We should mate."
Kate: "What!?"
White: "Date - I said we should date sometimes - you know socially. Go out kickin'."
Kate: [Covers her mouth and chokes]
White: "Are you ok?"
Kate: "I'm fine. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit."

Garden State Quotes:

*Andrew: "Place looks good."
Mr. Largeman: "Oh, that's nice. Yeah, we've been doing a lot of work on it."
Andrew: "Really?"
Mr. Largeman: "Actually, no. I don't know why I just said that."

Zoolander Quotes:

*Derek: "Rufus, Brint, and Meekus were like brothers to me. And when I say brother, I don't mean like an actual brother but I mean it like the way black people use it which is more meaningful, I think."

:-) Until next time...

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

And the winner's are...

Finally! The three lucky winners of ultra cool Legolas goodies are:

Nancy - from Baton Rouge, who won the journal, pen and magnet

Elysebeth - from Australia, who won the T-shirt and bookmark

Mandy - from Texas, who won the pillowcase and nite-lite

Congratulations Ladies!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Writer's life = Waiting.

I'll repeat. A writer's life is all about the waiting.
We toil, we sweat, we "birth" our "babies" and then like proud mama's rush to show them off to the world. But instead of numerous e-mails, cigars and congratulatory slaps on the back, we get...nothing. (Well, maybe you have an agent who strokes your ego a bit, but other than that you get zilch in those early stages.)

The publisher, you proudly send your baby off to, says they received your precious manuscript and will getting back to you in "a few weeks." Those weeks turn to months. You begin to go stir crazy. The self doubt seeps in. You start having to battle your urge to send them check up e-mails nearly every day. After all, RWA's PRO booklet says it's okay to nag them after a month or two has passed... STOP! Don't do it. All of this is quite normal, and has no reflection on your ability. (Or your baby.)

While punctuality is a common, no, expected trait in the average workplace, it's not in the publishing industry. Well, until you've signed on the dotted line at least! :-) Then it's a whole other story! You see, while you may believe your baby is the brightest, most original, fun-loving piece of work the world has ever been gifted, it's just one of hundreds parading about the editors office. Choosing...heck, finding TIME to choose can be stressful! It's a job I, for one, wouldn't relish having.

So, what's the cure, you ask? Easy. Start making another baby. I mean, that's why you started writing anyway, right? It wasn't for the money or fame. It was because you were born a story teller. So get back to work! Put all that negative, nervous energy to work on your next project, and before you know it, you just might get "the call" when you least expect it!

Until next time...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The "IT" book for the new year is...

This anthology, from 17 of the romance industries up and coming authors, is selling like hot-cakes, and it hasn't even hit the shelves yet!!
Pre-order your copy today at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or directly from the publisher, Highland Press. The ISBN# is: 0-9746249-3-4
All proceeds go to breast cancer research.
I've already pre-ordered mine! Hope on the bandwagon, and see what all the hoopla is about!
Until next time...

Monday, January 09, 2006

Monday, Monday...

Okay, the weekend flew by and I don't even remember it!
Did I party a little too hard, you ask? I wish. {{sigh}} But no. I worked over 22 hours this weekend. And no, not straight--Leanne doesn't "own" me yet!! HEHEHE
However, I DID submit a short story proposal for Highland Press's summer anthology ONCE IN A BLUE MOON...So if things go well, she just might!

As for my writing this week...I MUST finish THE MARQUIS AND THE MISTRESS! I'm soooo close to the end, I can taste it. Unfortunately life has been mocking me by making me work, work, work!! But today, ah Monday. A day most dread, happens to be my ONE day off this week. So I'm going to spend it doing the work I enjoy...Writing!
Hope you all have a great monday!

Until next time...

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Sell out??

Okay, I told my friend's about this little quiz last night, and they asked me to post it here. I was pretty surprised to see my "sell out" price so high...I thought I'd settle for less. Guess I better not try-out for Fear Factor. The crazy crap those people do for a measly $50 grand is unbelievable!

Click the link below my score to see how much moola it would take for you to sell your soul!

On Average, You Would Sell Out For


Thursday, January 05, 2006

Okay, I guess this is what happens when you 7 tag others...

Yup bloggers, that's's my turn to do the old 7 tag bit. (Thanks Lori)

All-righty, {{stretching fingers, popping knuckles}}, I'm ready to go!

7 things to do before I die:
-Tour Europe, Greece, Australia, Jamaica and Nepal.
-Visit Johnny Depp, while in France.
-Go to a movie based on one of my books.
-Drive a golf ball further than my husband, at least once.(Yes, he's that good.)
-Get an advance check so big, my husband passes out cold.
-Hold a grandbaby. (VERY distant future)

7 things I cannot do:
-Eat calamari, no matter how fried it is.
-Drink Southern Comfort EVER again.
-Write a Contemporary Romance.
-Visit China.
-Remember birthdays of those most important to me.
-Have one more of said birthday parties at Chuck-E-Cheese without going postal.
-Stop drinking coffee.

7 autobuy authors:
-Shari Anton.
-Dawn Thompson.
-Connie Mason.
-Karen Robards.
-Deborah Hale.
-The "No Law Against Love" anthology authors! You go ladies!
-Any of my WisRWA buddies new releases!

7 movies I watch over and over again:
-Moulin Rouge, (my daughter and I sing like crazy)
-Lord of the Rings movies...yes, pretty much all of them.
-The Boondock Saints.
-So, I Married an Axe Murderer. "Nadia, let us dance like children of the night."
-King Arthur. "You been fightin? Yeah. You been winnin? Yeah. That's my boy."
-A Knight's Tale, (kid's love the beginning)

7 things I say (or write) most often:
-"Dude!" (I am from So. Cal)
-"Back the truck up."
-"That 'aint right."
-"Quit hitting your sister!"
-his/her eyes narrowed. Seriously, when I edit I actually have to LOOK for this and change it.
-said. I write it ALL the time. I mean, the characters ARE always talking to each other.
-My sig. line.

7 things I like to eat that I shouldn't:
-Homemade Bread, any and all kinds.
-Cheese, any and all kinds.
-Red Wine, any and all kinds.
-More bread.
-More Cheese.
-More Wine.
-More Wine.

Phew!! Thank goodness that's over!
Until next time...

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Enter my Contest!!!

My Legolas Prize Pack Giveaway is heading into its final days!
Swing by my site: to enter, and you could win one of three great prizes...for FREE!!!
Until Next Time...