Surprise Getaway

I’m registered for a course tomorrow on the Canadian Publishing industry. It’s being taught by a former president of Penguin Books Canada at a somewhat distant university. However, naturally enough for living in Canada, the forecast is for freezing rain

Now THAT’s snow …

Update on the Mid Winter Kick in the Pants Challenge: My weekly goal was 4,000 words, and I hit over 6,000 words. Woohoo. I’m going to see if I can increase it this week even though I know I’m definitely

Blog Birthday

Exactly one year ago today, I posted my first blog. Exactly one year ago this month, I joined the RWA after attending the Toronto Romance Writers Romance 101 course taught by Margaret Moore earlier in the month. And realized I’d

Rrrrroar!

Amy Ruttan very kindly roared at me today. And I loved it! (I really needed it, this week’s been tough – however I more than exceeded my goals for Christine d’Abo‘s Mid-Winter Kick in the Pants challenge. I set my

Ways to Distract you

Yesterday I wrote 1300 words on my story, and so far today I’ve written 1400. So I am on my way to this week’s goal of 4000. (I won’t think about how Gizmo Guy managed to write 5,000 words on

What a waste

A few years ago, I got up the nerve to post some of my writing online and had a faithful reader comment that she saw the hero I’d written being played by Heath Ledger. At the time I’d never seen

A Knight’s Horse

I’ve not posted much because there’s not been much going on. But during a conversation with my sister this afternoon, she pointed me to this video over on YouTube. BigSis used to ride dressage and do jumping and is love

Bitten and Smitten by Birds

(Apologies to Michelle Rowen for perverting her title.) Anyway, here’s my latest feathered visitor. This big fella settled in our backyard this afternoon, scaring off all the small birds he was hoping to feast on. If anyone knows exactly what

The Candy Battle

I’m in a real funk today. Somehow – I don’t know how – Sue knew and sent me a link to cheer me up. Now Sue and I are huge Tolkien fans but these boys take the cake – literally

It’s all in your head

Here’s an interesting little video someone’s done – if you like the Count from Sesame Street, be warned, you may not see him quite the same after this. See, you KNOW what the count is REALLY saying, but your brain