Busy weekend 7


Note to self: do not drink a Hazelnut Coffee, and two diet Pepsi’s after 3 p.m. unless you’re willing to be wired until 5 a.m. Seriously!

I’m exhausted – thanks to all that caffeine.

I drove into Toronto yesterday for the monthly Toronto Romance Writers’ meeting – first one I’ve made since January thanks to the snow we’ve had this year. The drive wasn’t great because of the fog, rain, and subsequent spray from the other cars – and I won’t complain too much about the traffic jam that reduced the collector lanes from 4 to 1 between Yonge St. and the DVP on the way back. Mainly because I had a really great time.

A while back I commented over on Wylie Kinson’s blog about needing a TRW fix, and after not having one for so long, it was so wonderful to be surrounded by my writing friends and talking writing with people who understand the process and are so supportive. Afterwards we surprised Amy Ruttan – but I’ll leave it to her to blog about how and why. (By the way, if you were at the party, and want copies of the pictures I took, let me know or Amy know, she’s got a copy of them too. Wylie, I got a couple nice ones of you despite your attempts to avoid the camera.)

Earlier this week I finished the synopsis/query on Private Property (more than that I’m not saying, I’m too superstitious), and have begun outlining a sequel (that’s positive thinking, don’t you think? Preparing a story hoping the other one will sell?) I loved the secondary male in PP so much I really believe he deserves his own story – so even if the first doesn’t sell, I’m going to keep going. It’s SO nice to be working forward on a new manuscript. I’m excited about writing again. Strange thing is, that I normally write paranormals and these two are contemporaries. Ah, well, I am having fun with them. And hope some publisher will too.

I found this on Laurie Rauch’s blog. As one of my critique partners will tell you, I’m anal about the proper usage of its/it’s … I keep harping on her about it. And don’t even get me started on there/their/they’re … And I’ll save the “It’s not should of, people, it’s should have” rant for another day – or maybe I’ve already done one. It’s a continuing bugaboo.


You Scored an A


You got 10/10 questions correct.

It’s pretty obvious that you don’t make basic grammatical errors.

If anything, you’re annoyed when people make simple mistakes on their blogs.

As far as people with bad grammar go, you know they’re only human.

And it’s humanity and its current condition that truly disturb you sometimes.


7 thoughts on “Busy weekend

  • Christine d'Abo

    I was up half the night too, but it wasn’t because of the coffee. When I came home I found out my daughter had the flu. Poor mite was up all night…which meant I was too. I’m still recovering.

    We had so much fun though! I’m glad we were able to surprise Amy. šŸ™‚
    Thanks again for coming!

  • Wylie Kinson

    ME TOO – I was up because of coffee/diet coke combo!

    Good times after the meeting — despite your papparazi determination to include me in the pics. šŸ˜‰

  • Dani

    I’m so jealous! Too far of a drive for me here in TX. šŸ™‚

    But hubby threw me an awesome BD party this weekend. So it was probably good I stayed home.

    Happy BD Amy!

  • Amy Ruttan

    I’ve learned. The it’s and its and there, their, they’re.

    I’m getting better at the grammar. I really am.

    I was HAPPy to say the least. So I zonked out.

    Stuff is blurry. I’m doing a post right now about it. šŸ˜‰

    And thanks Dani!!!

  • Wylie Kinson

    I just did the quiz. Here’s my braggable score:
    You got 10/10 questions correct.
    It’s pretty obvious that you don’t make basic grammatical errors.
    If anything, you’re annoyed when people make simple mistakes on their blogs.
    As far as people with bad grammar go, you know they’re only human.
    And it’s humanity and its current condition that truly disturb you sometimes.

    HEE!!

  • Sue L

    >proper usage of its/it’s

    ah…hahahaha… Of course we wouldn’t know who that is now would we? šŸ˜‰

  • Leah Braemel

    Wylie, I’d hope as the group’s newsletter editor you’d know your grammar!

    Dani: Happy Birthday! Wish I could have been there for your party, but then that means I would have had to have missed Amy’s šŸ™

    Miss “I-just-outted-myself” BlueSue: I never said who it was!

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