Monthly Archives: April 2009

The bedroom door, that is. I’m blogging over at Samhain’s blog today. Author Catherine Wade and I have teamed up for our posts. Mine is about writing with the bedroom door wide open, and at three o’clock, Catherine’s post will be about writing with the bedroom door firmly shut. Drop […]

Do You Like It Open? Or Closed?

I am so pleased with how Andy’s story is coming along, I feel like I’m on the home stretch. (I shouldn’t say that. I always feel like I jinx myself when I say things are going well. You watch, next week I’ll be ranting about some major error I’ve come […]

More Reviews

I’m not sure how many people who read this aren’t also authors who understand the editing process, but if you’re not a writer and wonder what it is authors look for when they’re editing, or have read a book and thought “something’s off with that” but can’t figure out why, […]

What is editing anyway?

Editing on Andy’s story rocked today. Why is it some days things seem to click and flow so easily while other days all the gears crunch and grind? Maybe because today was a beautiful sunny day with the robins and sparrows chirping outside my open window. It reached 28 today […]

Sunny Days, in so many ways

JK Coi made my day yesterday when she sent me a link to a review over on The Romance Studio. Turned out they’d reviewed Private Property. Major squeeing and happy dancing went on in the Braemel household. Okay, actually the reviewer Shannon, who rated Private Property worthy of five hearts, […]

Five Hearts!

As many of you know, I joined the ranks on Twitter a while back. It’s been interesting watching my “following” grow. When I mentioned brownies one day, I had a half dozen people interested in recipes follow me. Poor people, they don’t realize that when I cook, I tell when […]

Friday Rambling

I must admit I’ve never been a Harlequin reader. I’ve tried a few of them in the past (yes, okay, in the 80s) and just couldn’t see the attraction. (Harlequin Historicals excepted.) But lately, I’ve come across some contemporaries that make me go “Wow.” Molly O’Keefe‘s Mitchell’s Series, CJ Carmichael‘s […]

A lovely distraction …

My freebie short story, Cherry Cottage, is up for download today over at The Samhellion. After today it’ll be here. This story absolutely kicked my behind to write. It took me a week as well as phone calls from Texas and Louisiana as my critique partners poked and prodded me […]

Cherry Cottage

Yesterday I got an email from Dani, one of my critique partners: Last night I had a dream that I was in a bookstore and they just brought out a stack of YOUR books to put on the shelves. I was so excited, and kept telling them I know her, […]

Woo woo time.

My time on Twitter has been really interesting. While I don’t “Tweet” much myself, and I try to limit when I open TweetDeck so I don’t get sucked into the Twitterverse instead of writing, I love finding links like this: a proposed Braille ebook reader. Wouldn’t that be cool? Although […]

A different type of Reader

It’s been one of those days where the simplest tasks ended up going wrong. I sent out a newsletter today and the coding that showed up so perfectly in the preview disappeared when I hit send. *sigh* I’ve given up on Yahoo, I’m signing up for a mailing list and […]

Spring Fling Contest at The Samhellion

I’m blogging over at The Samhellion blog today where I’m talking about spring and what it means to people in various parts of the world. Drop by and tell me what says “spring” to you. Gizmo Guy also pointed me to this site last night – there are some beautiful […]

Talking Spring at the Samhellion