On Texas Tangle, Curly and Christmas

Wow, it’s Friday already. I had an idea for a post today but for the life of me I can’t remember what it was, so here are just some random thoughts of what’s been going on this week.

* Texas Tangle received a lovely review yesterday from Stella over at Book Lovers Inc.  It was another one that gave me that wonderful “she got me, she really got me” moment. I especially liked her final summation:

Verdict: Texas Tangle is a special ménage story, because here, besides the amazing sex love, friendship and respect also play a crucial part. The other thing that sets Texas Tangle apart from other ménage stories is how realistically (I know it may sound unbelievable, but it is true) it portrays this situation: how two best friends, almost brothers could love and share the same woman and how a normal, even small town society can accept it.

* Troy’s story, which is still untitled, is coming along nicely. When I’m writing a first draft, and from what I’ve seen of other authors complaints over on twitter it seems to be a common phenomena, I waver between “I’m loving this story” and “this is a piece of crap. I suck at writing.”  Sometimes between paragraphs. At the moment, it’s “thank heavens I solved that issue that bugged me yesterday morning and the hero and heroine are connecting.”  By noon, who knows, maybe I’ll be back to “OMG what was I thinking?”  But I’ll keep writing. I’ve written almost 10K since Monday, not bad for four days, and should exceed that mark today. So things are progressing nicely on that front.

* For those of you who follow me on Twitter and saw me talking about Curly having pneumonia a couple weeks ago, his antibiotics have worked, he’s doing much better now and after being sick for two weeks, is finally back at work.

* I started my Christmas shopping yesterday. *quiet sob* I didn’t mean to. I was shopping for a present for Gizmo Guy’s upcoming birthday. But while I was at the mall, I saw things that the boys would like and thought “while I’m here, I may as well pick these up.” 

When the boys were little, I would shop all year long and often had all the presents bought by the end of October. Then they grew up and suddenly they were much harder to shop for because they weren’t into Lego or the little toys that would amuse them for hours…well, okay, so they still like the little gadgets/toys that amuse them for hours, but these days the gadgets/toys are things like iPod Touches and gizmos that cost hundreds of dollars a shot that are not usually in my budget. (which is ironic because this year I’M the one asking for an iPod Touch.)

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Or do you leave it to the last minute? 

3 thoughts on “On Texas Tangle, Curly and Christmas

  1. I do a little of both. Pick up things here and there, but we usually go out shortly before the big day to get all the rest. Plus, I have to shop for both Hanukkah AND Christmas. Phew!

    I'm glad to hear that Curly is feeling better.

  2. I don't Christmas shop.
    Our family doesn't exchange gifts. We just have a family dinner on Christmas Day.

  3. Hi Leah,
    With Bill having been out of work for over a year now, the gift shopping has been more challenging and, quite honestly, more fun than it has been in ages. I have a box in the closet where I put things I have found on super-clearance that are just right for one person or another. We are giving books from the used bookstore to most of the teenagers and adults. We have listened carefully to what they like and have been on the lookout for just the book that will please them, be it anime, history, humor or romance . We are including homemade bookmarks, also based on something we know they like. Our daughter is always happiest with stuffed animals, and some of those have made their way into the gift box,too!

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