Posts Tagged ‘susan bischoff’

I didn’t get quite as many words in last week. Life happened, but it’s okay. I still got a fairly decent word count. Mon-719, Thurs-745, Sat-1733.

I was going to cut out patterns and possibly material yesterday. However, I couldn’t find my good scissors. They weren’t in my old cross stitching stuff, which is where I thought they were. They weren’t in my jewelry making stuff. I don’t know WHERE they are. And you can’t cut material with crappy scissors. So I guess I’ll be buying new ones.

I saw a GREAT movie on Netflix, recommended by Susan Bischoff. It was Fire with Fire about two teenagers in love. That’s all I’m going to say about it. Go watch it. (Don’t get it mixed up with a more recent movie with the same name.)

What have the rest of you been doing?


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This came from Susan Bischoff

1. Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next seven lines as they are – no cheating
4. Tag 7 other authors

The is from the gnome book that still doesn’t have a name:

“No one blames you, Tara. We just hate that it happened. I wish the two of you could put it behind you.”
“Are you serious?” she asked incredulously. “He cheated on me. That’s that.”
“Okay, I understand. Thanks for considering inviting him, though. You know he’s always a lot of fun.”
“Yeah, a real blast,” muttered Tara after they hung up.
It was dusk when she heard a truck pulling up to the house. She looked outside and realized

Okay, what 7 authors shall I tag?
1. Nadja Notariani
2. J. R. Pearse Nelson
3. Michelle DePaepe
4. L. S. Engler
5. Darlene Steelman
6. Juli Hoffman
7. Alex Laybourne

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The two topics in the title kind of go together because Birthdaypalooza was a big help for ROW80.

I spent many hours with two fabulous authors on Friday and Saturday. Susan and Kait take their writing very seriously and are very professional in their approach. Not to mention they are two of the most fun people to hang out with. We stayed up until 2 Friday night and we didn’t even realize it was that late. That’s how much fun we had just talking. And almost all our conversations revolved around writing, even the zombie/hot Irish guys stuff. (See Kait’s post.) I think all three of us got new ideas and got fired up again about writing. I can’t tell you how much I LEARNED from this trip. And I’m thinking that just maybe Kait and Susan have converted me to a plotter. I’ve been a pantser all along, but I realized that if I wrote an outline, it didn’t have to be written in blood. I can still change stuff! I can CHANGE STUFF. Anyway, this was a fun and inspiring weekend. I already miss Susan and Kait. 😦

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Today is a very exciting day. Why? Because Susan Bischoff is coming to my house, and then she and I are going to Birmingham to meet Kait Nolan. We’re staying there one night, and we’re going to have a great little writers retreat. We always have so much fun when we get together.

Have any of the rest of you gotten to meet your author friends? Tell me about it!

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A little writing progress. I sat down last night and added some things to my story so the ending would make more sense. I explained something that was just mentioned in passing about one of the characters. I added the simple stuff right into my manuscript, but the more complicated stuff I wrote in a separate word document. I’m not sure exactly where I want to place in in the manuscript, so it was easier to do it this way until I figure it out. I also need to expand on the final “witch fight” scene. I rushed it a little just to get it done, but I know it needs more. Anya agrees. 🙂

I’m still trying to decide if I want to buy Scrivener. I guess I should download the free trial and see.

I’m really looking forward to this weekend with Susan Bischoff and Kait Nolan. Much fun will be had.

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Yes, yes, this is a very eclectic mix of topics.

I got up this morning and walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes! Seriously, I did. If you knew how much I love my sleep, you would have surprised face right now. I hope I’ll be able to make myself do this every morning, and also do some other kind of exercise in the evenings. We’ll see.

Also, Susan Bischoff is running a contest on her website. Click HERE for details.


And, last, but in no possible way least, I’m going to Disney World on Sunday! I’m as excited as a little kid. I haven’t been there in years, and they’ve added so much stuff. There wasn’t an Animal Kingdom when I was there last. And I love rides, especially the roller coaster ones! The couple I’m going with (and their eight year old son) are afraid of roller coasters, so I’ll be riding a few of those by myself. My friend won’t ride anything scary, but her husband said he MIGHT ride a few of the scarier rides with me. I want to ride that cool coaster that has the Yeti that tries to get you! Okay, yes, I’m babbling. I TOLD you I was like a little kid.

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Susan Bischoff wrote a very inspiring blog post today about a control journal. This concept is on this website FlyLady. Susan really made me think about what a slacker I’ve been in my eating habits, exercise, and house cleaning. And it has to stop. So I really have to thank Susan for her post. But I really don’t think I should thank her for causing me to spend $71 on the FlyLady website! LOL I went to the site after reading Susan’s blog and found some cool cleaning tools that I just had to have! I got the Rubba Package, plus a feather duster and a set of microfiber cleaning clothes. I had to check out in a hurry before I bought anything else!

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Okay, I’ve been really, really lazy since I finished Round Three early. I should have been writing down notes for my next Libby Fox novella. I should have been proofing Starfane for the print version. I should have been…. You get the picture. I’ve been LAZY! But this weekend has inspired me to get to work.

I spent Saturday with some wonderful people. I arrived at the home of Susan Bischoff in time to eat some wonderful taco soup with her and Kait Nolan. We had tons of fun, talking a little shop, laughing at Twilight spoofs on YouTube, and just enjoying each other’s company. Later in the afternoon, Andrew Mocete and his lovely wife arrived. We all went out to dinner and had a really good time. The only bad thing about the restaurant is that it was too loud to talk to everyone at the table, since the football game was on and there were a lot of fans there. We got to watch Tennessee lose to Florida. 😦 My biggest regret was that I had other obligations on Sunday and couldn’t join everyone then. But I felt really lucky to be able to at least spend my Saturday with such awesome people. It has definitely kicked my butt a little and made me want to get back to writing!

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I waited so long for this book. And now that I’ve read it, I’ve had a really hard time trying to figure out what to say in a review. When I first started reading it, I thought “Hmm, this is going to be as good as Hush Money”. Then I kept reading. As good as Hush Money was, Heroes ‘Til Curfew was so much better. Susan made me feel like I was right there with the characters, through all the action, the emotional scenes, and the suspense. This book was absolutely fantastic! I’m honestly having trouble expressing just how much I loved it without gushing. Gushing isn’t cool, is it? LOL. Anyway, if you haven’t gotten this book yet, you’re doing yourself a great disservice. Why would you deprive yourself of one of the best books of the year? Buy it! I promise, you will NOT be disappointed. This book totally rocks!

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I’ve waited so long for this!

FINALLY, a release date for Heroes ‘Til Curfew

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