Tuesday, April 26, 2011


The countdown has begun! Two more sleeps till the big day! The Royal Wedding!! A real life Prince is marrying his princess.

I remember waking up at the crack of dawn in 1981 to watch Princess Diana marry Prince Charles. Glued to the television, I didn't move for hours, taking in every detail. I plan to do the same on Friday! And this time, my teenage daughter will join me - if I can get her out of bed!!

Raising a cyber-glass of champagne to the eternal appeal of romance, fairy tales and real life princess stories! May they endure forever!

Here's to a Royal Happily Ever After!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Land of Revisions!

Why am I dragging my feet on making revisions? I've done it before. It never used to seem that hard. But now, as the deadline approaches to make changes to my Genesis entry before the finalists are announced, I can't seem to make myself sit down and concentrate. *sigh*

Maybe, in fairness, it's the time of year. It's spring and Easter and everything needs cleaning. The windows, the yards, the walls, light fixtures. Even the cars need a good cleaning to get rid of the winter salt and soot.

Then there's all the Easter preparations. Chocolate, Easter baskets for the kids and my nieces.

Oh, and my daughter has me searching with her for the perfect Prom dress!! Very important to a 17 year old. Doesn't matter that prom is months away. Everyone is posting their dresses on line NOW! So we are traveling all over the map to find the boutiques that carry the dress she wants!

And of course, we must watch the last 26 shows of OPRAH, now that she's retiring!

Do you hear it? It's called Procrastination! It's lurking around every corner in my house, jumping out at me when I least expect it! I must learn to fight the demon. I only have until May the 1st!

Next week will have to do!!

Friday, April 8, 2011


I went out for about an hour and missed the call, but maybe this way is even better. Because now I can play the message over and over! I'm a semi-finalist in the Genesis!!!

How exciting is that? Now to wait another month for the finalists to be announced. A month to celebrate this victory.

Can't wait to hear who else got the good news today!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Genesis Countdown

Do you hear the clock ticking? Really loud?? It's countdown to the Genesis finals!!

This is the first time I've ever entered the Genesis, the premier contest for unpublished writers hosted by the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). I must say as the date approaches, my nerves are getting the best of me. I've been revising my entry and, horror of horror, found typos! How could I have missed them? I'm praying the quality of the writing will let the judges overlook little mistakes like that.

I'm also bracing myself for disappointment. But even if I don't final, I will still get incredibly useful advice from the judges. So really, it's a win-win situation.

I am planning on going to their annual Writers' Conference in the fall and wouldn't it be lovely to go as a Finalist?!

Good luck to all who entered!!