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Funky Foods

Today I’m premiering my new blogging format—Topical Tuesdays. Every Tuesday I’ll blog about different topic. Some suggested by readers, some thought of by me, some inspired by news articles. From the insightful to the ridiculous. The sky’s the limit. Have a suggestion? Give me a shout.

Today’s topic was suggested by Kaylee over at eHarlequin. She asks—Would you eat a tomato that isn’t red?

On first thought… Probably not.

I’m not what you would call an adventurous eater. Ask my husband. When we go out to eat, he always predicts what I’m going to order. Depending on the menu, it’s either a chicken or salmon dish. Unless they offer pork chops! I’m a bit more flexible with Italian and Chinese food, but not much. I still have my faves and I rarely stray.

I grew up in rural Indiana. I’m a meat and potatoes gal. When I was a kid, seafood meant fried fish sticks or Starkist canned tuna. I wasn’t even aware that people ate things like crab, lobster and oysters. Who knows? Maybe I’d like them if I…

Babe Alert

It's Sunday. That means I'm blogging over at Babes in Bookland. This week's topic: Reality TV. (Warning: I am not a fan.)

Pre-New Years Itch

I've got ants in my pants. Actually, it's more like a pre-New Year itch. Gearing up for 2009. For the release of Evie Ever After as well as completing two more new new books for HQN. These past two weeks my brain has been churning on a promotion plan for EEA. It's been churning on my overall presence on the web. I recently gave my website a slight overhaul. I'm currently revamping this blog to a once a week feature called "Topical Tuesdays" where I'll be blogging on a variety of subjects, many suggested by you!

Due to Bloggers' ever-changing functions, in order to upload a new template, I now need to delete every widget on this site (of which there are many) and then create them over from scratch. I just dropped by to say I won't be posting for awhile... not until I've made all these changes. Could take me the weekend. Could take me a week. Or, considering I also need to spend mucho time on my WIP, could take longer. So bear with me.

Now onto a …

Dear Diary,

I know. I know. I've been away forever. I also owe countless people replies to emails. I'm a horrible person. Well, not horrible really. Overwhelmed.

Although I have fallen behind in correspondance, I have reached various others goals. For instance... attending to and turning in line edits for Evie Ever After. And proofing a chapter excerpt for my upcoming book, Out of Eden. I also brainstormed the heck out of Out of Eden with my CP, Cyndi. I'm happy to say we worked past my block and I'm currently jamming on that quirky tale.

I also spent the last few days revamping my website. Please do check it outwhen you have a chance.

Today I took a vaca day from the library to attend NAIBA, a tradeshow for Independent Booksellers. Today I mingled with fellow published writers as well as booksellers and librarians. Today I felt like an author. It was ... fabulous.

In addition to signing several of my own books for booksellers, I picked up assorted books by fellow authors. Some for me…

Dear Diary,

I'm beginning to see a pattern here. Once a week posts. It's not just the time crunch thing, although that is a huge factor. It's a lack of inspiration. Quite honestly, my life isn't all that interesting. That's not to say I don't have a few funny and infuriating moments to share from my day job at the library, but I won't share those because, well, it could get me fired. And I like my job, I really do.

As for voicing my religious or political views--not going there. Besides, like a friend's kid once said, opinions are like buttholes. Everybody has one.

So that leaves my writing life. I'm not going to post about craft, because my process is insane. I'm not going to share snarky thoughts about the biz. Not my style. I seem to whine a lot about being overwhelmed. I hate that I do that, because I have truly never been happier than I am now. I am grateful to be overwhelmed. I don't mind working hard. I'm a work-a-holic anyway. Of course I coul…