Monday, April 29, 2013

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I'm still on hiatus, busy drafting and polishing my WIP, but I'm posting a recipe today so you'll know I'm still alive (and to prove I do cook from scratch sometimes. LOL). 

Today I'm sharing one of my most coveted recipes. My mom found this cookie recipe in our local paper many years ago. We tweaked it a little, and it became a favorite. 

I'm going to post two sets of ingredients. You can choose which one to follow, according to how big a batch you want to make.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Grammar Police Monday - Crazy For You

I'm still on blog hiatus. I'm just giving you wordsmiths a (pre-scheduled) fix of GPM to hold you over.

...That, and love is an appropriate theme for today. It may be tax day, but it's also my wedding anniversary. The hubster and I have been filing jointly for 18 years. :)


Feelings for vs Feelings about
If someone says they have feelings for you, they're basically saying they are falling in love with you.

Feelings about something or someone can vary and be either positive or negative in nature. I have a bad feeling about this.

Enamored of vs Enamored by
Do you ever find yourself unsure of the proper preposition to use?  I do.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

IWSG - Self-publishing, Pride & One Writer's Confessions

This is my Insecure Writers Support Group post for April.  

IWSG is the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. It's a monthly bloghop that offers a safe haven for writers to express their feelings and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. It's also a venue for offering support, both in the form of comments and positive posts. Writers of all kinds are welcome. 

We 'meet' the first Wednesday of every month. If you're interested in learning more, click on the link above. And don't be intimidated by the size of the group. We're not expected to visit everyone on the list. 




I make blank place-holder posts for IWSG, and this one sat empty for a long time. I kept waiting for a flash of inspiration about what to write. In light of my impending blog hiatus, I decided to address the semi-scathing article I posted last week.

In it, I took a strong stand against careless self-publishing. The post generated many cries of support from people who praised my boldness and said they felt the same way, but it no doubt ruffled some feathers. Today I’m going to try to soften the blow.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Violet Dawn Blog Blitz!

I'm helping Lynn Rush announce the release of Violet Dawn. Enjoy the post and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end. The prize is a Kindle e-reader!


In the darkest place, the Light shines brightest.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Grammar Police Monday - Big Changes

Announcements first! 

I've decided to quit writing and shut down my blog. 

I know. You weren't fooled for a moment, right? 
Everyone knows it's April 1st. :P

But seriously.  . . . No, really. Seriously. I've decided to go on a modified blog hiatus for most of this month and next month, too. I love interacting with you guys and I'll miss you bunches, but I need to finish my WIP before the kids get out of school for summer break.

Don't worry. I'll still be around, making occasional visits and firing off a few posts. Just not as much as usual. (*gulp* Was that a cheer?  0_0)



One more announcementCarol Kilgore's book,  
Solomon's Compass, releases tomorrow. 
Congratulations, Carol!


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Alright, you impatient wordsmiths. Here's your weekly dose of GPM...