Monday, December 31, 2007

Good-bye 2007. Hello 2008!

Wow! Is it really New Year's Eve again? Is it just me, or did 2007 fly by? I can't believe that we are on the cusp of another new year.

2007 was filled with so much fun, excitement, and pure joy for me. I released my first book and the released my second. I won my very first NaNoWriMo. I met so many new people, one in particular who has become a new best friend. Love ya, Mis! I've made lots of new business contacts, and many of those are now considered friends. And even my monthly newsletter subscribers have grown substantially with each passing month.

I had so much fun this year and I'm a little sad to see it go. But, things can only get better from here! I have so many big plans for 2008.

In 2008, I am planning to release my next book (A Birth at Dawn), write and release the third book in this series, begin writing a completely different series and drop at least another 30lbs to go with the 103lbs that I've already lost. These are NOT resolutions--I don't DO resolutions--these are things I WILL do. This is my "to-do" list for 2008 and I will have it all done before 2009 arrives.

Anyway, here's to you 2007! You've been great, you've been kind, and your time is over. Good-bye, 2007. Hello, 2008!!

Here's to us all... may we all have health, happiness, and prosperity in the new year to come!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

365 days?

I am shocked and amazed that there is a "contest" of sorts about to launch that is asking people to blog for 365 days straight. I was invited to join in on the blogging fun, and while I love my blog here and I do blog pretty frequently, I had to refuse. I just can not promise to have time to blog every single day for the next year.

I write every single day, but some days I just don't have anything of interest to post for the whole world to see. Does anyone really care that I took down my Christmas tree on Dec 26th because I was tired of it taking up so much space? Or that my youngest daughter ran around in nothing but her pajamas all day today? Or better yet, that my dog is currently asleep against the fireplace rocks? Anyone? Seriously? Nooo!

So, I think that I will just stick with my attempts to blog a few times a week. I will, after all, be spending at least a week on the beach during the month of July and that alone would knock me out of those 365 consecutive days. LOL!

Have a happy Saturday night. I'm about to curl up with the hubby and watch a DVD and tomorrow I'll be hosting my oldest daughter's 11th birthday party.

Have a good night everyone!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Happy Day After Christmas!

So, I didn't make it back yesterday, but, then again, I didn't even look at the computers yesterday. LOL! We had a lovely Christmas Eve and Christmas Day around here. Everyone received tons of goodies and had so much fun with the family members. We watched some of our favorite Christmas movies together and even learned how to play a few new games together.

Everyone was stuffed and happy by the end of each day, and we wouldn't have it any other day. My house is a disaster after all of the fun, but that's ok because it can be cleaned up in a matter of a day or two. Well, it'll have to be cleaned up by Sunday... before my oldest daughter's 11th birthday party. LOL! Why, oh why, was that child born so close to Christmas? LOL!

On another topic, if you entered my 2007 Holiday Contest, the winner was announced on my website. Congratulations to Shannon P.!! I hope that you enjoy spending your Amazon gift certificate. :-)

Ok, that's it for now. The kids are home from school until January 7th, 2008 so I will be scarce until then. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and will have a Happy New Year in a few days. I will be covered up with cleaning, birthday parties (my youngest has her 3rd on Jan 15th and then mine is Jan 17th) and all of the days off that my hubby has for New Year's. I'll be bake whenever I can dig myself out of the holiday trenches.

Be sure to check back after the new year for a few new, special posts here. :-)

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all of my freinds out there that celebrate Christmas. I hope that all of youhave a peaceful and enjoy Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I'm currently waiting on my guests to arrive, so I can't write much. But, I will be back later tonight (will be waiting on Santa to arrive) or early tomorrow (while the girls are playing with their gifts). Until then, best wishes to everyone! :-)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The week is almost over. YAY!

Well, I didn't post yesterday, but I was here. I just didn't have anything to say yesterday that would be uplifting or interesting. The hubby's pick-up truck busted its water pump and I had to load up the van with tired girls and rush to rescue him from a night on the side of the highway. Seven gallons of water and an hour later and we made it home safe and sound.

Since his stupid truck broke down and he doesn't have time to work on it until the weekend, he has borrowed and is driving his mother's truck to and from work. THAT meant that I had to take MIL to get her hair done yesterday. Oh well, it was alright since the beauty shop was about four minutes from the house and I just dropped her off and picked her up an hour later. LOL!

Tomorrow is Friday, which means that it will be my weekly errand day. Some weeks I don't have much to do (or the money to do them with), but other weeks I have so much to do that I'm lucky to finish it all before the big girls get out of school. Tomorrow is panning out to be one of those busy days and I'm not really looking forward to it.

I don't have anything new on the book front to share. Things are still moving along and I'll be editing for quite a few weeks before the book will be ready for release. I'm still planning on an early 2008 release, but NOT in January. It will probably be closer to mid-February. Just stay tuned and I'll announce it as I get closer to finishing up.

I hope that you all have a wonderful Thursday and that your Friday is peaceful.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tuesday's Tantilizing Thoughts...

It's Tuesday again. As I sit here listening to my 2 yr old babbling in the background about how she wants to open presents, spin in the desk chair, why her broken crayons now look like a volcano with lava in it and asking for cookies, I feel more content than I have in days. Why, you ask?

Because, for the first time in over a month, I did my workout this morning! I have been soooo busy since the end of October and, when that happens, I am ALWAYS the one person that I neglect. I sat on my behind for a month just typing away for NaNoWriMo and now that it's December, I really need to take some time for ME!

I feel great this morning. I don't know why we have to force ourselves to workout when we feel soooo content afterwards.

Now, on to work-related topics...

Only two weeks left to enter my 2007 Holiday Contest! If you have read A Midnight Infatuation then pop on over to my website and enter to win a $20 Amazon gift certificate! All you have to do is answer the question, Who was Fiona's best girlfriend in A Midnight Infatuation? and you will be entered into the drawing that will be held on Christmas Day!

While you're over there reading over the contest rules, why not stop by the new A Birth at Dawn page and take a gander at the bigger version of the new cover? Gosh, I love that cover! The anticipation that I've felt over the last few weeks, culminated into pure joy the moment that I saw the cover. It's hot and steamy and just everything that I wanted it to be. I can't thank my friend, Mis, enough for the work that she put into that cover. It's just beautiful!

Hmmm, I guess that's it for today. I'll be back tomorrow with more. Who knows what it'll be, but it will be more. LOL!

Monday, December 10, 2007


I am pleased to introduce the newest creation from my wonderful cover designer, Mis. She finished the cover to my upcoming release, A Birth at Dawn, and it is beautiful! Below you can see the small version of the cover. You'll be able to see a larger, more detailed version on my website as soon as I get around to updating it.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

New Interview

I recently had the pleasure to be interviewed by the Global Arts Blog and that interview has now gone live. Stop by and check it out. :-)

Global Arts: Wednesday's Word: Christie Silvers

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

A Birth at Dawn Cover

Today, I was pleased to sneak a gander at the first draft cover for A Birth at Dawn. The cover designer is right on track and I really liked what I saw today. I am so excited to see the finished cover for the first time. It will be stunning.

On a different subject, I am down to four Christmas gifts left to purchase. YAY! I finished up my three children, with the exception of two gifts and I need to purchase for FIL and baby sister (which will be done this coming weekend). Then I'll be DONE. Woohoo!

Oh, before I forget to mention it, I was interviewed for an Arts blog. That interview is suppose to be released tomorrow, so I will share that link in tomorrow's post.

Lastly, before I go to bed, don't forget to check out the newest contest over at . You may just be the lucky winner to receive a $20 Amazon gift certificate for Christmas!

Good night and sweet dreams to all!


Monday, December 3, 2007

It's Monday!

Welcome to the first Monday of December. November is behind us and now it's time to enjoy the holiday season to its fullest. I have never been so happy to jump into December as I am this year. I have NaNo to thank for that, lol!

So what are your plans for this last month of 2007? Will you be running around like a chicken without a head trying to get everything done? Or are you one of the few who finished all of their shopping months ago and can just sit back and watch the rest of us running around like chickens without heads? LOL!

I'm kind of in the middle, somewhere. I have about 75% of my Christmas shopping done and have plans for the other 25%. I also have a list of the items I will be serving for my Christmas Eve party and the Christmas dinner the next day. Now I just have to buy everything. LOL!

This year I tried something different when it came to wrapping the gifts for my three daughters. Usually they will spend every day checking their gifts, shaking them and questioning me on the contents of each package. Well, this year I decided to forego any name tags on their gifts. I wrapped each child's gifts in coordinating wapping paper. Now they each have their own color, but only I know who has which color.

It's driving them batty not knowing which gifts are theirs. They keep asking me who has what color, but I refuse to share. It would defeat the purpose after all. But, they haven't touched one gift because of it! LOL!

I did, however, have to write down who has which color so that I wouldn't forget. LOL!

We suffered through a photo shoot here at home over the weekend. The children were not happy about being positioned into particular seating arrangements, but we did end up with one acceptable image to use as our 2007 Christmas photo.

Lastly, don't forget to sign up for my monthly newsletter. It will be sent out on Wednesday, December 5th and you don't want to miss it!. The sign-up box is on the right. ----->

Happy Holidays to everyone out there who celebrates!!