Friday, April 25, 2008
I've been tagged by Eaton Bennett.
How am I feeling right now? Wide awake, that's strange because I work graveyards and even all nighters get tired about 5 am.
What's immediately to my left? The book I'm reading now, 'In Too Deep' by Cherry Adair.
What's on my mind? What to write for my Thursday Thirteen.
What was my last meal? Taco salad, I'm a mexi-food-aholic.
I find it hard to quit dwelling on what? My past mistakes, I've made quite a few.
The weather outside? It's dark, clear, cold, and windy. I thought it was Spring already!
I own a collection of what? Books, two signed by Laurell K. Hamilton, the rest are just some of my favorites.
What smell cheers me up? My husband's cologne, or popcorn at the movie theater, it's a toss up which is best.
What smell ruins the mood? Wet dog, or stinky feet. Again, a toss up.
Last time I shaved? Today before work.
My hair? Short, brunette. My hubby wants it long and blond but I don't have the money or time to get good dye jobs and the time in my life to care for long hair. Shower, gel, go-that's my 10 minute routine.
Largest thing on my desk, besides the computer/ File boxes- they hold the phone numbers of staff and other legal documents needed for work.
Skill with chopsticks? LAUGHABLE
First place in the bookstore that I go? Romance, hands down winner. Proved it just this morning.
What do I crave? SEX, yes, I said it, it's true, didn't you want the truth?
Thoughts on the Presidential election? How much longer until it's over, I'm sick of the whole thing, it literally takes years to finish. Can't I just vote today and get it over with?
How many times have I been hospitalized this year? None, once in the Emergency Room. It's been eight years since I was admitted and kept. Being a nurse they let me do a lot of my asthma treatments by myself at home.
Where do I find a quiet moment? Don't laugh, I go to the car in the driveway and lock myself in. It's where I do most of my morning pages for the Artist's Way and wrote most of my PDS drabbles.
What do I secretly think I'd be good at? Being a sniper. With my shooting skills I'm sure I'd qualify, but I have always wondered if I could kill a human being, especially one that wasn't an immediate threat to me.
What freaks me out? DENTIST!!! Just sitting in the chair is enough to bring me to tears. I've had my jaw rebuilt three times and had dental implants four times because of an infection I caught during my last pregnancy. It took six years to clear it all up.
What have I eaten too much of lately? Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. We got a great deal on them at the store after the holiday and I never thought I'd be sick of chocolate.
What have I never done? Had sex with anyone but my husband. He's my one and only partner, ever.
What do I never want to do? Be so ill that I can't care for myself. It's a horrible thought to be that dependant on anyone.
Who am I tagging, Nic and Rogue.
1. Anita Blake--Laurell K. Hamilton
2. Merry Gentry--Laurell K. Hamilton
3. Eve Dallas--JD Robb
4. Dark Highlanders--Karen Moning
5. GhostWalkers--Christine Feehan
6. Carpathians--Christine Feehan
7. Wright Family--Cherry Adair
8. McGregor Clan--Nora Roberts
9. Conan the Barbarian--Robert E. Howard
10. Dark Hunters--Sherilyn Kenyon
11. Jack Ryan--Tom Clancy
12.Contemporary Romances--Linda Howard
13. Kay Scarpeta--Patricia Cornwell
Let me know if you agree or if I left off some of your favorites!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I've finally gone and done it ladies, I'm blogging on my own site, not borrowing from the group of someone else.! It really was easy, didn't even need my kids help.
I've used my pen name, Tess Miller, hope it doesn't confuse those of you that know my real name. Actually, I hope it doesn't confuse ME, I'm the one most likely to use the wrong name to leave comments and such.
It's pink, VERY pink, isn't it? I can live with it, just don't go thinking I'm some girly girl. Nothing could be further from the truth as you know. I am so much more comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt than a dress and heels. And make up is only for hot dates and work. Fashion sense is lost on me.
I feel a little lost, what do I say? People might be reading this...Oh yeah, that's the point isn't it? A window into my world, showing what I'd like to share. In my case-my fiction. It consists at this time of mostly fan fiction and short stories I've written for the Writer's Retreat. But I believe the quantity as well as the quality and variety will be changing over time. Who knows, I may even attempt to submit some of them for publication again.
Getting my stories published is a dream for me at this time, not ready to pursue it wholeheartedly yet, but it will happen. First, perfecting of the craft is needed and I'm doing just that. Writing and posting a flash story every other week and critiquing others is my current plan, along with occasional entries to the Flash Fiction Carnival and other sites.
Pomme de Sang, the fanfiction site where my obsession with writing began is still getting short drabble entries from me each month, but I find it's harder to do those each time. The place just doesn't feel like home anymore. I enjoy it, and the writing and talented writers there; but I feel like a college coed coming home on break. I know I'm welcome and I'm pleased to be there, but there is just so much more outside waiting for me that I don't want to linger for long.
Hope that makes sense to you, I believe that most of you who will be reading this have been contributors to PDS as well. I'd be interested in hearing how you feel.
Well, for a first blog post, this is a lot longer than I imagined, I've managed to wax verbose when my initial worries were than I'd have nothing to say. Funny how that works, isn't it?