Monday, June 30, 2008

Life in the Fast Lane

Hello Friends!

I hope your summer is going great!

I had a post all planned for today but alas LIFE got in the way. I've so much going on that if I turn any corner too quick, I meet myself coming back LOL!

My 4th 'Tempered' novel, Tempered Joy is in print production and will be available for purchase within the next couple of weeks.

I'm still working on edits for another contracted novel and have several projects "in the works."

We've been redecorating our home, ripping out carpets, installing flooring, painting, and have finally finished! Next project - a porch.

Among all of this, I'm planning a surprise anniversary party for my parents 50th.

Whew! Busy, busy, busy, so please forgive me for this not being a informative, well-thought-out post LOL!

Until later....take care, God Bless and remember....share joy and joy will abound in your life!

Pamela S Thibodeaux
"Inspirational with an Edge!"

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Monday, June 23, 2008

If I Only Had a Brain...

I'm gleaning material. Lots and lots of material. The problem is, any future books I write with pregnant characters are probably going to get rejected for lack of realism. Unfortunately, my preggo mistakes are all too realistic!!

For example: In the past three months I've: walked straight into the men's room in a very crowded restaurant (yes, there were witnesses, and yes I'm still an unnatural shade of red), informed my friend that there was potato in onion rings, gone the wrong way down a one-way street downtown, almost ran over an innocent pedestrian trying to walk into Barnes & Noble (she came out of NOWHERE!) searched online for an hour for the name of a cologne that didn't exist (long, long story - I think my mom and sister are STILL laughing at me) tripped over my own flip-flops, and bumped into so many doorframes that I keep continual bruises. I'm sure there is more, but I forget. (which is also something I do regularly!) You've gotta laugh, right? I mean, what else can you do? (other than break down into hysterical sobs, but I've done that too and laughing is much better!) =)

I'm thinking my daughter is going to be a genius. Otherwise, where are all my brain cells going?? Regardless, I can certainly relate to the poor scarecrow in The Wizard Of Oz.

I would not be just a nuffin'
My head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain I would dance and be merry
Life would be a ding-a-derry...
If I only had a brain!

What's been really fun is seeing how being pregnant relates to my writing.

My crit buds stay super busy fixing more typos than usual (sometimes now I just leave out words altogether in the middle of a sentence!) yet, surprisingly, I've been more productive than usual. I guess since I don't necessarily write EVERY day, (a girl's gotta rest sometimes, you know!) the time I DO spend writing during the week or on weekends is very productive. I guess it all balances out in the end. (whew)

Okay, so dish. Any funny preggo stories from your own experiences? Share here! (and share the embarassment, PLEASE!) =)

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Celebration in Orchard Hill

(Pictured above - authors Kara Lynn Russell (Left) and Stacey Joy Netzel at a recent Barnes and Noble event in Green Bay.)

Visit Orchard Hill this week and gain a chance to win a free download of “Enduring Hope,” the fifth Orchard Hill Romance. “Enduring Hope” will be released Wednesday, June 11 and there’s a celebration going on at the blog Orchard Hill Highlights. Monday, the authors of Welcome to Redemption, Stacey Joy Netzel and Donna Marie Rogers talk to blog hostess Cora Applebaum about small town romance. Tomorrow, an exclusive excerpt will be posted. On Wednesday, editor and cover designer Nicola Martinez will reveal the inspiration behind those gorgeous Orchard Hill covers. Take a trip behind the scenes of Orchard Hill on Thursday. On Friday, read an interview with Cindy K. Green, Kara Lynn Russell’s critique partner and author of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to your Wedding and “A Night of NovelTea.”

Visit the blog all week and every comment you leave becomes an entry in the drawing for a free download of “Enduring Hope.” Come and join the fun!

Kara Lynn Russell