Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I did it!! I did it!!

With a shaking hand and pounding heart I hit the send button and submitted my story to Loose-Id. Of course, right after I panicked thinking that I shouldn't have done that. Another few months of revisions couldn't hurt right? Yes, it could very much. Letting go is very difficult.

Thankfully I have already gotten a confirmation that they received it and it has been forwarded on to an editor. Now I wait......6-8 weeks. That is approximately 5 weeks and 5 days left to go. Yes I will be counting down and it is marked on the calendar.

So to distract myself, I'm going to start on Bacchus book. Hopefully Vine-Boy will make the time pass a bit quicker. Now how do you torture a Wine god? hmmmmm I need a mystical equivalent to Phylloxera .

Friday, August 8, 2008

Songs That Inspire Me #1

For something new I've decided that every once in a while I'll post a song that inspires me. Songs that just strike a chord inside me and I know I could listen to it 100 times (and I do) and never get sick of it.

Sometimes it's because it gives me goosebumps, or I think the lyrics are particularly intense. Or like this one from Stone Sour. It's called Through The Glass Every time I hear this song I get different stories that formulate in my brain. It's great for when I am sorting out plots or other ideas.

I hadn't seen the video until I surfed YouTube looking for it. Wasn't overly impressed with it, although the FX are cool. If you have never heard it before, try not to watch the video the first time and just listen to the music.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The results are in!!!

Congratulations Everyone!!!

This weekend, I'll be polishing up my synopsis and finally submitting my baby for consideration.


Stroke of Midnight

First Place - Scenting Cinnamon, by Ella Drake
Second Place - Reaction Time, by Alannah Lynne
Third Place - From Afar, by Ava March
HM - Full Moon, by Tiffany Kenzie
HM - Him, Memoir of My Second Marriage to the Egyptian God of Fertility, by Constance Denson-Hamilton

Passionate Plume

First Place - Male Call, by Denise A. Agnew
Second Place - Rescue Me, by Anna Leigh Keaton
Third Place - Hot Down Under, by Susan Lyons
HM - Second Chance Christmas, by Mackenzie McKade
HM - Desert Heat, by Leigh Wyndfield


Stroke of Midnight

First Place - Liberating Lacey, by Anne Calhoun
Second Place - Laws Of Attraction, by Crystal Kauffman
Third Place - Nice and Naughty, by Jayne Rylon
HM - Love, Lust and Lies, by Cathleen Ross
HM - Trading Favors, by Reece Butler

Passionate Plume

First Place - Wicked Ties, by Shayla Black
Second Place - Roped, by Ann Jacobs
Third Place - Suite Seventeen, by Portia Da Costa
HM - Twin Fantasies, by Opal Carew
HM - Nothing To Lose, by Mechele Armstrong


Stroke of Midnight

First Place - Plantation Rule, by Noelle Henderson and Barbra Moser
Second Place - Show Me-The Spartan Chronicles, by Nadia Aidan
Third Place - Seeking Truth, by Francesca Hawley
HM - A Gentleman For Her, by Ava March
HM - Wild At Heart, by Crystal Kauffman

Passionate Plume

First Place - At Love’s Command, by Samantha Kane
Second Place - Mirage, by Monica Burns
Third Place - Nicholas, by Elizabeth Amber
HM - One Bashful Lady, by Brenda Williamson
HM - Anchor and Storm, by Kate Poole


Stroke of Midnight

First Place - Wings Of Desire, by Sindee Sexton
Second Place - Fairy Prince, by Leanne Karella
Third Place - Almost Darke, by P.M. Black
HM - Soul Bound, by Barbara Morgan
HM - Goddess in Trouble, by Maggie Nash

Passionate Plume

First Place - Tailspin, by Denise Rossetti
Second Place - Close Encounters of the Sexy Kind, by Karen Kelley
Third Place - Seducer, by Aubrey Ross
HM - Settler’s Mine 2: The Lovers, by Mechele Armstrong
HM - Born Again, by Rena Marks


Stroke of Midnight

First Place - The Tiger’s Tale, by Nara Malone
Second Place - Saving Jenna, by Violet Summers
Third Place - Bluebeard’s Hunger, by Ella Drake
HM - Minotaur, by Hortense Powdermaker
HM - Believing Is Seeing, by Corinne Davies

Passionate Plume

First Place - Mona Lisa Blossoming, by Sunny Chen
Second Place - Blood Rose, by Sharon Page
Third Place - Mystic’s Run, by Jory Strong
HM - Ethereal Foes: The Dragon’s Demon, by Marie Harte
HM - Blood Red, by Sharon Page

And we inaugurated a special award this year–The Angela Knight Service Award.

The first recipient of this award was Ember Case. Deepest thanks goes out to Angela and Ember for all their wonderful service to the members of the Passionate Ink Chapter!