Showing posts from February, 2009

Side of the Road

WHAT'S YOUR MOTTO? Lyla by Oasis "She rings the bell for all the world to hear" WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU? Pennyroyal Tea by Nirvana I'm kind of annoyed that the original shuffle got broken - I was hoping not to have any repeat bands... WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU? Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns 'n' Roses Oh, there's a good one! WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN? It's a Long Way to the Top if You Want to Rock & Roll by AC/DC Well there you go - life is a journey! WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND? All Day and All of the Night by the Kinks Interesting. I guess this means we should be hanging out that often... WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY? Even the Losers by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Oh, that's mean! WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? London by The Smiths Actually, this may turn out more accurate than it seems at first glance - leaving your tired family grieving and heading off to London. "And do you think yo

My Life in iTunes Part I

My Life in iTunes RULES: 1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle. 2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer. 3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG's NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS. 4. Tag 5 friends 5. Everyone tagged has to do the same thing. 6. Have fun! I should add that DH programmed the iPod for me... IF SOMEONE SAYS 'ARE YOU OKAY' YOU SAY? Sunday Morning Call by Oasis Lyrics here . "It's okay, it's alright." HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF? Dive by Nirvana Awww. Lyrics here . WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL? Take It As It Comes by the Doors "Specialize in havin' fun." HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY? I Am Mine by Pearl Jam Alright! Carpe diem! WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE? A Modern Way of Letting Go by Idlewild Hmm. "I'll want to make the most of what it seems like." Lyrics here . WHAT'S YOUR MOTTO? WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU? WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU? WHAT DO

A Little Bird Told Me...

...that there might a marathon writing session coming up! Should I wait and write the five remaining scenes for The Face of A Lion during the marathon or should I hurry up and finish so that I can explore my brand new story idea? (the little bird's name is Jen :-))

Outlander Challenge

An Echo in the Bone is coming... I started re-reading the series for the fourth or fifth time (I've lost count - the only other books I've done that with besides The Lord of the Rings and my Canadian YA favourites). Then today I found the Outlander Challenge ! Sign up here .


I've put off writing the last few scenes and rereading the entire MS of The Face of A Lion - it's been two weeks and I've been busy reading and knitting (two moms-to-be to knit for!), but the trouble with leaving Austin and Kedi alone for a little while is that all those new ideas I was quelling have begun to resurface. I find myself wandering through unknown territory... Spain, 1492... I won't start research until I have at least a handful of solid scenes, however. I've always believed that the ideas and inventions should come first, and that too much research early on will taint your writing. What do you think?

My New Knitting Blog!

Check it out ! And send me photos of your knitting if you'd like to be featured on it!

Save the Words!

From Oxford University Press comes the Save the Words website (thanks to Margaret over at the Forum for telling us about this site): Here is their FAQ file: Here is the word I adopted: And here is my certificate: I'm off to adopt more words. Meanwhile, here is some word-related news from Scotland and the dictionary itself is here .