Thursday, January 18, 2007

Good news (and a little slacking)

Speaking of discipline or the lack thereof...{cough}. I didn't write at all yesterday--instead I brought in my copy of TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG and succumbed to the temptation to finish it at lunch.

This is why I have to be careful reading pleasure books when I'm trying to write! However, I have to say it was worth it, as I got to finish without interruptions (rare at home!) and truly enjoyed the end. So there you go. Back to it today.

I have developed a strange addiction lately to listening to 80s music at work. I think it's because I'm doing layout work, which doesn't require me to focus on editing text. 80s music just makes me feel happy, anyway. Though high school sucked, I guess I enjoyed the tunes. {g}

One news item before I head off to the brochure that's due today. Though I don't think she reads this blog, I'm sending a shout out of huge congrats to Jo Bourne of the Compuserve Forum, who announced yesterday that her agent just secured a two-book deal with Berkley for her historical romances. Woo-hoo Jo!! She's been a tremendous influence on me and everyone else over at the Forum, and she deserves it! Yay!

I also just noticed that I'm coming up on my 200th post--this is #198--and to celebrate I'm going to do a giveaway contest. Look for it in the next couple of days!!

Medieval Word of the Day: gisarme: A kind of battle-axe, bill, or halberd, having a long blade in line with the shaft, sharpened on both sides and ending in a point.

5 comments:

Linda said...

Did somebody say giveaway contest? Yay! Okay, does it involve chocolate? {g}

Linda

Susan Adrian said...

Hey Linda!

Probably books rather than chocolate, considering I have more of them lying around and they ship better. {g}

I'd give you a choice, though.

Linda said...

Suze,

Well, books are chocolate for the mind. Hmm...tough choice. {g}

Linda

Sara Walker Howe said...

Hi Susan!
I love 80s music. It makes me happy. I'm much more productive (and easier to live with) when I'm happy. *g*

Now, for house cleaning I prefer ABBA, Blondie, and peppy disco. *g*

I'm also doing another book giveaway on the blog.

I'm so happy for Jo!

Congrats on the 200th post!

And what are you doing slacking? Oh, yeah. Filling the well. *g*

Susan Adrian said...

Sara:

Filling the well! Oh yeah, that's it. {g}