Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Temptation...

“I deal with temptation by yielding to it” -- Mark Twain

First off, I forgot to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my DemonDog, Dakota, who turned ONE YEAR OLD yesterday.

"I did what? Does that mean I get a cookie?"


And, yes... she's amazingly skinny. She eats (are you ready?) ... SEVEN CUPS of food a day (!!!) and I still can't keep the weight on her. She's 45 lbs and holding. Does that tell you how high-strung she is?

Now, on to the temptation portion of our program:

Samhain Publishingrecently did two calls for submission that are tempting me something fierce. One is for cowboy novellas and one is for shape-shifter novellas (which isn't on the page, but trust me... it happened, lol). They will be released separately as eBooks, but together in print. It just so happens that I have a shifter story started (it was intended for the TWRP "Got Wolf" contest, but I just couldn't get it done in time) AND I have plans for another cowboy story (a sequel to "A Change of Heart").

I'm trying not to be led astray... BUT... these are shorts that would be released in PRINT. Yanno? And I already have stories either started or planned...

Dear heavens.

I KNOW I should focus on one thing and get it done before I begin something else, but these are really, really tempting.

And, aside from NaNoWriMo (and, yes Charity... feel free to do your annual post *G*), I haven't been working on much (well, except the sequel to "One Love For Liv" about a heartbroken Geoff, and that's really in the brainstorming process... though as I think about it, I can't help but wonder if I should do THIS story for NaNo since Liv was a NaNo book. My HQ American isn't going to be quite as silly... and wouldn't lend itself to the odd dares I take during NaNo... Hmmm....)

See? TEMPTATION IS EVERYWHERE.

**sigh**

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Your Autumn Test Results



You are a dynamic, vibrant person. You aren't afraid to pursue your passions.

When you are happiest, you are calm. You appreciate tradition and family. You enjoy feeling cozy.

You tend to be afraid of change. You are never ready for things to be different.

You find abundance to be the most comforting thing in the world. You love shopping and having nice things.

Your ideal day is active and full. You like to keep busy with your favorite things, and you appreciate a routine.

You are very impatient. You spend more time waiting for something than actually enjoying it.



That's **mostly** true. There are some incorrect assumptions, but it's pretty darn close. I find that a bit eerie.

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Comments to the comments from yesterday:

Ceri, I watched "Xanadu" a couple years back (I got the movie as a Christmas present from someone), and I couldn't BELIEVE how awful it was. But it really made my teenaged heart swoon.

Groovy, the trees were all perfectly healthy. My DH just doesn't like trees too close to the house, so when they get tall enough that they could fall on us, they come down. That, and he likes to play with his saw. I've spent years trying to reason with him, to no avail.

Amy, I know... I know... I wish I could have at least sent him boating, but the boat has been winterized and put away. Yes, already. Welcome to the Northeast. UGH.

Tori, I LOVED "V" ... watched the movie and the mini-series religiously. And, I've never heard of "My Chauffeur"... hmmm... maybe I should check it out.

I think I answered all the questions... Have a great day!

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10 comments:

Judy Thomas said...

Here's my autumn test results:

You are a energetic, warm, optimistic person. You approach everything with a lot of enthusiasm.

When you're happiest, you are outgoing and expressive . You love celebrations, and you enjoy showing off a little.

You prefer change to come slowly. You need a long transition period when your life changes.

You find love to be the most comforting thing in the world. You feel at peace when you're with your loved ones.

Your ideal day is active and full. You like to keep busy with your favorite things, and you appreciate a routine.

You tend to live in the moment. You enjoy whatever is going on, and you don't obsess over the past or future.

keri mikulski :) said...

Happy Birthday, Dakota! Your dog should be a model with that metabolism. :)

I'm definitely with you. I have a hard time finishing something before moving on to something else. Good luck!

anno said...

Happy Birthday, Dakota! Hope you get that cookie!

I'm just the opposite of you.... I have to finish a writing project before I'm ready to start another one. Now, with sewing or knitting projects, it's a different story. Thus my collection of half-completed sweaters and dresses that have long since gone out of style...

Amy Addison said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dakota. Stop hassling your mom, kay? She's ready for you to settle down.

Hmm, what will Marianne choose? The two shorts? Or her HQ American? The audience waits to find out.....

Tori Lennox said...

Happy birthday, Dakota!!!

Dru said...

Happy Birthday Dakota!

Your Autumn Test Results

You are a dynamic, vibrant person. You aren't afraid to pursue your passions.

When you are happiest, you are calm. You appreciate tradition and family. You enjoy feeling cozy.

You embrace change. You love change. You see change as a rebirth.

You find novelty to be the most comforting thing in the world. You love anything that's new or unusual.

Your ideal day is active and full. You like to keep busy with your favorite things, and you appreciate a routine.

You tend to live in the moment. You enjoy whatever is going on, and you don't obsess over the past or future.


This is me.

Brandy said...

Happy Birthday Dakota! Give your Mom a break and be good on the leash! *G*

As for the quiz? WAY off base.

Good luck with all those temptations!

I hope you're having a good day!

Maria Zannini said...

Happy birthday, Skinny D!

A cookie for you and two aspirin for your mom.

Ceri said...

Temptation is my middle name. I could so easily start another project, but I need to stay focused. I am working on a cowboy/girl story, but it's going to be a full length. Oh well.

Happy Birthday to Dakota! She's got a great face!

Diane Craver said...

I wish I had Dakota's metabolism and energy.

My friend got published in the Christmas Samhain anthology last year and it has done great. You should submit to one or both of them. Good luck with all your writing projects - they sound awesome.