Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Weekly Quote Wednesday F. Scott Fitzgerald and Julie Anne Long

Weekly Quote Wednesday
Writing quote

"Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

Historical romance quote

"Mmm. Use more words like that, please. Schoolmistress words. Long, impressive ones." He'd made the last three words sound like an innuendo.
― Julie Anne Long, How the Marquess Was Won

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Weekly Quote Wednesday Jack London and Karen Hawkins

Weekly Quote Wednesday
Writing quote
“You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
― Jack London
Historical romance quote

 “I wish we hadn’t kissed at all,” he snapped.
“So do I, but we can’t unkiss, so we must deal with it as best as we can.”
― Karen Hawkins, The Taming of a Scottish Princess

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Weekly Quote Wednesday James Michener and Lauren Willig

Weekly Quote Wednesday
Writing quote

“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.”
― James A. Michener

Historical romance quote

 “Tell them I have the headache--no, the plague! I need something nice and contagious.”
― Lauren Willig, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Weekly Quote Wednesday Stephen King and Tessa Dare

Weekly Quote Wednesday
Writing quote

“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.”
― Stephen King, Different Seasons

Historical romance quote

 “Your breasts are alabaster orbs.' "What?" Rufus objected. "That's stupid. I'm not saying that."
"Do you have some better suggestion?"
"Why can't you just say she's got a fair set of titties?”
― Tessa Dare, A Night to Surrender

Monday, April 1, 2013

Finalist in the Utah RWA Great Beginnings Contest

Exciting news . . . I'm a finalist in the Utah RWA Great Beginnings contest! I'm trying to lose the baby weight from having my daughter. She is 2, so I figure I can't really call it "baby weight" much longer. ;)
Anyhow, I got the call while I was out running, which I was a little sad about because I've always wanted to get a call rather than an email, but I was so excited when I checked my voicemail this morning. I should find out where I placed at the end of April.
Wish me luck!