Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday Salon: ideas, ideas, ideas

Happy Sunday!  We are in the midst of getting ready to go on vacation to Washington.  During Brenda Novak's Diabetes Auction, I won a week long stay at an author's guest house on Lake Morton. None of us has ever been to Washington so are quite excited about the whole trip.  All kinds of interesting things to do in the area like the Experience Music Project,tour of the Boeing Plant, the Seattle Aquarium. Plus just hanging out and relaxing.   We will be celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary and hubby's 52nd birthday also. 

I was trying to figure out which books to take with me to read on the plane.  I have my nook but you have to power down during take off and landings, which really is a pain in the butt I discovered the last time we flew.  Decided to let my A to Z challenge be my guide and picked Out of Time by Alton Gansky.  His writing reminds me of Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker.   I'm so psyched to discover Peretti has another book coming out in March 2012.   I think The Present Darkness was the first christian paranormal suspense book I read and have been hooked ever since.  Scary, spooky, spine tingling, nail biting, don't read alone books. He really knows how to hook you into a story.

Speaking of being hooked, I've fallen in lurve with Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake Vampire Series.  I'm currently on the sixth book "The Killing Dance."   There are 20 books in the series so looks like she'll be keeping me busy for quite a while.    I just finished Ann Patchett's State of Wonder.  First time author read.  At first, I wasn't sure about the story and had a hard time getting into it. But then it sucked me in and had me teary eyed by the ending.   Will be reviewing it soon and even have an extra copy to giveaway, thanks to the publisher.  

I'm up to the Q's in my A to Z by author and title challenge.  Have no earthly idea what going to read next and will have to do a bit of research.  If you have any ideas of stories by authors whose name start with Q please share. 


Making a lot of progress on my current WIP Red Thief.  Have been writing every single day this week.  Yeah me!   I also had an epiphany, the beginnings of a new story idea.   I love my 2nd main male lead Jake, about just as much as Richard.  I kept thinking he should be the one to get Sabrina, but I had planned on it being Richard all along.   So, today while writing, introduce Ginger and Jake plants a huge kiss on her.  Didn't see that one coming but bingo - the makings of another story, possibly the makings of a series.   I swore I wasn't going to do NaNoWriMo again this year in order to concentrate on finishing and polishing up my other stories.  Who knows, we'll see.  Check out how everyone else is doing here.

Today will be doing lots of laundry, cleaning house, a bit of shopping, packing and tomorrow we are off for a glorious week.  I probably  (can't say absolutely, because you never know what may come up and I may be just to excited to wait   *grin*) won't be doing any posts but will be tripping about the blogosphere from time to time. 

T-T-F-N  Ta Ta for Now ---- tigger

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7 comments:

  1. New story ideas are exciting and glad to hear you are thinking about NaNo this year.

    As for writing each day this week, well done!

    Hope you have a great week!

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  2. Go you, sounds like you're having great fun and moving along nicely. Have a great time in Washington.

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  3. Awesome week there Robin! It is always interesting how our characters surprise us and especially fun when they have their own agenda.

    Have a great vacation.

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  4. Have a fantastic trip to WA. I go there every year. Be sure to take the underground walking tour in Pioneer Square, it is great!

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  5. Wow!!! Enjoy the trip to Washington, sounds wonderful.

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  6. Oh, I hope you have a wonderful time in Washington! It sounds like you will be pretty busy, so remember to take a lot of photos for those of us that are having stay-cations!

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  7. have a great holiday - enjoy your reading - be nice if you join us in NaNo - see you when you're back - take care

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