Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Yeah. I'm a kink.

A Winter Wishes review. Available now from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid.

In Baby, It's Cold Outside, Emma Sinclair gives us an enjoyable read about two neighbors who discover something special on a stormy winter's night. Humorous and sexy, I loved how it ended.
Faunication, by Becca Furrow, is a story about two people who pass each other every day, brought into extraordinary circumstances. It was one of my favorites, because the idea was so creative and fun. Sexy and romantic.
For His Delight, by Karen Mandeville, is a well written explicit story about a couple who push the limits of comfort to please each other.Even though I'm not a fan of this type of story, I think those who are,will enjoy it a great deal.
In Hot Winter Nights, a boss who wants more from an employee than typing, makes her an illicit offer, she can't refuse. While I wasn't comfortable with the premise, the sex is HOT, and everything comes together well in the end. Kendra Clark is the author.
Naughty and Nice, by C'ann Inman, is a fun read about a bored wife, who decides to liven up her sex life at her best friend's Christmas party. With very hot, very explicit sex, it was a great story. It does have a mention of F/F, so be aware. The ending is great!
In Run for Your Life, Barbara Baldwin has another winner. Running from a man who wants her dead, a frightened woman is rescued from freezing, by a tall dark handsome lumberjack. Romantic and sensual, this is awonderful, feel good read.
Thawing Winter, by Jenna Howard was my other favorite. A hot sexy, story about a bad, bad boy, who awakens the passions of a very good girl, this was a great read. I especially liked that the author used the man's perspective a lot. I can't wait to read more from this writer.
The Lesson is a historical romance set in England by Emma Wildes. A newly married lady seeks tutoring lessons from her husband's best friend. But the tutoring she seeks could break up both the marriage and the friendship. Not my favorite, because the subject matter was distasteful to me, it was well written and the seduction scene was wonderful.
The Painted Lady by Tilly Greene, is a story about a model who has one last gig before retirement. When she is hired to be used as a canvas for body paints, she finds herself in a ticklish situation. This is an interesting twist in a love gone wrong story, and even though there were some loose ends, the sex was hot and the ending yummy!
The Resolution Solution is a story about a woman who finds herself at a crossroads on New Year's Eve. When the handsome doctor that she has the hots for shows up out of the blue, will she be able to keep her resolution of no meaningless sex? Peggy Hunter has written a hot sexy story that was a great ending to an excellent book.

All in all, I really enjoyed this anthology. It had something for everyone's sexual tastes, and all were fun reads. Reviewed by Char @mayreviews.com

LMAO! I loved this review.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Latest review!!!

Perfect Timing, my Time Travel romance, has received Five Angels and a Recommended Read from Fallen Angel Reviews. *dancing*
Here's the link: http://www.fallenangelreviews.com/2006/January/Janet-PerfectTiming.htm
It will be available February 1st from Whiskey Creek Press.

And now it's back to the ol' grindstone.

Re Re Re

No. I'm not singing.
I'm redoing. Rewriting. And reediting my manuscript I'm working on right now. *sigh*
I'm a firm believer in "click"'s. When I feel that something is right, I get the "click." And something has been bothering me about this book for a little while. On and off. A niggle here. A niggle there. And finally it hit me yesterday.
So I'll be working on this like a mad woman all this week. Because BY GOD!!! I'm finishing this sucker by the 7th. Watch and see! LMAO
I'm right around 58,000 right now, so I'm pleased with that. And now that I feel as if I'm on the right track, should be smooth sailing. *snort* Anyone buying that?

I want to apologize for not bloghopping to my usual spots. And I miss y'all! (TORI: I taped a two hour movie on BBC with Robson Green and haven't even WATCHED it yet! ACK! I can't wait to see it!)
But I've literally warned everyone around me... I HAVE A DEADLINE! LEAVE ME ALONE! I will be sociable AFTER the firefight. Two of my friends (who don't write) probably think I've gone mental. But then again, they should be used to that by now.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Grass roots

Well. Not exactly. I'm working more with grass SEEDS right now. A little sprinkle here. A little sprinkle there. *tapping foot*
I'm not exactly the most patient person in the world. *laughing*

But I feel good about the publicity progress that I've made today. And I think I'll send out brochures every quarter. And I cannot tell you how good it felt to fold, stamp, and send those suckers out. *GRINS*

I'll let you know if my lovely brochures paid off or not.

What the lizard said

I've been so busy this last week that I've extended my own deadline for my main "in progress" work for another week. So D-Day is February 7th.
I've edited one full length and one short story. I had an all day chat. I have an interview to fill out. And I spent all day yesterday looking up addresses to send out brochures. So it's not like I've been eating bon bons. LMAO

Now. For my lizard tie-in.
I'm sure y'all know the Geiko gecko. He's so damn cute. *ahem* Anyway...have you seen the commercial where his little lizard friend (with the cutest accent) is informing a couple of other lizards that *paraphrasing* We could have the greatest information in the world but if no one knows...it's just a stray, little fact. *end of paraphrase*
That resonated with me. You know. I could have the best book in the world. *small snort* But who would know unless there was some sort of information highway? And how in the world do you know how to spread the word and who to spread it to? The mind boggles.
I think I've let everyone know about my book (first release) on all my loops and to all the fans I can reach online. So I needed to spread the word to others. And that's what I'm working on right now.
Good thoughts!

Monday, January 23, 2006


Today is going to be one heck of a day.
I'm chatting at Love Romances Book Club all day. It's an absolutely fantastic time!
I'm also editing What He Wants and my short story, "Intervention", in the Spring Flings Anthology.
And sometime today, I need to write at least 2000-3000 words on my book that I've given myself a deadline for.

My oldest child has been sick since Saturday with nausea and now she has welts that itch. I'll be taking her to the doctor this afternoon.

My good news is that I checked Fictionwise to see what was going on with Virtually Yours (yep, that' s me...a slave to the numbers), and I noticed it was #30 out of over 2200 on the Romance bestselling list. This is HUGE to me! I could barely sit last night from the excitement!

Saturday, January 21, 2006


I'll be arse-deep in editing and finishing my book 1 for the hind end of this month. But I thought I would dedicate this post to editing.
And here's what I have to say. I'm going to be using generalizations because I NEVER want to hurt anyone's feelings or make them feel bad. (Unless they cut me off in traffic. But I digress.)

Editing is hugely important in writing. I used to mostly be a one shot writer. Meaning I would write the story once and basically (BASICALLY) be done. Then I would go through and self-edit. Then I would submit.
I've changed. It's actually like a metamorphosis of sorts. I will go through and write it once. But I will always start a little farther back and then edit as I go up to the point I stopped at. And now I'm tackling subtle layers of description. This is my weak point. And I've gotten better. Believe me. My strong point is the characters. I never really have to tweak their dialogue or patter. That comes natural to me. (And yes. I run dialogue in my head ALL the time. *laughing* I actually got up from my desk Thursday to go to the bathroom and had to sit right back down because the dialogue wouldn't quit, and I didn't want to lose it.)
Now after I write it once, I will go back through and layer description. Tighten. Shift a little if needed. I give it a day or two while working on something else. Then I go back and edit the whole thing.

Still with me?
When an editor is assigned to my book, I want to send them the best product I have. So between contract and editor, I edit myself again. Okay. I haven't had any problems with most of my editors. But I do have a problem with an editor who wants to, in my opinion, "co-author" my book. I have a serious issue with that. And it frustrates the living daylights out of me. I wrote the book. I know what I want. And when an editor will take my work and tweak to THEIR liking, I become a little short and irritated. (Hold up. I'm short and irritated anyway. LMAO)
Anyway...my frustration builds until I'm so seriously sick of it, that I want to throw up my hands. I had a rather upsetting experience with one who played with my manuscript to his/her satisfaction. And now I've run across the same problem with the one I'm editing now. And let's just say...I'm not giving an inch. So. I'm trying to lower my blood pressure and take it one step at a time.
Hoping for the best!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow

Yesterday was a good time on the WCP Reader's loop. I absolutely LOVE to talk to everyone over there. Too much fun! That went well, and I actually squeezed in some writing. Almost 3000 words, so that is ALWAYS good. If I go a little under, I always feel like I could have done more.

Today I'm not doing a whole lot of anything. I'm going to work on my book, but I'm not going to be quite as manic. It's rather a laid back kind of day here, and I'm going to enjoy that. No big pressure from myself to do anything but peck on the book and do the mound of dishes in the sink.

Tomorrow is a major running around day. Bills to pay. People to see. *rolling eyes* Too bad the computer cord doesn't stretch that far.
I've taken into consideration about not exercising everyday...so tomorrow will be my day off.
And I've lost two pounds! Now, when I first saw that, I was highly disappointed. But then I thought...HEY! Two pounds a week is good stuff. I'll be down at least forty pounds by May. And wouldn't THAT be lovely? *grinning* So I'll take my two pounds and be happy with them.
I doubt I blog tomorrow...So enjoy your Friday!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Failure is NOT an option

I'm a self-motivated individual. And it serves me well. I'm also fairly strict on the chickens because I know their potential.
So...when one of the chickens has a "D" on a math paper, and another one is failing Health, I tend to become a little cranky.
Now let me explain a bit.
If my children were "average" students, then I would accept average grades. But the oldest is "A's" and "B's" (She's in middle school. It was straight A's until then. And let me just further say, I forgot how hard it was to remember dates, equations, and explorers. *rolling eyes*)
The middle chicken is straight "A's." Thus you'll understand my total unacceptance of a "D" in Math. And the baby chicken? Straight A's. And it comes fairly easy to her. Needless to say, the other chickens don't think she's quite right. *laughing*
But here's the deal:
It doesn't seem to bother them the way it bothers me. Why and when did they come to accept mediocrity? I don't like it. And I think it sets a bad precedent.
I'm driven. And that's fine for me. And I'm not going to stand over the chickens and crack the whip incessantly. But by God! Show me a little ambition or something!
I realize that there's quite a lull at the beginning of school and right after Christmas Break. Sometimes it's hard for kids to get back into the swing of things.
And I've come to the point of making out study guides for the middle school chickens. (They were loathing my existence last night.) And this is so they'll LEARN something.
It's so easy to let things slide and just throw your hands up. But a true test of someone's mettle is when that person digs in and does their damndest to do a task (even if it's displeasing) to the best of his/her ability.
Failure is NOT an option.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

I pumiced my butt last night

Unintentionally, of course. *laughing*
I thought I would hop in the tub for a nice, hot relaxing bath. I sprinkled in the pink bath salts so I would smell good. And then I soaked myself. Lovely.
Then I thought...what the hell? I can pumice my feet real quick. So I squirted this little foot stuffs on one foot and rubbed it all over. It has those little pieces in it that is supposed to scrub off the old skin and whatnot. I rinsed that foot and then started on the other. When that one was done, I put both feet back in the water and then moved to grab my bodywash.
Lo and behold...my heiney was sliding on little pumice pieces. It wasn't unpleasant. It wasn't pleasant, either. A little odd, sure. *grins*
So. I grabbed the loofah and went to town on my feet and legs. And then when I moved back to do the shoulders, I rubbed against the pumice again. By this time I'm thinking..."Whoa. My butt will be so shiny someone could fix their hair by looking at it." LMAO
Moral of the story. Maybe do the pumice on the tootsies last. Lesson learned.

On the writing front...approaching 50,000 words on my novel. I want to have it done by February 1st. That's the goal.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Fair to partly crappy

I didn't do anything I was supposd to yesterday.
I didn't exercise. I didn't eat right. I didn't work on any manuscript at all. It was my day off. *grins*
Today I have a list of things to do, and I'm tackling them one by one. I'm not too worried about the exercise thing because I've only missed one day this month. And I'm going no processed carbs today because I had some yesterday. Not too shabby.
I wrote 3000 words on Friday, so I am pleased with that.

But I am cranky. YEP. Cranky. I think it has to do with the fact that my children are going to be home tomorrow for Martin Luther King Day. *rolling eyes*
They are rubbing me the wrong way. *looking at clock* And it's early yet.
I ran out of soda yesterday and am not buying anymore for awhile. I have a bunch of Crystal Light lemonade. And hopefully it will be making Crystal...light. *grins*
I've heard back from my scriptwriter. I'll have to cut about 60 pages. This is going to be a new and different experience. Ought to make for interesting days.

The LOVE An Anthology Authors have a chat this week at Whiskey Creek Press Reader's Group. My day is Wednesday. There will be prizes everyday and a download of LOVE at the end of the week. You can join the group by clicking on the banner at the bottom of my page.

I'm off! Wish me luck!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Any given group

I've discovered in lo my many years that in any given group...there will be a peacemaker and a troublemaker. There are wide variances in-between, but these two will always be represented.

My baby chicken went to a birthday party/sleepover last night. And yes. There is most definitely a troublemaker in that group. She's not happy unless someone else is unhappy. And if she can say something cruel and hateful...so much the better. She's 11.

And then when I worked concession last night. At homecoming. For four hours. *ahem* Two boys (whom I ADORE) got into it right behind me. I thought they were wrestling (playing around) at first. Because one had the other in a chokehold of sorts. So I just turned around. Then the father of one of the boys came flying around the corner and broke it up.
Needless to say, I was speechless. These two are good friends. They're good kids.
When I asked around later to see why in the hell they were fighting...I heard it was over a female.
Yeah. You heard me. A female. These children are twelve. But there's a little group of girls that seems to start trouble. And isn't that ridiculous? My sixth graders have already been asked to go on dates. Let me reiterate. IN SIXTH GRADE.

I will consider letting them group date when they are fourteen. Period. And no serious one-on-one dating until they are sixteen. Does that make me a strict parent? Maybe. Will I flex on this? Not at all.
Kids are growing up faster and faster these days. It's my job to be the voice of reason. The voice in their head. WHATEVER IT TAKES! And I will. Whether they like it or not. *laughing*

But back to the group mentality.
This applies to adults, too. And that's a damn shame. I don't know what takes a person and turns them into someone who is happiest when all else are miserable. But I do my damndest to stay away from them.
The peacemaker? Sometimes me. I like to keep the peace. And I'm trying to teach my kids to do the same. However...they also know they don't have to take anything from anybody. The baby chicken informed the girl that it was too bad that the troublemaker didn't want to be at any parties that my baby was at. She was going to miss out on a lot of great parties. *grins*

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Hot titles for the month

*doing a little dance*
Okay. I have two short stories in the LOVE Anthology from Whiskey Creek Press. And one story in Winter Wishes from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid. BOTH are #1 on the hot title list for this month.

Isn't that awesome? WOOWOO!
Okay. That's my professional news. That...and I need to get my ass in gear on two of my manuscripts. And there ya go. *grins*

And personally, I'm thinking of joining the same gym my sister goes to. She seems to like it, and it's a 24/7 gym. Yay! She's willing to flex around her schedule. I'll have to work around the chickens' school and stuff.
I would like to go as soon as they get on the bus, but I don't think she's a morning person. Pffftttt
The kids had a basketball game this evening. And they won! WOO! I get such a kick out of watching the 5th/6th graders play. There is some talent there. Can't wait to watch it develop. And the oldest chicken was a starter. *grins* That's my baby.
I volunteered to work concession for Homecoming tomorrow. I believe temporary insanity has taken over. My kids aren't playing. It's the high school. But it will be PACKED! The whole band will be there, so my chickens are participating in that. Me=band Mama.

Hope your Friday is wonderful!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The first step is admitting you have a problem

Okay. I've admitted to OCD, anal retentiveness, and being a nut in general.
But here's a little secret. I have a paper problem. *sigh* It's true.

I have a love/hate relationship with the stuff. Paper is great! Hard copies of whatever I need. And it comes in all sorts of colors and with logos and well...you know. But here's the problem. It procreates. I know it does. If I leave out two sheets of paper...the next day there are six. And when I leave out three...well the party must go on WAY into the night. Because the next day there are about twenty or so.
And when the kids come home, Mama gets the papers. And I'm afraid to throw one out because some of the teachers have this aggravating little habit of losing the students' papers. And I'll be damned if I don't need the back-up for evidence.
Every once in a great while, I'll hole-punch, file, and put away the paper. But give it a month, and I'm right back where I started.
Suggestions? Hints? Medication?
I would love to know how y'all deal with this. I'm trying to be strong and just make a clean sweep.
But see my hands? They're shaking. Don't know if I'm ready for complete separation or not.
For now, I'll self-medicate with my Diet Pepsi.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Spit and polish

Editing today. I really find this to be a monotonous part of the whole writing process. Necessary, yes. But still evil. *grins*

Halfway through and will finish tomorrow. Thank goodness.

I'm slightly edgy today. It only started when the kids came home. Mondays are hell on earth around here. Chickens have homework for hours. Rather cuts into my working time. So I'm looking for a hot bath later. Can't wait. And then maybe these lovely knots in my shoulders will go away.

I was tweaking my website today and found a small problem. My calendar says I have a chat January 28th. Problem being--that's all it says. I have no idea where. Or what time. Brilliant, eh? *smacking self in forehead*
Let's hope this comes to light before the appointed time.

Virtually Yours has moved from the #10 bestseller to the #9 bestseller on Fictionwise for Whiskey Creek Press. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
These numbers will be the death of me yet.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Rene tagged me!

Here it is:
What were you doing ten years ago?
My baby chicken was about four months old. My husband just left. Okay...he left in February but close enough. I was struggling. And when I say struggling, I'm not overstating at all. No car. No job. No furniture besides one baby bed. Three girls that were an infant, one, and two. My mother would come once a month and take me shopping. It was one of the lowest points of my life. Then came the bootstraps and the backbone. And I haven't looked back.
What were you doing one year ago?
Let's see. I had just contracted two novels and was ecstatic! I was ass deep in writing and wishing October would roll around for my first release. And this time of year, I'm always looking forward to my birthday in February.
Five snacks you enjoy:
1. Cream cheese. Naked. On a cracker. Frito. Hell, I'm not picky. (small note: NO cream cheese this year. *grins*)
2. Strawberry cheesecake yogurt. Mmmmmmmmmm
3. Rotel and lowfat sour cream with baked chips
4. Chicken taquitos (no admission of how many I can eat in one sitting)
5. Peanut butter on a spoon
Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
1. "Never Been to Me" by Charlene
2. "One Hot Mama" Trace Adkins
3. Almost any Garth Brooks song
4. "Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns & Roses
5. "Bitch" Meredith Brooks
Five things you would do if you were a millionaire: A million doesn’t really go very far these days….
1. Build a house
2. Money for kid's education
3. Vacation with all the bells and whistles-mebbe Wisconsin
4. Pay off immediate family's debt
5. Give to charities
Five Bad Habits:
(You've only got five spaces???)
1. Swear. When frustrated. When it's a day that ends in "y". For the hell of it.
2. Impatient
3. Have temper. Will travel.
4. Overbearing a bit. (just a smidge, mind you) I want people to bend to my will.
5. Tunnel-vision
Five Things You Like Doing:
1. Writing
2. Reading
3. Watching tv
4. Eating
5. Driving
(Apparently Rene and I have a lot in common here. LMAO)
Five Things You Would Never Wear or Buy Again:
1. NO shoulder pads
2. NO babydoll dresses (if you have a picture of said outfit...burn it!)
3. NO polyester britches
4. NO bell bottoms
5. NO peter pan collars
Five Favorite Toys:
My cd player
My idiot cats
My griddle. (I'm holding out hope for a George Foreman grill this year)

Five People I’m Tagging:
This is always up to y'all. But if you find these as entertaining as I do...check out Rene's blog http://alittlecheesewiththatwhine.blogspot.com/ and view her answers. Let me know if you've decided to do these, also. I LOVE reading these.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Something new to obsess over

I've got a new one.
My first book, Virtually Yours, was recently uploaded to http://fictionwise.com. And it is the #10 bestseller for Whiskey Creek Press. This is HUGE for me. Massive. And all those other synonyms that mean LARGE! LMAO
So I'm doing the happy dance in my chair. *grins*

I've also received an email from someone who wants to turn it into a script. This makes me leery. I'll be checking closer to see what exactly will be involved and such. Stranger things have happened. But I'm definitely cautious with this. It is, after all, my first literary child.

Hope your weekend is excellent!

Yesterday and today

Ahhhhh...Billy Blanks. Took yesterday off (not enough hours in the day) but got right back on it today. And guess what? The chickens participated, too. Isn't that kewl? *grins*
There are not only verbal cues that others around you take. There are nonverbal clues. And I'm a firm believer in we teach others how to teach us.
So I've tried to um...exhibit less road rage. (It helps that the chickens are back in school.) All of us cleaned the bejeezus out of the house today. Christmas tree put up. Bathroom clean. (I LOATHE doing the bathroom) Dishes done.
Yesterday was fun. Had to do shopping. Ran into Mom in town. Saw my sister. Ran late. Hurried home. Two of the chickens were cheerleading at the high school basketball game. Then I went to a party. An adult party. *wriggling eyebrows*
And laughed my ass off. Always fun to see creative genius in action. Bzzzzzzzzz Bzzzzzzzzzz

I also received my Perfect Timing galley in the mail Friday!!! *DANCING* Yep. My second book. It's a Time Travel romance. I'll post an excerpt sometime soon. It'll be released February 1st. And I am excited!

All is good.

Thursday, January 05, 2006


I've confessed to my brain only working at full function right before I go to sleep. It's that narrowing and focusing of thoughts that will drive me batty if I don't write these thoughts down.
And I had another doozy last night.

My weakness, as a writer, is to let the characters take over and write their story. I am NOT so good at description. I know that Alison Kent is just the opposite. THAT cracks me up. With her brain and mine, we could take over the world. (Just kidding, Danica. I'll be YOUR sidekick when you take no prisoners. Me=Pinky)
But then I had this wonderful thought about description last night in my FG book. It's the first in the four book set. And all of a sudden, I had description. From the prologue to where I stopped. It actually took my breath away.
I sometimes struggle with writing a book over 60,000. That's because I have all meat and no side dishes at the table. And now I'm beginning to realize exactly how to accomplish that. And it's the simple things. And this time, my friends, I think it's clicked.

On the exercise front...Billy Blanks and I officially tolerate each other now. *grins* I haven't missed a workout yet. And though there is still cursing, it's more infrequent. One day at a time.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

A timely message

I was extremely tired at 8:30 pm last night. I was yawning and looking forward to 10:00 pm (after Medium) so I could go to sleep. But when 10:00 pm rolled around, I found I couldn't sleep. No big surprise there. My sleep cycle? It could drive one to drink.
So I channel-surfed and watched a few things. But I stumbled upon something that I'm going to share this afternoon.
You know how we separate our channels into little divisions? Lifetime, WE, etc. are Women's Channels. Spike is for Men. Then there's a dozen Cartoon channels for Children.
And then there are the religious channels.
Every once in a great while, I like to listen to Jesse DuPlantis or Joyce Meyer. I caught Joyce Meyer last night. And she perked me right up.

I struggle with not eating after 8:00 pm and not drinking enough water. Those are my two biggies. I've pretty much given up sugar at this point. *sidenote: I don't crave it anymore*

And what did Joyce Meyer begin to talk about? "Discipline and Self-Control."
I was fixated. The first example she used? People who say they don't drink enough water and can't stand it. One person even told her that the taste of water gags her.
*picture me with jaw wide open and almost falling off of bed*

I continued to listen to her, and though I'm going to paraphrase, I wanted to put this in here.
"Talent without discipline is like an octopus on rollerskates. Sure, you're moving. But you have no idea in which direction. Forwards, backwards, or sideways."
Isn't that one of the most appropriate parallels you've ever heard? She said there is nothing that frustrates her more than seeing someone with talent who is squandering it. We are given talent for a reason! And we are expected to do everything in our power to nurture it and use it.

She continued to talk about feeling when something is right for you. Feeling comfortable with your choices. The one thing I absolutely love about this woman is that she will lay out the facts, back them up with the bible, and let you make your own decision. (I cannot STAND a person in the pulpit shouting down at me that I'm going to hell no matter what.)

Now...she said that any habit must be done for thirty days to make it a part of your lifestyle. Thirty days to break one. And then she suggested substituting the good for the bad. This isn't a new concept by any means. I've heard Dr. Phil say this numerous times. But I must admit that I took every word she said into account. It impressed upon me once again that discipline within is the only way to grow. Discipline in all areas of life. Food, family, and profession.
We have to love ourselves enough to wait for long-term gratification. THAT is the test. THAT is the proof.
Something to think about.

Monday, January 02, 2006


To circumvent: to manage to get around especially by ingenuity or stratagem.

I have this rather good/bad habit of hitting something head on. Literally. My forehead may be battered with bruises, but this is my modus operandi.
I don't do half-measures. I've never learned how.
If I want something...my whole being wants it.

But now I'm beginning to realize that some things (not all), might need a little finesse instead of brute strength. If I could accomplish things by pure willpower alone, everyone would need to run screaming in the opposite direction. Fair warning. *laughs*

Circumventing is something I must learn. Baby steps. I'm so used to imposing my will on a project and might need a moment to take a breath and get another perspective.
Does everything need this strategy? No. I would feel as if I've accomplished very little if I employed this all the time.

But it has its own charm, I think. The more tools I have in my toolbox, the more depth I'll have in acquiring what I seek. And that's worth a second look. No matter what.