Wednesday, September 20, 2006

illustrations in dragonflyspirit

With everything going on this month, I almost forgot to announce that I have 2 illustrations in Dragonfly Spirit magazine this month! I illustrated 2 poems:

Flash Tag by Joanne Linden

AND

Under an Autumn Sky by Guy Belleranti

The whole issue is great! Check it out: http://www.dragonflyspirit.com

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

phrase of the day

Maintenance guy in our office today:

"The first thing a bunch of Steves are gonna do when they come in, is take a book." Huh?

It took me a second to realize that he meant "thieves" and not "Steves." At least I don't have to be on the lookout for guys named Steve! hee hee

But my phrase for the day is: Watch out for Steves!

Monday, September 11, 2006

back to work

Back to work today, and the slush pile was waiting for me like a long lost friend.

It's lunch time already, and I've managed to go through a few manuscripts, see a ton of fire trucks (and a fire), and have the UPS guy stop while I'm trying to eat (I'm guessing the USPS lady will be by before my food is finished).

And when I went out a little while ago, the lobby was playing the theme song from the Young and the Restless, I got to see the clothes from Project Runway at Macy's, and hear a Beatles type band singing at Penn Station - and I was only gone for about 5 minutes!

While I'm eating lunch, I'm going to do some sketches for the graphic novel project too.

Happy Monday everyone!

Monday, September 4, 2006

Top 10 List

We just got back from the beach. It was a good vacation, although different from other years. For one thing, I didn't read any books! I read old CWIM articles and sent 48 promo postcards instead. I also brainstormed on my graphic novel and figured out the main conflict in my YA novel. And I learned many new things ...

Top 10 Things I Learned On My Summer Vacation:

1. Totes umbrellas have a lifetime guarantee, even if Ernesto breaks them.

2. Burnt popcorn is a good way to get rid of nasty fish smells left in the freezer by the previous renters.

3. Plain functional toilet handles are better than semi-nonfunctional decorative handles.

4. Don’t eat ice cream if it tastes bad (no matter how much you want ice cream).

5. If everyone gets sick - the car, you, your husband, and your cat - you can still have a fun vacation.

6. You can plan your walks on the beach and boardwalk around the rain.

7. Crickets are annoying (I already knew this one, but it bears repeating).

8. Skunks like to visit the beach; leave them alone and they will leave you alone.

9. Transformers sound like firecrackers when they blow.

10. Packing by candlelight in the middle of a storm is an adventure.