Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Book reviews

Captain’s Log, Stardate 08.30.2006

Blog book giveaway:
My Thursday book giveaway is THE GUY I'M NOT DATING by Trish Perry.
My Monday book giveaway is the Coffee Cup Bible Study books by Sandra Glahn.
You can still enter both giveaways. Just post a comment on each of those blog posts. On Thursday, I'll draw the winner for THE GUY I'M NOT DATING and post the title for another book I'm giving away.

Book reviews: I posted a couple book reviews (below) for your viewing pleasure:

BAD HEIRESS DAY by Allie Pleiter
PINK by Marilynn Griffith

And no, I didn’t get paid to say nice things about them.


I posted another synopsis writing tip at my Story Sensei blog. And I’m working on book 2 for Single Sushi. Please pray for me if you get a chance. I feel like the creative well has run dry. Any suggestions?

Diet: I exercised today! It felt really sluggish at first, possibly because it had been 3 days since I last exercised and because my diet has been heavy on the protein all weekend. I noticed when I eat a lot of meat, my body tends to feel kind of heavy.

So maybe that Blood Type Diet is working for me, after all (my blood type is supposed to go light on the beef, pork, and lamb). It probably wouldn’t work for everybody, but it seems to for me.

I am totally loving Power Yoga! And today on Denise Austin, she mentioned doing light stretching at night as a good way to prepare your body for sleep. So all you guys going to ACFW conference in September, let’s do yoga in the hallway at night. :)


  1. When I eat a lot of meat, I feel the same way; heavy and sluggish. My husband is exactly the opposite. In fact, he once did the Atkins Diet and it worked great for him. Me, ha, I lasted two days on it and couldn't stand the way I felt. I need lots of fruits and veggies. -and breads and pasta

  2. The well's run dry? Not a chance. Not you.

    Sometimes you have to just prime the pump. My suggestion is to do something seriously silly. Walk away from the computer and pantomime a scene for a couple of minutes. Get expressive with your body. Do little boy imitations of Spiderman, if necessary. Then, go sit at the computer and step into character.

    Let it flow...

  3. This is going to sound crazy, but I can get the creative juices running again if I force a limit on my writing time. I make a list of all the chores I need to do. Then I set a timer for 15 minutes and can only write during that time. When the dinger goes off, I have to do the first chore on the list. Once it's finished, I set the timer for another 15 minutes. Even if I'm in mid-thought, I stop writing when the dinger goes off. That way I have something to return to when it's my 15 minutes. Plus, I'll do anything to avoid chores. By the end of the day, I have pages pluse a clean apartment.

    Another trick I have is to "forbid" myself to write or even think about the story. Then I leave the apartment to walk, to shop, to go for coffee. By the time I get home, I'm so eager to get to my writing when I may have been dreading it before.

    I also get inspiration from music and chick flicks. And my family, of course. Though they may wince when they see what I wrote.

    Praying that the well will be full the next time you dip your bucket in...

  4. Take Spenser and Trish by the tops of their ears, sit them on the couch beside you, and get them talkin'! Sometimes those characters just need to know who's boss. (Chris, will you go sit down? You don't have to see what I'm writing to Camy. We'll talk about your next story later. Yes, I promise.)

    : )