Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Year:)

Forgive the nostalgia...Four years ago, I was in semi-agony, having false labor pains since Valentine's Day. I embarassed the hell out of my kids by taking them to school wearing my pj's, confident every Monday was "THE DAY" and their new sibling would arrive, and they would have to go home with their friends, should Mommy and Daddy be busy giving birth.

No such luck.

The 20th came and went...

The 25th, I was having regular pains until I arrived at the doctor's office. Everything came to a screeching halt, so we were told to go walk around WalMart for an hour.

Still nothing, although I did get some new underwear and socks:)

On the 29th, I'm waddling uncomfortably out of our church's Sexton Hall, because it had a handicapped stall in the women's bathroom. A dear friend of ours looks up and laughs. I'm in a cranky mood, but since I'm also known for sarcasm when I'm crabby/hormonal/downright pissed, the following occurred:

Me (pulling up my shirt to reveal my belly and likewise pushing down my maternity pants to show ENTIRE belly): Hey! If you were carrying around this, you'd walk funny too!

Him (Yes, it was a HE, and closes his eyes): Arrgghh! I'm blind!

My hubby simply laughed.

Nearly 12 hours later, I'm happily watching the Oscars and cheering on Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Hubby's in the Master Bath. I have to go. So I waddle to the other end of the house and use the kids' bath. I go to stand up; there's a loud POP! and all of a sudden, my water breaks!

Daughter comes running out of her room.

"Keisha, stop drinking out of the toilet...oh, hi Mom...I thought you were the dog!"

"Will you go tell your father my water just broke, please?"

She relays message. I hear, "Is this a problem?"

I yell, "I don't want this kid to be born in the toilet!"

Son comes running out of his room.

"What? Are you in labor for REAL now?"

Me, trying to get up and having another flood gush, so I sit back down: "It certainly looks like it, so SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME OFF THIS GODDAMNED TOILET! I AM NOT HAVING THIS KID AT HOME AND CERTAINLY NOT ON LEAP DAY!" (Can you tell I was a little hormonal?)

Needless to say, we finally got me into the car at 11:00 pm; arrived at the hospital an hour later, shocking the staff by worrying more about the Academy Awards and the fact I was leaving a wet trail all the way from the front door to the LDR room, skipping triage completely.

And let me interrupt myself a moment: With my first one, it was 8 hours, and the dialation checks were 3, 9, and 10. With my daughter, it was 4 hours, with being dialated at 8, then 10 . With this one, I my dialation checks were 1/2; 1; 1 1/2; 2 1/2; 3; and then finally, 5. At this point, after LOTR had won and I wanted to sleep, I requested an epidural.

Epidural occured at 1 am, March 1st. 2 hours later, we begin pushing. Baby arrived 29 minutes later:)

And promptly baptized the doctor!

And when I saw my friend and his wife the next day, when they showed up to see the little guy, I told her, "If I had known flashing your husband was going to throw me into labor, I'd have done it three weeks ago!"

Okay, nostalgia is over...Did females propose to their men today? Traditionally, it's Sadie Hawkins' Day...or, according to, Bachelor's Day. Same concept...

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Head of the Class

Yay! I finished making revisions to my manuscript...gave some characters last names, tidied up some minor details, and now, taking Anny Cook and Kelly Kirch's advice, I'll send it to my critique partner for her opinion! What's it about, you ask? Here's the blurb...

What happens when you discover the man you had mind-blowing sex with three months ago is your son's teacher? Tammy Saunders is horrified when she realizes the man who set her heart racing is her son's favorite teacher. With one bad relationship behind her, will she trust her heart again, or will she continue to deny her feminine side?

And is this particular teacher popular only with his students? Kevin has made some bad choices in his life, but sleeping with not only one, but now two, of his students' mothers, has got to be the worst mistake he ever made. Especially when he realizes he's lost his heart to one of them...

Hmmm. What do you think? Sound intriging? Let's hope a publisher thinks it has potential!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

What to Do When Your Character Doesn't Cooperate...

So I was working diligently, typing along quite nicely, wrapped in the snug story coming out of my fingertips when all of a sudden, WHAM!

All of a sudden my heroine's soon-to-be love interest decides to detour. He's brought a date do dinner.

What to do, what to associate? Fixer-upper? Have the mysterious female be the (gasp!) sister I didn't plan on?

Since I'm still establishing mutual attraction, maybe the first one. After all, in a family business, especially when being catered by a chef who puts mouth-watering food on the table, this wouldn't be out of the ordinary?

Check back later and find out where this decides to go.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Ever suddenly remember a snippet of conversation, or a description of part of a scene that you've either written or read somewhere, but couldn't remember the title? That happened to me yesterday.

And after mulling it over, the answer suddenly came to me; it was in the NaNo challenge manuscript I wrote during the month of November.

I was so sick of my characters, the storyline, and even writing in general, that I put it away and vowed to not even look at it until March. Well guess what? I reread it last night, and if I say so myself, it's pretty damn good!

Sure, it needs editing, some word revisions here and there, and some better transitions. But underneath the flaws, I believe is an erotic romance worthy of EC. I think the time has come to get back to work on it.

And the other wip I started last month, that comes to me in flashes? It's getting stronger inside my head as well, and I even wrote the next scene last night. And woke up this morning with a mild revision in my head.

So the wheels are starting to turn again, after a three month hiatus. I just hope my day job isn't going to interfere with the creative process; otherwise, I'll do what I did the last time the urge to write came about...carry a notebook with me and every spare moment write down as much as I can! Fortunately, I'll have the flexibility to say 'no' if they call me and I'm in the zone. Sure, I'll be trading a paycheck for the creative process, but sometimes you just have to write.

Otherwise, the urge disappears and you're left kicking yourself because you didn't listen to your muse.

And she doesn't like to be ignored.

Molly started her contest...anyone playing?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Who Am I?

I'm the'wild side' of Molly Daniels. I decided I wanted to have my name on her erotic books, so her younger readers aren't exposed to inappropriate material.

My favorite e-authors are Amarinda Jones, Anny Cook, Brynn Paulin, Bronwyn Green, Kaenar Langford, and Claire Thompson. And I just read Kelly Kirch's first book, and loved it also.

I admire these ladies because they can write and write and write...I can only write when the muse hits me upside the head and demands I write down what the voices are saying in my head. Sometimes this only takes a month; sometimes it comes in sprints. Right now, I've got two books written...Wild at Heart (earlier rejected by Cerridwen Press under Molly's name), which I'm going to polish and send it on its merry submission path, and Head of the Class, which was written during the NaNo challenge and nearly fried my creative brain! I need to go back and tidy it up before it is ready to send out. And I'm working on a third which currently has no title, but is well into chapter three. More on this one as it progresses. I'm in a non-writing mode at the moment.

Of course, if Molly didn't have kids, I could probably churn the books out every other month or so, but at the same time, we'd have to get a job. And I kind of like staying home, although our situation is changing and we're going back into the working world again soon.

So that's a little about me. For being only 2 days old, I'm still figuring out how to handle this whole thing. Some days, our posts may overlap; some days I may blog about what's on my mind. So keep checking back:) I do have it on good authority that Molly's thinking of having a contest real soon. Unfortunately, I won't be able to enter it.

Tell me about yourself. What scenarios do you want to read about? I'm getting into some of the sex toys, and dealt with some light bondage, but not much else. So send me some ideas or at least let me know what GBLT means...I see it on the LRC calendar and it's got my stymied...I finally figured out BSDM and D/s. Don't know if I'll get brave enough to venture there...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

New Author on the Blog

Hi, I'm Kenzie Michaels, and I'm a new author on the blog. I'm not published yet, but am looking for an e-publisher for my erotic romance novels. Keep checking back as I chart my progress!