Tory’s Friday Ramblings (7/25/14

Can you believe this is the last weekend in July already?! And for those of you involved in the romance community, tomorrow night are the Golden Heart and RITA awards at the RWA Nationals. My awesome crit partner’s there and I’m trying to live vicariously through her. I love her occasional texts about the seminars she’s in.

On Children

I am a baaaaad mommy. Pixie and I were playing and I managed to pull a little too hard on her arm as I was pulling her out of the crevice she’d wedged herself into (claiming she was stuck, but she coulda gotten out if she wanted to with no problem…it’s a game). I spent a very bad night convinced I’d somehow sprained or broken my child, but per the doctor, it was another dislocated elbow. The girl’s joints are quite loose it seems. I didn’t do it the first time (it was at daycare almost a year ago), but I sure did this time. God, I feel like crap. I wounded my child. She’s playing up the after effects though. I guess she liked getting all the attention for the day.

Blondie…ahh, Blondie. She’s being a royal PITA when it comes to bedtime. She doesn’t like staying in her bedroom at all. We’ve actually moved locks around since the baby gate was useless so now when we put them in a timeout we can actually keep them in their rooms for a few minutes. Yeesh.

On Writing

OMG…I got my editorial letter back from Entangled on Locked. OMG OMG OMG. I’m going to be buried for a month or so as I rewrite the book. No, I’m not exaggerating. It needs to be character driven, not plot driven. Sigh. Oh well, I can do it and I will do it. I’ve already gotten unofficial word the same verdict is being rendered on Carved. BUT, strangely enough, from what I’ve written in Sealed, I actually shifted to writing a character-based story, rather than a plot-based one, so that one should be in much better shape.

On Work

My boss is going on vacation next week. Wooooooot!

On Hubby

Hehe. He really wants to buy a sports car when we get our next car, preferably a Dodge Challenger Hellcat (707 HP, blah blah blah).


He is currently working on buttering me up. I’ve been wanting a Kitchenaid Mixer for several years now and last Saturday he actually bought me one. Admitted it was all part of his plan, and has stated several times that if he gets his Challenger, I’ll likely get whatever I want for the rest of our lives (getting to go to conferences, shopping, etc.). Motivation indeed, especially since RWA Nationals will be in Orlando in 2017 and I would love to go without having to haul the entire family along for a Disney vacation.


Yup, that’s pretty much it for the week. Hope you’ll leave me a comment if you drop by. I never know if anyone’s reading. 🙂 Have a great weekend!



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