Tory’s Ramblings (9/2/14)

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Nope – your eyes do not deceive you, I am rambling, it’s been weeks, and it is a Wednesday. Go figure, right? Well, I’ve just been focusing on other stuff (insert here insane screams and frantic frustration with ongoing rewrite of Locked in Stone) so haven’t been able to give you your Friday-morning pick-me-ups (okay, babble on because I wanna share my not-so-interesting life).

Yes, that’s bread up top. I’m currently experimenting with different bread recipes and I took that picture to show size difference between an earlier loaf and the loaf I made on Saturday (the ones I made on Sunday were better).

On Writing

As you may have gathered from my opening statement, the rewrite of Locked is dragging on and on and on. I’ve crossed the 2/3 (approximately) mark and I think it’s reading well, but I’m sooooo nervous given this book will likely make or break the gargoyle series for me. I want to do it well and it’s so different from my vampire series I don’t know how to be sure of anything any more. Yeah, I know all books are different, but the characters themselves (at least the heroes) are incredibly different from my vampires.

All the heroes (okay, all 2 or 3 of them) in the Dream-Walker War were up-front, alpha and/or dominant men. Thus far, as they are portrayed, all three of my heroes are BETAS! Only one of them (the Locked hero, Cal) has any inclination toward rising in the ranks and asserting himself as top dog, and even he’s currently satisfied with his position as second in command. The other two have other issues they want to deal with and have no driving need to be in control. It’s very odd.

On Children

I think children are the most confusing, frustrating, challenging, and yet rewarding tasks we are ever assigned. I love all three of my beautiful babies, but wow…one never knows where you’re going to end up with you have children.

Shrimp went to a birthday party on Sunday at a local place call Pump it Up. There were bounce things and slides, and black light so he glowed. Hehe. Don’t have a picture of that, but I do have this:

2014-08-31 14.27.59He insisted I take the picture of him like that. ::eye roll::

Then there’s my little wanna-be chocoholic, Jackatwin. She doesn’t just eat chocolate, she becomes one with the chocolate (and ice cream as the case may be):

2014-08-31 19.40.17And finally my restless sleeper. Sigh. I never know where she’s going to sleep (though she almost always ends up out on the couch by the time I get up…go figure). We tell her she has to stay in her room or we’ll close the door. She loves to push the edge. Notice where her feet are:

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On House

Still loving my house. Hubby wants to keep doing stuff to it and I really don’t mind. We added a little stone border around the front flower beds. I don’t have a picture yet, forgot to take it, but the border looks great. I’ll have a picture soon!

It’s amazing how well oven cleaner works if you don’t let the mess build up too much before you use it. And without very much effort either! Yay!


So, there you have it, my life in a nutshell. Not much going on, but I’m living it as best I can. Have a great week everyone.





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