A Blog Moment

Quote Du Jour:
When in the springtime of the year
When the trees are crowned with leaves
When the ash and oak, and the birch and yew
Are dressed in ribbons fair

When owls call the breathless moon
In the blue veil of the night
The shadows of the trees appear
Amidst the lantern light
–The Mummer’s Dance, Loreena McKennitt

Whew.. finally got a moment to blog today. Had to make file copies of two proposal that went out yesterday. That’s all done and then I’ve been catching up on email and what-not.

Out upstairs AC died again. This time the compressor went out completely. Figures. Just when we’re poised to pay off bills. At least it’s fixed and all will be fine this evening. It just put a cramp in my style because I had intended on working on the new site last night. Instead, I gave my son a bath in the garden tub (which he thought was hilarious). He got to sleep in our bed last night, too, because it was too hot to put him upstairs.

Sleeping with a 3-yr-old is not all that it’s cracked up to be. Let me tell ya. Talk about a wiggle worm and a bed hog for something so small. Who knew!

Mailed out the chapter newsletter last night, so that’s good.

I got about a half of an issue written yesterday and that was not. Not much writing going on this week at all. I’m hoping to catch up on the serial writing tomorrow, though. Haven’t even looked at the new WIP either. You’ll note that the counter still sits at 13,300.

In other news, my membership to Hearts Through History was approved today, so I’m in. Woohoo! Very happy. Now I can message some experts on my new medieval romance. Also received my two books the other day. I started reading Knights at Tournament and found some very interesting reading.

If you’ve seen the movie A Knight’s Tale, you know that William took on the name Ulrich von Lichtenstein. He was a real person. A real knight who jousted. Found that in my book as well as the mention of a lady named Jocelyn. How cool is that!

I’m afraid I’m going to have to set my medieval in France. I’m somewhat dismayed at that because I really wanted it to be in England. Still doing the research on that, though, to figure out how to make it work. Most of the tourneys were in France in the mid-14th century, which is the setting for the novel. I’ve also toyed with the idea of contacting the SCA to talk to someone who jousts. I need to know what it feels like to hold a lance and to fall off a horse. I need to figure out what my local SCA chapter is. I used to have a link, so I need to find it.

Got some good feedback on my fantasy romance from the chapter still. Sunday we’re going to have a little informal gathering, so I’m looking forward to that. Should be fun. Maybe they can help me plot either the medieval or the two books in the trilogy.

I need to get some writing done, so off I go.

Today’s interesting searches:
ye olde bicycle
inkwell + swimming (odd)
fionajudd (hey! I know that name.. :))

By Michelle

I love dragons, castles, fairies and elves. I drink coffee, wine and martinis. Fantasy, paranormal and contemporary romance author. Proud Texan.