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Hey ya’ll – I’m giving away a $15 gift card to Starbucks over at the Chicas blog today. Check it out!

So. The other morning started out like usual. The alarm went off and I hit the snooze button. But them I went back to sleep. Hard enough to start dreaming in those short nine minutes between snoozes. The dream I had sparked something when the alarm went off again – a great idea for a new full-length novel!

I couldn’t stop thinking about it the entire time I was getting ready for work. In fact, as soon as I got to my desk, I wrote out a three-page synopsis. I sent it to my Best Good Friend. Her response was: “OMG THIS BOOK IS GOING TO MAKE YOU FAMOUS”.

I think I blushed when I read that email response.

When I talked to her later about it, she said she was immediately engrossed in the story and couldn’t wait for me to get it written. I told my new man about it, too. He thought it was a cool idea (he reads everything from Dan Brown to Tom Clancy to Raymond Khoury – he likes those kind of books). He told me the next day that I needed to “get on that”.

Just the positive response alone from the synopsis is making me all fired up about the book. Best Good Friend has a book about Roman armor (did I mention it’s set in the Roman Empire?) she’s going to loan me.

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the story either. I had a particular scene in my head, too, so I wrote it out (5 pages worth). Oh, and the working title is Til Death Do Us Part. And yes, it’s a romance but there is lots of action, conspiracies, assassins… it’s great fun.

I’ve made a commitment to myself to finish Take Me I’m Yours this month. Pretty sure I can do it if I can just focus.

Anyway – I want 2008 to be a much better writing year than 2007. I sold NOTHING this year. Next year, I want to change that. I can do it. I will do it.

And on that note -Happy Thursday, ya’ll! I’m off to work.

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.