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Happy FIRST Anniversary to my knight in shining armor. I love you, honey! Here’s to MANY more happy years together. <3

I’m a terrible blogger lately. My poor blog is so neglected. It’s not that I don’t have anything to talk about… I do. But I’m a busy girl and trying to fit in everything in an already packed day is, well, hard.

I *have* been writing. Not quiet every day and last week was pretty much a lost cause. But I’ve made up for it this week. I’ve clocked in about 3000 words this week so far. I usually force myself to write the story from start to finish and not skip ahead. Except with this book, I had this idea for a great couple of scenes and I knew if I didn’t get them out, then I would never remember it by the time I reached that part of the book. So I skipped ahead. And my fingers have been on fire. I’ve been pounding out the words like a madwoman and I’m really pleased with the way it’s going. I’m kinda/sorta writing the end. 😀 But you know, that can’t be all bad. At least now I know where I need to go and how to get there, right? I just have to figure out all the stuff in between.

Which I kinda/sorta already have. 😉

I did write a synopsis for this book but it was, um, vague. I wish I could write detailed synopses but I just can’t. I think what I need is the barebones of the story and then build around that. Plus, I’m still a Pantser at heart. I need to be surprised and let my characters take off where they want to. The plotting I did, though, wasn’t for naught. I’m still getting use out of all the character data I put together for me hero and heroine. So it’s all good.

What else is going on? Well, I tried to make fudge and failed. So I’m asking Santa for a candy thermometer. 😉 But I did try again to make fudge because my good friend, Misty Evans, gave me a microwave fudge recipe. It came out good! Thank you, Misty.

In other news, my family has decided to have a giant Mexican feast for our Christmas get-together instead of the traditional fare. Tamales, tacos, enchiladas, Mexican salad. I’m responsible for dessert. I’m bringing sopapilla cheesecake (thanks to the suggestion from my brilliant co-worker). There are a plethora of recipes to choose from so hopefully I can find a really good one. I also intend to make some baked goodies to giveaway to others.

I have lots to do still before the holiday – Christmas cards to send, packages to mail, presents to finish and buy! So I better get on with it. Hope you all have a SUPER day!

By Michelle

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