Thursday, September 30, 2004

Monday, September 27, 2004

Monday, Monday

I am a sick woman.
I love Mondays.
I love seeing the world back in action.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Up to page 73

"One Last Look" is really moving now!
Clare's life is going according to normal, which, for her, means half the state of Arizona seems to be trying to do her in.
And she's not paranoid.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Gig in Scottsdale

On October 18th, I'll be at the famous Poisoned Pen Book Store, along with several other authors. 7 pm. Be there, if you're in the neighborhood.

Clare, cleverly disguised as Linda, mild-mannered writer from Cave Creek, Arizona.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Clare on food

Clare has an easier time maintaining a healthy weight than I do. Why is that, I wonder?
She doesn't have a perfect body. She would like to lose ten to fifteen pounds, but she's fine the way she is.
What does she do that's different?
She eats regular food. No low-fat, low-carb. No rules. When she's hungry, she eats. When she's full, she stops.
I wonder.
Can it really be that easy?

Monday, September 20, 2004

When it rains..

Arizona has been getting slammed by rain storms. Over the weekend, I thought my sturdy tile roof might just blow off. The desert welcomes every drop.

Friday, September 17, 2004

Walkin' the Blog

The possibilities are endless.

Does the Dog have a blog?

In a fog about the blog?

Flog the blog?

Obviously, I'd better get back to the book!

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Clog in the Blog

It's 12:20 pm--just getting to the blog. I usually do this in the early morning.
I'm hard at work on "One Last Look."

"Starting Over" update: The self-absorbed, selfish boyfriend is NOT the father of Josie's baby.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Miscellaneous Linda Factoids

I'm a huge fan of "Dog, the Bounty Hunter."
You've got to love a guy named Dog.

I marked the season premiere of "Starting Over" on my calendar. Who IS the father of Josie's baby? In twenty minutes, I'll know. (Hey, I'm on my lunch hour.)

I can hardly wait for the next Harry Potter.

Tune in tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

I'm fickle

While I am totally embroiled in the current Clare & Tony adventure, I admit to flirting with Sam O'Ballivan, the sexy hero of my next historical...he's an Arizona Ranger, posing as a small town schoolmaster, circa 1903. HQN will publish the book as "The Man From Stone Creek."
Tom Berrenger could play Sam.
Hold on, Sam. I've got to think about Clare & Tony for now!

Monday, September 13, 2004

Your turn

What would you most like to see in the third and final Clare & Tony book?
You can make your wishes known by signing the guest book.
Just remember--Clare doesn't take orders from me.
She'll probably do whatever she damn well pleases.
If you don't believe me, ask Sonterra.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

One Last Look

The first chapter of the third and final Clare and Tony book opens with a body bag being unzipped.
And things just go downhill from there.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Who would play Sonterra?

He's a composite. Benjamin Bratt comes close--but he's not muscular enough.
"She liked imaginary men best."

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Channeling Clare

The evil twin and I went to a great party yesterday, at our friend Barbara's house. Barbara is breathtakingly beautiful, and has the unmitigated gall to be nice in the bargain. Look for her on the silver screen, soon, romancing Burt Reynolds in a movie called "Forget About It."

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Back to Work

Now that my house is no longer in tile-hell, I can concentrate on my writing project.
I'm in the beginning stages of "One Last Look", the third and final Clare Westbrook/Tony Sonterra story. It picks up where "Never Look Back" left off.
Clare is, in essence, my evil twin.
Look out. She's baaaaack....

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Morning pages

Best thing you can do to get in touch with your deeper self.
Buy a cheap notebook--no fancy journals, please. That will intimidate you too much. You'll think about how your grandchildren might read the entries, and try to make them too perfect.
Write three pages, long-hand, strictly stream of consciousness stuff. No editing. Cross-outs okay. At first, you'll bitch a lot, and that's okay, too. It's like priming a pump. First, the sludge, then the good stuff.
Try it. You might just amaze yourself!

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

The renovations continue

I can't help drawing a parallel between the renovations going on in my house, and the ones going on in my spirit. Everything on the outside really IS a reflection of activity on the inside.
Something to celebrate!