January 30, 2010

It's cold and white today in Music City. The snow fell all day yesterday and all night last night. There were over 100 accidents in Nashville alone because Southerners have no idea what to do when something like this happens.

I left work at 4 yesterday and nearly saw someone slide into the ditch along the interstate before I made it home. I slowed down to less than the crawl I was already doing so he could straighten himself out and then made my way home. And promised myself never to do that again.

Unlike the other idiots on the road, I know my limits and I'll be staying home where it's safe, thank you very much!

But I have to admit. It's so beautiful when untouched my man nor beast.

How about you? Do you drive in the ice and snow or do you prefer to stay home where it's warm and dry?

January 27, 2010


I finally finished a basic plot for my WIP! I'm so excited I can't stand it! I'm doing a happy dance right now. Too bad you can't see it! I do a mean happy dance.

I've never gotten this far before. I seem to always get stuck around chapter 3 or 4. But finally there's light at the end of the tunnel. Of course, now I have to sit down and actually write it, and some of the plot points might change once I get started. But for the most part I'm halfway there!

Doesn't it feel great to get past a hurdle you've been struggling with?

January 26, 2010

Sleep Writing

You know that state just before you fall asleep? That's where I get my best ideas and where my plots seem to work themselves out. Last night I got an idea for the next step my heroine needs to take before she "gets caught". Only I didn't get up to write it down and this morning it's not as clear as it was.

Since I'm right handed, I guess I'll to have to move to the right side of the bed so I can write while I'm sleeping.

Do you sleep write?

January 25, 2010

What's Next?

The weekend is gone and another week has popped up in its place. I keep wondering if I'm ever gonna finish this book. I can never seem to get past the first few scenes or chapters. I'm stuck at a point where I can't seem to figure out where the heroine should go next. And I've seen this type of plot plenty of times before so I know what needs to happen, I just can't figure out what this particular story should have happen. It's very frustrating and it's driving me nuts.

What do you do in these situations?

January 24, 2010

Dream Escape

OMG! It was perfect. The story was great, the scenes flowed flawlessly, the characters and their arc were fully formed. But the moment my eyes opened the entire thing disappeared into smoke and I was left with nothing but the vague impression that I had missed something extremely important I may never get back. How sad!

This ever happened to you?

January 22, 2010

New Look

In case you didn't notice for some reason, I've given the blog a new look. It took me two days and I'm still tweaking here and there, but it's more or less done. Doesn't it look awesome?!?

While I was at it I also created a whole new website for myself. Check it out by following the links in the bar at the top.

Now, I'm off for food and relaxation. Later, ya'll.

January 13, 2010

Wicked Wednesday

I declare today "Wicked Wednesday" just so I can post this pic. This is William Shockley who played Hank on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman". I've been watching reruns of the series and though Hank has his moments he can be a good guy, too. But, mmmm...he's definitely wicked. Wickedly Yummy, that is. Happy Wednesday, everyone!

January 09, 2010

BRUSH STROKES by Jax Cassidy
Release date: January 10, 2010
Publisher: Amber Heat
ISBN-13: 978-1-60272-627-7 (Electronic)
*Heat warning: erotic, explicit sex scenes, language

For Sage, attending the Parisian sex club, Plaisirs Sombres, was the ultimate fantasy. So when the conservative gallery assistant is cloaked behind the velvet mask, she never expected to be the object of the club owner's desire. Spurred on by D.S. Gregoire's erotic and sensual brush strokes of the exclusive club, she gives into a brief liaison that leaves her breathless and wanting.

For Damien, known to the art world as D.S. Gregoire, his art has always been an adrenaline rush. But when an exotic and mysteriously uninhibited 'sex club virgin' enters his establishment, he is willing to break his club rules for another taste of the dark pleasures she brings him.

Author Bio:
Jax Cassidy followed her dreams to Paris, then Hollywood to pursue a film career but managed to fall in love with penning sexy romances and happy endings—finding Mr. Right was just an added bonus. She writes contemporary, paranormal, and multi-ethnic romances and is Co-Founder of Romance Divas, and award winning writer’s website and discussion forum. Jax is also known as one-half of the retired writing team of Cassidy Kent.

For more information on Jax, please visit her online at www.jaxcassidy.com or www.jaxadora.blogspot.com

January 08, 2010


Apparently Mother Nature read my post yesterday and decided to put in her two cents worth. We got just enough snow to go all slushy and turn to ice. All the main roads are salted and easy to get over but the residential streets are sheets of ice. We have drivers who can't drive under normal conditions and now they're going to be driving on ice? I should've stayed home in my nice warm bed. Oy Vay!

January 07, 2010

Ah! The humor of it all!

For the past couple of days the weather service has been predicting a 90% chance of 1-4 inches of snow for our area. There were runs on the grocery stores so people could stock up on Milk, Bread & Eggs. They filled their propane tanks and made sure their generators were working properly. This is the south and no one knows how to drive when it snows (well, they can't drive under normal conditions either, but that's another story), so they take every precaution they can in case they can't get out of their homes for a couple of days.

The school's closed due to the threat of incliment weather and kids were doing the happy dance all evening while parents were fretting over how to keep them warm when they went out to play in all the beautiful wet white stuff we'd have come morning.

This morning, we wake up to...NOTHING! Not a single flake could be seen from my window while I was preparing for work. Not a single flake fell while I drove to work. And not a single flake has fallen since I've been sitting here at my desk.

Don't you just love God's sense of humor?!?! Personally I think it's funny that he looks down on us and says, "Hmmm...wonder if I can make them run to the store for items they can't use if the power goes out? How about snow in the south? That should do it!"

Have a great "No Snow" day, everyone!!

January 05, 2010

Time to Rev it Up

It's a new year and time to get with the program. Already I'm falling behind on my writing goals (resolution sounds like I'm resolved to the idea instead of ready to go!). I wrote a little on the first but nothing after that and it's only the fifth day of the new year.

So, tonight I will write before I turn on the TV or the Wii after work. If I don't make writing my first priority I'll never do it. And I love to write. I've just lost sight of that in the past year.

How are you on your resolutions so far this year?