Karen’s Diary Drop-In ~ 08-30-12

[[Welcome to my weekly writer’s diary where I’ll share my “Woot Woot!” moments and the not so “woot woot” moments of my writing world. And, yes, I might even share the occasional musing or two about reading and writing, two of my favorite things!]]


Dear Diary,

            It’s Thursday ~ 08/30/12 ~ and…

It’s been a busy week since I last checked in. Too bad most of it was not writing! As you read this though, I’m making up for it at a Just Write session with my critique buddies.

I can’t tell you how much I LOVE my buds! We call ourselves “We Are Scripsi” and when the five of us meet on Thursdays for Just Write, that’s what we do…simply write…all…day. No phones. No families. No jobs. No…well, sometimes one or two of us can’t step away from those things every week, but we do try! 🙂 There’s something about getting together to write that creates an energy in the room.  It also helps to schedule regular writing time. We might chat for half hour or so, but when 9:00 a.m. comes around, we buckle down. If we get no other writing done rest of the week, we really cook on Thursdays. I’ve set myself a deadline to finish KILLING SECRETS by end of September so I need to get cracking!

I hope you caught my interview on Saturday, August 25th, at The Reading Cafe ~ http://thereadingcafe.com/.  There was a review for SATIN PLEASURES posted, too ~ a wonderful review!  Reviewer, Barb, enjoyed it.  Made my day, my month. 🙂 I gave away copies of the book to two commenters. FRAN and ENI won!

As planned, I finished up the ceiling paint in my office, as well as another short wall that’s been keeping me from moving my desks around. I love the color.  It’s Emperor Gold. Bright. Vibrant. Sunny. I have windows in my basement office but I feel like I’m out in the sunshine whenever I walk into the room now. The color will be a nice backdrop for the rich colors in the oriental art & decor I’ve set aside just for this room.  Spent yesterday dumping boxes and debris out of my office so I could move furniture. I’m now the proud owner of a finished corner of an office. Hey! It’s one corner more than I had last week! Since I have all of the boxes, etc. in another room, I’m going to leave them there until I get the last wall painted. Hoping to report next week that it’s done!

Here’s a sneak peek of my little corner. Not finished putting items on the chocolate-colored cork board. Also need to finish computer set up, another reason I’m not moving boxes of books back under my desk. Forgot this 56-year-old house has no 3-prong outlets. Moved desks on opposite side of room and my dear husband needs to get me a new outlet like the one he fixed for me in old location. Will take more pics as I get things finished up. I’m on a roll!

Last night, I received the proof for my paperback version of SATIN PLEASURES. Soon as it’s approved, I can go “live” with the new paperback. Can’t wait! I love the smaller size and the new cover. Love holding it in my hand.

Okay, that’s it for now, short and sweet this time, just as I promised.

See you next Thursday for another rousing entry in Karen’s Diary Drop-In….


4 thoughts on “Karen’s Diary Drop-In ~ 08-30-12”

  1. Cool office. Mine won’t be as fancy, but it suits me. Desk and computer will be moved in tomorrow, plus the last bookcase will be anchored and re-filled. Some of the cookbooks in that one are from 1900 through 1950. My beer and ale signs will go back on the wall. Have fun with your decorating.

    1. Don’t know about fancy. Just bright paint and the oriental paintings were done by a family member. Aiming for beauty and function. 🙂 Yours sounds wonderful, too. I love old cookbooks. Have a small collection of my own, from same family member. 🙂 Our beer and ale signs grace the wall along the stairs. Guess we have a few similar likes! 🙂

  2. Hello Karen! Am I glad I won your book at TRC! I really, really liked it. I will make sure to check out your other books too.
    Thank you again!

    1. Oh,Eni! You made my day! So glad you enjoyed it. My next one is coming from my darker alter ego, a romantic suspense called Killing Secrets. I’m aiming to get it up on Kindle by end of this month. Can’t wait to see how you like it!

      Thanks again for stopping in to let me know. If you feel so inclined, feel free to post a review on Amazon. I’d love to have your thoughts!

      Happy Holiday Weekend. 🙂

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