Monday, November 30, 2009

I Smell Smoke

Every once in a while I get what I call the blogging blahs. As much as I like to run off at the mouth, sometimes inspiration fails to strike me and in the immortal words of a wise woman somewhere, "I got nothing." Actually I don't necessarily have "nothing." More like I got a bunch of random stuff floating around, I haven't posted in a few days, and well, I need to put something here. Yep, it's time for another list of linky goodness!

1) I've "known" Amy a scary long time. Longer than I've been blogging, which means we're talking going on 10 years. She's the only person I know who might have a TBR scarier than mine (and we don't know for sure since she refuses to count it - scaredy cat). Anyway, I really liked her recent funny post about family drama and rediscovering "why" she reads. Go forth and say hello.

2) Leslie has an interview up with Cheryl St. John with two contests attached. One particular point of interest in the interview? Cheryl teases us with tidbits about her current work in progress. Go forth and read.

3) I've done some updating over at the Upcoming Historical Romances wiki. Lots of pretty book covers and lists of books through July 2010 (lists still not totally "complete," but I'm getting there).

4) Rosie is over at AccessRomance Reader's Gab making me think too hard. Seriously, Mondays after a holiday always find my brain the consistency of lumpy day-old oatmeal. Anyway, head on over and read what she thinks about creativity, longevity and staying the course.

5) The Cheesecake Factory has a new Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake which consists of red velvet cake, cheesecake filling, cream cheese frosting and white chocolate shavings. OK, seriously. How am I expected to say no to something like this? And for the record? Oh. My. Gawd. Something this good has got to be illegal in 23 states.

6) Thanksgiving at the Bat Cave was grand. My turkey turned out OK, but it was my stuffing that rocked the house. I followed my Aunt Mary's recipe to the T and drown those bread crumbs in a serious amount of turkey broth. Soooooo good. The leftover stuffing didn't make it past Friday night. Oh and the Lil' Sis makes some killer mashed taters and gravy. Those made it to Sunday night - but just barely.

7) After finding my mojo earlier in the month, my reading hit the skids again. I jump-started it last night by finishing up a Harlequin Historical (OK) and two Spice Briefs short stories (one OK, the other really dang good). Reviews will be forthcoming over at TGTBTU. Next up? I'm reading the new Cheryl St. John, Her Colorado Man. I couldn't resist it any longer.

14 comments:

Kristie (J) said...

Aha - it called to you did it? I've learned when a book calls, there is no peace until you answer - sirens - that's what they are - sirens!!

sula said...

heh. blogging blues? what are those? ahem. i wouldn't know anything bout that....

i am always impressed at your ability to keep on writing and blogging in the face of dry spells. :)

Lynn Spencer said...

Ah...pretty covers on historicals. I love looking at covers of upcoming books and finding things to anticipate! Of course, then there's the TBR mountain in my own home waiting to be anticipated.... ;-)

Victoria Janssen said...

I noticed that Wiki update. It is all YOUR fault I've already pre-ordered April and May romances.

Lyndee said...

Oh, Colorado Man, eh? Lyndee is from Colorado! (Lyndee does not usually refer to herself in the third person). The men here are outdoorsy. (Well, that's the stereotype, anyhow).

Thanks for the links and the update, Wendy!

Wendy said...

Kristie: More like jealousy. You've read it, Rosie was in the middle of reading it (last I knew), and I'd wager Sybil read it ages OK. I didn't want to be left out :(

Sula: I tend to "force" myself though dry spells. I try to keep up a semi-consistent rhythm, that why I don't totally fall off the wagon.

Lynn: Luckily December is kind of a dry month for me as far as a shopping list goes. Maybe this means I'll get caught up? Hardy har har.

Victoria: You just keep telling yourself that. "It's all Wendy's fault!" LOL

Lyndee: Well this Colorado Man has just arrived in town from Alaska. So he's REALLY outdoorsy.

Katie Mack said...

Okay, enough with the teasing: which Spice Brief was it that was really good? I've been on a mad SB glom lately.

Wendy said...

Katie: The Tale Of The Dancing Girl by Grace D'Otare. It's part of a series, but it stands alone extremely well (and I can say this from personal experience since I haven't read the other two stories....yet).

Katie Mack said...

Thanks. I haven't read that one yet. I'll have to try it.

SarahT said...

The mere mention of stuffing is making my mouth water. Roll on Christmas...

Amy said...

Scary long time -- has it been 10 years?!? Whew!

Wendy said...

SarahT: My Dad said something very similar when I talked to him this past weekend :)

Amy: If it hasn't been 10, it's pretty dang close! Unbelievable, isn't it?

sybil said...

Same could be said for... gosh what was the name of that book

::thinks::

oh yes, Never Love a Lawman

read it, you need too *g*

Wendy said...

Sybil: I know! ARGHHHHH!

I suck.