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Carrie [userpic]

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July 8th, 2009 (04:29 am)

So...wow. It's been ages since I've logged in here. I'm surprised the journal hasn't been purged by now.

I wonder if anyone's still on my friends list...and if those who are still remember me.

Carrie [userpic]

Not quite dead (yet)

January 3rd, 2008 (12:38 pm)

Update forthcoming. :)

Carrie [userpic]

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December 3rd, 2007 (12:20 am)

Six Apart's latest asshatery is making me seriously consider leaving LJ for greener journaling pastures. Any recommendations? I know there's Greatest Journal and Insane Journal, though I have no experience with either of them.

I miss the good old days of Livejournal. *Feels old and maudlin now.*

Carrie [userpic]

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October 17th, 2007 (07:02 pm)

Anyone doing NaNoWriMo this year? Not sure if I will or not--if I do, I'll have to write longhand, and I can't really imagine writing 50K words without the aid of a keyboard. Ugh.

In other news, I'm not dead! My health is nasty right now, but I'm scraping along.

Carrie [userpic]

Best places to live?

September 22nd, 2007 (05:03 pm)

My adventures with finding a new place to live continue. It struck me, as I was searching through apartment listings, that I can live anywhere I choose. I don't have to stay in Cincinnati.

Of course, that thought caused my brain to derail because there are way too many choices. Where should I go? (Should I go?) Maybe I'll make a list...

Carrie [userpic]

Random stuff

September 22nd, 2007 (04:05 pm)

current mood: tired
current song: Interpol-PDA

First of all, I have to say--welcome to the world, Annabelle Rose.

Every time a baby is born into my family, the chorus begins. "Carrie, when are you going to give me/your mom/your dad a grandkid?"

It does not matter how many times I tell them that I do not want children. When I was eighteen, the answer always came back, usually accompanied by a knowing nod, "One day, you'll change your mind."

Well, I'm twenty-seven now. I don't get the "one day you'll change your mind" thing so much. Instead, now I get, "But your friend/ex/cousin has X amount of children now."

Good for them! I'm not anti-kids. They're just not for me. Sometimes I forget to do little things like get dressed or eat or vacuum. If my cats could talk, they'd tell you that sometimes they get their dinner an hour or two late. Usually, I sleep during the day, and the concept of time means nothing to me. Weeks can go by without me realizing it.

And I like living this way. I do not want little urchins running around my feet, making me change my habits and taking my attention from the things I want to pay attention to.

My family says this is selfish. I say the selfish thing would be to have children when I know I'm not parent material!

I don't believe the only meaningful life is getting married and/or reproducing. That has never interested me, and I doubt it ever will.

Carrie [userpic]


September 21st, 2007 (09:35 pm)

In the 90 minutes since I posted about Ask Adam, it's zoomed up from number ten on the bestseller list to number eight. Very cool.

Carrie [userpic]

Ask Adam hits number 10 on MBaM's bestseller list

September 21st, 2007 (07:56 pm)

Can one wild night of passion turn into the romance of a lifetime?

Lexi Tanner's got a major problem: AJ Riley, the man she's about to approach for a hefty donation, turns out to be the stranger she shared a night of steamy sex with less than a week past. She'll do anything to raise money for a children's charity-anything except sell herself. Now how can she ask AJ for money without it seeming like he's paying for sexual favors?

If there's one thing the past has taught Adam "AJ" Riley, it's that loving someone can only lead to pain. He knows he shouldn't feel so attracted to Lexi, and he definitely shouldn't trust a woman who'd sleep with a man one week and approach him for money the next. Yet somehow Lexi breaks through all his barriers. His instincts tell him to run but his heart wants to give Lexi-and love-a second chance. How can he let go of his tragic past and still protect his battered heart?

To buy, click here. To read a kick-ass excerpt, click here.

I am so so happy that this book is doing well. It's hot, romantic, fun. And I loved working with Jess, the author. I asked her to make some big changes for this book, and she rolled with them. She took my thoughts and put her own spin on them, and the end result is fantastic. I love this book.

Carrie [userpic]

Editing trivia

September 18th, 2007 (06:27 pm)

A lot of writers who listen to music as they write have soundtracks for their WIPs. I have soundtracks for the manuscripts I edit.

For Adrienne by D. Renee Bagby, it was October Project.

For His Convenient Affair by Tricia Jones, it was a lot of Badly Drawn Boy.

For Inventing the Abbotts by Jerri Drennen, it was Goldfrapp.

For Possession by Mardi Ballou, it was the soundtracks for Pride and Prejudice (2005 version), Meet Joe Black, and The Last of the Mohicans.

For Ask Adam by Jess Dee, which is wonderful and fabulous and out today, I listened to Fiona Apple, Feist and Kelly Clarkson. (And I'm too lazy to link to them.)

Yesterday, I listened to a lot of A Perfect Circle (Orestes in particular) while editing a book I can't mention yet. :)

Other weirdness--I can listen to only classical music while finalizing (doing the last check for mistakes, putting into the proper format and adding excerpts) a manuscript. Anything else is too distracting.

Carrie [userpic]

I am flawed if I'm not free...

September 18th, 2007 (04:23 pm)

Sorry. The song that line comes from has been running through my head all day, and I'm about ready to go to my storage unit and dig around until I find the CD it's on.

I got a request for a partial while my internet was off last week. Very cool--well, cool about the request, not the fact that I got it while my internet was down. Also not cool is that the synopsis for said project vanished when my computer crashed and burned. I hate writing synopses. I'll have to do it later, too, because I have a book that's deadline is today. It needs one more pass and finalized, which will take me all evening.

Oh! I have a kick ass release today. I need to snag the cover and then I'll come back and beg all of you to buy it. :)

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