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September 10th, 2006

And....I'm back

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First, found this "My Interests Collage" on dustbunnygirl's LJ and instantly gakked it.

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Create your own! Originally Written By ga_woo, Hosted and ReWritten by darkman424

I think it's kinda neat.

Tomorrow I shall post on my DragonCon experiences -- I know everyone else has already done theirs, but alas, my stupid body decided I needed to pay (and severely) for all the fun I had at the con. Just getting back into the non-medicated swing of things.

Love ya all,

August 30th, 2006

Wagons Ho!

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First, apologies for being invisible for so long. My third house has a retrograde Jerry Springer moon, I think. All sorts of catastrophes happening right, left and center, the worst being that hundakleptisis's mom has been in critical condition and on a respirator. She's had to have 3 surgeries within a week and, though finally off the respirator, is still having a lot of problems. It's been an anxious time for us.

On the plus side of life: tomorrow we leave for DragonCon! Woohoo! I'm on several panels in the writing track - some as an editor and some as an author. LOL, if you look at the pocket guide for me, you won't find me in the panels as "Teri Smith." Nope, for some unknown reason, whoever put together the guide decided to list me as "Teri Nutman." *frowns at jmward14* No rude comments from the peanut gallery, y'hear?

Doubtful that I'll post again till after the Dragon -- but I promise full disclosure on everything lilithsaintcrow and quietselkie do at the con. This ain't Vegas, baby. What happens here will be posted for millions to see later. hehehe...

I hope everyone has a fabulous Labor Day weekend!


August 15th, 2006

I was going to write this long and insightful post about being part of the generation that bridges the 20th and 21st century. And I did too.

Boy, did I sound like a pompous ass. *shakes head sadly*

I think instead I'll address some of the silliness the younglings that I deal with on a daily basis seem to have with my age and likes/dislikes.

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You know something? Who the hell wants to be a bridge? I'm damned happy as a rowdy old broad. Besides, I'm getting to the age where it won't be long before I can pinch guys' asses with impunity. *rubs hands together in anticipation* Oh, won't DragonCon be FUN then!

Love, Peace and French Vanilla ice cream, y'all,


August 12th, 2006

What have we here?

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Just a few things from my Writing folder. Use or abuse as you choose.

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That's all for me today, my lublings. The QNotKU hasn't had sleep for over 36 hours and is hoping she won't end up in the hospital because of certain events that have taken their toll. Be well, write creatively, love lots and eat more chocolate. It's good for you!

huggles to all,

August 5th, 2006

Editor Gripes, Take 1

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An author told me the other day that she'd been advised by another author to only accept 10% of an editor's corrections. If she accepted more, the second author advised, then the editor would be "changing the author's voice."

I had to literally remove my hands from the keyboard so I wouldn't type something extremely profane to the IM chat we were having. If we'd been talking on the phone instead of online, I'd have lost my voice from screaming imprecations. When I had myself back under control I asked the author (who is one of mine, btw) what she thought about that. She said that it had worried her a lot. The moron who gave her this wretched piece of advice was a well-known erotica author. My author didn't want to reveal whom -- I guess she was getting the idea that I was pretty upset by that time. She did admit this author had never been published anywhere but electronically. (Color me not surprised.)
EDIT: My snide comment about only being electronically published was a bad one. There are a great many very fine writers out there who're only e-pubbed and my comment denigrated them and the legitimate electronic publishers out there that also put out quality books. Mea culpa and fifty lashes with a wet fettucine noodle.

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In other news of the day, my pirate name is:

Your Pirate Name Is...

Iron Fanny La Bouche

jmward14, you can quit laughing now. Or else I'm gonna hafta hurt you.

Peace all,

July 31st, 2006

Quit Horsing Around!

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I mentioned in a post to whitemunin that Daniel Radcliffe, aka Harry Potter, will be appearing in a run of the play Equus in London.

I also mentioned that I cannot wait for the explosion of fervid fan fiction that's going to erupt from this. Not to mention that some (or hordes of) enterprising fan(s) will take clandestine pictures of young Daniel in all his...er...glory. Oh boy...

I can see it now: Harry flying gloriously naked through the air after having spiked numerous Ravenclaw brooms. Harry gleefully spanks the monkey while Draco and Snape glare impotently (but not for long) from below. Actually, that's probably pretty tame to what some of the HP folks will come up with.

I can't wait.

:rubbing her hands together in anticipation:


July 29th, 2006

33 Days to Dragon*Con!

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And pre-con excitement begins to build. This year I attend not only as assistant editor and press for Crescent Blues, but as a guest author/editor (for Samhain Publishing). I'm on a couple of panels in the writing track and I'm very excited (and, yes, nervous) about the whole thing. Not sure if we'll be participating in any of the Matters of the Force track, but I'm sure Cathy will find something for Jean Marie and I to do. (I hope so, I adore the MotF folks, they're good guys through and through. Even if most of 'em are stormtroopers. LOL.)

quietselkie and lilithstormcrow will be there too -- can't wait to finally meet and get hugs from two of my mostest favorite ladies. The granddaughter unit is already poring over her wardrobe and trying to talk me into buying her some baby-goth wear for the con. LOL. I can't wait to see her face on Friday when the zoo is let out of their cages. Should be interesting.

Back to catching up on my submissions and getting in some work on book two of our Domain series.


You scored as BurmeseandtheTabby_Lovers. You are either the (ever so slightly spoilt) Burmese Baroque Beauty or the Poor Lovestruck Tabby. Which one do you see yourself as? Admirer or Admired? Oh, that's the question...


















Which Bohemian Cat are you? With cats-in-costumes pictures - meow!
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July 28th, 2006

Mick Jagger is....63?!?!

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Man. And the Rolling Stones. are doing a North American tour, starting in Boston.

I wonder if the sponsors will be Viagra and Aspercreme?

:runs before Moggy can get her hands on a sharp object:



July 25th, 2006

Hear, hear!

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(Stolen from vonandmoggy)

If You Ruled the Land . . . by wackyweasel
Your first name:
How you gained your rule:
Your title is:Your Great Grand High Majesty
Your symbol is:the cat, because cats are fluffy and nice
You rule from:an ice palace - cold, but so, well, cool!
At your side is:your sexiest bodyguards
Your enforcers, troops, and guards are all:sexy elves with swords
Your most popular law is:No-pants Fridays
Your least popular law is:Hot people register for draft; hey, your guards get old
Your worst enemy is:Ringo Starr, but you can't remember why . . .
Your popularity rating is:: 94%
Your chance of being overthrown is:: 16%
Quiz created with MemeGen!

*off to think of a name for my new kingdom...*

Teri *making sure she has Beatle traps set around the throne*

July 24th, 2006

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It's been one of those millenia already. Can I go back a few years and get a do over? No? Well, crap. I was afraid of that. :grumble, grumble: :bitch, whine, moan:

Looks like surgery will be in my future sometime soon. This is not a bad thing, since I've needed it for quite a long time and am only, finally, being able to get it. More on that later, when it happens.

Thanks to everyone who sent me a manuscript from my Editor ISO post. I promise I'll get back with you as soon as I can. I wish I could promise you all a contract, but I can't. What I will promise, if I don't accept your manuscript, is why I didn't accept it. That's about as good as it gets, folks. I know the serious writers out there will understand.

The granddaughter unit is doing really really well. She's been spending a lot of time over at mostlynormal1's house -- hanging out with the kids that live around Pammie and going to the pool and church with Pam and her family. It's done her a world of good too -- she's improved so much from how she was when we brought her back from Ohio.

It's odd -- I've been thinking about lost friends lately. Folks that I either lost contact with because I moved away or other friends that drifted apart because either their lives changed or someone new came into their lives and they had no room for their old friends. That's sad when that happens, don't you think? No matter - I wish them all well.

Not long now till Dragon*Con. YAY!!!!

huggles and smoochles to all my lovely f-list,
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