Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday Five for August 14, 2015

1. For those of you who missed Wednesday's post, this month is the one year anniversary of my newsletter, Geeks, Freaks, & EEKS! I'll be sending out my newsletter later today and subscribers will have a chance to win some swag including a unique Christine Rains dice. PLUS, if you subscribe, you get a free ebook. You can have your choice of The 13th Floor Complete Collection or Of Blood and Sorrow.

2. I'm getting lots of writing done with my son in school. I'm finished a novelette last week and I'm over halfway done with the second novelette in the trilogy. I hope I don't get so excited with all this writing that I burn myself out before the month is out!

3. Tomorrow is the monthly meeting of my local critique group. The flash piece I wrote this month for it was tons of fun. Funny how I keep going back to the monster under the bed, but this time, I put a horrific sci-fi twist to it.

4. I've been trying to think of an original wondrous item for Paizo's RPG Superstar contest. Every time I think of something, I look it up and it's been done! I don't get to play tabletop RPGs much any more. I'd love to game more, but it's difficult getting our friends together at one time. Maybe if I start thinking about an item now, I might have something for next year's contest!

5. The only thing on my schedule for the weekend is my critique group meeting. I do love not having anything to do. But then that sometimes leads to this conversation that can last for hours itself:
Me: "Let's go do something."
Hubby: "Okay. What do you want to do?"
Me: "I don't know. What do you want to do?"
Hubby: "I don't know. Not much is open."
Me: "Yeah, and it's raining. What can we do?"
Hubby: "I don't know. What do you feel like doing?"

Have a terrific weekend!


  1. Wow, you've been so productive! Congrats, and best of luck wrapping up that second novelette! You're on such a roll, though, that you probably don't need any of that luck... ;)

  2. My wife and I have had that conversation before.
    Horrific science fiction twist? That intrigues me.
    Keep writing!

  3. I need to get involved in my old CG again. Argh.

  4. I have conversations with my hubby like that all the time. I'm glad I'm not the only one :-) Hope you have a great weekend.

  5. Hubby does that to me all the time. He seldom manages to drag me away from writing with an argument like that. :)

    Very busy lady, good for you.

    Love the newsletter!

  6. My hubby is like that too. I ask him what he wants to do and he throws it back at me.

  7. Heather, thank you! Good luck always helps. :)

    Alex, hopefully it will intrigue my critique group too.

    Mac, my group is awesome.

    Annalisa, you too!

    Yolanda, thanks so much. :)

    Patricia, I'm usually the one making the plans around here.

  8. Yay for all the writing you're getting done!
    My partner & I have those convoys all the time and we usually end up doing nothing lol.Trish - tales from trish

  9. Trish, that's the way ours end up too! :)

  10. Did you ever decide on what to do? Oh, how I snicked through that little conversation. :-)

    Anna from Elements of Writing


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