Saturday, February 23, 2013

Embracing Your Inner Awesome

My second post is up on Operation Awesome today and I'm talking about embracing success. Stop by and let me know what makes you awesome. :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Kissing Scene Competition

This is my entry for the Kissing Scene Competition put on by the awesomeness that is Cupid’sLiterary Connection. Also, my entry is up over there (#114) for Blind Speed Dating Round #4 if you want to check it out. :)

Update: I made it into the agent round!!! Yay!

A little info to get you started: Seventeen-year-old Olivia has been dreaming of the boy she calls her angel since her fifteenth birthday, but she’s never met him in the real world. In fact, she believes he’s a figment of her imagination. This is the end of their dream—it’s always the same—the last time she has it before she wakes up and finds out he’s not only real, but he’s responsible for her mom’s death.

Here we go… :)


“Okay, Olivia.” He kissed each of my eyelids. “Open them.”

At first, all I could see was his face, beaming down at me. I had to tear my gaze from his to look around.

A seemingly endless field of glowing flowers stretched in every direction. The large, seven-petal blossoms shifted in the breeze. Their luminosity changed depending on the angle, making it clear they weren’t actually glowing, but reflecting the moonlight. It gave the illusion we stood, waist deep, in the middle of a glistening sea.

“Well?” A nervous smile played at his lips. “Disappointed?”

“Are you kidding?” I laughed and turned to stare at the breathtaking scene. “This might be the most beautiful place in the universe.”

He rested a hand on my hip, his breath a warm caress on my neck. “You would know better than anyone.”

I’d yet to figure out what he meant by that, but I couldn’t make myself care. Not with him so close. I twisted around to face him, and his hand slid from my hip to my back, his fingers slipping under the hem of my shirt and brushing my skin. He pulled me tight against him, closer than I’d ever been to any boy. Coherent thought became impossible, and I said the first thing that popped into my head.

“Is this Heaven?”

He laughed, his eyes shining in the light from the two moons overhead. “You’re messing with me, right…? Okay. I’ll play. No, it’s not Heaven, but sometimes, it feels that way, especially with you here.”

My hands tangled in his hair, drawing his face closer.

“I wish you could stay,” he said and pressed his lips to mine in a soft but lingering kiss. Heat poured into me wherever our skin touched.

I wanted to stay, more than anything, but I knew I couldn’t. The feeling of being watched sprang up behind me and I knew it was time. I pressed closer, trying to feel all of him before it ended. He moved his mouth to my ear.

“See you soon,” he whispered, and the world faded away. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Shiny New Look :)

I figured the blog could use some freshening up. Plus, I had nothing else to do today. Well, nothing I wanted to do, anyway. ;)

I should probably go do dishes nowand the million pieces of laundry I've been ignoring. *sigh*

Friday, February 1, 2013

Operation Awesome!!

Wow. It's been a while.  Seven months to be exact. Oddly enough, I had a whopping seven posts in 2012 as well. O_o Such a slacker.

Anyway, 2012 was a year of adjustments for me. In December 2011, I went back to work part-time after being a lady of leisure for several months. I miss being a lady of leisure. :( Then in May, I started working full-time for the first time in ten years. If you were paying attention, you might have noticed that was when my posts stopped. Yeah, a lot of things stopped that month, including productive writing time and a clean house. And a little bit of being a good mother.

Now, almost eight months later, I finally feel like I'm getting a handle on my life. Well, sort of, anyway. So, since I feel like I'm starting to find some balance, I've decided to add something to my schedule.

I've joined the team over at Operation Awesome! More hours in the day will magically appear, right? ;) Well, even if they don't, I'm really excited about this, so I'll find the time to make it work. And though I don't miss posting every single day, I've missed the community. It'll be good to be back in the loop. I feel like I've missed so much over the last year.

And of course, since I was gone, you all must've gotten book deals. That always happens when I take an extended break. ;)

So, what's been happening with all of you over the last seven months? Anything exciting? I'd love to hear any news, big or small. :)