I’m back from a solo vacation with my husband to Las Vegas (and oh was it wonderful!) and some family road tripping which was fun but I’m done with being in my car with my kids for anything over 45 minutes for the next little while. I love them but they drive me nuts when they’re in enclosed spaces.

My computer is now being fixed (or I hope it is) and I’m sitting here on an old Mac. I am not a Mac person. I’m not disparaging Macs, they are just not my cup of tea. Plus all my books and excerpts are on my desktop so I can’t do anything here just yet. Sigh.

My most wonderful agent gave me a few ARCs to read on a new line that I’m quite excited to submit to. I had lunch with her on Sunday and it was really cool to put a face to the voice and emails. I do so love my agent and so it was nice to meet her face to face and discover she’s just as wonderful in person as she is on the phone and online.

I did get some reading done on vacation. Some of it was really good and left me quite satisfied. On the other hand, I have to admit that I hate stupid heroines and people who ALWAYS scream when they come. Seriously, it’s too much. Plus, in one book, the screaming orgasmic heroine always said the hero’s name with an exclamation point. What’s up with that? I can’t imagine knowing this woman. I don’t want to. Sure, sometimes it’s pretty darned hot when you come and occasionally you may scream. Screaming each time seems a bit of overkill as well as cringeworthy.

Back to my glamorous life, I need to change a diaper.

3 comments to “Back!”

  1. Shayne Carmichael
    August 10th, 2006 at 5:37 pm · Link

    Awww, now you’ve just killed our image of romance writers sitting at their computers, sipping their champagne by candlelight, and writing their character’s magnificent adventures.

    I’ve been meaning to do a cartoon of that for my site.

  2. Shelley Munro
    August 10th, 2006 at 11:30 pm · Link

    I’m glad you had such a wonderful holiday. You’ll be rearing to go after the break.

  3. Cherie J
    August 11th, 2006 at 9:10 am · Link

    Glad you had a great time. Now you will be rested enough to get back to writing.