Stacy...Sensibly Insane


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Monday, October 30, 2006

ESCAPE The Mondayn: Episode #24



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Hello and welcome to a Halloween episode of ESCAPE the Mondayn found only on the Sensibly Insane Channel. I'm your host, Good Witch Stacy and we have lots of tricks and lots of treats for you today. The first one is a treat by making this a TWO DAY event while I celebrate Halloween Tuesday at Word Flirts. The second treat is our special guest spinner...Joe Worthington!

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If any of you are wondering why you haven't seen this hunky man before then you have yet to visit our Romance Bistro. His celebrity status is growing in leaps and bounds!

I hope nobody minds that you're doing double billing today, Joe.

Not to worry, Stacy. I can do both.

I know, you are so **wide grin** multi-talented. One of the main reasons the other hostesses and myself hired you. I can see you're getting ready for the "no-shirt" rule for the show so why don't you finish there then go spin our Prize wheel to see what treat one lucky contestant could win today.

As you wish.

**wicked grin** Now do you see why we hired him

Tickety-tickety-tickety-tickety....tickety-tickety-tickety....tickety-tickety....tickety...tick. It landed on Belly Button Costume Jewelry.

Ooooh, staying in the theme, I love it. Now move those to-drool-over arms to the Object wheel and let's see what the trick is today. What needs to be incorporated into the escape?

Tickety-tickety-tickety-tickety....tickety-tickety-tickety....tickety-tickety....tickety...tick. A broomstick.

LOL. There you have it ladies. Make sure as we go through you add a Broomstick to your comments.

Okay, we're going to carry over another trick from last week. It worked out so well that I think we'll do the round robin style again! Continue on from the previous person's post and keep adding to our created story.

Ready? Here's your escape:

The wind just crawled it's creepy fingers over the nape of your neck as you stand huddled in your black cloak at a bus-stop. Thanks to the shoe-faced mechanic, your car is currently sitting in the garage a block away leaving you all dressed up in costume but no way to get to the party....GO!

Let yourself escape and tell me what happens next! Where are you going? What are you wearing? Don't forget to add onto what the person ahead of you wrote and don't forget to add the Broomstick into one of the continued comments! Give me two lines or give me twenty, it doesn't matter just open up and let yourself....


Remember, this is a TWO DAY event so I'll see you Tuesday at Word Flirts!


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Friday, October 27, 2006

Sick and Reviewed



No, thank goodness it wasn't a sick review LOL. Diana Castilleja reviewed my short short SOLD! and gave it 4 Roses. You can read the review here on Diana's Reviews.

But yes, the whole family is down with colds. Thankfully the woodstove is fixed so we have a cozy fire going.

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

How Long Have You Known?



How long have you known you wanted to write romance? Maybe that's not quite right. More, take a jog down memory lane--is there anything there that NOW you look at with a little hmmmmm thought.

I'm on this because--and don't ask me where or why this memory came up, my mind doesn't have logistics in these matters lol--last night I remembered a certain event....OH I know why!!! Okay, backtracking a moment. I watched America's Top Model last night because they were doing Romance book covers as a shoot. Before this though, Tyra Banks said she dabbled in photography and took a shoot of the girls in black and white--this is what brought the old memory up because I used to photography in highschool and had this assignment in black and white.

Okay, we're caught up now in the thought process (at least I am, don't worry if it's still confusing LOL) So, this assignment I got up the nerve to ask a guy (G. L.) in my class to help me. Now, this is the funny part for me because A) Can you say Shy Violett/Wall Flower? I still can't believe I asked him B) Can you say HOT? He was OH MAN, was he hot with arms to drool over and C) The topic of the photographs.

So, here's my point if you are wondering what the heck I'm talking about. At that time I didn't think anything of it but now that I look back, it was a "photograph" if you will to my future. I used G.L.'s arms/hands for my photograph at the time against a black background. Maybe he even started my obsession with muscular arms. They are by far my favorite piece of the male anatomy along with the eyes. Also, I had him hold roses, crush roses, have the petals drop from his hand etc. In depth thinking here would tell me that way back then I was facinated with Romance and trying to express it in a creative manner. Then, I used photography, now, I use the written word.

So, how long have you known you were into romance? Instead of thinking to the moment of revelation in your life, can you see back to a time that you might not have been thinking Romance but your actions hinted at your future? I know, I'm pulling deep here today, walks down memory lane do that to me. Hmm, I wonder what G. L. is doing theses days?
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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Cheatin' Hearts



I just got this in last night, the cover for my cowboy story, Cheatin' Hearts. I was so stoked because it takes place in a honkey-tonk so I thought the jukebox just perfect!!

Cheatin’ Hearts

When a mysterious Stetson plunked on her head leads Cara North to a chocolate-eyed cowboy, will she find true love or just another lyin’ cheatin’ heart?


Coming soon from The Wild Rose Press

The Hero and Heroine go head to head in a funny first meeting and watch out for another twist in the tale!!
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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Collecting People for Research



I thought this a truly phenomenal idea and I think Sue explained it best on her blog:

"The other day Sharon posted a valuable tip that is useful for any type of writer, published or not. Sharon explains that she has a file where she keeps a list of everybody she knows with a note of their past or current experiences, who could one day become precious contacts for research purposes.What an inspired idea! As a result, Caroline suggested to Sharon that she should tag five other writers to share their experiences, who could then tag other writers, and before we know it we'll all have possible contacts we can use when we need to research.Great idea or what?! "

Sue and a couple others tagged me with this so here goes--A few things you might not know about me:

I worked as a children's photographer for ten years, in retail for ages, and my husband is currently a local retail manager for one of the larger chain stores

I've had one cesarean birth and one natural

My other hobbies include folk art, painting, crochet, darts, and I've designed of humorous greeting cards called Holmes' Herd featuring farm animals (a few can be seen at Stacy's Gift Shop--I'm still working on the set up for the store)

I'm serious when I say I have a sports-aholic husband...need to know a sports fact, he knows it, can get it, can find it LOL

I doodle...a lot.


Message from Sharon:

"PLEASE LEAVE THE FOLLOWING IN ALL "PEOPLE COLLECTION" POSTS:

Remember that it isn't always the sensational stuff that writers are looking for, it can just as easily be something that you take for granted like having raised twins or knowing how to grow beetroot. Mind you, if you know how to fly a helicopter or have worked as a film extra, do feel free to let the rest of us know about it :-) "May I also add to that - if there are any doctors or midwives out there (including students), please let me know ;-)

I'm going to tag Stephanie, Mary, Lee, Lora, and Melissa.

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Don't forget to check below to see who won the ESCAPE the Mondayn prize

Come on over and join the Romance Bistro! (sign up on the left hand side there)
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Episode #23: And the winner is...

All the names are going into the red fireman's hat and our 3ft producer is picking a name...

And the winner is....Zinnia!

Congratulations! Email me for the details so I can get your Book Thong in the mail!

Thanks to all the contestants and we'll see you next week for another episode of...


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Monday, October 23, 2006

ESCAPE the Mondayn: Episode #23



Welcome to another episode of ESCAPE the Mondayn, a weekly game show found only on the Sensibly Insane Channel. I'm your host, Stacy Dawn, and am so happy you could join us. Hmmm, our 23rd episode on the 23rd of October, I wonder if that's lucky.

I think it is.

Ooooh, hello Paul! Everyone, welcome our celebrity guest spinner for today...Paul Walker.

First things first there handsome, the shirt's gotta go. Can't be hiding those six packs for our contestants now.

**takes it off veeerrry slowly** Better.

Much.


Pay attention everyone, we're mixing the game up today! Just for today we are going to play as a group. (unless you tell me you really liked this then we can try it again)

How it works: I will give you an escape like normal but what I would like everyone to do is CONTINUE the story from the previous person's comment. A round robin if you will. A few sentences each to see how far we can get.

Paul, how about putting those lovely arms to use and seeing what one lucky randomly drawn contestant could win today.
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You got it. Tickety-tickety-tickety-tickety....tickety-tickety-tickety....tickety-tickety...tickety...tick. It landed on a Thong...oh, sorry, a Book Thong **sly grin*
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Mmm, hmmm, right. And the Object Wheel today shows us?
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Tickety-tickety-tickety-tickety....tickety-tickety-tickety....tickety-tickety...tickety...tick. It's a can opener.
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Okay then, remember at some point in this game someone has to incorporate a CAN OPENER into the escape....but go ahead and add it more often if the inspiration strikes.
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Ready, here's your escape:
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You are sitting outside at a little bistro table enjoying your double latte when the chair beside you scrapes the cement and a handsome stranger sits down. His blue eyes stare at you intently. "I need you to do me a favour.".....GO.
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Let yourself escape and tell me what happens next! REMEMBER each comment should continue from the last and somewhere in the story we need a Can Opener. Give me two sentences or give me twenty, it doesn't matter just let yourself go and...


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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Check this Out!



Wow, so much has been going on in the past few days that my mind is spinning.

First, a wonderful young lady named Veronika Denim asked to interview me about e-books. To say I was thrilled would be an understatement because she has interviewed a number of BIG authors at Veronika Asks. This girl is going places! You can read the interview Here.

Second, I invite you all to the Romance Bistro:


Sit down, make yourself comfortable, and grab a cup of Joe. Or, grab a real Joe if you'd like. Romance Bistro is a laid back place where six lovely romance writers come to talk about books, movies, hotties, or anything else on our minds. Here you'll find blurbs, excerpts, contests, and great conversation. Your bistro hostesses are Kelley Vitollo, Anne Rainey, Stacy Dawn, Emma Sinclair, Rene Lyons, and Megan Rose. Joe, our waiter is at your beck and call while you are with us. We hope you enjoy and thanks for visiting Romance Bistro...where hot coffee and hot men are always on the menu...what's your order?

I'll be putting up a link on the left side here for anyone who'd like to take a break and pop on over. And spread the word that there's a new place in town that serves up Love on a platter!

Lastly, but definitely not least, I just got word from my editor that she wants to contract my Christmas story...WOOOHOOO!

Hope your weekend is going great! Don't forget to check out my previous post to enter my brand new contest!


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Friday, October 20, 2006

Matchmaker, Matchmaker



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A Matching Fancy

At her niece’s wedding, Margaret is convinced she’s long past the excitement of young love. Can an outspoken guest with a matching fancy prove her wrong?

Available Now from The Wild Rose Press.


Matchmaker, Matchmaker Contest


My short story, A Matching Fancy, involves a persistent matchmaker so I’d like to hear if you have ever matched two people up or if you yourself have ever been at the tail end of a matchmaker’s scheme.

Leave a comment or e-mail your entry to me at contests @ stacydawn.com (no spaces) by November 7th, 2006.

Visit my blog on November 8th when I’ll post some of the stories and randomly pick one entry to win a matching stationary set!

Note: By entering, you consent to the display of your entry on my blog should your story be chosen for posting on November 8th, 2006. Credit and/or links will be posted with each comment unless requested not to do so.
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Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Voices are Quiet



The voices are quiet. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? And it doesn't bother me at the moment...is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Profile Jewels @ profilejewels.netI submitted my Christmas piece the other day. A friend asked the question last night about what I was working on next. I said I had a number of ideas but not sure which one to go with. Also being a writer, she gave the logical answer, write whichever characters are talking to you the most.

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Well, that stopped me because the only answer I could give was no one is talking to me. The ideas are there but no Characters are jumping out and saying Pick me! Pick me! I'm of two minds on this: relieved for a bit of a break and a little nervous of the possibility they won't come back.

I've chosen not to worry about it for a week at least then see who hopefully comes knocking on the door. I plan to do some housework and READ! I always have a book going but I've stared at the novel above the couch for the last two weeks without cracking the spine yet. Today is an icky rainy wet perfect to cuddle up with a book day so that's what I plan to do.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Pain in the Sleep



I'm kinda carrying this over from Emma's post yesterday. I didn't mean to and if I could I would probably try to blame her for it but more than likely it is just my annoying subconcious because of the time of year.

She spoke yesterday about having boring dreams...you know, no sexy guys, no one chasing you, nothing happening except things you would do during the day anyway.

Well, last night I had one of my recurring dreams about a former job. It's not recurring in that it's the same dream but always about the same job. It was a busy crazy job when I had to live through it and I don't appreciate my mind wandering back to those days. Last night in the dream, I was on my own, whoever worked before me had left a mess and no film in the camera. All the old frustrations came back and it would have been okay but I worked there for over ten years which means it is so ingraned in my subconcious that when I wake up there is that half a minute when I seriously think I have to go to work or was already there. So I wake up frustrated, tired, and in a bad mood...I hate that.
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Don't forget to check below to see who won yesterdays episode! Hmmmm, somehow I feel a lot better just staring at Victor
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Episode #22: And the winner is...

All the names are going into the red fireman hat...the undersized producers are picking a name...and the winner is...Jodie!

Congratulations! Email me and I'll get your Hand Beaded Bracelet out to you in the mail!

Thank you all for playing and drooling over Victor. Hope to see you next week for another episode of...

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Monday, October 16, 2006

ESCAPE the Mondayn: Episode # 22



Welcome to a lazy morning episode of ESCAPE the Mondayn. I'm your host Stacy Dawn and like an added cozy blanket, this will be a TWO DAY episode while I flirt over at Word Flirts on Tuesday.

What's with all the drool on the floor, ladies? Ooooh, guess what the cat just dragged in from my dressing room. Dreamy isn't he.

Please welcome our guest spinner for today....Victor Webster!

**bedroom eyes sweep her up and down** Good morning, Stacy.

I'll say. **runs her own eyes up and down his sun-kissed skin** We're Charmed you could be here today.

I'm feeling all sated and wonderfully lethargic today so why don't we get the game started so we can go crawl back under the sheets.

How does breakfast in bed sound?

Mmm-mmm-good. Now that you've got my mouth watering, why don't you head on over and spin the prize wheel and tell us what one lucky contestant could win today.

Tickety-tickety-tickety-tickety....tickety-tickety-tickety....tickety-tickety...tickety...tick. It landed on a Hand Beaded Bracelet.

Very nice...I'll show it to you up close and personal-like back in the dressing room, Victor. Now give these ladies one more thing to sigh over and flex your gorgeous arms to spin the Object wheel.

Tickety-tickety-tickety-tickety....tickety-tickety-tickety....tickety-tickety...tickety...tick. This one landed on a pillow.

Just what I would like myself right now so here's your escape:

You are at the top of a ski-hill looking down the slope. The sun is shining off the snow when all of a sudden a large shadow blocks the light...GO.

Let yourself escape and tell me what happens next? Don't forget to add in a pillow to your entry! Give me two lines or give me twenty, it doesn't matter just open up your mind and...



Remember, I'll be at Word Flirts on Tuesday for anyone who wants to stop by and say hi!
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Saturday, October 14, 2006

It Was Well Worth It.



Remember those first two weeks of September when I was buried deep in the revision cave with the story that I literally had to sit on the floor to cut paste together?

It was well worth it.

I just found out the story, Love Floats, won in the Sweetheart line of The Wild Rose Press's Premiere Spring Bouquet Contest! Woohoo! It will be put into an anthology with the winners from the other lines in ebook form AND PRINT next year.

Yipeeeee!


Love Floats

Garden landscaper, Kelsey Ryan, is surprised to find her current client doesn’t have any land. Yet the challenge isn’t in creating a deck garden for his houseboat, but in keeping the hunky graphic artist from growing on her, especially when she thinks the garden is for his wedding day. Will a few marigolds and misunderstandings leave her matchless...or make her his first mate?
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Friday, October 13, 2006

Like Brrrrrrr



Okay, I put the picture of the squirell one day too early or jinxed the weather....snow when I woke up this morning. Yikes, I wasn't ready for that.

So guess what I did all morning? Dug out the vacuum and flashlight and cleaned out all the vents so we could turn the furnace on (why I didn't do this on the weekend in the warm weather and while I was cleaning the rest of the house still annoys me). Then guess what happened? It started but shut off? Then guess what happened? The basement fire-alarm went off. Oh, yeah. It's been a great day so far. No smoke or anything when I checked so who knows why the fire-alarm went off but with two young children in the house it did freak me out a bit. Hubby came home from work to check the furnace and got it going etc.

Oh! And the winners of the Book Thongs are Sue aka Ms.Creativity and Emma Sinclair! Send me an email with your address and I'll get them in the mail to you!

Hope you are all staying warm!
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Thursday, October 12, 2006

I'm Cold




Brrrr.

It's cold here today. Not freezing really but the kind that creeps under your skin and tells you winter is definitly on the way. Of course it doesn't help that I'm writing a story that takes place outside during winter.

So to warm me up, I'm going to make a big pot of soup and give something away. Yes, it's about time for another Quickie!

Can you tell me something funny that happened to you or some funny thing you've heard of in the cold weather? I figure laughing will help warm me up. I'll randomly pick two names from the comments today and send them a Book Thong.

Hope your day is warmer!
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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

What's Your First Move?




Okay, it's time to have a little fun to see the results and find out the winner of my What's your first move? Contest. Again I am so glad I made it a random draw; I would hate to have to pick and choose from these great stories!

Here are just a few:

Melissa Marsh

Ok - I'm almost ashamed to admit this, but I was out at a dance club one night and had had a few too many beers. I saw this guy that I'd had my eye on for awhile and went over to him. As there was nowhere to sit, he jokingly asked me to sit on his lap and I didn't hesitate a second and sat down.Funny - we've now been married seven years.


Johanna

I was too shy for first moves but I have to share the most original line I've ever heard. One of my husband's employees (he didn't know I was married to the boss at the time) came up to me and said "you have really beautiful eyebrows". He then asked if I would go out with him to "discuss my grooming techniques". I politely told him I was married but I couldn't get that line out of my head. Obviously it still sticks. lol


Jennah

I've never made the first move unless you count making sure I was in the right place at the right time. I pretty much followed a hot guy around until he asked me out. We've been married eleven years now.


Kelly

When I was 16, I knew this guy had a crush on me. One night after work, he was staring at me and I turned, looked at him, and said "You going to stare at me all night or do you think you'll get around to kissing me some time soon." It worked. And it was well worth it.


Lee Morrison

I can think up lots of great first lines, but I've always been too shy to use any of them. Then one day, the situation sort of took care of itself for me, lol. I don't really talk about this often, but here's a cute/embarrassing story that fits in with today's theme.

One day I was at work in the lab and I had to hand deliver some critical value patient results I'd been working on to the ER because the computers were down. When I first saw "blue eyes", he had his head bent, looking at a patient chart, sitting at the nurse's station. He had a stethoscope draped around his neck, like all nurses do, and he looked very preoccupied as he looked up at me over the top of his glasses that were perched precariously half way down his nose. I thought he had the most beautiful blue eyes, surrounded with thick dark lashes I'd ever seen.

I had no idea who he was. Had never seen him before. I announced that I had critical results for the doc. Another nurse stepped up to the counter, as close as she could get to "blue eyes" in what appeared almost like a protective move, but he just sat motionless, silently gazing at me, pen poised in left hand above the chart he'd been writing on, and pinned me in place with his scrutiny. My knees turned to rubber, my face flushed (I rarely blush) and this instant insidious, perplexing heat swept over my body, making me feel like I had a raging inferno blazing inside me.

The witchy nurse snatched the results from my fingertips and shoved them underneath "blue eyes'" nose. "Take a look at this."

"I am," he said with a wicked grin, never breaking eye contact with me.

My mouth dropped open. My brow broke out in a sweat. I couldn't talk. I tried to smile but I felt like my face was frozen. I had a bad case of tunnel vision and the edges of my world literally faded as I stared at him.I finally pulled myself together and realized the witch was now watching us with curiosity. Since I am required to document the name of the person I hand deliver results to, I was forced to ask for a name. He informally gave me his first name. Steve. OK. Nice enough name. I wasn't off the hook yet though. Hospital policy required me to document both a first and a last name. When he told me, he gaged my reaction with calculated neutrality and watched the recognition play across my face with amusement. It was the same name I'd seen in the computer that day (before it crashed) attached to all the physician orders coming from the ER.

"Hey Doc," the nurse interrupted.

I profoundly embarrassed because I tried to write his name on my notes and my hand was shaking...noticeably, and then I registered the way she'd addressed him. When I looked up, he pinned me with those eyes again and smiled. I backed away from the counter and said, "I'll be in the lab if you need anything else." OMG! Did I just say that? It came out sounding like a come on and I really was only trying to escape.

He nodded. His entire demeanor sparked with mischief. My cheeks flamed a deeper red and I practically ran out of the ER and back to the safety of my familiar lab.He found me later that evening in the lab. We chatted a little and he asked if we could talk again. A year and a half later we were married. It was awkward at best, but that's the first move story for us.

((Okay, I still get tingles reading that one))


And now for the winner of a download of my story Sold! and an Electronic Fortune Teller is...Melissa Marsh!

Congratulations! Send me an e-mail and I'll give you the details!

Thanks again to everyone who participated!!
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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

It's a Date



**Stacy rolling onto her office chair**

Oh, I'm stuffed. Thanksgiving supper turned out good last night! To be honest, I rather like our early Thanksgiving Day because it gives us more time to recoup before Christmas dinner LOL.

Speaking of being thankful...I received two wonderful e-mails yesterday. One from my publisher giving me my release date for A Matching Fancy...October 20th!

I dedicated it to my parents. Last night my mom read the galley and I almost had her crying. Not because it is a sad story but because it was actually inspired by them and there is a bit of them within the story that she recognized.


The second email was from my editor who loved the cowboy story....YEEHAW!!! I'll keep you posted on the date and cover for it.

Oh, speaking of covers! I can't wait for you all to see the one for my full length novel, Wanna Make A Bet?. OMG it's perfect. I'm just waiting for the final copy so I can post it for you to see.

It was a good weekend....how did your weekend go?
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Episode #21

All the names have gone into the Thanksgiving bucket and the winner is....Ellie!

Congratulations. Email me with your address and I'll mail the thong...er book thong out to you.

Thank you to all the contestants and the wishes for a good Thanksgiving. We'll see you all next week on the same Senibly Insane Channel for another episode of ....


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Monday, October 09, 2006

ESCAPE the Mondayn: Episode #21



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Welcome to our Canadian Thanksgiving episode of ESCAPE the Mondayn. I'm your host, Stacy Dawn, and I'll be cooking up the big family dinner tonight...mmm-mmm-good. And speaking of mmm-mmm-good, please welcome our guest celebrity spinner for today...Ryan Reynolds. Yes, yes, I know he's becoming a regular but in truth, he popped by to help me chop the wood this weekend (okay, I sat and drooled as he did it) so I thought since he is also Canadian, it only fitting he pop by for one more episode.

Welcome Ryan.

Thank you and I'm looking forward to dinner tonight.

I'm looking forward to dessert. **licks her lips**

Well, before we can get to either, we must get this gameshow on the road. Would you swing those arms up and give our prize wheel a spin?


Of course. Tickety-tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety...tickety...tick. **broad smile grows** It landed on a Book Thong.




Really? Hmmmm. To many things come to mind to comment on a PG show so why don't you hit our Object Wheel.

Tickety-tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety...tickety...tick. **laughing** It landed on a Thong.

**casts nasty look to chuckling stage manager** No set up here, huh?

All right then, we gotta go with flow so remember everyone you must add a Thong into your entries today. Something tells me the PG rating just flew out the window.

Ready? Here's your escape:

At the grocery store, you're contemplating the size of turkey you need for one when all of a sudden you're jostled so hard you almost end up beside the rock-frozen birds in the freezer....Go.

Let yourself go and tell me what happens next! Don't forget to incorporate that thong in there somewhere LOL.

Give me two lines or give me twenty, it doesn't matter. Just let your mind wander and...





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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Pioneer Days




Well, I'll playing pioneer woman today, stacking up the firewood to heat us through the winter. Hmmm, funny how she has a wheelbarrow and I don't though.

With any luck the day will stay sunny and the wood will dwindle quickly.

I'm also hoping it will give me lots of time to think and work out a proper idea with an actual plot to start working on next week.
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Friday, October 06, 2006

I'm having Coffee today....




I'm over at Coffee Time Romance today with my fellow The Wild Rose Press authors.

It's an all day loop chat and I'll be posting between 4-6pm EST if anyone wants to pop by and say HI. I'd love to see you!
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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Frustrated




Okay, I happily admit my mind works in different ways, which is more than likely why I am a writer. Unfortunately, because of this it also doesn't work the way I want it to.

Case in point. I have ideas I want to write...I have funny ideas, serious ideas, and a way far out idea but none of them are panning out into actual stories. This is the general conversation my brain and I have:

Brain: What about this idea, it has a funny opening.

Me: You're right, it could work.

(crickets chirping)

Me: Uh, can you help me out here a bit and give me a little more

Brain: Nope, that's all I got. Oh wait, what about this title! It'd make a great Christmas story.

Me: I LOVE it! She could be....what?

Brain: Sorry, nope, can't help you there but say I just thought of another one.

Me: Interesting and totally off the wall...wait, before I get excited is there more?

Brain: Yep.

Me: Whew, okay go ahead.

Brain: Somewhere in the story they fall in love.

Me: Right, I do write romance, that's a good thing but what about the story? How do they fall in love?

Brain: Hmmm, you got me there too. Is it bedtime yet?


Its still sleeping.
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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Montages






Wouldn't it be nice if you could montage the middle of your book like films do? Show just the important stuff and breeze over the transitions with pretty music and a few sweeps of film to get to the good stuff.

I think half my problem is because that's what I do in my head. You know how some scenes come out so clear while others are fuzzy so I breeze over them and consentrate on the rich scenes I already have. There might be an important bit in the mix and that will be clear but the transitional scenes aren't.

Then again, if you are going to go so far as to wish for a montaged middle then we might as well go right for the ability to put the story that is in our brain directly into book format without having to physically fight and type the thing out attempting for all we're worth to make right over and over and over again in revisions.


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Episode #20: And the winner is...

Let's shake up those McDreamy names and see who comes out as the winner of this week's episode!

And the winner is....Mary Beth!

Congratulations! Send me an email with your address and I'll get them in the mail to you.

Join us next week for another arousing episode of....


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Monday, October 02, 2006

ESCAPE the Mondayn: Episode #20





Welcome to another episode of ESCAPE the Mondayn, a weekly gameshow found only on the Sensibly Insane Channel. I'm your host Stacy Dawn and this is our 20th episode! Can you believe it! Not only that but it's another TWO Day event because I'll be blogging at Word Flirts Tomorrow! Whew! **fans self with cue-cards** I'm so excited I might faint...is there a doctor in the house??

No, but I play one on T.V.--does that count?

Works for me. **Wide grin** Everyone please welcome our guest celebrity spinner for today...Patrick Dempsey!

**kisses her cheek** you do feel a little warm.

Look at you...and tell me I don't have reason.

**sexy boyish grin**

Well, maybe we should have a private consultation in my dressing room after the show. Why don't you go over and spin the prize wheel and tell us what one randomly drawn contestant could win today.

My pleasure. Tickety-tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety...tickety...tick. It's an appointment calendar.



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Perfect. A purse-size 2007/2008 calendar to keep track of all those important **winks** appointments. Now, trot on over to the Object Wheel and let's see what our contestants have to work with today.

Tickety-tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety...tickety...tick. It landed on a lab coat.

Okay so you must incorporate a lab coat into your entry today. Hmmm, every once in a while I wonder if my crew rigs these wheels just for their amusement.

Ready everyone? Here's your escape:

You are on the downtown sidewalk when all of a sudden the Heavens open up and the rain comes down, hard. You realize your car is another four blocks away so quickly decide to turn into the nearest doorway for cover...GO.

Let yourself escape and tell me what happens next? Where are you? Who is there with you?

Give me two lines or give me twenty, it doesn't matter. You don't have to be a writer, you don't have to be a reader, heck, you don't even have to be sane if you don't want to be just open up and let yourself...

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And remember to catch me Tuesday at Word Flirts!


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