Sunday, April 01, 2007

Fallen Behind...

I've been a bit swamped writing, working, and getting the kids' ball season started. Lots going on. I'm leaving for Washington DC in the morning thru Thursday and then on to Gatlinburg for four days if all works out.

I've had several ask me about my Laserquest experience--OMG! I love playing Lasertag. Love, love, love, love it! Has nothing at all to do wtih the fact that I WON. Yep, She-Devil got top score for the 27 people in her group. (8 of which was our group and the rest were strangers--a mix of men, women, and teenagers). AND I WON. Not just won, but my score was 793 and more than 300 points higher than the player who got 2nd place. AND, my score was high enough to put me in the TOP FIVE PLAYERS for the day. Oh yeah! I'm totally hooked and plan to go play with the kids this weekend in Gatlinburg. Of course I'll probably get my butt stomped because my teenage sons aren't pleased that Mom gave them a lasertag thrashing. ;) Actually, when we got finished playing I felt more relaxed than I had in weeks, maybe months. Too funny.

On the 3rd Medical. Sigh. The rough draft is done, but I'm still not happy with it. Not nearly good enough to send to my editor yet. It's definitely fixable, but I needed a break from it for a bit so I can look at it with a fresh eye. Plan to jump back in this week while in Washington. We'll see if that works out. :)

My dear pal Kimberly Brookes has not only won Harlequin's American contest, but she finaled in the Golden Heart!! Also my great pals Anna Sugden, Beth Burgoon, Sheila Rae Mohs, Trish Milburn, Mary Fechter, and Carla Hughes!! I'm so pleased! AND, as if that's not enough, Gemma Halliday finaled in the Rita with her fabulous book SPYING IN HIGH HEELS. I'm so psyched for her because she deserves every success and that book is so fabulous!!! Anyway, as you can tell, I'm very pleased with RWA's biggest, most prestigious contest results this year.

It was a little weird not being entered this year and not having to stress 'call day'. I imagine I won't be able to resist entering THE DOCTOR'S PREGNANCY BOMBSHELL this year. Not that I expect to ever final in the RITA--that would be like too unbelievable--but I won't throw away the opportunity without ever trying, ya know?

Oh, I watched The Holiday the other night and just fell in love with Jude Law's character. What a perfect hero, flawed yet totally lovable. Totally. You might recall I had a brief Jude fling while writing a book a year or so ago and posted Jude pics rather than Matthew pics. I do find the man fabulously gorgeous in a completely different way from Matthew. What can I say? They both inspire me. :)

Off to pack and do all those last minute things before going out of town, but here's something yummy to keep you occupied while I'm away. :)

OOPS! Wrong Hottie. ;) Here's another. Yes, he's starring as a surfer dude and has the look, doesn't he?


MJFredrick said...

LOL on the Laser tag!!! And thanks for the congrats!

Trish Milburn said...

Thanks for the shout-out. You know, hubby's played Lasertag, but I never have. Must try it sometime.

Beth Andrews said...

Thanks for the congrats, Janice. Laser tag sounds like so much fun and I've heard The Holiday is a great movie. Must put it on my to-be-watched list :-)