Saturday, February 03, 2007

A Couple of Notes Before Bed

I have done it, my friends. I have officially started querying Personal Demons, after numerous stringent edits. If anyone else wants to give it a quick beta read, just in case I missed something or whatever, let me know.

This is the most nerve-wracking thing ever...but I think it's a good book, a solid and fun and sexy book, and damn it, I can't possibly be the only one, especially since every edit gets a better reaction from early readers.

So that's that. I have stepped on the merry-go-round.

Also, if anyone is ever interested, for whatever reason, in buying me a gift, here's the place to go: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. Seriously. (Well, not seriously, because none of you would ever be expected to buy me a gift of any kind and if you tried to I would refuse. But it sounded good, huh.) I think any one of these would make me happy. It is now my goal to try them all. At least, all the ones that sound good, which is basically all of them.

It actually ties in a bit with a whole long post I have planned on perfumes, but that will have to wait for later in the week. Why? Because I'm tired, that's why. I spent most of the day doing some beta reading for my cp and a new friend, doing more edits on PD, working on my synopsis and query for PD, and doing more edits. Also, I woke up dizzy this morning and stayed that way. I thik it's an inner-ear thing related to last week's horrible bronchitis and cold.

I also managed to eat a quarter of a peanut butter cake I made yesterday. Delicious. Always better the second day. I don't know why I even try to eat them the first day (well, okay, yes I do, and it's not flattering). This was the first one I made without chocolate chips, because the hubs is insane and so is not a fan of chocolate and peanut butter together, while I think it's the most yummy combo ever. Anyway, left the chocolate out, and the cake is still pretty good.

Only nine days left until Burt Reynolds Day! (The site is still showing last year's info, but the date doesn't change. This will tie in with my post(s) on...macho. Be ready.


littlebirdblue said...

Peanut butter cake! Holy m. I want a recipe (W/ CHOC CHIPS).

You sound very productive on the writing front. Go, you. Am looking forward to your macho post, or would that be, your post on machismo?

bunnygirl said...

Merry-go-round? You mean query-go-round, right?

Good luck! I think you've got a great shot at finding an agent!

December Quinn said...

Ha, query-go-round! Thanks Bunnygirl...I'm hoping!

I will post the recipe, lbl. And I try to be productive! My cp and I are almost done with our coproject, I don't know what to start next!

Bernita said...

Yes, you've been extremely productive and efficient in spite of drawbacks.

Colleen Gleason said...

I love The Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab!

Such fabulous stuff there...though a little confusing on the navigation side.

I've recently ordered Blood Kiss and cannot wait for it to come!

December Quinn said...

I canst but try, Bernita. It may help that I'm an insoniac with way too much mental energy most of the time. :-)

Hey Colleen! I'm so jealous about Blood Kiss, that one's on the top of my list so you have to tell me what you think when you get it! I have to order them, have them sent to my Mom, then wait for her to send them out to me. The good news is when you convert pounds to dollars I get them pretty cheap, though.

Anonymous said...

Burt Reynolds Day?
Sounds like a fun day.

December Quinn said...

I think it's gonna be fun, Sam. The hubs is going to make fake mustaches for people at his office, I think.

crowwoman / rhian said...

The Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab had me hopping up and down, clapping my hands. Not a pretty sight this early in the morning. Thought THIS sounded shivery good...
::VICE - Voluptuous and indulgent! A deep chocolate scent, with black cherry and orange blossom.::

hmmm - vday coming up... i could buy it for meself since the spouse always forgets vday....hmmmm.....

December Quinn said...

I'm going to order two of the sample sets for v-day for myself. I cannot pick just a few. they all sound so good!