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Tag, I’m It!

I was tagged by Karen Lingefelt.

Here’s how the meme works:

The rules of this meme are simple.

1. Link back to the person who tagged you.

2. Post the rules on your blog.

3. Share six unimportant things about yourself.

4. Tag six random people at the end of your blog entry.

5. Let the tagged people know by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Six unimportant things about me:

1. During college my father was a dance instructor. As a result, he taught my sisters and me to walk with books on our heads.

2. At last count, I was able to descend a staircase with six books on my head without losing the books, my footing or balance.

3. One of my jobs during college was bartending. I worked in a little bar/restaurant called The Hoffbrau and the atmosphere was a lot like Cheers. I had a lot of fun dishing out booze and advice.

4. Another college job was making jewelry using an oxygen-acetylene torch. Sometimes I’d sit at the Olla Podrida mall and make jewelry while shoppers gawked.

5. My mother wanted to name me Delicious. Can you imagine a romance writer named Delicious? ::snort:: Thank heavens my father refused. During high school, I mentioned this to some buddies and gained the nickname: Luscious Lynch. Like an idiot, I mentioned this to Connie Brockway (I must have been drinking!), who is a brilliant writer and also one of the funniest people on the planet. On my first visit to NYC for an RWA conference, I was feeling very glamorous and author-like while sitting at the lobby bar at the Marriott Marquis sipping Cosmopolitans, when suddenly I heard a voice booming from the floor above, “Luscious! Yoohoo, Luscious!”

6. I knew I wanted to be an author as a child and constantly searched for the perfect pen name. I spent hours struggling to find the right name. I finally hit on the perfect nom de plume and quickly ran to inform my father. He said it sounded like a stripper name. Okay, I wasn’t ever a stripper, but if I had been, I had the perfect name: Stormy Daniels.

In turn, I have tagged Denise Lynn, Kimberly Llewellyn, Vicki Hinze, Debby Mayne, Lynn Raye Harris and Elizabeth Sinclair šŸ˜€

4 Responses to Tag, I’m It!

  1. Those are great! My mom used to make us walk with books on our heads too.

    Luscious Lynch, huh…will have to remember that one. lol

    I think the pen name is great, stripper sounding, okay yes, but still it would catch your eye. šŸ˜€

    I’m off to add you blog to my link. I didn’t even know you had a blog until Karen tagged you. How did that happen?

  2. Luscious, huh? šŸ˜‰ I’m gonna do the tag, KC! It’ll probably be tomorrow or Wed. šŸ™‚ It’s so great to see you blogging again.

    Are you going to SF? I’ve already registered. šŸ™‚ I hope to see you there!

  3. Hey, Vicki! As you can see, I haven’t been good about keeping up with the blog (which is why you didn’t know about it). Thanks for the link! I’ll try to figure out how to link back — KC

  4. Hi Lynn! No rush on the tag — it’s supposed to be fun šŸ™‚

    Thanks! I’m not planning to be in SF this summer — KC (so disappointed about missing you!)

Just Back From the Trenches

Okay, not the trenches. More like paradise.

I spent the weekend in Sarasota, Florida for my RWA chapter, TARA‘s, first retreat. I roomed with my dear writing buddies, Kimberly Llewellyn and Tara Randel.

The renowned script/screenplay consultant, Michael Hauge, was our guest speaker. As always, he was brilliant. I was incredibly honored because he used examples from one of my books during his lecture on story structure.

We worked hard and we laughed even harder. Now I’m back home, totally enthused and ready to rock on the writing!

2 Responses to Just Back From the Trenches

  1. Hi Kathy! It was great to see you at the retreat last weekend! I hope you don’t mind, but you’ve just been tagged. Report to my blog for further instructions.

  2. It was a great retreat and having Michael as the speaker was fab!

    I can’t wait for the next one. Well, maybe I can wait for just a little while, sleep needs to be caught up on first.

    I loved that he used your book, how cool was that!!!

Happy 2008!

New Year Graphics

2008 rings in a bright and shiny new year, filled with possibility, hope and aspirations.

As part of my New Year goal setting, it’s my intent to post to my blog much more frequently. I have other wishes, such as losing 30 pounds, but I’m trying to set reasonable goals šŸ™‚

In the writing arena, I sold another (second) book to Medallion Press. DIARY OF A CONFESSIONS QUEEN will be released sometime in 2010. It’s hard to think that far ahead! It’s a comedic mystery and they’re going to publish both it and HOT FLASH as mainstream fiction.

On the home front, my office remains clean and is ready for another writing jag (that’ll likely end in it being a wreck again, but such is the life).

On the family front, my oldest graduates from college in May. I can’t believe it’s come so quickly.

And on the house front, here’s a before and after of our Christmas:

I hope each of you have a wonderful New Year, filled with happiness and success!

— KC

The good news: I sold a book to Medallion Press! HOT FLASH will be a February 2009 release! I’m very excited and will post more news later.

The bad news: I took a spill on an uneven floor at Starbuck’s and went flying. It was like a pratfall on some TV show. I landed shoulder/arms/right elbow first on the ground, but began sliding on the ceramic tiles for several feet, into a coffee display, where my right hand wedged under it, stopping my forward progress. The display swayed, spewing coffee and accoutrements everywhere. It was so embarrassing! Now I’m having problems typing because of injured arms and shoulder, but Starbuck’s has been very nice and mailed me a gift card. Someday I might not be so embarrassed I can actually return. In the meantime, I see the doc on Thursday. But it’s making writing a bigger challenge than usual!

More good news: I’m attending the Craft Of Writing Workshop sponsored by the Emerald Coast Writers in Ft Walton Beach. I’m looking forward to meeting my new Medallion Press editor and visiting with writing pals, Vicki Hinze and Elizabeth Sinclair.

Charlotte Daniels Lynch Nohr
May the Angels be with You

Within two weeks of my last post, I flew to Dallas because my mother was going into the hospital to have a minor medical procedure. I thought it best to be there. And it was — on March 23rd, 2007, she unexpectedly passed away. Iā€™m heartbroken.

When I lost my stepfather, it was truly difficult. But losing my mother was completely different. It’s as if a piece of my heart died with her.

I hope none of you have to go through the devastating loss of a loved one anytime soon, even though death is a consequence of living. We each must find our own manner of going on. In my case, it means believing in myself enough to keep shooting for my dreams. This is something my mother would be proud of and I intend to make her exceptionally proud.