Friday, November 08, 2013

It's a NaNo Friday

How's NaNo going for all you writers?? I'm nearing 10K and hoping to get a lot more done this weekend!
Here's a question... Where do you go to get appearance inspiration for a character? I'd love to find someone similar to my female main character, because I'm having a hard time keeping what she looks like in my head :S

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend. Going to enjoy the cooler weather we're having down here :D

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Am I back???

I'm trying!
Life has truly thrown lots of obstacles at me for several years now and I had almost totally given up on writing at all. *eek* But life once more is changing again, so here I am, participating in NaNo for the first time in several years and I'm determined to do it! My goal is to try and have "Willing Captive" ready to submit to a publisher by the New Year. As well as trying to figure out how to self-publish some of my older, shorter works that I've pulled from Phaze.
Oh, yeah, all my works from Phaze are now mine and I plan to do some rewrites, extentions (since most had word count limits to begin with), and figure out how to get them back on the market in 2014.
Yes, I'm still working part-time, trying to build a business at home so that I can quit "working" for someone, and dealing with my twin sons' senior year, on top of husband, house, and etc... You know how it is to be a wife & mom. :)
So, I can't guarantee regular everyday posts here, but I will be doing some updates, figuring out newsletter stuff, and social media. Also, blogger has changed so much, I' having to figure that out too. LOL I'm hoping some encouragement from readers and other authors will help me keep going!
*hugs* I've missed everyone!

Happy HUMP Day! :D

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Tantalizing Tuesday


I hope you all have a great week!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Tantalizing Tuesday

Allergy season is upon us...at least here in FL. The orange tree blossoms smell heavenly, but hell on the allergies.  I've struggled so much today that I feel like my nose is about to fall off from all the blowing and wiping. Hopefully it will all be over soon, because it's already been a week of this stuff and my medicine isn't helping anymore. :(


Wow! Isn't he ripped???

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Giveaway winner...

It's Sunday so that means it's time to pick a winner.
Thank you so much to all who sent in an entry. I'd have to say that Kindle is definately the most wanted or owned device (no offence to Sony or Nook).
I know I'm enjoying my Kindle 3G...in fact my 14 year old keeps stealing it from me to read Dracula that I'd downloaded. ^-^

The winner is... (random.org was used)
Jen !!!

Congratulations and an email has been sent to Jen so she can claim her prize.

Again thanks for all the entries. I had a wonderful birthday, was quite pampered thanks to a wonderful, supporting family, and hearing from those who follow me or take an interest was inspiring.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Ready for a giveaway??

How do you like my new blog design?? :)

Happy Birthday to me!!!

I finally got the Kindle that I’ve been wanting for some time now. I’m excited to have my new toy and discover all the neat stuff that it can do (I got the 3G one).
I’m giving a gift to one lucky winner!

And I’m going to try and make it easy for you all to enter because this Kindle keeps taking my attention from things – lol

Email me at  marty@martyrayne.com  with “Birthday” in the subject line. In the email tell me if you have a Kindle or any other ereader, or if you don’t have one, which one you’d like.

I wish I could afford to put an ereader up for the prize, however, I’m going to put a $15 gift card to either Amazon or ARe (all romance ebooks) up for grabs. (Winner’s choice)

The deadline is Saturday, March 5th, Midnight EST. Any email after that time will not be entered in the drawing. I’ll draw one lucky winner on Sunday afternoon.

Good luck and have a wonderful week

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tantalizing Tuesday

I've been a bad, bad girl about posting on here. My deepest apologies as I deal with a lot of changes in my life, including having a job outside the house for the first time in over 5 years. I'm still wondering how I worked 2 jobs, took care of kids, did housework, and pay attention to husband all the while having time to write back then. *sigh*

So how about a cowboy to heat up your day?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Do you want strangers to know where you are?

Holy crud, Batman! This is a bit scary. Technology is great but I think everyone should be aware of this, especially those who use their camera phones to post pics online.

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/video?id=7621105

Also pass it on because I know that the phone companies aren't telling us this...or at least mine didn't.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tantalizing Tuesday


Trying to get things rolling again after some surgery. Sorry for the MIA, but you'll see me more as I get things geared up and see about some changes.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!


I hope everyone had a great day...bring on 2011!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday


Did anyone find one of these under their tree on Christmas??

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!


I hope you all have a safe and wonderful Christmas!



Friday, December 24, 2010

One day left...

Tomorrow is Christmas! My boys can hardly wait. I'm just hoping they don't wake me up too early ads I know I'm going to bed late tonight.

My family have our big dinner on Christmas Eve. Not turkey or ham, but more Cuban style. We normally cook a pork shoulder marinated Cuban style (mojo seasoning), black beans, rice, Cuban bread, fried plantains, and flan.  There are a few variations each year, like I added a veggie dish, but that's the jist of the menu. Christmas day is either leftovers or whatever we decide to cook like a regular day. This tradition goes back to when my husband was going up after coming over from Cuba when he was just a young child. Since I love the food so much, I had no problem settling into the routine. Don't miss the ham, stuffing, and such at all. lol

So what kind of Christmas tradition do you have? Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Have a special meal on Christmas day or the day before? Or maybe you have a tradition you'd like to start. I'm all ears.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday



I'm should be back today from my pre-Christmas (and much needed) vacation. I hope you are all having a great week so far. I hope to have some New Years fun in the works for this blog so I can it announce after Christmas. So make sure you stay tuned...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Slash and Burn posting day

Even though I'm in the boondocks and hopefully not being eaten by a hungry bear (yeah, yeah, I know they are supposed to be hibernating but you never know ;) ) it's my day to post over at Slash and Burn. Stop by and check out my hot Santa pictures :P
http://slash-and-burn.blogspot.com/