Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Great Catherine

Empress Catherine really was great. And she knew it, you know?

Got a great new biography on her by Virginia Rounding which is simply fabulous. What work Ms. Rounding put into this book--its simply amazing.

It's been awhile since I've posted, but I've still been busy writing. Royal Watercolors has been done for 6 months, and I'm hoping it will be accepted for the anthology. I recently came up with another idea which I submitted. I don't know if it will work out or not...but, I will say its about the King who abdicated his throne to be with the woman he loved. One of my favorite stories!

Queen Victoria is a lifetime of study. I'll never be able to get enough of her. There will always be more to read and discover about her. But the Duke and Duchess of Windsor...its a story I read over and over and over. I can't tell you what exactly it is about them that I love and what compels me to read their story over and over...(and when I say over and over----its 5 biographies I read, together, all at one time---as not to miss even a detail!!)

Recently met a wonderful girl in cyberspace with a masters in English Lit---or is it a PhD? She is a little younger than me, but we have so much in common and her writing is lovely. And she thinks my writing is wonderful...well, she thinks I've got guts. I've been sending her little things to read and she let me read her thesis. What fun. Its was a fantastic piece that she wrote. We both have young children, so we always have something to talk about.

My critique partner in the UK is going on vacation...and she has submitted a couple of things to agents and publishers. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for her...she works so hard. Last weekend she critiqued a bit of my Wallis piece, but she loved it overall.

Work at home is just great---yes, I said working at home. My little office is cozy, and did I say I got a promotion? Well, I did. I've been elevated to "Tier Two"---which kind of makes me a master in my field at work, and I get to solve the worst of the worst. I'm off the phones now for the most part...(I work for a very large insurance company)...and now I research and delve into problems and mysteries and try to help our members. I work extra...early in the morning... and some nights. But its so worthwhile. There is always so much to do...reading government changes, guidelines, massive amounts of training and emails to read---and then there is your regular work.

Oh...I set up an account on Bebo!! It's been a lot of fun, and I already have two Luv's and about 5 friends! I added some pictures....My son wont let me post any pictures of him yet. I also posted massive amounts of royal pictures and I've got a moving collage going on....I love it. Its fun to go from site to site...see what others are doing...checking on your friends. Sooner or later I'll get the courage to link up to THIS blog--my real blog. I suppose I want to get this blog---well, bigger, more interesting....and find my voice.

One of my writing friends got offered a contract in April. Its so exciting! When she has more details on this, I'll ask her if I can post her name and cover because I'm so proud of her. I read that story about 2 years ago----way back when! And now it will be published!

Tomorrow I have the day off and I'd like to get a little rest, and get my clothes ready for Friday. Hubby and I have volunteered for the carnival taking place at my son's school. I'll be doing face painting, and Friday should be very hot. (Hate the heat!) But it will be nice to see the kids having fun.

Well, this writer of Queens is signing off for the night. Her King wants her to turn off the light.

I forget the last question from last time....but here is a new one...What famous royal wore a famous pin, shaped as a flamingo? (or was it an ostrich?--no, flamingo) Do you know?

1 comment:

La don said...

People should read this.