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Clare writes inspirational romance, usually of a suspenseful nature. Her books are available through her publisher Pelican Book Group and Amazon. She is married with three kids and lives in the UK. She loves watching sci-fi, crime drama, cross stitching, reading and baking.

Monday, 30 March 2009


ok dunno whats going on here. all the blogs i was following have vanished, story of my life. no idea how to find them again.

thats just made my day [perfect!

Sunday, 29 March 2009

typos happen everywhere, including churches ;-)

These sentences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services:
The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.' The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.'
Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say 'Hell' to someone who doesn't care much about you.
Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.
The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. Is done.
The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday: 'I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Yay the first three chapters of Tamlyn and Martin are finally done and I'm happy with them. No idea how she managed to end the chapter with him kissing her. And they'd only known each other about 6 hrs by that point, so thats pretty good going on her part. Struggling to keep it in her pov and not head hop but oh well. Think martin's had his pov twice in 32 pages.

what can i say. Tamlyn's a very decisive woman. Spoiled brat, but decisive. It still doesn't have a title. Might have to go consult my lj list and see what ones i have that i've not used yet.

Ugh, i'm covered with hair now. Just cut hubby's hair with the clippers, gave him a grade three, tho i did tell him it was a zero! And think i've got as much on me as he does on his back now. ;-) No point in changeing cos eldest son wants his done when he gets back from his mates house.
I#ve been tossing the sword and the shield around for a couple days. Alternating between that and the as yet unnamed Martin/Tamlyn one. My main prob with them both is which POV to use. Then I just read this.


problem solved. Sword and Sheild, altho mainly Tom's story has to open with Suzanne. Maybe have a chapter form each POV there. We'llsee.

And the other one stays in Tamlyn's pov the whole chapter. Aside from one little bit of Martin's.

My problem is I write like a movie. Scenes change depending what the audience see. It's a hard habit to kick, but oh well.

http://behindthegardengate.blogspot.com/2009/03/what-makes-it-romance.html is a good one too. I did that with Sky and both Sara and Luke get well over the 1000 mentions they need. Of course, she spends half the time calling him Leftenant, half to annoy him, half to teach him to pronounce words correctly.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Not bothering with the russian doll rewrite. i'tll be like everything else i write and not be worth reading.

I just can't take anymore. No more letters or phone calls or anything else. Would go but no where to go.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Considering forgetting this blog. Well its got no followers. no one reads it and tbh i've just had enough. If i vanished overnight no one would miss me or even notice.


Monday, 2 March 2009

Finally heard back from EDF re the russian doll. They want me to change it and resubmit it. Story of my life lol. Maybe if the muse wasn't in the middle east...

And after today i'm not speaking to my comp anyway. I dragged and dropped the WRONG COPY of Shattered onto the backup drive! I put the PC one onto the USB not the other way wrong.

30 pages gone!

No idea what they said. Can't get them back.

on top of that its the wrong day to try to do anything.