Author: christina

It's been a while since we've done this, so yeah, let's do it! I've been having to take sleeping pills to get ANY amount of sleep at night, and it's totally frustrating and scary. I have an insane fear of becoming accidentally addicted to any kind of pill. This is related to the first point. I'm back on the weight loss wagon, again. Let's see how long the trip is this time. We were planning to vacation in California this year, but we changed out minds once we started realizing how stressful the planning was, and how freaking expensive it was getting.  It just...

It can't just be me. Really, it can't. I can't be the only one longing for the opportunity to just do nothing. To sit in my bed with the covers a pillows piled high, a nice long new book on the kindle, kids asleep, and husband on the xbox.  No homework, no required reading, no design deadlines, no writing goals, just nothing.  For hours.  Maybe even a whole day.  A whole damn day of nothing.  Wouldn't that be wonderful? But there's always something.  Another design project I could take on.  A chance to get ahead on class work.  A scene that just won't...

Yeah, that happened.  I wrote two books in just four months.  It just kinda happened like that.  That wasn't the plan, and I'm not even sure it was healthy, but it's done now! With the first one, I found myself so consumed with the idea of finishing that I rushed through it, and I can now look back and see the mistakes that I made.  I moved forward into SP with those mistakes in mind, and I can say, without any bias ( heh.) that my work is much improved.This second book is everything that the first one should have been. I...

(I completed my second novel this morning, and I'm feeling very excited!  Please enjoy this excerpt, which is chapter one of Strictly Professional.) Chapter One ----Gabi---- I shouldn’t have let Regina talk me into this.  I don’t wanna be here. And yet, here I was.  I hadn’t unpacked my bags, and I barely had time to shower away the memory of my awful flight before my new roommate dragged me out the door, insisting that I needed to have a little fun. But I definitely wasn’t having fun.  This was decidedly not fun. I’m sure Regina had good intentions when she invited me out.  If my...

That's me.  THAT'S ME.  How weird is that? Just four months ago, I never would have thought that I would be a published author.  Not only that, people actually like the book.  Surreal, is what it is. I am working, impatiently, through my second novel, Strictly Professional.  Only 7 chapters in, but already at 104 pages, and 28k words.  And would you believe that I'm already thinking about the sequel?  Itching to write a scene for it?  and thinking about the plot for the spin off?  So that's 2 other novels right there, plus the idea that was supposed to come before...

So, unless you've been under a rock, I'm sure you know Beyonce released a new album on Friday the 13th. I was up, writing a paper when I found out, and that homework assignment was quickly forgotten as I, after about 30 minutes of debating spending $16 on it, purchased the second album I've ever bought in my 26 years of life. The first? B-Day. I haven't listened to anything else since Friday.  Out of 14 songs, there are now only 3 that I skip over, and 11/14 is excellent. I can't quite pinpoint what it is about it, but this album?...

Every year, I convince myself that THIS is the year we're going to do our Christmas shopping early. Get it over with in September, or something like that. Guess how much Christmas shopping I've done? That's right. NONE. I even waited too late to properly shop for Izzy's birthday, since it seems like every reputable retailer is out of the Lalaloopsy dolls that I specifically wanted for her. Meaning, the browner ones. Not that I have anything against the other dolls, because they're based on a show, have different personalities, and she just might be attracted to one of those. Still though,...

I recently ran across a forum thread on Goodreads that left me feeling rather disappointed. The gist of it was there was no interest in the black romance novel. That people would much rather read interracial, or even white romance. They seemed to be of the opinion that all black romance does is perpetuate negative stereotypes of black people. Don't get me wrong, I've seen the "hood novels", none of which I will name, but I get it. A lot of people (me included) don't want to read about drug lords, and shootings, hood rivalries, etc. That may be someone's cup of...

November was quite a busy month! Now that December has arrived, I am greatly looking forward to the things this month will bring. •The end of this semester. I've said it before, but I'm kinda over school. Just for right now though, lol. I'm anticipating all A's, or at least mostly A's, so it has nothing to do with performance. I'm just feeling a bit burnt out. •My niece's birthday party. She's turning one, and the kids always enjoy a party. •Possibly hitting 50 sales of my book, Love and Other Things. I'm starting the month with 41, so I hope that's a...