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Monday Mayhem – Catching up

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 by Maggie Wells   4 Comments | Posted in Blog

So, yeah… I made it back from Vegas! Came home to ice and ick, but I got to sleep in my own bed. Had a fabulous time with my girls. It’s only been a few days, but I’m already jonesing for next year.

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I learned a new skill this week. Don’t think it’s one I’ll be using a lot, but I did learn to make banners using Pixlr Express. I used Spring Chickens and a silly pun for my practice run:

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Since last we chatted, I finished the draft on Bossy Pants and sent it off to Jewels for her to work over. Got back to work on finishing the first draft on Full Court Press this week and guess what? I did it! I’ve been working on this story on and off for the past 10 months. There’s still a lot of buffing and polishing to be done, but I’m looking forward to working on something fresh and new.

Here are a few of my options. What do you think I should take on next?

1) Play Dates – On an outing at the park with her niece, our heroine, Monica, meets a sexy single dad. The only trouble is, he doesn’t know the precocious little girl who calls her ‘Monnie’ isn’t hers, and Monica doesn’t know how to break it to him.

2) Executive Privilege –  A widow uses her late husband’s Senate seat as a springboard for her Presidential campaign. The only trouble is she’s in love with her husband’s former chief of staff and best friend. Friends turn to lovers on the campaign trail but the press is hot on their tail.

3) Dirty Blonde -She’s the scandalous small town hairdresser – dresses in Daisy Dukes, cowgirl boots, and knows unbuttoning the third button down ups her tips nearly 20%. He’s a former Army engineer & wounded warrior. Scarred inside and out, he’s happy to be home, she’s dying to get out. They should never have fallen in love.

4) Something Stupid – An aspiring actress nearly loses the role of a lifetime when she makes the mistake of confessing her feelings for her best friend’s brother – Hollywood’s hottest young filmmaker.

5) Hooligans – The first in a series of stories about three generations of single men who run a neighborhood pub in Chicago. There’s nothing Rory Houlihan wants more than to get married and have a family and his meddling grandmother thinks the girl next door, Mary Pat Brady, would make an excellent candidate. As a matter of fact, it just might be her dying wish.

What say you? Do any of these trip your trigger?

 

 

 

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4 Responses to "Monday Mayhem – Catching up"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    February 23, 2015 at 12:49 pm  

    I am so jonesing for our next trip too! Major congrats to you on finishing FCP! Jewels is still hard at work on BP, but she’ll be slinging it back to you ASAP. 😉 And, though all those plots sound fantastic and I know you’d rock each and every one of them, I have to go with Executive Privilege. I’m sure you’re shocked.

  2. Comment by Laurie
    February 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm  

    Numero 5. Hooligans. That would be my first choice. You know how I love series. Plus three generations that’s triple the fun

  3. Comment by Carol
    February 23, 2015 at 4:24 pm  

    What, you can’t do them all?!?! I’ll cast my vote for Hooligans, along with Laurie. I’ve been hearing about that one for the longest, I think. However, I’m more than willing to read any of the other choices!

  4. Comment by Nancy
    February 23, 2015 at 7:15 pm  

    I also vote for Hooligans. Then Dirty Blonds. Got my new copy of Spring Chickens last week!

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