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Terri Osburn
Virginia
Contemporary Romance Writer
Interests: Reading, music, movies, business, writing.
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Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2012 on A Watershed Moment – Literally at Terri Osburn
I'm sorry, Maria. That had to be tough. I know I'd be a mess. My pup is named Macie. I've never had a dog this small so it's a change. But she's adjusting pretty well. Still a few accidents, but not bad over all. Yeah, I'll have to buy a carpet cutter this week and start cutting it into sections to roll up and get out of the house. Then I'm hoping to put down some hardwood looking laminate with tax money to match what's already in the front entry and kitchen.
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2012 on A Watershed Moment – Literally at Terri Osburn
Donna - It's ironic I was just blogging about the flow of ch'i in my house. Things definitely got flowing! Now the entire place is in shambles. Maybe the real test is to make sure I can keep working in chaos. Since I'll get a contract soon and Universe wants to make sure I'm serious. Huh. That's a motivating way to look at things.
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2012 on A Watershed Moment – Literally at Terri Osburn
I was seriously dreading revisions too, Steph, but then I printed them and started reading and realized it's not the worst thing in the world. Very helpful for motivation! LOL! And I have an agent waiting on a full request. It's as if the Universe has tried throwing every dang thing in my way to keep me from finishing. Even a household disaster! She's just trying to test my mettle (sp?). I will not fail this test! LOL!
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2012 on A Watershed Moment – Literally at Terri Osburn
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I had a good feeling about 2012. In December I was more than happy to say goodbye to 2011 and felt nothing but good vibes for the new year. Half a month in and those good vibes are fleeting. Not that I'm giving up on 2012 already. I refuse to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2012 at Terri Osburn
I might cut and paste this, Marn. LOL! Not sure whether I'll leave the parenthetical in or not. ;)
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2012 on Going Zen or Fighting the Freak Out at Terri Osburn
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Seven weeks ago I submitted a short story to a publisher. I checked and double checked (and triple checked) to make sure I followed their submission guidelines exactly. According to those guidelines, their response time is six weeks. See the math there? So it's a week past and three things... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at Terri Osburn
Thanks, Donna. The mini-mystery is ready to go but I'm being held up by lack of envelope. LOL! Gah! I should figure out where I put those darn things.
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2012 on Letter To Me at Terri Osburn
Go YOU, Steph. I wish I could be one of those morning people who rose with the sun and felt all productive before I even took a shower. Sadly, I am not. But morning or night, we'll make this happen!
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2012 on Letter To Me at Terri Osburn
Thanks for the support, ladies!
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2012 on Letter To Me at Terri Osburn
Dear Me, So the brain went on sabbatical back around Thanksgiving. Party planning, holiday shopping, cleaning in preparation for a family visit. All of it sucked the cells right out of our head. But this isn't the first time distractions have won a battle or two. The goal is to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2012 at Terri Osburn
Any and all feedback welcome, Melissa. I've wondered about the "keep it new" part. To this end, I've moved my desk around and changed where I write. Doesn't seem to make a difference this time. It's like that tree and those presents and the laundry and insane mess that is covering my house are too much for my brain to handle. As a matter of fact, I know that's a huge part of this. Clutter stops me up completely. I don't know if it's blocking my chi or brainwaves or what, but decluttering has to move to the top of my to-do list.
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2011 on Where Did I Put Those Brain Cells? at Terri Osburn
Been about 2 years since they found my Vit D deficiency. I had half the amount I should have had. Started me on like 15K I/U a day and now I'm level at 3000 I/U a day. But if I forget them for a couple days, I know it. I've been hearing ads for an Omega-3 that claims to be less "oily". I have extremely oily skin and hair so the last thing I need is to add more. There's a new supplements store near my house. I'll have to see what they have. Nice to have that kind of expertise at hand. I'm not a fan of taking medications, but more natural solutions sound good to me.
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2011 on Where Did I Put Those Brain Cells? at Terri Osburn
Sorry about the eaten comment! I hate this lost feeling, Irish. And I'm having that same problem. Simple words excape me. WTH is that about??? I already take Vit D for a deficiency, but many supplements like you mention give me adverse side effects. Multivitamins give me acne. Took something earlier this year that made my throat swell. Some don't play well with my system. Haven't tried the Omega-3. Does that have any side effects? How much do you take?
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2011 on Where Did I Put Those Brain Cells? at Terri Osburn
You'd have plenty of time, Mo. You know, if you SET A SCHEDULE. LOL! I HAVE to have structure and a schedule. Which is funny since I love change. LOL! Provided it happens on weekends and I have enough time to prepare. Donna - I think it feels worse because I can remember September and October when my brain was working like a well-oiled machine. HOW did one month send that machine completely off the tracks??
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2011 on Where Did I Put Those Brain Cells? at Terri Osburn
I'm going to have to hunt up a beginner DVD. Everytime I've tried one that said beginner, it's gone right into moves I've never heard of and positions I could never do. I don't think "beginner" means the same to these people as it means to me. And that's what I'm hoping. That once the holidays (which I do enjoy) are over, I'll get my focus back. I hate this feeling like my head is floating and empty.
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2011 on Where Did I Put Those Brain Cells? at Terri Osburn
In recent years, I've learned that I actually do have limitations. For a multi-tasker/control freak, this was NOT an easy lesson to learn. I don't believe this has always been the case since I had no problem keeping a multitude of balls, knives, and flaming batons in the air back... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2011 at Terri Osburn
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I'll keep an eye out but that looks like something I'd hire out for. Afraid I'd never manage a really good looking cover, and I believe the cover plays a huge part in getting the reader to at least check out the blurb. Online or in person.
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2011 on Exploring Self-Pub Options at Terri Osburn
Good point, Pat. These would likely be stories either rejected by the few lines I'd be willing to go with, or ones that don't fit anywhere. I subbed a short story yesterday to a new epub line for stories under 15K. I'd definitely try that before taking this route. You're doing your own cover? What software do you use for that?
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2011 on Exploring Self-Pub Options at Terri Osburn
Yes, more research is needed. But my luck, any course I find will be obsolete by the time I finish it. LOL!
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2011 on Exploring Self-Pub Options at Terri Osburn
I like writing shorts. I've submitted several 800 word stories to Woman's World magazine and been fortunate enough to have one printed. (September 2010 – find the unedited version on the Short Stories page.) I've oft lamented that I'm not one of those mesmerizing writers with the gift for fluid,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at Terri Osburn
I recorded a bunch of those life classes while I was knocking out this writing and I still need to catch up. I completely believe that's true. Mostly because my family doesn't believe in much and so they don't have much. The belief coupled with the willingness to work is the key, I think. I need to watch those shows. Thanks, Irish!
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2011 on Now I KNOW I Can Do It at Terri Osburn
I really do fear the deadlines, Maureen, but this has given me much more confidence in that area. Grant it, this is a self-imposed deadline and goodness knows I've ignored plenty of those in the past. But this times fees....different. Guess I've found the right motivation, which is confidence that I am good enough to be published. If I'd just get this stuff done and out there.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2011 on Now I KNOW I Can Do It at Terri Osburn
Sorry! Day from hell followed by a long evening nap. *sigh* STEPH! Do not judge whether you can do it based on finishing NaNo. That is not a fair measuring stick. You CAN do it. When it's time, you'll make it happen. I'll certainly cheer you on. This MS has a full request from an agent (who knew it wasn't done when she requested) so I have to dig in and get it done. By March sounds like the perfect goal. We can do weekly updates, either here or in email or Facebook or whereever. (That probably shouldn't have 2 e's should it?)
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2011 on Now I KNOW I Can Do It at Terri Osburn
I just wrote 3K words in 3 hours. WTH??
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2011 on Now I KNOW I Can Do It at Terri Osburn