Intermission post! Happy Easter!

While we're taking a day off from the A-Z Challenge, I wanted to wish a very happy Easter to my readers who celebrate.  Enjoy your eggs, family, and chocolate, but please don't eat the eggs and chocolate together.  Ew.  Don't eat your family, either.  That's not good.I was just thinking about last year, where my "G" on this day was for Gaga.  I'd bought tickets for a concert in Houston, good seats and everything, and unfortunately my husband couldn't be my date.  After some last-minute searching about a month before, my mother passed the word on to my father that I didn't have anyone to go with, and he had a bunch of time off he could take.  So, he flew down to Houston, and we had an awesome time at the concert.  She's one hell of a live performer.  That memory makes me all warm and snuggly inside, and I'll be sappy for a moment and say that I'll...
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SOPA and PIPA

There are a couple of bills going through congress now, and they're about internet regulation.The basic gist is "The bills are intended to strengthen protections against copyright infringement and intellectual property theft, but Internet advocates say they would stifle expression the World Wide Web. In essence, the legislation has pitted content providers -- like the music and film industries -- against Silicon Valley." That's from this article.  While, as a writer who is completely aware that my work will be posted for free and without permission once I get published, I do agree that there must be some regulations in place, SOPA and PIPA are not what we need.  Free speech will be stifled, and that's not good for anyone.So, here's a little animation, courtesy of The Oatmeal, about SOPA and PIPA.  Enjoy! Image courtesy of The Oatmealxoxo Sarah...
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Three completely unrelated things…

I'm up on Networked Blogs now, so you can follow me through them.  There's a widget in the right side bar.  I'm not sure what took me so damn long to sign up, but there you have it. Also, a big "Happy Birthday" to my mother!  I wish I was there today to celebrate, but I know she'll have a lovely day regardless. Finally, my CP, Shelley Greene, has placed in the top 6 of a contest, and I'm so proud of her!  The final round of judging is coming up soon, and I know she'll impress. Okay, I lied...the title should be FOUR completely unrelated things.  I also want to wish all of my followers a very happy and prosperous new year! Until next year...literally...xoxo Sarah...
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Holiday Traditions…

I was wrapping presents for my husband this past weekend, and as I filled out the gift tags with the "To:" and "From:" sections, I paused to think about what I was writing on them.In my family, my parents never just made out gifts to me (or to each other) from just them or Santa.  No...there was a whole array of people (characters?) who would give gifts, and specific ones at that.  Each one even had their own handwriting.  If you got a gift to you from the Reindeer, you were likely to open something with clothing in it.  The Elves would send something useful, like a requested tool.  Mrs. Claus was likely to give food (chocolate, specialty tea, etc), or kitchen gadgets. I smiled as I finished writing out the tags, and found myself wondering what holiday traditions others carried with them when they left the nest, or if they had a favorite one they weren't able to do anymore...
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Happy Christmahanakwanza!

I know it's been forever, but since we're getting settled, I wanted to make a short post to wish my lovely readers a very happy holiday season.  No matter what you celebrate, I hope you enjoy spending time with your families and friends, good food and drink, and health and happiness. CHEERS!On the note of my absolute fail to keep up this blog, that should be changing very soon.  I will aim to do at least a couple of posts per month, hopefully one a week if I can manage it with my other writing projects, once we get unpacked all the way and settled.  We're about 80% there, so it will be soon.xoxo Sarah...
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A question for you! I need some input…

Okay, my lovelies.  I have a question to pose to you, and I'd love some feedback. I've been thinking about having guest bloggers on my blog.  No, I don't know exactly how I'd go about getting them besides just asking, but this is something I'm considering.  It would just shake things up a bit and make the "voice" you hear a little more varied.  It would also help a great deal so this thing won't sit dead while we're moving or traveling. I was thinking I'd have bloggers do a post on a topic of their choice, whether it be related to writing, or something else they're passionate about.  Still not sure yet.  Also, I was debating having authors on who are promoting a book they're launching...not just a "buy my book!" post, but talking a bit about the story, etc.Thoughts?  Have any of you ever done a guest blog post for someone, or had them done for you?  Please...
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Testing, Testing…Blegh.

Hello, folks!  I've been hard at work on The Curse, which I hope to enter in a contest soon (not saying which one, because I haven't read the rules in a while and I'm honestly can't remember if it's supposed to be an anonymous contest or not), so I haven't been blogging too much.  That, and the 100+ degree heat and cut-the-air-with-a-knife humidity has nearly killed me.  This is what I feel  like when I go outside.  And a lot of the time when I'm indoors, too.  Anyway, I wanted to test out a little feature that my technotarded little brain hasn't quite figured out yet, so I wanted to give it a shot.  The jump break.This, as I mentioned in my previous post on possible NSFW content, will be used when I want to post something that some people might consider objectionable.  Anywho, I wanted to try one out.  After the inserted jump break will be two very safe...
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New label for my titles…

I figured I'd better get this out of the way sooner rather than later, so consider yourselves informed.  I normally try to keep my blog at or around the PG-13 level, but I foresee that it may stray to higher levels at times, especially given what I write. In case you haven't figured it out (not sure how that's happened if you've been reading my stuff all along), I write romance, and that also includes erotica.  My current work-in-progress is an erotic LGBT fantasy romance.  That equals sexytimes for my characters.I would like to be able to post excerpts from my work (teasers, if you will) or whatnot without resorting to slapping this entire blog with a warning saying that there may be mature content.  I'd rather not have to go through that because, obviously, a lot of what I post here is perfectly suitable for most people, and many of the excerpts I will post will be suitable for all as well....
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