Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Those Crazy Tunes!

What Would You DO For A Klondike Bar?

It's a tune that gets stuck in my head when I'm writing and stuck on a paragraph.  So I thought i'd share it to see how many of you do the same thing. Or,,, what tune churns in your brain when you get stuck on your manuscript? Gotta love those commercials...

Have a great day,

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline Memorabilia

Hello my friends,
Today I am sending a blog to ask for your help.

As many of you already know, my nephew is Kevin Federline. (K-Fed). Recently, my mother-in-law who is also Kevin's grandmother, passed away. My father-in-law (Kevin's grandpa) is 80 years old and now selling his entire collection of "Britney Spears and Kevin Federline" memorabilia to help fund his retirement. Kevin gave his permission and told him to go for it. 
So, we have placed a listing out on e-bay with all of the items he is selling, and they are many. What I could not show in the pictures is that there are 14 wedding photos of Kevin and Britney. Some are with the grandparents. These photos are all original and can not be re-produced.

Take a look at the listing: E-Bay Listing for Kev & Brit Memorabilia

Now I know a lot of you may not be Britney and Kevin fans, but I am hoping you would forward this on for me so that I can create a buzz about it out there is cyber land. I would really appreciate it, and I know my father-in-law would as well. If you have a blog you can add it to, that would be great. :-)

Thanks so much,,
Have a super day,,,
Diane Story

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What Is The Key To Graceful Writing

What makes a sentence beautiful? What makes it memorable? Remember the famous quote by John F. Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Isn’t it graceful? It leaves an impression in one’s mind. Sort of the way an artist makes their scrolls and lines.

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go.
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child born on the Sabbath Day,
Is fair and wise and good and gay. 

Have a fun day,,

Diane Story

Monday, June 20, 2011

Men and their hair!

What happened to men and their hair?

I'm not talking the hair on their heads. We all know about the genetics as far as balding is concerned. You know.. the balding Gene comes from the mothers side of the family,,, and so on...

What I'm talking about is body hair. I mean, why are men shaving their bodies? I saw a commercial recently where a man shaved his entire body. it was some sort of razor, or shaving cream commercial. Anyway, whats wrong with a little masculine body hair. I happen to think hairy arms, chest, legs make a man more masculine. However, I am the first to admit that the hair on their backs can go....
I once watched the Ididerod race in Anchorage Alaska. When the mountain men came out in their furs, you could hardly see their eyes a midst all the hair. I thought they were cute, but not kissable. A little facial shaving would certainly do them good.

Anyway, I think curling up to my husband with all his hair is more fun. I am certain I would not like him to shave his arms and legs. And definitely not his chest.  

Have a nice day,,

Diane Story

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday is FUN Day,,,, Happy Fathers Day,,,

Did you know,,, Any month that starts with a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th.  

Sunday is a day for fun and rest,, I hope you have it all,,,,  And if you have a spare minute maybe you can get in some writing time.

Diane Story

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Desperate Hearts Video on Youtube,,,,,,,

Hi friends,

Make sure to drop by youtube and take a peek at my "Desperate Hearts" video....


The meaning of the word "Saturday": Saturday is the last (seventh) day of the week on many calendars and in conventions that consider the week as beginning on Sunday, or the sixth day of the week according to international standard ISO 8601 which was first published in 1988.
Saturday was named no later than the 2nd century for the planet Saturn, which controlled the first hour of that day according to Vettius Valens. Its Latin name dies Saturni ("Saturn's Day") entered into Old English as Sæternesdæg.

Have a great day,,,
Diane Story

Friday, June 17, 2011

Featured Sepaker

I am the featured speaker tomorrow for my group "Yosemite Romance Writers"
I will be talking about building your protagonist.
Feel free to register and drop by,,, 

Lady Di's letters

I suppose there was a time when we could write a letter to our friends and expect them to remain private. And in most cases they would. However, when you are a person like Lady Di, you should expect privacy will eventually fly out the window. I have to wonder, if Lady Di were still alive today, would her long time friend, Margaret Hodge, sell her out?

Writing ones thoughts, or stories really is such a private thing. But in reality, everything we write down on paper is up for grabs. Unless you keep it locked away in your head. 
If Lady Di had lived, I wonder if she would have written a book. Maybe her memoirs, or the story of her life. If she had, it would most certainly have been made into a movie. A real movie, not one conjured up in someones imagination or taken from the words of someone who thought they knew her best.

I wonder,,,, would Lady Di have wanted her private letters sold if it meant an easier life for her friend? Would she have understood? 

Have fun writing today,, summer is here,, yeah,,,,

Thursday, June 16, 2011

What's Up With "Game Of Thrones"

Are you serious???? What the hey????? They really, really killed him????

Ok, so they get us hooked and make us fall in love with Sean Bean as "Eddard Stark" and then KILL him,,, what's up with that? Needless to say, I'm disappointed. BUT, I will still watch my second favorite series. You gotta admit that Emilia Clarke is just fabulous as Daenerys Targaryen. My first favorite series is course "True Blood" cant wait for the new season.. 

Have a nice night,

What's On Your Bucket List???

It's amazing how many bucket lists are out there? Have you written yours? What are you waiting for?

A bucket list does not mean you are ready to pack it all in and die. It's really just means for us to put down on paper what we would like to achieve before we "Kick The Bucket". So go ahead.....

Book that trip.
Start a business.
Write your book.
Do something NOW! Don't wait....
Make your Bucket List – Then do 1 thing.
Then the next.
Then the next.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Why not me?

Do you ever wonder why you weren't invited?

I think we all must have asked ourselves that question. Some event comes up that excites us, and we wait in anticipation for the big invite that never comes. Disappointment takes over our emotions, and then anger develops as we wonder why we were left out. And we ask,,, why not me?

I think as authors, we have all dealt with this in one way or another. We submit our query letters and we wait. Then when the invitation to submit our manuscript does not come, we feel let down.

An invitation to a party we just knew we should have been invited to, is about the same as an invitation to submit our work to an editor.  The disappointments are the same and the rejection is the same. But god love us all, we are strong. One rejection, whether it be from that long awaited party, wedding, baby-shower, or manuscript,,,,  should not rule our day. 

Get up, get dressed, write-write-write,,, and have a great day...............

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sees caramels and books

Ooh-la-la,,, See's has their double caramels again. I'm off to the store to get some,,, 
Eating candy and reading go hand in hand. A caramel in one and a book in the other. Or in my case, a keyboard in the other. 

Have a fabulous Sunday, it is raining here in Clovis, but a lovely day nonetheless....


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Desperate Hearts!!! Get's a 5 star review on Amazon

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Desperate Hearts by Diane Story was so much fun! I just loved the two main characters Harper and Chantel. This was my first western read and I have to read more! I loved it and I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this book!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sierra Sky Ranch & The Hangover 2

Went with some friends and saw "The Hangover 2" It was absolutely hilarious but really way over the top.... I cant wait to see what they do with #3 it can only be about Allen.... haha

Also, I took my husband to the Sierra Sky Ranch for our anniversary Monday night. I highly recommend the place. We were treated like the queen and king of the ball. If you are ever in the need of a place to stay in Oakhurst CA, drop in and say hello. Oh, and did I say it was haunted?????

Diane Story