Sunday, December 07, 2008

V isions of...

gift wrap. Tape. Ribbons, bows and bubble wrap.

You expected me to say sugarplums, didn't you? Sorry to disappoint, but this morning I'm all about the wrapping. Sugarplums can wait. What exactly is a sugarplum, anyway? Anyone know?

Back to boxes and bows. This morning we're going to get down to wrapping the holiday gifts. That way we'll have everything in the mail by the end of the week. Sounds like a plan, doesn't it? Let's hope it works. Every year I forget to buy something for this big wrapping event. Last year? Tape. Can you believe it? I forgot the to pick up an extra roll of tape. This year I've got the tape but I'm sure something else will prove to be in short supply.

Uh oh.

Anyone know where I can buy tissue paper early on a Sunday morning? Hmm?

On another front, I've been mulling over a few things where blogging and writing are concerned. I've got a plan for the new year, writing-wise, but I'm thinking that I'll try some new, hopefully fun and interesting, things here on the blog beginning in January.

First, I think I'll post two or three new recipes a week on the From the Kitchen page. I've gotten emails asking when I'll begin sharing more recipes so I've decided to do that.

Then, I think I'll begin hosting author interviews here on the blog. This morning I put out a call to some of the author groups asking for victims--uh, volunteers. The post looked like this:

Good morning authors!

I hope you're enjoying a peaceful weekend. Here in chilly New York I'm decorating the house and sitting by the fire and...thinking. Yes, I've been mulling over a few New Year's ideas. Why am I telling you this? Well, because one of my ideas includes you. Yes, you!

Starting in January I'm going to do guest author interviews on my blog. I think it will be fun, and I believe my readers will enjoy getting to know different authors. Interested in being a guest author? If you are, please drop me a note at with the word "Interview" in the subject line. Give me a few days to compile a list of interested authors. Then I'll send out a list of questions and we'll get started.

I hope to hear from you!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. :)


And finally this cold, snowy Sunday morning, I'm going to remind everyone that my new mystery, Sandswept, released this past week. I've been so caught up in the spirit of the holiday that I've spent practically no time promoting the book.

Remember, books make great holiday gifts! And wrapping them requires no tissue paper at all!

Everyone has a secret. One they hide.
Sometimes, one they run from—fast and hard,
without stopping to consider the
consequences of that mad dash for sanity.

Kelley Garrett? She's got a secret. A big one.
She's hoping to shake its grip but even
someplace as peaceful as Chincoteague Island
may not be able to shelter her.

Then again, who knows? Maybe it will.
That's a chance Kelley's willing to gamble on
—with her life.



Dru said...

I like both your ideas re: recipes and author interviews.

Have a good Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Isn't is sugarED plums? Or are sugarplums something different? Huh.

Have a great Sunday, Sarita. You can probably pick up tissue paper at the grocery store, in the wrapping paper/card aisle.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I went and looked up sugarplums. Per Wikipedia:

A sugar plum is a piece of candy that is made of sugar and shaped in a small round or oval shape.

Anonymous said...

I thought it might be one of those nutty things coated in sugar candy.
Yes, it's me! I've finally got two seconds for myself!

Aussie Jude x

Elaine Cantrell said...

Maybe a sugar plum is like candied fruit. It sounds like something nice, doesn't it? Oh, and I always forget something when I sit down to wrap. It must be a rule or something.