Monday, December 10, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Okay, that brings me to the real subject of this post: house cleaning. Eck! I’ve neglected housework these last few weeks, and now it’s time to remedy it. Looks like I have a solid three days of cleaning ahead of me. It wouldn’t be so bad if I did not hate vacuuming so much. It’s torture to me. Worst, it never stays clean for very long. Oh well, better get to it. :-/
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
On the work front, things are going well. I have about two to three weeks of work left to do on my contemporary fantasy before sending it to my agent for its first reading. I’m expecting more revisions to follow, though. I know there will be more to add to this story. I also have to write the synopsis. Shoot! Forgot about that. :(
On a personal note, I’ve lost twelve pounds since I started dieting. My clothes are fitting better which is great. Still, I have more to lose, but it’s a step in the right direction. Woo hoo!
Monday, September 17, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Anyway, as a result of my good work this week, I am now nearing the end of the first draft. I have only two chapters left to write. Woo hoo! =)
Monday, July 23, 2012
The book exchange at the lake. No kidding! It’s so freaking cool!
Monday, July 16, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
It’s the same diet I’ve said I was starting last week…you know, the one I was supposed to be on last month. Actually, it’s the New Year diet. :-/
Now how am I going to write love scenes if I’m chocolate depraved? Dieting sucks!
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
On a different note, yesterday was my birthday, so for lunch I had two of my favorite foods, lobster and blood pudding. I know. I’m weird. =)
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
At the same time, I’ve been working on a compempory fantasy. I knew the plot needed to be symplified; I thought it was too convoluted. But I couldn’t figued out a solution…until last week when it finaly hit me over the head. The solution was so freaking simple I can’t understand why I didn’t saw it before. Duh! On the plus side, this novel is now back on track with almost half of the first draft penned down.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I was signed over a humorous science fiction project originally titled Special Delivery. Thao loved the tongue-in-cheek feel of the story and really connected with its main character Jessie. She also recognized that the story had some weaknesses and needed work, especially the plot, and sent me a list of revisions. I thought they were great; they improved the storyline tremendously. The novel was also given a new, catchier title, Corebound.
I have two other projects needing revisions, an urban fantasy and a science fiction. I’m waiting for Thao’s list of notes to begin those. So in the meantime, I’m working on a contemporary fantasy I’ve started a while back. I have half the first draft penned down. I would love to finish it by mid fall. Wish me luck! :-)
Monday, April 16, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
House renovations. We only had one room left to renovate in the house, the upstairs bathroom, and after two months of dust and mess it’s done. Now it looks like a spa. I forgot to take “before” pictures. Sorry about that. But all you have to do is imagine a bad fifties decor, blue tiles, pink tub and salmon wallpaper. No kidding that’s how it was. My husband made the stained glass by the way.
Sick puppies. After three surgeries and sadly sixteen teeth extractions my two Scottie girls are finally healthy. They are rescue dogs; that’s why they were so neglected. I just wish we had them before the damage was done. Fortunately all ends well. Kate and Allie are now healthy and happy.
Here they are resting after surgery.
On a different note, here’s some good news. I am a finalist for Prince George Regional Arts and Cultural Awards 2012 in the fiction category along with Lynda William and Heather Mantler. Michelle Milburn (She did two of my books covers.) is a finalist for outstanding graphic design.
That concludes update part one. Update part two will be about my new project, revisions and agent. There are some big news coming. :)
Monday, January 23, 2012
Here’s a excerpt:
“Nathalie Mallet doesn’t cease to amaze me by adding intriguing and fascinating concepts to her stories, altering them to fit into a fantasy setting and throwing her main character, Prince Amir, right in the middle of them. Surprisingly enough, this works every time. Even though I know from the start that I’m going to get a mystery and suspense story, I can’t wait to dive into the middle of it and find out what happens next. Prince Amir is an amusing character, and I enjoy seeing his personality change throughout every novel. The supportive cast in this book is extremely impressive, and the setting is undoubtably fascinating. The writing style, once again, is sublime and pulled me right into the book from page one. I read this book in one sitting. I recommend Death In The Traveling City – and the entire series for that matter – to all fans of the fantasy genre and the mystery and suspense genre.” More.
Wow, I’m blushing. :-)
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Here are two excerpts:
“The story is well though-through and developed, and the mystery isn’t easily solved. I loved the mixture of folklore with the mystery at hand, and the way everything blends in well together.”
“I liked The Princes of the Golden Cage. I loved The King’s Daughters. So far, the Prince Amir Series has presented me with an intriguing and outstanding mixture of mystery and suspense, fantasy, history and romance, and I’m loving every bit of it. The more I get to know Prince Amir, the more irresistible and charming I find him. He doesn’t have the typical hero-personality, which gives him an edge that I particularly like. The supportive cast is a varying group of people at well, each with their own unique quirks. The storyline itself is strong and well-developed, and with enough plot twists to keep you on the edge of your seat.” More.
I am thrilled by these two amazing reviews! :-) Check them out and also check out Majanka’s new book, Mirror, Mirror.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Here are a few excerpts from it:
“Although set in a fantasy world with its roots based on the Ottoman Empire, The Princes of the Golden Cage isn’t your standard fantasy novel, and I applaud it for that.”
“The mystery part plays a giant role in this novel, once again making it stand out from the crowd. The mystery in itself is intriguing to say the least and the fact that magic might play a role in it makes it all the more interesting, especially since our main character is skeptic towards the existence of magic.”
“Prince Amir is an enjoyable character with a complicated but intriguing personality. The murder mystery is tense and exciting from the beginning and leads up to a most surprising conclusion.” More.
This is a very interesting review, the first of a series of four, so please check it out! :-)