Friday, June 20, 2008

Looking for a Getaway Close to Home

Check out Rim Rock's Dog Wood Cabins in Southern Illinois!

Looking for a quiet place to finish up those last minute edits or looking for a family getaway. Here’s the perfect place to breathe in nature and relax.

Rim Rocks Dogwood Cabins

New rustic cabin lodging with modern comforts, surrounded by The Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. Adjacent to Rim Rock and 1 mile from Pounds Hollow Lake, only ¼ mile from the Camp Cadiz to High Knob section of The River To River Trail, directly on the American Discovery Trail and the Shawnee Hills Scenic Byway in Eastern Southern Illinois. Trails for hiking, mountain biking, bicycling, bouldering, bird watching or rock climbing are endless and nearby.

Fish, swim, hike and picnic at Pounds Hollow Lake. Enjoy overlooks, boulders and canyons at Rim Rock Recreational trail just across the road from the cabins. Near Cave in Rock, Garden of the Gods, free ferry to Kentucky, Pounds Hollow Lake, Glen O Jones Lake, Ohio River, Tower Rock and the Shawnee Queen River Taxi. A short drive from Fort Massac, riverboat gambling, Kentucky Amish country, Metropolis, Tunnel Hill biking trail, Saline County Wildlife Area, Lusk Creek, One Horse Gap, Burden Falls, Cache River Refuge, Giant City State Park, Mermet Springs scuba diving and much more. Hog Rock and Little Sturgis bike rallies are nearby.

View the spectacular rock formations of nearby Garden of the Gods or Rim Rock. Swim at Pounds Hollow Lake or take a historical or scenic tour of Hardin, Gallatin, Pope and Saline Counties. The country is extraordinary, especially if you take the time to travel the beautiful trails in the Shawnee Forest. Our Illinois cabin rental lodging has everything you need for your vacation, honeymoon, retreat, getaway...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Want to Write Book Reviews or Get Your Book Reviewed

I found this site New Mystery Reader and they're looking for "talented individuals" to write book reviews and summaries for the site. It's not a paying gig, but it looks interesting and they say it offers other benefits. (I bet paid vacation time is not one of them.) Anyway, if you're interested email for additional information.

They are also interested in reviewing new authors and titles, so email the same person

And they are looking for short story submissions--2500 words or less.

If you review a book for them or get review, come back here and let me know. I'm all about basking in someone else's glory. And if I ever get any glory, I'll be glad to let you bask in it. I love to share. My mama taught me that when I was a youngun.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Help, I've Fallen Off the Blogging Wagon

Okie big step and I'm back on. My computer had a bit of a malfunction--dead network card. It's kind of hard to blog on dial-up.

So what's on your mind? Mine is still busy editing, editing, editing. Though I've been a bit distracted with weeding flower beds and sucking water out of the basement from all the rain we've had.

I am toying with a new beginning for my novel and getting to the action a bit sooner. So I'll see where it takes me. I do have to say I love my characters. Is it wierd to say they seem real? Okay, maybe it's just me, but I talk to my protragonist while I'm writing. Usually, it's because I'm trying to justify why I'm making her do something.

How about you? Do you talk to your characters? Do they talk back?