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Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween Blogfest: Cassandra Carr


Five things I can do since there’s no hockey
Cassandra Carr

If you follow the NHL, you know they’re experiencing (at the time of the writing of this blog post), what the NHL likes to call a “work stoppage”, the NHL Players’ Association calls a “lockout” and the fans call, “get your heads outta your butts and get a deal done”. Anyway, who knows when hockey will be back *glares at picture of Gary Bettman on my dartboard*, so I’ve come up with a list of other things I can do in the meantime. And away we go!

  1. Write more books- I’m hoping my readers vote for this choice!
  2. Read more books- I’ve read 225 books already this year-including novellas and the like- and plan to read more. I’m one of those authors who thinks the best writers are readers. Plus, since I’m the mother of a toddler I’ve got a fair amount of downtime where I can’t write, but can pull out my Kindle for a few minutes here and there.
  3. Learn how to press leaves- If only I was crafty enough to actually do something like this…
  4. Take the third Wilton cake decorating course- I took the first two during the last lockout and am now in possession of hundreds of dollars of cake decorating supplies. I figure I should dust ‘em off.
  5. Catch up on TV shows- I don’t watch much TV because it interferes with my writing time. See how dedicated I am to y’all? There are several shows I’d love to catch up on, like The Big Bang Theory, Burn Notice, and White Collar.

So that’s it. Got any other suggestions for me? If this “work stoppage” continues I might have to take up a hobby. *gasp*


I’ve got a cool swag package for the winner, along with an e-book from my backlist – your choice!

About the Author:Cassandra Carr is a multi-published, award-winning erotic romance writer with Ellora's Cave, Siren, Sybarite Seductions and Loose Id who lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out on Twitter. Cassandra's book Caught was recently named Best BDSM Book 2011 by LoveRomancesCafe and Impact was named BDSM Book of the Month for May 2012 by BDSM Book Reviews.

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Jean MP said...

The cake decorating sounds exciting, always wanted to do that, but I am a failure when it comes to decorating cookies, so I think cakes would be a disaster.
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Anonymous said...

Oh, Cassandra, how I feel your pain. I couldn't even really enjoy the Giants winning the World Series, because all I could think was "why can't my Sharks even have a season, let alone a championship?" Sigh! Anyway, all of the above options sound good, except maybe the TV part--I've found the new shows really underwhelming so far, and WHITE COLLAR's off till January anyway...


Debby said...

I am not a hockey fan but I think you can take up crochet and take a class on crystal healing
debby236 at gmail dot com

gigi said...

I've been teaching myself to knit with a lot of help from youtube. Also going for pottery making classes. Lots of fun!


Urb said...

I'm selfish. Write more books. But you could also press leaves, or better still make leaf prints. Very pretty, almost impossible to ruin. Too Cute for Words can help!

brendurbanist at gmail dot com

Jyl22075 said...

The cake decorating course sounds fun! I was tempted to take the first one about a year ago, but I think I got intimidated by my extreme lack of experience.

My sister took up making beaded jewelry when she was out of work. She made some really great stuff.

Jyl22075 at gmail dot com

*yadkny* said...

Not sure if you're a movie buff, but there are a lot of good ones out right now and in the theaters. That's what I would that's not on your list. Good luck!

Tina said...

I would always vote for writing more!! tmadamski(at)msn(dot)com

Michelle said...

Laarn to make your favorite food...chocolate truffles? pickles? Beef Wellington? Pick something yummy and make it 'til you get it right (or the taste testers rebel) Thank you, chellebee66(at)gmail(dot)com