Shannon Stacey

March horoscope

From Astrology for Writers, Editors and Filmmakers

Virgo: You need a break. The time isn’t really right for you to do seriously tedious, demanding work. Need something edited? It ain’t you, Babe. Hire it out. Interns from local universities will usually work for next to nothing, or nothing, just to get close to the publishing business. They can at least line edit while you wait for the stars to shift.

Gotta love Mercury being in Retrograde. Or maybe the stars know I’m going through my twice-a-year bronchial crisis which feels like what my sisters have described a bad asthma attack as feeling like. Luckily it only lasts a month or two, then I get the summer off, then it happens again in the fall. (I’ve been told it’s related to some NH allergen, but nobody knows what. The Mystery Allergy.)

My property abuts a very prestigious international prep school, and I can just imagine their reaction should I approach them about editing my next EC manuscript.


That thought’s gonna get me through the day, actually.

I picked up a couple more books at Walmart yesterday while I was buying a cabinet in hopes of concealing some of the short kid’s junk:

Karen T’s A Husband’s Watch and Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward. I dove right into A Husband’s Watch because nobody does real true love like Karen T and I wish she could write a book a month.

Now I have to get all the junk into the cabinet. Blech. It took me like 3 hours to build the damn thing yesterday. (I’m not sure if that’s because I rented Serenity and had it going on the laptop. I found out afterward that I should have watched the Firefly series first. Huh.) Of course I have to move the damn thing first, since I built it in the kitchen, and since I can barely carry my coffee 10 feet without clutching my chest and wheezing for air, it should be amusing for the short kid.

The Oscars…meh, meh and more meh. Although Jon Stewart was fabulous. And the husband actually stayed up and watched the whole show because he was rooting so hard against Brokeback Mountain. I would have liked to have seen David Straitharn win because he’s probably the best actor whose name we don’t know ever. But from what I’ve seen, if anybody other than the Capote dude had won, it would have been a travesty.

Could I fit any more inane ramblings in here? (Probably.) At least the kids are back to school!

8 comments to “March horoscope”

  1. Karen Templeton
      · March 6th, 2006 at 11:23 am · Link

    Karen T’s A Husband’s Watch and Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward. I dove right into A Husband’s Watch because nobody does real true love like Karen T and I wish she could write a book a month.


    You have no idea how much I needed to hear that right now. The WIP thanks you. Really.

    And yeah, I wish I could write a book a month, too. :crazy:

  2. Charlene
      · March 6th, 2006 at 1:35 pm · Link

    :cursin: My Walmart didn’t have Karen’s book. Or JR Ward’s. :cry:

  3. Karen Templeton
      · March 6th, 2006 at 2:20 pm · Link

    Okay, Charlene, that I didn’t need to hear. :cry:

    Unless it was sold out, maybe? :nod:

  4. Charlene
      · March 6th, 2006 at 2:29 pm · Link

    Probably. The books were ravaged by rabid readers who left mere literary crumbs behind for me to glean by the time I got there. Not kidding. We’re isolated here, the smallest B&N in the country, one Waldenbooks in the mall, and Walmart. And that’s the source of books for all of Kitsap county and most of Jefferson county, too. I’ve whined about this before, I end up having to order most of the books I want to read. Good thing Amazon is just across the water!

  5. nataliedamschroder
      · March 6th, 2006 at 5:19 pm · Link

    Shannon, the order of Serenity vs. Firefly is irrelevant. You will be watching both several times until “first” becomes lost forever. :)


  6. AngieW
      · March 6th, 2006 at 7:01 pm · Link

    What does it mean if your editor is a Virgo and got that horoscope?

  7. Shannon
      · March 6th, 2006 at 9:04 pm · Link


    It means you hope the final line editor’s a Capricorn.

    And I almost hit the order button on the Firefly series DVD, but I figured I should check the video store first. Although the video store is hard because Amazon says there are 14 episodes on it, and I can’t watch 14 hours of DVD in 3 days. (Assuming it doesn’t follow the new release schedule, in which I’m toast because 14 hours in 24 hours ain’t gonna happen.) I’d get Netflix if I had a PO box, but our mail carrier’s kind of a “hey, I got the right street at least” kinda person.

    And I’m halfway through, Karen, and this one just might end up my fave—at 13 years married in May I’m so totally feeling this book. :nod:

  8. Karen Templeton
      · March 6th, 2006 at 10:06 pm · Link

    :cheesy: to you, Shannon.

    Y’know, I thought it would be SO cool to write a marriage-in-jeopardy story, and then I got into it and thought AM I INSANE? Really, how do you keep the sexual tension going when they’ve already been doing it for 12 years??? :crazy:

    But I loved the characters (Darryl, esp., is up there in my Top Five Heroes, I think, and I loved being able to let Darryl’s mother Renee have her say, too — won’t be able to do THAT in 60K!), so I kept at it, and in the end, I was pleased (although RT wasn’t. :shrug:).

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