The Hostess with the Mostess (being snacks, mainly)

I’m excited for tomorrow. Tim and I are having some friends over to our place for pizza and board games. It’s been a while since we had a good game night–the last being when Stephanie and her husband (also named Tim) were in town. I spent today cleaning. Tim spent today making fun of my obessive need to be a good hostess.

We also finally took the Christmas tree down. So sad. It was so pretty. But, hallelujah, it’s one less thing for Buddy-the-cat to mess with. You know he’s up to no good when you can hear the gentle rustling of an artificial tree branch. (Quickly followed by the sound of an ornament falling to the floor.)

I have two chapters left to write for my book. That is very exciting because a.) I think it’s a good story, and b.) I never finish anything. It’s not long enough to be a full length novel (yet), but I can see many places that would allow for character development and plot expansion. I think I’ll be adding quite a bit when I go through it a second time.

Though I’m horrible at it, I will try to write a brief synopsis here, just for you people: Alessandra and Jacob have been ordinary neighbors and friends for a year until one night, while enjoying a night out, someone shoots at them through a restaurant window. Alex discovers that Jacob is in a witness protection program for witnessing a murder. And the killers have found him. Finding herself now in danger as well, she tries to help Jacob track down the people who are trying to kill them. As she becomes involved, she is confronted by two men, claiming to be federal agents. They tell her everything Jacob has told her is a lie and he is a wanted murderer. They want her help in bringing Jacob, a man she is falling in love with, to justice.

Who is lying? Can she trust anyone? Did this sound like a cheesy book jacket blurb? Read it and find out!

11 thoughts on “The Hostess with the Mostess (being snacks, mainly)

  1. ok, damn you straight to hell and back ms. roberts!
    you take so much effort to note that YOU cleaned today while i just watched and laughed at you (when in all actuality, i took out the trash and got my suitcase out of the family room). yet when you talk about the tree, you say WE took it down — when in fact, you didn't even touch a single ornament or tree branch, m'friend.
    tell it like it is, don't just make me look like an idiot while you glorify yourself. stupid girl.

  2. It would be cheesey if there was something about her "passion awakening" or something like that. It sounds a tad derivative but still like something I'd really want to read.

  3. I will send it to all of you. πŸ™‚ Feedback is never a bad thing. Let me finish the last two chapters and do a quick go-through to fix a couple things. I'll see if I can't get it out to you in the next couple weeks.
    Thanks for your interest.

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