Saturday, July 27, 2013

Time slipped by

Are there any gardeners out there?  I used to be a better gardener than I am now.  I don’t know what happened.  Last year I blame on the move.   It was our first year in the house, and the house was taking up most of our time.  It still is, but this year we’ve settled in and things are not quite as hectic. 

I had planned on planting a vegetable garden.  Nothing huge, just some tomatoes, peppers, onions, etc.  I don’t know what happened.  It rained a lot this spring and I was waiting for that to end before I put anything in the ground.  Then it got hot.  Really hot.  Before I knew it July was here, and the planting season had slipped by.

Maybe next year…

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Booksigning last week

So I went to Author Day at the Ainsworth Memorial Library this past Thursday night.  This is me at left, looking dorky.  I don't know what I was doing with my smile. I look like I'm in pain.  Anyway....

It was a lot of fun.  I met some great writers, but published and soon to be published.  One sweet person who stopped by told me about her writing works, and I really hope she keeps writing.  Her work is amazing.  I really think she has a wealth of talent.  I told her so, but I’m not sure she believed me.  

So many writers quit before they become the writer they were meant to be.  It’s no wonder, really.  This profession is hard.  There is rejection everywhere. You have to have a thick skin.  I’m still working on that part.  Reviews still bother me, which is why I no longer read them.  Yet I think about them.  I worry about a new book coming out.  I worry that I will disappoint readers.  I don’t think that worry will ever go away.  Of course it doesn’t help that I worry about EVERYTHING not just writing. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Wicked Redemption

I'm blogging over at Kathy Kulig's site today, talking about sexy demon hero Cole Turner.  Check it out here. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Work in progress

So I’m spread across my dining room table:  laptop, coffee, notebooks and various folders.  It’s a mess.  My dining room is a shambles, but I don’t care.  I’m working.  I’m trying to get a book out before August, and it’s tough.  I’m ahead of schedule for the first time in years which makes me glad, but now I’m trying to come up with the back cover blurb and a tagline.   Easier said than done. 

The back cover blurb is right up there on the difficulty scale with writing a synopsis.  This is a huge book.  It has a ton of historical accuracy in it, and the plot is complicated. I am very surprised I wrote this right now at this time in my life.   

I have a lot going on. I’m working, I’m taking classes, I’m writing. I’m busy, busier than I’ve been in a long time, and here I pull this historical romance/saga out of my brain like it’s nothing. I don’t get it.  Sometimes I surprise myself.