Thursday, January 29, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I had submitted this manuscript to my editor and she enjoyed the book but there were some changes she wanted. I agreed to make the changes and to send it back to her as soon as I could.
As I unraveled the original story my mind began to drift and I ended up with somehting that, while at the core is the same book, it's taking a different route to get that original location. Why? I have no idea. I liked hte characters the first time around but I didn't love the book.
Now I feel more comfortable with it. Becuase of the major rewrites it's slow going but I'm plodding along. Because of these changes, Morgan's Creek has been put on hold--which is NOT making Sheriff Alverro Schmidt or Agent Sage Lee very happy.
But it's important to me to get these changes done. While there is no guarantee the book will be contracted, the sooner it's completed the sonner RP can make that determination.
Guess I better get back to work.
at 9:47 AM
Monday, January 5, 2009
Well this has certainly started off as an interesting year. I recently sat down at my computer determined that I was going to try writing one of the other girls in my projected Immortals series. (I haven't even sold the first one so it may be a wasted effort. )
Imagine my surprise when instead of lighthearted romance a serious Thriller/Horror came pouring out! I had no idea it was in there but now that it began I'm having trouble shutting it off. Not that it's a bad thing. I mean I'm actually writing. But this story is one of the most intense ones I've ever written.
The working title is Morgan Creek and I have to admit it's kind of freaking me out a little. I wonder if I might be slightly unhinged to come up with such an idea--okay, I've always been slightly unhinged, ask my family (GGG) as the book nears completion I'll share some of it with you. Right now about 30 pages have basically written themselves. I love it when that happens. Usually my books that write themselves tend to be better than anything else I've done. They're more popular and get higher reviews. Plus I don't stress over how/what to write next.
This book isn't a romance, not technically. There might be a romantic element in there, depends on what the voices dictate.
Well I need to get moving. The voices are back and keeping my concentration at an end.
Friday, January 2, 2009
I was so excited to learn that I've been nominated for an award. Every year a place called Predators and Editors has a voting for the favorite/best of the year. This year I've been nominated for an honor: Horror of the year! I'm thrilled!
Now it's up to the readers to vote. So I'm asking that you take a couple minutes of your time and vote for me. I'll provide the link below. You're only allowed one vote, the poll closes at midnight on January 14th, and on the voting page everything is listed in alphabetical order.
Here we go:
Horror of the year: Beyond Death
It was also nominated for the prize as the best short of the year.
Here is the link for that: Horror short stories: Beyond Death
Thank you so very much for your time! HUGZ!
at 11:17 AM
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Edition of my newsletter is now up and live.
You can access it by clicking here
Enjoy and KEEP WARM!
at 7:30 PM
and a fresh, brand New Year. A time to reflect on past successes, learn from past failures, forget the old and put on the new.
In my newsletter I listed my resolutions, such as they were. So I think I'll just share my goals for 2009:
1. Complete and contract (sell) 3 manuscripts
2. Develop a more solid advertising plan
3. Be more proactive on the author loops
4. Attend more chats
5. Update my newsletters, blog, and websites more often
Hope to see you all much more frequently! May this new year see you all enjoy great health, no sadness, success and happiness in all you do!
at 2:00 PM