Archive for March, 2003

Monday, March 31st, 2003
A Lovely Way to Spend an Afternoon…

Have you ever had one of those lazy afternoons where you meet a friend, hang out, eat lunch, and have an adult beverage or two? If not, I highly recommend doing so.

I spent the day with my dear friend Allie. The sun was shining against a robin’s egg colored sky. The temp was gloriously warm as we sat outside enjoying sushi, celebrating my first release Tears of Amun.

As I get older I have truly come to appreciate the friends I have in my life. They are not many in numbers, but their characters are second to none. I wish everyone could have at least one or two people in their lives that support them the way my friends do me. I feel blessed to have them in my life.

Saturday, March 29th, 2003
Back from San Fran…

I just got back from a short trip to San Francisco. The weather was lovely and we had a good time. I was away from the computer for five whole days. I got to see my best friend and her baby, who is growing like a weed. He’s truly as cute as a button.

I love going to new cities, because traveling always makes me appreciate home. Whether it’s the cleanliness or just the simple fact of not being able to sleep in my own bed. For those seasoned travelers out there I know you understand what I’m talking about. When you find a place you dig living in, it’s hard to be away.

Luckily I’m back. I don’t have to go anywhere for a while, so life is good.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2003
Living in Server Hell…

I know that some time or another everyone has computer problems. Mine started a few days ago and are just now starting to straighten out. For anyone who has experienced the vanishing email my heart goes out to you. There is NOTHING more frustrating than losing your emails, especially when you really need to see them.

On a brighter note, my second book is just about finished with the editing process. I guess it won’t be long now. There are new racy excerpts up on my site for those who haven’t explored in a while. Come on April.

Friday, March 21st, 2003
The Excitement Has Died Down, But Not My Enthusiasm…

My book has been out for a couple of days now and seems to be getting a wonderful response. I know not everyone is going to like it, that’s just the nature of the business. The key is getting the majority of the readers to respond to your work. Hopefully as I continue to grow as a writer I’ll be able to do so with regularity. It’s all a learning process.

On a side note, the day here is beautiful. Only a couple of fluffy clouds in the blue sky to go with the plethora of sunshine. I love the West.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2003
My Book Tears of Amun Is Out…

Yeah! I can’t believe it. Today I became officially published. My book Tears of Amun, an Egyptian time-travel, was released by Ellora’s Cave.

I’ve waited for this day for so long, I’m not sure how to react anymore. Such a mixture of emotions happening inside. I’m happy, yet terrified. I guess the usual for anyone who has ever written a book and let other people read it.

Here’s hoping that at least a few people enjoy the story.

Monday, March 17th, 2003
My First Cover…

Wow! I just received a look at the final cover for my first book. What a trip! I can honestly say it is very strange, not the cover, but the whole process.

Writing a book is truly such a solitary practice that after a while you forget that someday it’s actually going to be published for people to read. I know that sounds strange, but it’s true. You work so hard writing, editing, and polishing that when it comes to the book’s release it’s almost anticlimactic.

I actually can’t think of a better way to describe it. As a writer you’re not ungrateful for the attention from a publisher. It’s more like you’re amazed. After a while you get too close to a project to have clear perspective.

Maybe it’s just me.

Friday, March 14th, 2003
Age and Changes…

It’s the strangest as you get older everything starts to shift. Now I’m not talking about body parts here. I’m talking about friendships and relationships in general.

When you’re a kid you know where you stand with your friends. Things may get weird every once in a while, but pretty much your friendships stay intact. But when you get older strange things start to occur you realize that you really don’t have a lot in common with the people you used to call friend and may still do. You changed, they’ve changed, and unless you’re living in the same town you grew up in there is really nothing you can do about it. Everyone has their own lives.

Now maybe this is part of being a grown up. I really don’t know. Considering how hard it is to make friends as an adult, I find it odd.