January 28th, 2008
It’s Monday Already???

It’s been a long week. The writing has been hit or miss. I did manage to write 17 pages yesterday and left off in a spot that I can pick up easily today. That brings the total page count up to 150. I plan to get another 50 or so pages written this week, which puts me right on schedule with the book. (Unbelievable, considering I missed two full days of writing last week.) If everything continues as I hope, I’ll be done with the book by the third week of Feb. and have a week left to edit before sending it into Tor. This book is definitely different than any I’ve written before. I hope that means that I’m not the only one who likes it. I get worried when I like a book because it rarely corresponds with outside opinions. *ggg* Sigh.

Didn’t sleep very well last night. Not sure why. Probably just one of those things. Today is my sister’s birthday. I’m sending a shout out to her. Happy Birthday, Sis! May you have many, many more.

I’m in the process of trying to get my website redesigned. Don’t know if it’s going to happen. I’ve contacted a designer, since dh is too busy at present to tackle the job. I’ll keep you all posted.

I’m still collecting questions for my agent, Ginger Clark. So far, I’ve received quite a few good ones. I think she’ll be pleased. It’s not too late to send me your questions. Remember, you don’t have to be published to ask away.

The contest to win a copy of OFF LIMITS will begin next month. I don’t have a specific date yet because I really haven’t given it a lot of thought. Bear with me, my brain is tired. It can rest after March 3rd. LOL!

Anyone have any book, publishing, writing or movie questions for me? Throw me a bone, man. 😉

6 comments to “It’s Monday Already???”

  1. You said you were going to see Cloverfield, but you didn’t say if you liked it or not.

  2. Bernard, That’s because I ended up not going. I heard that the whole thing has a shaky camera. I get motion sick really easy. Everyone I know who’s gone to see it said that they felt sick as a dog throughout the film.

  3. Hi, Jordan! I have a question for Ms. Clark. But first let me say that if you are disturbed by a shaky camera you should definitely not see Cloverfield on the big screen. I was frankly more disturbed by the deliberate throwbacks to 9/11 – the home video footage, the panic on the streets, the paper everywhere, the general realism based on something that was still very very fresh to me. It didn’t just make me motion sick, but more than a little heartsick.

    Anyway, to my question!

    For writers who are still trying to find their style and their preferred genre (because I am just all over the place and indecisive): Is it better to establish yourself as a strong writer in one genre, and get your foot in the door?

    Or is it better, in terms of what an agent can work with more easily, to be a multi-faceted author who can commit to writing a novel in one genre and then easily come up with ideas in another?

    I haven’t really read many writers who have crossed over easily from genre to genre – but I think that might be what I like best in the long run. I’m just not sure how practical that is in terms of marketing work to an agent and establishing professional connections.

    Thank you both!

  4. Oh Aja, wow! I hadn’t heard that about the movie. That’s not cool.

    Great questions. I’ll definitely pass them along. 🙂 I can tell you that one of the first things Ginger asked me was what I planned to focus on. *ggg* She didn’t mean that I had to write in ‘one’ genre, but she did make me narrow my focus quite a bit. Like you, I was all over the place(ie I had story ideas for contemporaries, time-travels, paranormal romances, urban fantasies, historical paranormals, Humorous/Serious, etc.).

  5. The more I read Author’s websites and blogs I realize how hard your work is. It makes me appreciate your work even more. I am an avid reader who was thinking of writing but wondering if I could handle all the travel as I am disabled with rhuemotoid arthritis and an ankle fusion (second surgery since a wreck 10 years ago). So for now I’m trying to be an encourager to writers and write reviews of books I read to encourage and uplift.
    God Bless. I got your name from Kathy Love’s links.

  6. Jane, Thanks for stopping by. Kathy’s a dear friend of mine. We appreciate all the support we can get. As for travel, there are actually a lot of authors who don’t travel or attend any conferences. It’s just not their thing, so don’t let that keep you from trying. 🙂