Archive for November, 2008

Friday, November 28th, 2008
Giveaway at Sasha’s Place

I adore Sasha White for many reasons. She’s funny, talented, flamboyant, playful, direct, and smart. She laughs with her whole being and it’s infectious. Sasha has such a young soul/spirit that it practically hums with life. You feel better when you’re around her. If I had to pick one reason why I like her so much it is because you NEVER have to guess what she’s thinking. Sasha WILL tell you. I like that in people–A LOT!

So you can imagine how thrilled I was when I saw that she was giving away a copy of RED at her site. Here’s your chance to win a copy and explore all the wonderful books that Sasha has written. Be warned, to read them you may need to purchase oven mits.

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
Two Down, One To Go

The urban fantasy is now officially winging its way to my agent. I can now focus all my attention on Crimson edits. I do have one final dentist visit coming up. Should be fun. I’ll be getting two crowns. 😯

Don’t have big plans for Thanksgiving. Going to have a low-key dinner at home and maybe work watch some movies and read a few books. Hope everyone who celebrates are surrounded by friends and family.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
One More Try

I’m not at all happy with wordpress today. I wrote out a long blog last night and set it to post this morning. When I went to hit publish, it popped up a ‘can’t find the page’ thing on me. I hit the back button thinking I could at least save my entry, but it was gone…Eaten by the wordpress monsters. Grrr… 👿

I finished my SCARLET copyedits. Very happy that they’re on their way to N.Y. I’m spending today on the urban fantasy and then tomorrow I start CRIMSON edits. They have to be before I leave the country, which doesn’t leave a lot of time to work. I have figured out one thing. I definitely need to avoid the online publishing news. It’s really hard to get excited about a book when doom and gloom is positively cheery compared to what’s really happening. I’ve already figured out that there’s a good possibility I won’t have a book out in 2010, so once Scarlet and Crimson release next year that will be it for awhile. The hardest thing about this business is maintaining forward momentum. Take it from me, the Queen of the Stop and Start Career. 😆

This email came to me after I posted this entry. It’s a perfect reminder of WHY WE WRITE.

A few friends made it out to see Twilight, so far everyone said that they really enjoyed the story. I have no doubt I’ll get to see it eventually. If you went to see it, what did you think?

Friday, November 21st, 2008
More Interviews and Giveaways

Hi Gang,

Here are two more interviews for you to check out. One is at Much Cheaper Than Therapy and the other is at The Galaxy Express. You can also find Heather from Galaxy Express over at the blog. She’s giving away a copy of RED.

I am still in the middle of copyedits. I think if I make a big push today I’ll finish. I wish I had more to say, but as you know work comes first. 🙂

Thursday, November 20th, 2008
Authors On Air-Fangs, Fur, and Fey–Topic: World-building

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
The Galaxy Express Part 2

Today I’m back over at The Galaxy Express. Once is never enough. 🙂

I lived through the dentist appointment. I have learned something from the experience. Chewing on the left side of your mouth is HIGHLY overrated. 🙄 Yep, that’s all I have to say on the subject.

I’m heading out with a friend for brunch. She’s kind enough to watch my plants while I’m out of town. I made more progress on my copyedits, but not enough. I intend to remedy that this afternoon.

Tomorrow (ie THURSDAY), I will be doing a podcast with other Fangs, Fur and Fey members. You can find out more information HERE. We will be discussing world-building. So if you’d like to learn a little more on the subject, drop on by. 🙂

Monday, November 17th, 2008
Bond, James Bond

Yesterday, we finally made it to the theater to see Quantum of Solace. I know a lot of people are complaining about the movie because it didn’t incorporate gadgets, but I LOVED it. The character development was spot on. We are watching the transformation of a spy. We’re seeing how Bond goes from caring to cold killer. It’s a fascinating character study. The movie itself was a bit like a Bourne film, which was fine with me, since I like those movies, too. Daniel Craig just keeps getting better and better in the role. We’ll probably go see it again.

I’m still up to my eyeballs in work at present. The copyedits are moving along nicely. I have critiques rolling in on the UF that will keep me VERY busy. I should still manage to get the partial into my agent before Thanksgiving. Tomorrow, I have another dentist appointment. I’m due to get my second temporary crown. I should have only one more after that to put in the permanent crowns, then I’m done…til next year. 🙄 Thursday I’ll be doing a podcast with the folks at Fangs, Fur, and Fey blog. I’ll put up more information on Wednesday. It’s going to be a busy week. I have appointments everyday, but Friday. 😯

I messed up the timeframe for The Galaxy Express yesterday. You CAN find me there today. 🙂