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?

10 comments to “One More Try”

  1. I hate when that happens, Jordan. I’ve had it happen far too often. *sigh*

    Congratulations on finishing your copyedits for SCARLET and good luck with your edits for CRIMSON. I hope you’re able to get them done as quickly as you want.

  2. Karin, Yeah, I was not a happy camper.

    Thank you! I just want to make sure the book is as good as it can be. 🙂

  3. Congrats on CEs! And thank you for the link. It’s true, we need stories now, more than ever. Writing rights things, to quote Julia Cameron.

    I don’t know what to think about the news. I don’t know if I’ll have anything out in 2010, either. All I know is that I have to do what I can, where I am, to do the right thing. Write a page. Donate to the food bank. Give to a local shelter. Love my family. Focus on what I can control, try not to worry about what I can’t.

  4. Charli, Thank you! Absolutely. 🙂

    That’s all you can do. I figure worst case, I’ll have all kinds of projects finished. *g*

  5. The online stuff can really be a pain sometimes… most often when it’s no one’s fault except some idiot who thinks it would be cool to bombard the server with hits and try hacking it.

    I actually did get to see Twilight this weekend and agree with your friends. Having already read the book I knew what to expect. They did an excellent job of sticking with the story and the feeling of the story. Just be prepared… their relationship has it’s whiny moment and they really come out in the movie. I giggled profusely.

    Having read Red I am anxiously waiting for Scarlet. As others have said, we need the stories now more than ever. Thank you for your contributions to that.

  6. Signy, Yes, it can be a pain.

    Glad to hear you enjoyed Twilight. I kind of expected the whiny stuff since a lot of the reviews mentioned the movie needed cheese to go with it. 😉

    Thank you.

  7. Man, I have absolutely no desire to see Twilight.

    Of course, I’m not much for theaters unless it’s something really scary or has a fave actor/actress in it anyway.

  8. Shiloh, I like going to the movies because my theater is pretty quiet. I’d like to see it, but I think it’s going to have to wait until it comes out on DVD.

  9. People read fiction in down times, Jordan. All other entertainment takes a hit unless they offer bargains. This may be a time when e-books will really take off.

  10. Bernard, The movies seem to be doing okay, too. People definitely want to be entertained. As for e-books, it’s doubtful because the prices aren’t much lower than a mass market paperback. E-book sales have been dropping for authors for the past two years. If they were priced lower, I would have no doubt they’d take off like a shot.