February 16th, 2011
Valentine’s Day…Please Forget Me–Not!

When I was younger, particularly in high school, Valentine’s Day meant the world to me. I always dreamed about getting flowers and a box of candy from a guy. At the time, I’m not even sure it would’ve mattered who gave them to me. It was a kind of big competition in school, a silent competition, to see who got the best Valentine’s gifts. As you might guess, I rarely received a Valentine’s gift. This probably had more to do with the fact that I didn’t have serious boyfriends (or any boyfriends) in high school–at least not until my junior year. This of course didn’t matter to my teenage heart. I still wanted to receive a Valentine’s heart full of chocolates. When I did finally get one, frankly it was a bit of a let down. It certainly wasn’t all harps and sunshine. I’m sure the gift was sincere, but it always felt like guys were pressured into making these silly displays. Kind of loses something when that happens. I think that’s why I don’t pay much attention to Valentine’s Day now. As I’ve grown older, I have realized that love shouldn’t be expressed one day a year. In fact, if Valentine’s Day is the only day you’re receiving a declaration of love, then you’ve got problems. It’s time to step up your game. 🙂

On a completely different note, I finished formatting Atlantean’s Quest: The Arrival yesterday. All I need now is my new cover. I’m waiting on pins and needles to see what Frauke comes up with. 🙂 So while I wait, I’m currently digging into edits on Rose’s Rapture. On a happy note, a friend (we’ll call her Sylvia Day *ggg) sent me an email to let me know that Blood Lite 2 will be releasing in mass market paperback in September. Woo Hoo!

10 comments to “Valentine’s Day…Please Forget Me–Not!”

  1. I’m kind of glad I’ve outgrown holiday hype; it’s much nicer to have a relaxed approach to them and to not stress. I’m with you, celebrate and show your love all year, not just on special occasions. Which does not mean we weren’t nibbling chocolate-covered strawberries to celebrate. *g*

    Looking forward to the new cover reveal, and yay for mass market!

  2. My wife hates Valentine’s Day and she only likes sarcastic, humor poems on V-Day – my specialty. 🙂 You’re moving steady on the writing front. Maybe this year will be a breakout year for you.

  3. Charli, Yeah, it’s nice, isn’t it? Chocolate covered strawberries sound nice. 😉

    Me, too. I can’t wait.

  4. Bernard, That works, too. I like sarcastic humor. It always makes me laugh.

    Yeah, the work is well, working. 😉 As for it being a breakout year, I’m not even sure what that means anymore. :-/

  5. It’s the year someone lays a ‘Twilight or Harry Potter’ paycheck on you along with movie contract. 🙂

  6. Bernard, LOL! That sounds nice. 🙂

  7. Ooh, can’t wait to see the new cover.

    Yey on mmpb for Blood Lite 2!

    Is the formatting getting any easier? I swear I think I’ll need a paint by numbers cheat sheet or something.

  8. Patrice, Yeah, me, too. I’m getting excited.


    I wouldn’t use the word easier. I’m having to look up a few less things, but I definitely need my notes handy. You should check out April Martinez. Her prices for formatting are fabulous. 🙂

    I’ll be happy if I can get this down to an hour. Right now, it’s taking me several.

  9. Several? You are skeeeering me.

  10. Patrice, I’m a SLOW learner. The last book took me over three hours to format. 🙁