Friday, February 20, 2009

Where did my motivation go?

Hey - I am sooooo tired I want to take a nap, but I already slept ten hours the night before. I've walked for fresh air, but unfortunately all I need to do today is at the computer. Marketing (yuck) radio interview questionaires - cool - galley's - coolyuck. I can't concentrate on the book because my eyes are so tired. Normally I am the one with the annoying pom poms rallying the team to cross the finish line. Today? I just want a cup of hot tea and a nap. I did a funny blog this morning over at on swearing - cussing. And now I guess I will go back to my book. I'm only on page fifty of two hundred - wish me luck, lol


Monday, February 2, 2009

home again

I am home. 11 days seems like a year.
I am unpacked. I've caught up on bills, cleaning the house and groceries. I sent in my finished book and my proposal for a new series. I am still waiting to hear from my other editor, but I can't make her go any faster, so I am trying not to think about it. I gave the dogs a bath, mopped the floors, and I'm half way through the mound of laundry that nobody but me can do - or at least that's the subliminal message my family is sending me.
I have my other book up to edit. My goal is to have it to my agent by friday. Please, please please it will wow the editor and I will have a sale in this really super uber crappy market.

The Florida Romance Writers cruise kicked butt. We had so much going on, and the people are amazing. Aleka totally earned her tiara. Greg came with me and he had fun - he is the best when it comes to doing his thing and being a part of what is going on. He went rock climbing on the ship - we have pictures that if I can figure out how to post I will. If not you can find him on facebook or myspace, I know he's got them there. The booksigning was great, and my workshop went very well. Shining in a Shrinking Market.
But I came home feeling very very depressed about the writing market. Yeah, the economy sucks bad. Agents can't sell, which means writers can't sell. I have a friend who was talking retirement and it breaks my heart.
Something has to change, but I don't have the answers. Just work, polish, and submit. There's nothing too magical about that. It's hard work without a guaranteed pay off.

Plotting was amazing! I have two books plotted - just in case my publisher wants them. Be prepared. Kind of like being a boyscout...
with sex scenes, lol.

have a great day

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Chance to Win

Hi all - come visit me over at Book Roast - where you can have a chance to win a free signed book by moi, and banter some witty dialogue back and forth. Or not so witty, depending on the caffiene intake....

I am feeling VERY fabulous - I finished my book before deadline and before the trip tomorrow so all is good. I'm looking forward to the cruise, and doing my workshop - shining in a shrinking market.
I've got prizes, I've got cool shoes, the world is my oyster I will gladly post the hand out on this sight after the workshop is over and if you want to take advantage of some serious goal setting, then we can do that to. As I said, I give cool prizes, lol

Where did January go?

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Year, New Blog

Happy 2009 everybody! Today I am celebrating writing over 10,000 words - that's right - forty one pages in Microsoft word. My brain is mush and I am ready to fall into bed and watch Tru TV to numb the pain in my wrists.

Just kidding about the last part, although by tomorrow they should be screaming. Maybe advil tonight? I don't want to think about anything other than reaching my deadline. Feb 1 this baby is due - I've plotted it, thought about it, studied for it and crammed more information on Boadicea (Boudica) and early Briton than I can stand. Go ahead and ask me - I can tell you fighting styles (ditch and dyke) or weapons (spear and sword) and method of transportation (foot, chariot or horse) I can name Goddesses (Andraste, Bridget or Epona) and discuss the housing of pre roman invasion farmers. Yes, they farmed. They lived in round houses with thatched roofs. They loved - just like we did, and that is always the heart of a romance. We can have the plot, but it is no good without the characters - if the characters grab your heart, a loyal reader will follow them through fire. I hope Ela and Os grab at people's hearts like that - they sure have my attention, woo hoooooo.

I am also getting ready for a writer's cruise January 22nd - FRW is conducting their first ever ship conference, and it should be fabulous. I am looking forward to giving my workshop - Shining in a Shrinking Market, and meeting with old friends as well as making new ones.

So far 2009 has been busy, filled with hard work, friends, and quite a few laughs. Okay - we watched Pineapple Express. Freaking hysterical!

I will post after the cruise, with pictures!
Something Wiccan This Way Comes recieved five angels from Fallen Angels reviews - one of many great reviews this second book in the Rhiannon Godfrey series has garnered. If you have a chance go to and look up Traci Hall for both of my Young Adult parnormal stories.
Thanks for stopping by!