Friday, May 30, 2008

It's Pouring

"The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have." ~Dag Hammarskjold

OK, it's official: the whole never-rains-but-always-pours cliche applies to my writing life. Honestly, it's a funny, funny thing: I can be in limbo for months, working on a WIP but that's it, and then suddenly BAM! Everything that must be done before a certain deadline rushes into my email inbox hanging over me.

Honestly, May has been the craziest month:

1. I got my edits for One Night in Memphis, which have a one-week turn-around.

2. Both One Night in Boston and Lost in Paradise released in print.

3. I ran around like an insane person trying to set up promo for late May and June, which has worked out well except that I have 3 author spotlights in 3 different places which means making sure I'm sending the right info and the right links by the right time, to each one. You should see the lists and the scratch-outs on my calendar!

4. One Night in Memphis releases in less than 2 months, which means I should really start thinking about the promo for that (I haven't).

5. Oh, and that darn day job always comes to a non-stop climax in this month as well, between final grades coming due and final projects needing to be graded and awards ceremonies and frantic seniors trying to get everything in order so they can actually graduate.

Tonight I am going to my first official (since my books have been released in print, anyway) book sigining, at a Borders in Paramus, New Jersey. Very cool, since the store was even able to order my books, and I don't have to carry them in myself. I feel like a real author! (I know, I know, I did before too, but this is a cool affirmation as well).

And now I'm going to stop complaining, because as busy as I am, it still is better than achieving the dream of writing and publishing books at all!


Marianne Arkins said...

I know what you mean about being a "real" writer. Each new step reaffirms it, I think.

Have a great time at your signing. I've heard Borders is very supportive of romance authors.

Sarita Leone said...

Congratulations on all your successes! I hope you enjoy the signing! :)

Dru said...

Have fun at your book signing tonight.

Devon Gray said...

Sounds like a whirlwind! Just keep your head above water and you'll be fine. Congratulations on all of your success (and school being out for the summer!).

windycindy said...

I hope you stay busy! May Borders be fun and successful for you. Cindi

Amy Addison said...

Feast or Famine seems to be the MO of the artistic life.

Busy is good on the book front. Congrats.