Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Fun Facts: Finding the Time to Write...

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! We have today off from school (a first-time ever), and then the next 3 days as well, so I'm really hoping to do some solid writing while I have some time. I'm revising Entwined, making it a shorter work (about 45K) - also revising Tequila Sunrise (will remain around 18K) - and finally, taking stock in what full-length work I want to tackle over the summer. It's a little nerve-wracking, because I don't have anything contracted and haven't released anything new in over a year. That's why I'm hoping to contract a couple of shorter works, to keep me on readers' radar while I work on another longer novel.


It's definitely hard to develop a writing career while also having a full-time job that pays the bills. Yes, I know many people do it. It's still hard!

But for now, I have 4 days ahead of me, and so I'm putting fingers to keyboard and nose to screen and slogging through.

Oh, and I'll be giving a writing workshop on the evening of July 27th at the Phillips Free Library in Homer, NY (my hometown), which should be a lot of fun. The librarian has invited me in to do a couple of talks in the past, but this time she secured a grant so she could have me in longer, and more formally. Will have to put together a compelling agenda for the evening...if you're a writer or just interested in hearing from a writer, consider joining me!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Writers' Wednesday: Another Guest Blog

I also blogged over the weekend at Samhain's site - this time about things that make me feel like summer. Stop by for a visit!


And speaking of "making connections," the topic of my Monday blog at Savvy Authors, my former editor from Samhain emailed me (she does that every so often, just to say hi) to tell me about a guest blog SHE wrote over at Carina Press, about her desire for sweet, non-erotic romance. Give it a read, here. While the market tells us that erotic romance is still one of the biggest sub-genres, it's nice to hear that some editors (and readers too!) prefer the "slow build" over heroes and heroines jumping into bed the first chance they get.

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Mentionables: Guest Blogging at Savvy Author

Well, I'm (almost) out from under my pile of paperwork, so I hope to be a better blogger this week :) Today I'm blogging over at Savvy Authors - please stop by and let me know what you think!