Friday, January 20, 2006

New Yahoo groups, promotion stuff and other assorted bits

I'm sort of at a writerly loss. the short story I was working on is twisting me up in knots...not sure why it's not working for me, but it's driving me bonkers so I'm giving it a rest. While that percolates I'm working on the sequel to Dragon's Birth..which I should have been working on in the first place.

So my montly goal of submitting at least one thing is looking grim.

The Scribes have started a new yahoo group called "Author Box" which we are hoping will be a place for writers to get together and share information, promote work and tantalize readers.

Sigh...Every time I log in to post here I see that entry about the first day of Nano and I cringe. Talk about constant reminders of failure! LOL oh well. The WIP I started for Nano this year is one of the ones waiting for attention and I'll get to it..in turn. When Seth and Lorrick and Vander have stopped bugging me.

Back to Vander now....he's finally calling to me again! YAY!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Dragon's Birth release date

Well the release date for my book has been pushed forward and is now February 28th...and it's official since it's actually on the site! I'm so excited to see my name on a book....just thinking about it makes my heart flutter.

I'm working away on this short story which, if I'm not careful is going to turn into a novella. Not that it matters since the contest I'd intended to enter it in closes today and the story is nowhere near done. Oh well, maybe next year I'll have something ready for that contest.

Tomorrow is my little boy's second birthday. He wants a hockey cake so we drove all over looking for little hockey people to put on it...we found hockey stick candles too though he was determined to get the a winnie the pooh one for babies first birthday. LOL poor little guy.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Christmas, New years and other assorted stuff

Can I just say "THANK GOD CHRISTMAS IS OVER!!!!!"?

Between the colds, the ear infections (christmas day in the ER...how fun!) and a kinked up neck, it was just not a good week. The kids had fun (when they weren't puking or crying that is) and I guess that's all that matters right?

Bridie is getting ready for her first skating competition...she has no clue what that even entails, but she's excited. Santa brought her a skating dress (pink velvet *rolls eyes*) and I think that's what she's most excited about. Sully got skates so he's been learning...ok...he wants me to carry him while I skate around, but he does like to glide around while I hold him up....he's getting better....LOL and he wants to play hockey (Groan)

I got my edits done for Dragon's Birth...first round of them anyway...awaiting second round now. Samhain is going from monthly releases to weekly so I might get an earlier release date, but I'm not sure. Work is progressing on my website and I hope to have that up and running soon.

So I finally made a list of all the writing projects I have on the go..and I'm just going to say that I have way too many....but at least now I have a nice list (which I put into a sheet protector and stuck on the wall) and I'm working on an action plan for finishing them. I want to at least finish Moving Atlantis, Dragon's Return and Know Your Enemy this year...and at least 5 short stories. I have well over 20 which is a good thing I guess....it means I won't be running out of ideas any time soon.