Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Romance Studio

Check it out! I'm in the spotlight--along with my book and my dd's cat ;) -- at The Romance Studio. They have it up a little early, but I'm not complaining. :)

Go back tot he main page and you'll see three other Moonlit Romance authors are being featured as well: Nell Dixon and the writing team of Joann Baker and Patricia Mason.

It's a Moonlit kind of month this June. (GGG)

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Bit by bit

I'm getting there. If you'll notice the word count meters to the side of my blog, I'm about 70% done with my short story, Accidentally in Love. Which is great, except that I'm racing a June 1st deadline. :(

Oh, I'll make it--thank goodness tomorrow is a clear and 'easy' day as far as errands and such go. I'll be commandeering the computer ASAP and my butt will likely be sore from sitting in this chair all day. But it will get finished ON TIME! I love meeting deadlines--it's one of the few moments in my life where I'm actually early or on schedule. Just ask my dh--I tend to be late for everything else.

Well, hey, I was born early and have been making up for it ever since. ;)

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Where's the funny?

I have a deadline -- June 1st. The project is a short story to be published in a Blue Plate Special Anthology this August.

My problem? My story is supposed to be funny and my funny bone seems to be a bit fractured at the moment. Life has -- once again -- gotten in the way. Nothing really serious has happened. Nothing that can't be fixed or work itself out eventually. But when I need to put two people together and make the reader laugh... oy! The writing has been like pulling teeth these past two weeks. Meaning: I've had to fight for every word, every sentence, every laugh.

But I haven't given up. I'm almost there and I've started seeing the humor in the fictional situation -- well, okay, the humor that will be there once I start editing.

So I've discovered the main thing a writer needs is perseverance...and the willingness to fall flat on your butt now and then. If you can do that and still 'find the funny', you've got writing (and life) in the bag.

Monday, May 15, 2006


Secrets and Shadows is now on the COMING SOON page at Samhain! I know it's still three months away, but I'm excited. :)

Check it out!

Photo posted

Finally took the plunge and posted my photo on my website. Wished I could put up a super model or at least one of my high school pics, but I figured too many people would call me on it. ;)

Friday, May 12, 2006

And another one...

Wow! Moonlit Romance has another best seller at Fictionwise -- currently at #20, The Cinderella Substitute by Nell Dixon. I'm so excited for her and for the company as a whole. Can't wait to see how the Blue Plate Special series does...keeping my fingers crossed that we hold the trend. ;)

Quick Review -- The Reluctant Rancher

I bought and read The Reluctant Rancher yesterday. I'm very impressed! If you've been looking for a sweet romance with a big and beautiful heroine, this is the book for you!

The characters are wonderful; their insecurities so believable; and the sexual tension is just right. :) Patricia Mason and Joann Baker are a great writing team! Can't wait to read their next novel.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Another best seller!

Moonlit Romance has another book on the Best Sellers list at Fictionwise! Congrats to Patty and Joann! It's well deserved. :)

Check out the Moonlit Web Journal for more info.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Done and out...

Well, the never-ending historical has done just that. It ended. I finished late last week and sent it to my editor that very night -- oh the marvels of e-mail! ;)

While she did tell me she got the submission and "loves" the premise and the hero's name, so far I don't have any idea whether she'll buy or pass. Of course, I'm hoping for a buy. I love working with this editor and this particular publisher is going places. But most of all, I'll be happy to find my story a good home. If not, at least I did what every good writer does. I gave it my best and didn't give up. And yes, I do have another option to pursue should she decide the story isn't what they're looking for.

The Samhain Author List chat was wonderful, btw. I enjoyed every bit of it -- especially the great comments regarding my excerpts. (GGG) If you'd like to read some samples of my writing, check my website on the EXCERPTS page. Happy reading!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Samhellions out in force...

Join us for the Samhain Author List Day on Saturday, May 6th, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., EST. Samhain authors -- two different writers each hour -- will be chatting, sharing excerpts and announcing contests. All you have to do to share in the fun is to join the Samhain Cafe loop.

I'll be there from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. with author Elisa Adams. Hope to *see* you there!