Friday, September 30, 2022

Closing in on The End

 I am down to the final day before KNOT A GAME  is due.  I need to type in the recipes and pattern and proof read and then send it off through cyber space.

I have been working day in and day out.  Some days like today, I was at the computer for 11 hours.  It got to be habit so I didn't notice everything I've been missing.  I have a  pile of magazines to read.  I haven't posted on Facebook in what seems like forever.  I did make an occasional look at other people's posts and added a comment here and there.

Other than the news and an old sitcom just before bed so I go to sleep with a smile, I haven't watched TV.   I am behind in emails, and  my house is a mess. I haven't done any more cooking than to pour salad into a bowl.

Not that I noticed any of the above or minded.  It was just day after day I kept at it.  I'm actually surprised that I really finished.  I just remember being on page 30 and wondering if I could find enough words to fill the rest of the pages.

Now it feels like it was all magic.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Yet Even Busier

 

Yes, I’ve been writing a lot here about how busy I’ve been with my writing. I’m still busy with my writing. But that’s not all. The writing organizations I belong to have been having a lot more meetings than they’ve had over the last few years. 

I attended a lunch meeting held by the local Mystery Writers of America chapter last weekend, and I’ll probably also go to their gumbo party this weekend, on Saturday.

 Then there’s the local Sisters in Crime chapter, which is holding a meeting on Sunday. I’ll most likely go there too, especially because the new meeting place is a lot closer to where I live than the former one was.

 And the Orange County Romance Writers are holding their birthday bash on the following weekend. Even though it’s a new organization, it’s a spin-off of the former Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America, so a lot of its celebrations might also stem from the former organization. 

In case you’re wondering, which you probably aren’t, I’m still writing—mostly working right now on my next year’s Colton book in the Coltons NYC series.

 And as I’ve mentioned before, this year’s Colton book will be out in a month. It’s in the Coltons of Colorado series, and it’s called SHIELDING COLTON’S WITNESS.

             Plus, I want to mention again that the first three of my Pet Rescue Mysteries have been republished as ebooks and audio books: BEAGLEMANIA, THE MORE THE TERRIER, AND HOUNDS ABOUND. The other two should be out there soon as well.   

            But as busy as I am, I’m always interested in hearing about other events that might make sense. Any ideas?

Friday, September 23, 2022

Getting Closer

 The days have been melting together.  Every day the same.  Get up, go to the computer or read the sheets I've printed out for KNOT A GAME.  My deadline nears and I just keep going.  I climb over the obstacles of interruptions.  Then it's back to work.

My email box is filled with more and more junk everyday and  I use my break from working time to delete and delete after finding myself on all sorts of weird lists.  

Now it is just about keeping going as I approach the finish line.  And then I can rejoin the world.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Busy Continues

   

As I indicated last week, I had a manuscript due: CRY WOLF, my second Alaska Untamed mystery for Crooked Lane Books. And yes, I sent it off on time. 

Now I’m back at work on the next Harlequin Romantic Suspense I’m working on, my next year’s Colton book in the Coltons NYC series. It’ll be the 11th in that series. And I’m looking forward to a trip to New York where I’ll be able to do some research for it. It’s the story that’s got my writing attention right now. 

This year’s Colton book will be out in a month. It’s in the Coltons of Colorado series, and it’s called SHIELDING COLTON’S WITNESS. 

            Meanwhile, as I mentioned last week, the first three of my Pet Rescue Mysteries have been republished as ebooks and audio books: BEAGLEMANIA, THE MORE THE TERRIER, AND HOUNDS ABOUND. The other two should be out there soon as well.