Posts Tagged ‘proposals’

Bright and Shiny!

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Happy New Year to everyone!

It’s a bright and shiny start to the year. Any day you can start off by sleeping in is a win in my book. I didn’t get myself out of bed until 10:30. Then I had lemon meringue pie for breakfast (home made by yours truly!) AND Darjeeling tea my brother brought from India.

Now that’s a good breakfast.

Even better, it’s Friday so I have a weekend in front of me with total denial about the day job locked in for an extra day. GRIN!!

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions because they’re always the same, I just roll them over from the previous year. I’m on a 10 year roll. Heh.

I ended up taking a mini-break from writing from shortly before Christmas to now, and I’m must say I’m feeling refreshed and ready to go. I’ve been dreaming about writing, though, which in interesting. I have two big projects to get cracking on and well, yes. I am blogging instead of writing.

  • Revisions for My Beloved Assassin need to be done.
  • Final pass through Regency short story
  • Need to get going on The Next Paranormal
  • Must write up a different Historical proposal

So, yeah. Stuff to do in this bright and shiny year of 2010. How about you guys?

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In which progress is made

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

By the way, if you haven’t voted for My One True Love (see previous post) that’s okay, really, but if you feel like showing the love, please vote.

Right. Get your mind off Viking vampires, Carolyn.

I’m transferring paper edits of The Next Paranormal to my document today. And I am, in a sick kind of way, happy to say that I did some massive chapter order re-ordering. The pacing was off. Way off. I’ve moved some bits from one place to another because I’ve got split actions and they need to be consolidated. I’ve also handwritten a big portion of a new chapter — just enough to set in my mind what I want to happen. I have 49K and really, really want to be at 80K by end of this month. I’m 2K behind target though.

In other news, my agent has sent my historical proposal to my editor and since this is Publishing we’re talking about it’s time to hurry up and wait. Hopefully they won’t want chapters because I’m not sure how I could hit 80K for the WIP and also bang out proposal chapters too.

I suppose it’s safe enough to say that I’ve signed the contract for two more paranormals, but until they sign their end, it’s not officially official.

Since I’m up too late, time to go to bed.

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Friday came early this week!

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

I have today and tomorrow off the day job and since Monday is a holiday here in the USofA, that’s five days off. Ahhhh.

And yet, so much to do.

  • Finish implementing the new website
  • Finish the proposal for The Next Historical
  • Promo for My Forbidden Desire – many commitments made

Those are all really big complicated things, so I need to get cracking.

Also, opinions welcome on this one: would you be excited if I decided to give away an iPod Touch for a contest prize? Just a thought.

Off to work.

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A New Additiion to The Family

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

I’m so proud! I’ve adopted a word, you see. I actually did it two or three weeks ago. I didn’t say anything because we were getting used to one another and I didn’t want him to get overstimulated.

Not only is Scathefire my very own word to share with you, today, I used my word in the proposal chapter my agent finally likes.

Scathefire: A great destructive fire

Really. I’m just so proud! If you want, you, too, could adopt your very own word. SaveTheWords.org.

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How about a Quickie?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

I’m tired cuz I stayed up too late last night. But I wanted to wave hello to you all at the end of a day with an appointment in a another city (Sorry Soccer Boy, left over pizza for dinner) and some champeen dithering about and getting not much done. I have a proposal to finish dangit! Revisions to get to.

I was going to rant about the whole Kindle 2, Text to Speech thing, but for now all I’ll say is that the Author’s Guild is wrong on this one. I disagree wholeheartedly with their position. (Sorry AG, but I’m staying a member, K?)

Couple things to flail away at, but I’m off to maintain the horizontal.

Does anyone else go to bed thinking you shouldn’t read in bed because if you do you’ll get sucked in again and stay up too late?

I know it’s going to happen again.

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Remains of the Year

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Somehow it got to be the very last day of 2008. And here I am, still ticking. A good thing, indeed. And all you get in this post is the remains of my thoughts.

Writing in 2008

All the hard writing work of 2007-2008 will be showing up in 2009. I’ll have 3 books out. Three!

February: Scandal
June: My Forbidden Desire
October: Indiscreet

That’s going to cost me a fortune in promotion and RITA entry fees. Yeah, I often wonder if I can afford to write novels. Apparently I am a writing fool since I will, whatever happens, keep writing.

Technology in 2008

Twitter-like birdTwitter gets my vote for the application that actually added value to my life. More than mySpace, more than Facebook, probably even more than email. I’ll have a separate post on my website about twitter in the new year.

iPhoneThe iPhone gets my vote for the gadget that blew me away. I heart my iPhone. It’s worth every dang penny it costs. I can check and reply to my email! I can twitter! I don’t need an eBook reader or an iPod (or mp3 player). A free book I downloaded (about how to read tea leaves) sparked a major plot thread in my October historical Indiscreet

I made the move from PC to Mac when I got an iMac. Technically that happened in late 2007, but the primary usage has been in 2008. I am now saving to replace my PC laptop which is old and getting clunky. I’ll get a Mac laptop.

Thoughts about 2009

  • I will be writing proposals. ::shudder::
  • I hope to write my Dark Elf book which is the book proposal my agent loved (before she was my agent)
  • February will see the release of Scandal which is the historical proposal that my agent (before she was my agent) said would have been an automatic rejection for her. This is the same book she read (after she was my agent and I rewrote it) and called a tour de force. Seriously.
  • A year of uncertainty and hope. That’s my take on 2009.

Have a safe and happy New Year everyone!

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