Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Alone at last!

When the house finally empties about 9:30 in the morning, I sigh. I'm at last left to do whatever I want, which usually means writing intermingled with making dinner, doing laundry, and the VERY occasional cleaning here and there...(hehe) Dust? who sees it? not my kids...

Writing is my number one indulgence when I'm alone. I started writing 9 years ago - putting in 8 hours a day from the start. I was a lunatic. Obsessed.

Life and necessity slowed me down a bit, but now I'm trying to get back to that production level. No doubt about it, I'm a happier person when I'm producing.

I celebrate being alone during the day. I grew up an only child, so I'm accustomed to the quiet, relish the chance to 'make' something with the time and yearn for that peace I have to let go of once the clock strikes 2:30 and reality trickles back in.

What does 'alone at last' mean to you?

Do you "run through the house screaming" ? ( anyone remember that old song??)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I'm Alive

And back to writing. Broke through a major barrier this week and am making progress on Absolution. I'm happy with the changes, and even happier to be moving again on this project. This means Penitence is that much closer to release date.

In other good news, Heavenly is being considered for the Georgia Peach list award. First step, being nominated. Since it was nominated, I sent books out to those who ultimately decide which books go on the list. After the list is made, there is a vote with a winner and two honorary books.

Cool, huh?

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Because I'm sweating bullets here, writing Absolution. If time isn't the issue, some other disturbance iterrupts my writing. ARGH.

Going to Cancun in a week and might just HAVE to take the laptop to actually get some work done!

Scenario: sitting on the beach ( under an umbrella, of course ), laptop and Diet Coke ( no one makes em like Mexico ) in hand...

Friday, September 4, 2009

More Books to Libraries

Check your library for a copy of Heavenly. I've sent libraries around the country copies of Heavenly via YALSA. Let me know if it isn't at your local branch and I'll donate one in your name.