Sunday, February 26, 2006

Packing Should Be Illegal

So I've spent the entire week, working, editing then packing. Had the entire-day packing event yesterday and like it or not, we're going to have to move. I love the new house and can't wait to get in it - mostly because it has a spa and my lower back is simply screaming for relief! Closing is Tuesday and my day job is getting back to the norm after year-end close, so it looks like I'll be hot on the new book and back to regular blogging in a jiffy.

A few things have happened since I begged off the blogging circuit:

My friend Colleen Gleason sold another book!!!!!!! I can't wait to read her work. Colleen is a super author. One of those that I've read the wip and said every single time "what the hell is wrong with publishers that they didn't buy this." Seriously, I've had four-hour marathon readings over Colleen's work and sometimes I just don't understand what's going on in the publishing arena. But that's all in the past. She got a wonderful two book deal last year for her Regency Buffy the Vampire Slayer and now she's written an erotic Phantom of the Opera. Ohhhhhh, sexy!!!!! Check out her blog!

Another friend, Kelly Parra (Callihan) sold in a two-book deal to Bombshell!!!!! This is another sale that was long in coming and had many set-backs, so I'm thrilled that it finally happened. Kelly (like myself) has just gone through her first round of revisions with an editor and talked about it on her blog.

And the absolutely fabulous and incredibly brilliant Kristin Nelson started her own blog with her thoughts on the publishing industry. Check it out for all the truth that is truth in this wacky biz.

That's all for now. Off to the boxes.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Yes, I'm Ignoring You

No not really. I simply haven't blogged because I haven't had the time. I know what you're thinking - how in the world does this woman expect me to read her blog regularly if she posts as often as the US sweeps in the winter Olympics. Wellllllllllllll....................sorry?

Seriously, I'm winding up the whole tax season accounting thing, so that's looking a bit better. My house is probably 70% packed, but I haven't even started on the garage. We're "supposed" to close on 2/28 (no sweating, right?) but we'll see if that happens or not. Either way, I have to pack, move and make a ton of small annoying repairs on the current house, then get an agent and sell it so I don't pay two house notes for very long (ouch). Also sent my new and improved proposal to my agent and cranked out a rough draft of the long synopsis which I still have to fix (yuck).

In the midst of this, I got a 30 item line edit email from my editor last week and almost panicked. But then I looked it over and put everything aside for four days (took one vacation day) and managed to get it done. Took another vacation day today to sit with repair men and spent some more time packing. (Had a pizza too, but that's not exactly part of the story)

Anyway, the point is - I really have been busy! But I'll try to get here more often. I feel like I'm missing too much otherwise.

Till the next gold medal............
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