Monday, January 28, 2008

Offered Contract!

Well, today I woke up and decided that I would hear some great news! I did. My editor with The Wild Rose Press offered me a contract for The Changeling, my paranormal romance manuscript. I am so happy about this. Not only that the story has a home but to have it accepted by a great editor! The woman is officially a Goddess in my eyes!

She actually had the gall to make with cry with her praise of my submission. Only a rare few can do that to me! Well, maybe more than a few!

Then to top this fantastic news off, I found out that Fallen Angels Reviews posted their review for my short story The Witch Within to day too.

Here it is!

A Five Angel review! I'm totally speechless about all of this.

I will be riding high for the rest of the week!

Friday, January 18, 2008

New Furniture

Found out yesterday that my new furniture will arrive on Wednesday morning of next week! I can't wait to receive it and setup my living room up. Yay!

My family and I have been working hard at improving the house. Adding equity to the property but for me it's more than that. It's being able to look around and see comfort. Not that my old stuff wasn't comfortable but was 17 years old and sagging, sort of like me. The new furniture will give me a boost. I know it will because I have been pumped since I painted my house and put new floors in last week.

And to add to this great news, I am having my desk moved back into the house this weekend so that means no more excuses about writing. It's about time too. I have the ending to my short in line with The Witch Within. I want to finish that up and send it to TWRP. Then, hopefully I will have two shorts and (keeping my fingers crossed) a novel with them. It's a good start for this year. I'm really hoping this year will be grand for me followed by an even grander next year!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Year, New Start, New Outlook and I don't mean email!

I've been brewing for the past few weeks, between painting and putting new floors in my house. My desk is in the barn and hopefully will be back in the house this weekend. By then, I will probably be ready to explode from lack of writing. I've been plotting in my head but the urge to sit down and compose is overpowering me. I look forward to it.

I suppose I feel the need to try expanding on my writing. My novel "The Changeling" was rejected by several top publishers. All of them thought I am a very talented author but they couldn't relate to the characters. Duh! Same old problem with me. Now is the time to fix that about my novel writing. Digging deeper into the characters to make them three dimensional and not two. Just one more step in that direction. Just a baby step.

After the rejection from the top pubs, I sent the story to TWRP, explaining that it had been rejected and asked if they wanted to see it. My editor there told me to send it to her. She then sent it to her reader who send back a great response to the story. Now I am waiting for the editor to review the book and let me know if TWRP wants it. There are certain parts that I want to change and fix. The editor even commented that she would work with me on adding dimension if they take the book so I do have that to rejoice in. Now to keep waiting until I hear something.

Growing with creating is part of being a writer and though it's not what I desire from this craft, it is a necessity. And with all growth spurts, it can be very painful.