Can you feel it? The cosmos are shining on me. They are creating an energy and vibe that I can’t wait to share.
Follow me, and I’ll tell you all about my book, which will be released in December, 2014.
At the moment, my book is under contract and in edits with Lost Goddess Publishing. Seems everyone wants to know how that happened. I’m not too sure myself. Really! It all started with a conversation, which was followed by a lot of writing. I submitted and I received a contract. That started the edits.
Edits are not easy! They are not simple add-comma-here sort of things. I’m getting requests ‘to develop this scene’. Then there are the groaners. Of course I know the difference between its and it’s, but my fingers often forget what they are supposed to be doing. You’d think I never written a thing in my life.
Actually, I have. I’ve written all sorts of things. I just never wrote a novel until now. What is happening? It’s nothing new. It’s called edits, and anyone who has ever had to write knows what it is like to cope with edits no matter what you write. I’ve probably done as much editing, maybe more, as I have writing. But I’m not editing novels. (Does program code count?)
The truth is we never see what is on the page once we’ve written it. Our brain fills in the garbage. Try this! It was first circulated on the web around this time in 2003. I’ve only found a few people who couldn’t read it. (Maybe because they just looked at it and decided it was garbage and didn’t try? Or are some of us are wired differently?)
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Okay, I’m not that bad. But writing a really sexy romance is very new to me. So I’m anxious and a little nervous and completely thrilled! I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time and I have a wonderful author friend who has helped me and encouraged me the whole way.
She’s the reason I’ve lost sleep because I just had to finish the scene before I quit for the night. I’d email those pages to her and be all happy as I got into bed. The next morning I’d have those pages back with notes all through them. Totally depressing. While everyone else was enjoying their social lunchtime, I’m hiding in my cubicle with my salad and my tablet, trying to fix everything.
When I first started, I was getting notes that said I head hopped, I needed to anchor, or I POV’ed. I what???? It was awful! Did you know there’s this huge long list of things to learn? Just slugging through all the terms was like learning a foreign language.
I also realized that I’ve wandered through my life taking some things for granted. Now I’m looking at the world with different eyes and being much more observant. I’m paying attention to how the cup feels in my hand. That also means I’m noticing all the quirky things that people do. Just watch how people open packets of sugar for their coffee and then find the words that accurately describe what they do.
I’m having a blast with this new path that I’ve taken. And the idea of creating a super sexy hero that makes your skin tingle is loads of fun. It’s also made me stop and really think about what I want in a lifetime partner. I do have a very old-fashioned streak in me because I really want to be married once and only once. I do subscribe to the theory that you have to kiss a lot of toads before you find your handsome prince. Which isn’t fair to all the great guys I have dated, because I’ve had some really wonderful guys in my life.
But I’m looking for that one special person. The one who does it for me. I want sparks and fireworks, and I also want someone who totally connects with me on all levels. I’ll find him. He’s out there someplace and he’s looking for me.