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Sunday Report Card
Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Just a note. I’ll be playing host later today at the Ellora’s Cave chat loop, along with Shayla Kersten. Join us if you can. We’ll run from 4-8 PM CST!

Since we rarely get snow here, I traipsed outside yesterday with my camera. Here’s a view of the pond in the backyard. It’s cold outside, but pretty enough I don’t care. Besides, I have no intentions of spending anymore time out there than it takes to turn on the pool pump! I’ll take my Vitamin D in a pill, thank you very much!

Today’s Sunday, but it’s also the last day of the month. And what a month January was!

* On the 1st, I finished revising and shipped Fun With Dick and Jayne to Ellora’s Cave, which has been accepted, edited and is waiting for a cover and a release date now.
* On the 6th, I wrapped up a short story for Samhain’s Valentine freebies. Love in Bloom is set to release on February 7th, and here’s the cover!

When Amanda meets her old high-school crush, he doesn’t remember her. A bouquet of flowers and a lost towel spark an affair neither one will forget.

* On the 7th, I got “The Call” from my agent, telling me that a futuristic proprosal we’d sent to Berkley sold! I wallowed in the moment for a week before I got serious about clearing off my desk so I could get to work.
* I finished doubling the word count on a novella for Ellora’s Cave and shipped First Knight on the 25th.
* I finished a short story for the Mammoth Book of Hot Romance and shipped it on the 27th. Cross your fingers it makes the cut!
* I shipped Textile Free, an erotic short story, to Xcite.
* Lastly, I’m going to hit page 100 on the Berkley book today.

So, a very productive first month of the year!

February will be every bit as busy. It’s crunch time for the Berkley book. I want to hit page 300 by the end of the month. I have a proposal for Blaze that needs some work. I have to change the setting, which changes quite a few elements of the story. I want to write a short story for Cleis’s Passionate: Romantic Erotica collection. I’d like to get halfway through the next story in the Lone Star Lovers series, and I have chapter three of Bad Moon Rising to write! So if you don’t see progress in my colored bars to the right, nag me. I have to work hard this month.

Here’s one last picture from my back yard that I’ll share. This huge, 200-year-old oak in my back yard is gorgeous in the warm months, but a little creepy without its leaves. Y’all have a great week!

10 comments to “Sunday Report Card”

  1. Natalie Sickles
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      · January 31st, 2010 at 9:38 am · Link

    Congratulations on the NY sale! I am thrilled to death for you! Way to go and I can’t wait to read it!

    Hugs,

    Natalie



  2. Lisa J
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      · January 31st, 2010 at 10:06 am · Link

    It’s nice to see someone else get snow. This one passed us by here in Minnesota. We did get the sub-zero temps though.

    Have a great February.



  3. Rachel Lynne
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      · January 31st, 2010 at 10:20 am · Link

    Girl, you deserve every vacation you take. Man I can’t imagine putting out that many stories in one month!

    Your back yard is beautiful, I’ll bet you see all kinds of critters around that pond. Only thing I miss about living out in the country :)



  4. Renee B
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      · January 31st, 2010 at 10:57 am · Link

    Your amazing…Thanks for Unbridled and Unforgiven…WOW..ready for the next one!!



  5. Delilah Devlin
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      · January 31st, 2010 at 11:17 am · Link

    Natalie!Thanks so much. I’m completely thrilled and freaked out. I have to write a really long book. :roll:

    Lisa! No snow in Minnesota? Is that like an ominous portent?

    Rachel! Love the critters. I’ve seen cranes, goldfinches, crows and bluebirds. Coyotes and foxes. Armadilloes and raccoons. I’m waiting for the black bear.

    Renee! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! I’m thinking about writing a story featuring Justin Cruz’s little sister.



  6. Jane
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      · January 31st, 2010 at 5:05 pm · Link

    Congrats on having a fabulous January, Delilah.



  7. Delilah
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      · January 31st, 2010 at 10:57 pm · Link

    Jane! Thank you, ma’am!



  8. Lisa J
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      · February 1st, 2010 at 9:49 am · Link

    We have snow, just not with the last storm. We are expecting several inches today!



  9. Brandy W
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      · February 1st, 2010 at 10:18 am · Link

    I’m digging the creepy winter tree. It screams haunting to me.

    Glad its n your backyard and not mine. :wink:



  10. Delilah
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      · February 1st, 2010 at 5:30 pm · Link

    Lisa! Stay warm!!

    Brandy! Doesn’t it just? Yeah, will have to blow the pic up and put it on my board. Must be a story in there somewhere. :lol: