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Sunday Report Card
Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Just a couple quick announcements, then on to my weekly truth-telling…

Today, I’m going to work on getting together a set of questions and a list of prizes I will give away this week for a SCAVENGER HUNT to celebrate the unveiling of my new web design. So be sure to stop by every day, see what’s happening and post those comments!

Also in the planning stages is a blog tour to spread the word about the release of Darkness Captured in September. It’s not too early to plan, and I need your suggestions. What websites do you think I should approach to see whether they might host me for a day? You all have your favorites, I’d love to start a list so I can try to get on their calendars.

In addition, I’ll be preparing a contest widget that I’d love for any of you out there interested in putting it on your site. Of course, there will be bribes… :)

So on to the truth-telling…

This week:

* I wrapped up a story that was supposed to be a Quickie for Ellora’s Cave, but ended up being a novella. I was a little irritated with myself for not following the plan, but you won’t mind, right? The tentative title is A Long Howl Goodnight, and the story is related to the MIK series because it involves wolves from the Dark Mountain clan (last seen in MIK-6).

* I began work on my next Western for Samhain. Can’t tell you what it’s about yet, but I like the opening. My heroine is a writer, and strangely, every time I have a writer-heroine (the only other time was DiDi in Bad Moon Rising), I manage to portray her very close to my own personality.

* I continued teaching and providing detailed feedback for the FFnP Logline, Premise, Query and Synopsis class.

* And the big excitement was the finalization of my new web page design! Woohoo!

Next week, I hope to wrap up a short story for a Call for Submissions. I want to get through chapter 3 of the new Western. I want to finish the last bit of planning for the second Viking book, and I’ll be running that scavenger hunt! Lastly, I’ll wrap up the FFnP class.

Thanks for suffering through that last bit. :wink:

12 comments to “Sunday Report Card”

  1. Carol L
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      · July 25th, 2010 at 9:12 am · Link

    Hi Delilah,
    You have such a busy life but I can feel through the way you express it you love every minute of it.Looking forward to the scavenger hunt. :) And all those new reads.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750@aol.com



  2. Danniele AKA Playground Angel
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      · July 25th, 2010 at 9:14 am · Link

    Absolutely love this web design, Delilah!!!! The colors are beautiful and well, the guy is just hot. :)



  3. Rachel Lynne
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      · July 25th, 2010 at 9:23 am · Link

    DD I love this new look! Gorgeous colors and a smokin’ hot man … what’s not to love?
    I’m intrigued by the Scavenger Hunt and interested in how the blog tour evolves. I’ll be following along as much as I can while I’m at RWA; wish you were going! Several of us are planning margharitas by the pool so we’ll be sure and lift a glass, (or three :)) to you!



  4. Delilah
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      · July 25th, 2010 at 10:04 am · Link

    Carol! You’re right. I do love my life. I have the best job in the world, the best family—and a pool. Life’s good. :-D

    Danielle! EVERYONE loves that guy. I like his lips every bit as much as I like the muscle.

    Rachel! I’m envious! Be sure to hunt my sister Elle James down to say hello!



  5. Patricia K
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      · July 25th, 2010 at 10:08 pm · Link

    it is bright and colorful and love the thought of a blog



  6. Shayla Kersten
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      · July 26th, 2010 at 5:30 am · Link

    Great new look, DD! Congrats on your weekly accomplishments. Your productivity always amazes me. And thanks for the sprints yesterday! I ended up with 2k for the day, which brought me to my 3k goal for the week. Woo hoo!



  7. sue brandes
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      · July 26th, 2010 at 9:00 am · Link

    You are a busy lady. Congrats on all you have accomplished.



  8. Delilah
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      · July 26th, 2010 at 12:42 pm · Link

    Patricia! I’m glad you like it. And as for the blog, I made up my mind over a year ago that I’d post every day. Rain or shine, inspiration or no. So come on back for another visit. It never stays static here.

    Shayla! You know how hard I work to make it look so dang easy, right!?

    Sue! Thanks, ma’am, but without readers it wouldn’t be any fun at all. :wink:



  9. Karen H in NC
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      · July 26th, 2010 at 10:27 pm · Link

    I like the idea of a blog tour to promote yourself and your new release. Romance Junkies, Romance Reviews Today, Night Owl Reviews, Fresh Fiction, Access Romance and Coffee Time Romance are some of the more popular blogs that I can think of right now. With their traffic, you would get lots of exposure.



  10. Delilah
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      · July 27th, 2010 at 12:01 am · Link

    Karen! Thanks for the great suggestions. Adding to my list!



  11. Stacey Smith
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      · July 29th, 2010 at 4:03 am · Link

    sound fun I love Hunts.
    And I love Shifter books sounds like a entresting one that you just wrote.
    sasluvbooks(at)yahoo.com



  12. Delilah
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      · July 29th, 2010 at 8:51 am · Link

    Stacey! I had fun with it. How often do you get to write about a werewolf hooker?