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Back, but never really gone…
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

I have bursts of being a lady, but it doesn’t last long.
~ Shelley Winters

I feel like I’ve been away a very long time, but I haven’t gone anywhere. I tell you, I’m addicted to my blog. If I don’t start the day with a new post (of my own!), it’s like I woke up in someone else’s bed. Icky. Disoriented. Ooh. I feel a story coming on.

So I didn’t get to go to Lora Leigh’s big party. Everyone who went is sending messages to each other saying what a nice time they had, and I know the experience is like meeting a sister you never knew because you have EVERYTHING in common—or at least a love of books. I really hate that I missed it.

I wish I could say that I spent the time I was supposed to be gone working productively on writing the stories I have looming, but I can’t. In the back of my mind, I had set apart those days for play, and there was no reprogramming me. Didn’t help that I felt like crap too.

Fun stuff did happen though. Like until today I was #1, #6 and #10 on Samhain’s MBaM site after Four Sworn released. (That’ll change as soon as the new releases come out today!) And Pleasing Sir is cooking along on Kindle. I have a brand new obsession—hitting the refresh key on the sales reports on Kindle. Seriously, thanks to everyone who bought the books. I have serious cash flow issues coming up—something fun to add to my website that will cost me a bundle, but that I hope will add to your enjoyment of my new series starting in January.

In the meantime, I’m ramping up for the release of Darkness Captured next week, and I will be starting a countdown contest on Thursday to celebrate. If you want to win something, you better be paying attention!

Don’t you love today’s quote? Now, there was a woman who lived with no apologies for her excesses in men or food.

9 comments to “Back, but never really gone…”

  1. Gale
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      · September 14th, 2010 at 8:16 am · Link

    Great post Vonna –
    I love Delilah’s blog and I have an award for her at http://galestanley.blogspot.com/
    Hugs, Gale



  2. Wesley Nichols
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      · September 14th, 2010 at 8:28 am · Link

    I sorry you missed going to the Lora Leigh’s Party.

    This weekend I began my teachers training. It had the potential to be really stressful (not only was it on the weekend, but it was nine hours long :-? ), but our instructor was someone who loved what he did and had a great deal of showman in him and watching him somewhat like watching a circus ringleader’s performance :-D

    I hope you feel better and that you will be able to find your groove quickly.



  3. Delilah Devlin
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      · September 14th, 2010 at 8:35 am · Link

    Gale! Thanks so much for the reward! :)

    Wesley! I was a teacher for a very short while (2 years). I remember all the teachers with their “tricks” who inspired me. Didn’t enjoy teaching all that much, but I think it was because it was History and I got to teach so little of it. History and mythology are loves of mine, and I really wanted to tell the truth instead of the sugar-coated glaze that passes for it in the textbooks. Oh, and it didn’t help that I taught some very mouthy, rude 10th graders.



  4. Diane Sadler
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      · September 14th, 2010 at 10:22 am · Link

    I’m glad you’re back and hope you feel better; it’s too bad about missing Lora Leigh’s big party but there’s always next year. And better to take it easy while you could.
    The quote? absolutely Shelley Winters!



  5. Valerie
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      · September 14th, 2010 at 11:50 am · Link

    Great to ‘see’ you back!! Sorry you missed the bash but hope your days welre at least productive in relaxing and tanking up again and that you are now feeling better.

    Yay for Shelley Winters!!!!

    Valerie
    in Germany



  6. Jane
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      · September 14th, 2010 at 2:37 pm · Link

    Sorry you missed RAW, Delilah. I saw some pics from RAW and I wish I could have been there, too. I would have loved to meet Shannon K. Butcher.



  7. Brandy W
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      · September 14th, 2010 at 4:06 pm · Link

    Good to see you back but are you feeling any better? The most exciting thing I have going on other than turning that story in, is that I won a Nook. Woohoo!!!

    One day I’d love to go to RAW. It sounds like the best of all of the conferences out there.



  8. Delilah Devlin
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      · September 14th, 2010 at 6:15 pm · Link

    Diane and Valerie! Thanks for stopping in!! *waves*

    Jane! Don’t mention the B word!! I missed both steller B’s!! And the Emma-H! To say nothing of The Diving Miss Leigh!

    Brandy! Congrats on winning the Nook!! How awesome is that?! Now you have to buy some books to fill it up. Want some suggestions? Darkness Captured is available in ebook form now!



  9. sue brandes
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      · September 16th, 2010 at 1:23 pm · Link

    Got to love Shelley Winters. Glad you are back. Hope you are better. Sorry you didn’t get to go. Brandy contrats on winning a Nook.