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January Wrap-up
Monday, January 31st, 2011

I was not a ball of fire this month.

True, I lost several days to two trips: one to Mississipi where I taught a plotting bootcamp with my sister; and the other the cruise to Key West and Cozumel. Still, it seemed like I wasted a lot of time thinking about what I should be writing rather than actually getting any pages done.

The high points of the month:
* Ravished by a Viking, my first book for Berkley, was released on January 4th! Woot!
* True Heart came out the same day from Samhain! It was still on MBaM’s top ten bestsellers’ list this morning, so I have plenty to be grateful for there.
* Girls Who Bite was accepted by Cleis!
* I completed two new short stories and shipped them to the editors of those collections.
* My previously published story, Sanctuary, was accepted for publication by Samhain.

Because I was soooo unproductive this month, February will be horribly frenetic!
* I have to write a 10k short story for a Kindle project (still need an idea that involves a stone or jewel!—ideas anyone?)!
* I want to finish a 25k BDSM story for Ellora’s Cave.
* I want to write a 20k contemporary for my next Kindle release.
* I would like to write two short stories for upcoming collections. (Not that I expect to place both of them, but I figure it’s always nice to have shorts to give away for free and I won’t write them without a deadline!)
* And it would be nice to complete revisions on a couple of projects I already have mostly finished and get them out the door!

Yeah, way more than a sane human ought to consider doing in one month, but I always like to shoot high! ;-)

5 comments to “January Wrap-up”

  1. Brandy W
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      · January 31st, 2011 at 1:48 pm · Link

    Isn’t Aim High the Air Force saying?

    You have a lot on your plate and I really hope you make some great progress this month. Its a short one so it will be that much more difficult.

    Todd and I will be celebrating 16 years of marriage on the 4th. I was working on a sub for Samhain but nothing has stuck or worked like I want it to. That’s okay though I’ll keep plugging along.



  2. Delilah
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      · January 31st, 2011 at 5:49 pm · Link

    Brandy! Huge congrats to you and Todd!! Treat each other kindly and have a good time. The month hasn’t even started, but I wrote a quick treatment for a new short story collection today. One you might enjoy writing for!



  3. Diane Sadler
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      · January 31st, 2011 at 7:31 pm · Link

    Good luck Delilah! :-P



  4. Delilah
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      · February 1st, 2011 at 7:08 am · Link

    Thanks, Diane. I need lots of attaboys and Centrum!



  5. Brandy W
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      · February 2nd, 2011 at 11:07 am · Link

    Can’t wait to hear about the short story collection. Always interested in those.



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