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Sunday Report Card
Sunday, June 19th, 2011

I haven’t done a report card in a while because I haven’t done a lot of writing over the past couple of months. This week I got back on track.

But first, what’s that list to the left? :mrgreen:

Yeah, that’s Samhain’s Best Sellers list! What a lovely gift! Thank you, all!

I signed a total of four contracts this week!

Three of them were stories for Samhain.
* The next Lone Star Lovers story, A Four-Gone Conclusion, which will release in September!
* The next Red Hot Winter story, Lone Heart, which will release in January 2012.
* The start of a new series, a five-some that I will tell you about after I start writing it! It’s tentatively scheduled for release in November!

The fourth contract is for another short story collection for Cleis Press, cowboy-themed—and this time heterosexual! I put the call for submission out on this blog a couple of days ago. So, any writers out there who are interested… I can’t wait to read your stories!

This week, I finally made progress on the lesbian vampire story that’s been on my plate for a couple of months. Why have I had so much trouble getting down to business? I haven’t talked about it much here. I mean, who wants to hear about real life stuff, right? But since it affects readers, I thought I might let you know that my lack of productivity hasn’t been because I suddenly got lazy.

About a month ago, my grandfather became gravely ill. My mother headed to Washington state to be with grandma. My brother and his wife relocated her from Colorado, and they’ve moved in until they can build a house on the property. My grandfther died, and now, as of late last night, my grandmother and aunt are living with us too. Add to the fact that it’s summer and the red-headed hellion’s children are constantly underfoot—and the pool is finally a comfortable tempture—and you can see why I’ve been a little distracted.

This next week, the RHH, the six-year-old and I are taking a road trip to Iowa. Not a sexy destination? Maybe not the way most people travel, but I’ll blog all about it when I get back. We’re escaping the madhouse for a week, then I’ll be back to the grindstone. Promise. I have all those shiny new contracts to fulfill!

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The Promo Ho and Cabbage Rose Fairy contests continue! Comment today and add another entry for the drawing for that lovely journal. Post an honest review and send me the link, and you’re entered in the other. Thanks to everyone who’s playing!

12 comments to “Sunday Report Card”

  1. Brandy W
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      · June 19th, 2011 at 9:53 am · Link

    Dang I can see why things have been tough. Sorry to hear about your grandfather. Both of mine have already passed. I have a grandmother left. My Nana already gone as well.

    I can’t wait to hear and read all about your new shiny ideas. I’ve been missing my infusion of Delilah.



  2. Dawn Jackson
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      · June 19th, 2011 at 10:14 am · Link

    My condolences on the passing of your grandfather. Loss is never easy. Especially on this particular day. Glad to hear you are getting away for awhile. You are definitely going to be busy in the coming months. Congrats on “Undeniable”. I had no doubt it would do any less than #1. Will be crossing my fingers for a sequel.*Smiles*



  3. Delilah
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      · June 19th, 2011 at 10:16 am · Link

    Brandy! When I get back from Iowa, I’ll share a sneak peak of 4Gone. Remind me! :)

    Dawn! Thanks so much! And yes, now that Undeniable is a success, I can definitely plan on sequels!



  4. Ashley A
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      · June 19th, 2011 at 10:57 am · Link

    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    I hope you have a good time on your trip to Iowa though :)



  5. shadow
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      · June 19th, 2011 at 12:04 pm · Link

    Aww im sorry Delilah. My condolences for you and your family. :(

    Congrats on Undeniable! It was an awesome book! :) Hopefully it will stay in number one! As well as the other books that follow! :P
    I hope you have a wonderful trip. Enjoy yourselves, have fun, get in a little trouble! lol



  6. tammy ramey
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      · June 19th, 2011 at 12:18 pm · Link

    i hope things calm down for you a bit now. i am so sorry about your grandfather, i would not feel like writing either with all of this on my plate.
    i’ll pray for you and yours.



  7. Delilah Devlin
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      · June 19th, 2011 at 2:53 pm · Link

    Ashley, thanks. It wasn’t unexpected. And there’s been so much going on. I can’t wait to get on the road with my girls. They’re both fun to travel with.

    Shadow, thanks, hon! And I’m thrilled you liked the book.

    Tammy, I appreciate the prayers.



  8. Becky W
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      · June 19th, 2011 at 3:58 pm · Link

    I’m sorry Delilah to hear about your grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Loss is never easy. All of my grandparents have already passed and my father has too.

    Congrats on Undeniable! I can see why it is number one. I can’t wait to hear about your new ideas. I hope you have a wonderful trip.



  9. Diane Sadler
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      · June 19th, 2011 at 4:27 pm · Link

    My condolences to you and your family.

    Have a safe and fun road trip!



  10. Nichelle Y. Scott-Williams
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      · June 19th, 2011 at 10:45 pm · Link

    so very excited for you. I bought the book from B&N for my Nook Color. I cannot wait to read it. I am also sorry for your loss and you and yours are most definitely in my prayers.

    Hope your trip is filled with wonder and beauty.

    Thanks for giving that to us in your writing.



  11. Mary Preston
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      · June 20th, 2011 at 3:40 am · Link

    My condolences on your Grandfather passing. I understand how sad this time is. Very well done for ‘Undeniable’.



  12. savonna
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      · June 20th, 2011 at 6:27 am · Link

    Woohoo!! Congrats, DD!! I can’t wait to hear more about your upcoming books!