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Sunday Report Card
Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Where to begin?! I’ve just come off the most unproductive three months I’ve had in forever! My ability to shut out “the noise” around me has been compromised. Until this week, I seriously considered renting a cabin somewhere away from family and the Internet to get some work done. But things do change.

This week, I received acceptance for a short story I wrote entitled Drive Me Crazy for Cleis Press’s Best Erotic Romance of 2012.

I put together the After Midnight Authors Fantasies newsletter and published that.

I completed the draft of a new lesbian vampire story that will accompany a story by Paisley Smith for a two book anthology that Ellora’s Cave will publish! (Long enough sentence for you?!) I’ll be sending it to the editor today!

What else? My daughter was married in the swimming pool on a day where the weather crested 100 degrees. Most fun I’ve had in a while!

The Six-Year-Old turned seven, so she had her choice of favorite things to do that day. McDonald’s was part of the list. Bleh.

I spent a day painting a room for my grandmother’s newly converted garage suite.

And there you go—my week in a nut shell. I’m hoping things will continue to hum along this next week, writing-wise. I have a new book and a new short story to start. Do y’all have any ideas for a 1500-word lesbian short story? Yeah, I can’t come up with anything other than a coffee break in that short a space.

19 comments to “Sunday Report Card”

  1. Brandy W
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      · July 10th, 2011 at 9:27 am · Link

    Actually I do have an idea for a lesbian short story. Not that I can figure the whole thing out though. Only have a semi-idea of the characters. lol

    Married in the swimming pool? Are you gonna get more about that cause I’m totally intrigued.



  2. Lisa J
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      · July 10th, 2011 at 9:28 am · Link

    1500 words, I have a hard time writing a “thanks, but no thanks” e-mail for my boss in so few words. Wow.

    Hope next week is super productive for you.



  3. Delilah
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      · July 10th, 2011 at 9:54 am · Link

    Brandy! You should go for it! The experience will be good for you—trying to stuff a concept into so few words.

    Thanks for the sentiment, Lisa!



  4. Paisley Smith
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      · July 10th, 2011 at 10:33 am · Link

    Hi Five on our duo! I’m super excited about this book and adore all the characters. Each one is so different and how they all come together is a thrill ride.
    Congrats and best wishes to your daughter!
    Hugs, Pais



  5. Delilah
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      · July 10th, 2011 at 12:47 pm · Link

    Paisley! Thanks for pal-ing up with me on the vampire anthology. I think we’re doing something different, majorly hawt, and fun! I like the way you think. And thanks for the title idea too! :)



  6. tammy ramey
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      · July 10th, 2011 at 2:26 pm · Link

    sounds like a super busy time. no thought about the story yet but i will think about it and let you know.



  7. Diane Sadler
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      · July 10th, 2011 at 6:08 pm · Link

    You’ve been very busy, I’m sure it will slow down for you now.



  8. Delilah
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      · July 10th, 2011 at 7:40 pm · Link

    Thanks, Tammy!

    Diane! Ha!!



  9. Brandy W
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      · July 10th, 2011 at 8:12 pm · Link

    Phew!!! 1500 really isn’t a lot. I have a really rough Rough now though. I’m at 1430 with bits to fill in and little more for the ending to get done. I have a feeling I’ll be going over.



  10. Jen B.
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      · July 10th, 2011 at 9:12 pm · Link

    1500? That will take some serious creativity. I hope everything keeps humming along.



  11. Pat Cochran
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      · July 10th, 2011 at 10:39 pm · Link

    Whoa! Let’s back-up a bit, I’d like to hear lots more about this
    wedding in the swimming pool! Wedding gown or white bikini
    in the pool? The entire wedding party in the pool? Including
    the minister? LOL

    Pat C.



  12. Delilah
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      · July 10th, 2011 at 11:45 pm · Link

    Jen! 1500 words is short. But I think I have an idea now.

    Pat! No bikinis, but all of us were in the pool including the priest—which is another story.



  13. Shadow
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      · July 11th, 2011 at 12:35 am · Link

    Hi everyone! What an eventful week for you Delilah! Wedding in the pool? I want pics! lol Good luck to all of you writing stories. I could never do it and respect you all for it! I can barely string a sentence together. :P Delilah, if i come up with any ideas for you, ill let you know. What type of theme were you thinking? Contemporary, paranormal, sci fi, olden day (alot of things can fit in there) lol , etc…?



  14. Shadow
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      · July 11th, 2011 at 12:37 am · Link

    Oh, almost forgot to say, Congrats Delilah and Paisley! I wish you both the best!



  15. Nicole Passante
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      · July 11th, 2011 at 11:36 am · Link

    Good luck with the story! You have to post some pics of the Pool wedding! Way too cool.



  16. BookHookah
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      · July 11th, 2011 at 3:43 pm · Link

    What about two women that have been friends for a long time…then finally (for whatever ? circumstances) succumb to their forbidden desires hmm? *taboo love* Or …*strangers* …intense electricity (the I don’t want you but…god I have to have you *look*…now!)…we’re going to have some 9 and a half weeks *hotness* here! ;D …Oh yeah, I don’t know if this will work on a blog but…here’s alittle visual inspiration http://bit.ly/mocRyK …I think this is a beautiful pic and sooo ~sexy~! love the kitchen :)



  17. Diane Sallans
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      · July 11th, 2011 at 3:45 pm · Link

    Sometimes you get on a roll and a lot gets accomplished. Of course it helps if you have a deadline. Since I’m not a writer, I’m a reader, I don’t really have a good concept of how much 1500 words is, but I’m sure you’ll get there.



  18. Delilah
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      · July 14th, 2011 at 8:43 am · Link

    Bookhookah! Thanks for the suggestion. If I don’t figure it out today, it will be too late. :cry: Ah well, plenty of other fish to fry!



  19. Red headed hellion
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      · July 19th, 2011 at 1:00 am · Link

    You sooooo need to post our wedding in the pool video so they can see it! Too funny!!!!