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Sunday Report Card
Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Yesterday’s Winner

Yesterday’s winner, chosen by random number generator is…Suzanne! Congratulations, Suzanne! Be sure to email me and let me know which email address you’d like your download of Cowboy sent to!

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Sunday Report Card

This week was all about refining. I worked on the first round of edits for Laying Down the Law, which my editor loves by the way. She adores my hero and heroine. I had fun with a suspenseful plot which included a bank robbery in the opening scene. Can’t wait for y’all to read it! It releases in September.

Then I turned my attention to Smokin’ Hot Firmen, a new anthology for Cleis Press that will release at the start of next summer. There are some super yummy stories including my homage to Magic Mike in the form of “Johnny Blaze.” I was busy swapping out stories, editing and taking a look at story order again. Did you know story order is important to an anthology? I have an amazing lineup for that book, but can’t announce it just yet. I need final approval from Cleis first.

Then I kinda lost focus. Might have been because I had TWO blog tours going on at the same time. One for Fournicopia and one for She Shifters. It wasn’t so bad at the start of the week, but by the end of the week, I had more and more sites to follow up with and comment on… Thanks to everyone who came by! I’ll be busy contacting winners today.

So no new pages at all this week. That scares me. I have so much on my plate. Guess I’ll spend today trying to figure out the best approach for getting the most work done over the next month. I have to finish the sequel to Fournicopia, A Perfect Trifecta, by mid-August. And I have to be half way through the full length novel I owe Grand Central shortly after that.  Right now, the only solution that comes to mind is a clone.

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Guests this Week

I have a stellar list of guests coming this week, so be sure to drop by and see what’s happening: Joey Hill, Nikki Duncan, Anne Rainey, and Melanie Atkins. I don’t usually schedule that many guests during a week unless I’m going to be out of town, but I kinda sorta screwed up. Hang in there. I think I get to pop in mid-week. I’ll bring a brand new contest and the winner to The Fugly Bottle Contest.

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Speaking of which…

The Fugly Bottle Contest continues! The bottle is truly hideous, something you can use as a gag gift, scare children with, or something you might want to give your mother-in-law (if she has a sense of humor!). And you know I’ll send along some fun stuff in the package you’ll actually want to keep! :)

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Upcoming Books

Just a heads up for those of you looking for a book fix!

Cowboy Lust

August 14 is the official release date for Cowboy Lust! You can hit the Cowboy Lust website for more information about the book and the awesome lineup of authors! Amazon is already shipping the book if you can’t wait for your local bookstore to stock it.

I plan to release my indie-published novella, Dragon’s Desire on August 24th! If you’d like to read an excerpt, click on the cover!

6 comments to “Sunday Report Card”

  1. Deb Carter
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      · July 29th, 2012 at 1:03 pm · Link

    I have faith in you that you will get the work done without a clone. Maybe that is why you have more guest this week so you can spend more time on your own writings. I never thought about the order of the stories in a book before and now I see your right. I love the little tips you share with us and this make me thing of how so much more I have to learn. Even with knowing there is so much more work in this writing doesn’t slow me down one bit. I’m just as eager to get down to business when I find the short times between family duties. Which I see by a note I have to show my sister that is running to the store to get more post-its since they are on sale. I love school starting for the sales LOL.



  2. leann
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      · July 29th, 2012 at 2:06 pm · Link

    Hi Ms. Delilah. I hope your day improves as it goes by.



  3. Delilah
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      · July 29th, 2012 at 2:37 pm · Link

    Ladies! Be sure to hop by the Cowboy Lust website for a chance to win a free book! http://www.cowboylust.net/2012/07/29/cowboy-lust-countdown-begins-snapshot-1/#respond



  4. Fedora
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      · July 29th, 2012 at 3:19 pm · Link

    Woot! Thanks for the awesome update, Delilah! Take care!



  5. Delilah
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      · July 29th, 2012 at 3:29 pm · Link

    Fedora! Thank you, ma’am!



  6. ELF
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      · July 29th, 2012 at 11:21 pm · Link

    Congrats on Fournicopia, it is a great read! Sounds like you had a very busy week, take time to recharge your batteries and you will be much more efficient at cranking out more of your great stories.