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Archive for March 31st, 2010

March Wrap-Up
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Just a quick progress report. I like to do those—just for me. I figure if I put my writing life out there, including my goals, successes and failures, I’ll shame myself into stepping up my game up.

So March wasn’t as prolific a month as I could have hoped for. It began with the NOLA conference in Shreveport, Louisiana. I had a blast meeting old friends and meeting new ones (Hiya, Cassie Ryan!).

I pushed through to the end of Donald Maass’s Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook with a group of my friends at Rose’s Colored Glasses.

I wrote chapters 16-20 of the big book, but I really should have finished it. I got stuck in editing the thing. Still am, although I am forcing myself to write to the end before I make another pass through the entire story. I wrote two chapters of a Red Hot western for Samhain. Wrote the next installment of my free read. And I wrote a short story for submission to another Cleis collection.

In April, I will finish Beloved Captor. I will get to the end of the short novella for Samhain. I will write a proposal for a Nocturne Bite, and I will write two short stories. That’s a lot. But I can do it, if I stay focused. Here goes…

Getting Antsy
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Remember, you can still enter yesterday’s contest. I will pick the winner tomorrow. Today, you can earn two more chances to win!

Just a quick note here because I’m blogging at Access Romance today.

I wrote the big external climax, the big exciting battle, yesterday—and now, I can see the end of the book wrapping up very quickly over the next two days. Then I will have about a week’s worth of edits to complete before I can ship my Berkley book out the door. Cross your fingers it isn’t complete crap! I’m enjoying it.

I finished the rough draft of chapter 3 of Bad Moon Rising. Today, I’ll edit it, then I’ll look for a Beta reader or two to see how they like it and hopefully find any typos I couldn’t see. So it’s just days now until I will put it on my website for you to enjoy. If you haven’t read chapter 1 & 2—do it now! Bad Moon Rising