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Thursday, April 8th, 2010

I wrapped up the last pages of Beloved Captor yesterday. 390 pages and a hair shy of 85,000 words. I have friends reading through it right now to see if they can pick out any problems I refused to see. Most of the way through it, I enjoyed the story, but toward the end I began to think it sucked. The end is where I always have serious self doubt. Did I keep true to the characters? Was there enough plot? Too much plot? Was the sex hot or icky? I let my mom read the book and her wrinkled nose through the middle of the book knocked my confidence. She’s not a big fan of erotica. She did like the big battle at the end. My friends love erotica so hopefully they will embrace my racy Vikings.

So what’s next? When I wrapped up the book yesterday, I started doing some Internet surfing, looking for a word, which led to a little known historical tidbit, which grew into a concept for a modern paranormal tale. Guess I’ll begin SOW next week. Just have to wrap up my little western first and get it out the door. Need uncomplicated cowboys after all that thinking about cold, cold planets and monsters in the sea.

I know I’ve been neglectful. But I’m back. I won’t start the next big book until May, so while I’m puttering I’ll be online. And very, very soon the pool will warm up enough that I can stand it and maybe I can shed the pounds I gained when I quit smoking.

Sigh. Life is good. Tomorrow, I’m taking the red-headed-hellion and her hubby to a concert—Lady Antebellum and Tim McGraw. I’m not a Country fan, but they are, so I thought it would be nice to do something with them. Then I have to figure out where they are showng How to Train Your Dragon so I can arrange to treat the 5-year-old. Any excuse to drown in dragons again. I’m even making excuses to hit McDonalds now and then to collect those Kids’ Meal toys. I have the little green dragon, sitting on his haunches, but I want them all! If any of you have one and want to save me the inches on my hips, I’ll pay the postage…


11 comments to “Halleluiah!”

  1. Fedora
    · April 8th, 2010 at 9:21 am · Link

    *pat, pat, pat* Awesome, Delilah!!! Wooooooo! And have fun with the dragons–they are fun for kids of all ages 😀 I don’t have any yet, but if I come across some, I’ll let you know!

  2. Delilah
    · April 8th, 2010 at 9:28 am · Link

    Thanks, Fedora! I feel the love!! :mrgreen:

  3. Judie Stewart
    · April 8th, 2010 at 9:29 am · Link

    CONGRATULATIONS Delilah! You did a excellent job!

  4. Delilah
    · April 8th, 2010 at 9:38 am · Link

    Miss Judie! Thanks, sweetie!!!

  5. Masha Holl
    · April 8th, 2010 at 10:53 am · Link

    Pool?? 😮

    Can you believe it’s 56F right now and I’m sitting wrapped up in a blanket? Of course, we have all the windows wide open, but still, it’s April in SA!

    Yay for the Vikings! I’m just saying!

  6. Lisa J
    · April 8th, 2010 at 11:20 am · Link

    Congrats on finishing the book. It must feel good.

    I bet you will love the concert. I am not a huge Barry Manilow fan, but my sister LOVES him. I went to a concert with her and I have to say it was one of the best I have ever been to. It’s always better when you see them in person.

    Enjoy the movie. It sounds like a good one.

  7. Delilah
    · April 8th, 2010 at 12:35 pm · Link

    Masha! 56 degrees in SA in April? Say it isn’t so!! Yeah, you can say that cuz you suffered thru the whole book too! 😆

    Lisa! I hope I don’t snore. I’m used to coming out of concerts without hearing and my neck sore from banging, head-banging, that is!

    And I popped out to get a mani-pedicure and had to hit the Mickey D window. They had the black dragon with the long tale, so two down!!

  8. Jane
    · April 8th, 2010 at 1:15 pm · Link

    Congrats on finishing the book, Delilah.

  9. Julie Kiesow
    · April 8th, 2010 at 1:18 pm · Link

    Congrats Delilah! I am positive it a great feeling to accomplish something, shoot if I could just get one thing on my to do list done more than halfway i would be happy LOL

    Good Luck in your next project!


  10. savonna
    · April 8th, 2010 at 7:16 pm · Link

    Congrats, Delilah!! I can’t wait to read Beloved Captor. I know you did an excellent job because you always put your all into the stories you create!

    Hope you enjoy the concert.

    I love dragons too! If I aquire any of the toys, I’ll send them your way!!

    I look forward to reading about your cowboys and your up coming projects!!

  11. Delilah
    · April 8th, 2010 at 7:19 pm · Link

    Jane! Thanks so much!!

    Julie! I didn’t manage to get much done on mine today—oh, except get my nails and toes done, clean the car and begin the final pass through my manuscript. Really need to get some housecleaning done.

    Savonna! Thanks for thinking of me!

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