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Sunday Report Card
Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

It’s been a while, but maybe that’s because I haven’t felt very “in the zone” as a writer—what with illness and family crises going on all around me.

However, this past week I got my mojo back. I read through the final typeset galley of Ravished by a Viking this week, and I loved the story. It’s brash, sexy, has high adventure(sea serpents, battles, spaceships)… Okay, you get the idea. It’s gonna be fun!

I finished revising the crap out of the opening for the second Viking book and it feels “right” now. I couldn’t have explained why it didn’t before until a crit partner of mine, Rachel, told me what didn’t work for her. Thank you, thank you, Rachel!!

Also, yesterday I met with a couple of my closest friends to do a first run through of the entries I’ve received thus far for the Girls Who Bite anthology. I have received 32 entries to date. I know the bulk will come closer to the deadline and I wanted to get a jumpstart so I’m not reading myself blind at the very last moment. We read, talked about problems with some of the entries (I’ll be asking some folks for revisions), and ate lots of pizza. (It was an all-nighter, so I’m actually sitting at my friend’s breakfast table writing this. :))

Did I mention that I have three projects due to editors on the exact same date? Yup, on December 1st (which I am calling D-Day), I have Viking-2, Girls Who Bite and a Nocturne Bite all coming due. I have to move out smartly and with a razor-focus for the next two months. And expect me to grow increasingly nuts and panicky the closer the end time comes. My family is already preparing the barricades.

Next week is not going to be a big writing week. On Thursday, I will drive to Little Rock where I’ll meet up with Shayla Kersten to catch a plane to Ohio. Ellora’s Cave Romanticon is going to be so much fun! And after having to miss Lora Leigh’s big party because I was sick, I am ready to have twice as much fun!

Have a terrific week. I’ll have some great guests holding down the fort on my blog while I’m gone. Make them welcome! Toodles for now! ~DD

8 comments to “Sunday Report Card”

  1. Rachel Firasek
    · October 3rd, 2010 at 9:58 am · Link

    Delilah, I’m glad you’ve found your mojo. Also, wanted to rave about the beginning of the Viking 2 book. This is going to be a great story and I can’t wait to read the first. Happy writing, and I’m glad that you let us all be a part of the process. I’m learning so much! 🙂

  2. Delilah
    · October 3rd, 2010 at 10:09 am · Link

    Rachel! You know I’m going to be looking for you to read again. You have a sharp eye. Thanks for the compliment!

  3. Rachel Firasek
    · October 3rd, 2010 at 10:11 am · Link

    Send it on woman. I’m ready for the task. That just means I get to see the brilliance behind these stories!! 😛

  4. Valerie
    · October 3rd, 2010 at 1:49 pm · Link

    Yay, the mojo is back. And of course, you are most entertaining here, but it’s also cool to meet your guest authors too.

    in Germany

  5. sue brandes
    · October 3rd, 2010 at 5:02 pm · Link

    Have a great time Delilah. Glad you got your mojo back. Can’t wait for your stories.

  6. Diane Sadler
    · October 3rd, 2010 at 5:30 pm · Link

    Enjoy yourself at Romanticon, Delilah.

  7. Delilah
    · October 4th, 2010 at 6:59 am · Link

    Valerie, Sue and Diane! Thanks for all your support!

  8. Brandy W
    · October 4th, 2010 at 6:21 pm · Link

    Hey Delilah. Glad you got the beginning of Viking 2 sorted. You did seem a bit stressed about it even if you didn’t say so that much.

    32 entries doesn’t sound too bad in my mind. I’m sure you will definitely get more when its closer to time.

    Enjoy your trip I’m sure you’ll have a blast.

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