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Archive for October 31st, 2010

October Wrap-up
Sunday, October 31st, 2010

I wish I could say I was on fire for the month of October. But if that were the case, I wouldn’t be facing Hell Month.

True, I lost several days to a trip to Ohio for Romanticon, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Still, when memories fade and I’m staring at the word count I have to achieve in November, I wish I’d cloned myself before I took that trip.

High points?
* I have tentative acceptance for a short story for a paperback erotica collection I can’t name at the moment.
* My next MIK story, A Long Howl Good Night, released!
* I completed a new short story and shipped it the editor of the collection.
* I completed the latest installment of Bad Moon Rising and posted it on my free story page.

November will be a stress-fest!
* I have to write the next 49,000 words of Viking-2
* I have to write 15,000 words of a Bite for Harlequin Nocturne
* I have to write 4,000 words of a short AND the foreword for Girls Who Bite
* I have to finish reading, selecting, and editing the stories for Girls Who Bite, then ship the collection to Cleis

Sound like I have enough on my plate? Nuff said, I think.

Happy Halloween/Sunday Report Card
Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Okay, so that was my annually resurrected Pumpkin Butt picture. Happy Halloween!

Do you sense a note of “Bah! Humbug!”? That’s because I don’t have time to go play. November’s Hell Month.

Like I’ve said before. I have three books due on December 1st. So, I have to hunker down and “get ‘er done” (*gagging* I may have lived in Texas but that phrase makes me cringe).

What am I doing to make sure I get there?

I’ve gone no mail on most of my loops because I’m getting ready to drop off the face of the earth for 30 days. Not that I won’t still be here. Blogging is so ingrained. It was a hard habit to make, but now it’s like getting up to pee first thing in the morning.

I’ve joined National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) again this year. See the blue calendar icon on the left? If ever you see red on any of those days—get on my ass!! It means, I failed to meet goal. And if you’re a writer and planning to NaNo too, here’s my profile page so you can friend me and nag me up close and personal. I’ll do the same for you. Delilah’s NaNo

I have most of the family on board with the idea that I am crawling into a hole and only coming up for air when I can’t stand the smell or need something to feed the engine. Most, I said, because I still have to contend with kids.

I have stocked up on teas and coffee. Have a box of energy drinks stored next to my fridge.

My desk and office are clean, ready for that starting gunshot…

So, you want to know how I actually plan to get 75,000 words on the page (most NaNo’ers are going for 50,000) by the end of the month? By writing 2500 words every damn day, come rain or shine. And if I knock ’em out in the morning, I can actually spend some time doing something lazy. But if I screw around, or get covered up in kids, I’ll be up late, sucking on Red Bull.

I’ll be back later tonight with my monthly wrap-up.