Real quick! You can still vote for Breaking Leather—see yesterday’s post just under this one!
First, thanks to everyone who bought True Heart and pushed it to #1 on the MBaM site! Woohoo!
And thanks to everyone who helped me get the word out about Ravished by a Viking. More than one person told me they’ve seen the book “everywhere”—let’s hope that translated to sales.
In the meantime, I’m working. Not as focused as I should be. Working on promoting those two books all week ate my lunch. I only accomplished about half of my goals for the week. But I wasn’t idle. When I got bored with one thing, I opened something else.
* I wrote three chapters of a cowboy story.
* I completed a synopsis for the follow-up to True Heart and sent it to my editor for approval.
* I resurrected a story I wrote and sold in 2005 to a publisher no one found. I’m hoping to resell the story, but first I want to do a little revising to make it more “me”.
* I pulled out two other half-written projects from under the bed, looking for quick wins.
Not a stellar week, but not a complete bust either. This next week, I will get in as much writing as I can, then on Friday, Sis and I are heading to Jackson, Mississippi to teach a plotting bootcamp, Friday through Sunday. Those are always fun and intense.
The red-headed hellion is no longer working nights, and is in fact looking for a job. In the meantime, we’ve been enjoying our evenings. We love to watch movies together—scary ones especially. She finds me endlessly entertaining because I grope the pillow and jump at the scary parts. This week we watched:
M.Knight Shaymalan’s Devil—too predictable for one of his films. I just love his Ah-Ha! moments, and this one didn’t have one you couldn’t see from a mile away.
Smoke Signals—my second time seeing this Native American, coming of age story. Still every bit as funny and poignant as I remembered.
Dark City—yeah, did anyone see that one when it came out? I found it in the $5 bucket at Walmart. I loved it. It was dark, and very, very different. Think, 1940’s Hitchcock crossed with Buffy’s “Hush” episode crossed again with a mass alien abduction. Yeah, very different.
DVD on Iceland from the Icelandic Tourist Board—did I mention that dd and I want to head there this August?