Thursday, September 28, 2006

I just sent “Master Nikolai” off to the proof reader. I finally got that done feeling. The done feeling is when I have edited and re-edited then read the whole book through; when I reach the words ‘the end’ I have that feeling of completion. That is the done feeling. I never send a book to my proof reader until I get that done feeling. Of course, when my proof reader sends the book back she might find a hole in the plot that I didn’t see. That is why it’s always important to have a fresh pair eyes look over your work. When I get the book back from the proof reader and I have fixed any errors in it I send it off to my distributor. That is when I have a glass of wine (until I am done with my meds it has to be nonalcoholic wine) with my husband to celebrate the completion of my book.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Erotic Shiver "His Eyes Wide Open" is available in my yahoo store This story will enhance my soon to be released book "Master Nikolai" I did intend to keep this erotic shiver and the erotic shiver "Curiosity Seduced the Woman" separate from the book "Master Nikolai" but I felt this story would be told better if all three pieces of these story were put together in one book. So these two erotic shivers will be included in the book "Master Nikolai” They will also be included in "Erotic Shivers Volume I" which will be released at the end of December. "Master Nikolai" is due to be released at the end of October.

Monday, September 18, 2006

I am finally getting over my stupid cold, thank goodness. I have so much to do and was having trouble concentrating with this cold.

I will probably spend the week writing and catching up on reading submissions for my website. I am looking forward to my author day tomorrow on Ebook love yahoo group.
I plan to giveaway three or four ebooks and a T-shirt, coffe mug and pillow with "A Song for my Warrior" cover on them. Plus I will be giving readers a sneek peak of "Master Nikolai" I will spend a good part of the day today planning for my author's day.
I am having an Author's day on Ebook Love this Tuesday Sept 19th from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Here is a link if you would like to stop by and say hello.

Plus I am one of the feature authors on The Romance Studio's blue section. Here is a link if you would like to check it out.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I have had a really good storyline for a new book kicking around in my head for awhile now. I am dying to write it too. The only problem is that the story involves vampires. When this story came to me, hell that was four years ago, the book market wasn’t overflowing with vampire stories. Now, however it seems every other book is about a vampire. So, I don’t really know what to do. Is there enough room for yet one more vampire story? I don’t want my book to get lost in the sea of other books. My book will have a different angle to the whole vampire thing, will this make it stand out?

I know as a reader I love reading books about vampires if the story is done right. Christine Feehan is one of my favorite authors and I love how she portrays vampires in her book. On the other hand, I have read way too many books where the vampire characters are basically the same as each other.

Of course if my muses want me to write this story I will have to : )

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Oh my goodness my body is so sore. I started my intense workout program this week. I am happy as hell I got through this week : ) My goal is to get my body into the best shape its ever has been by my 40th birthday (July 19th)

Being a writer it seems like I am always sitting. And here lately I haven’t been exercising enough. I love going on very active trips. But, if I don’t discipline myself and keep up with my exercise program I am going to lose my stamina. I sure the hell don’t what that.
I love having curves, so I don’t plan on exercising so hard that I lose them.

This week has flown by it seems. I can’t believe it’s already Saturday. I have been writing so much this week my fingers are getting sore. But when a story is flowing I seem to lose track of time.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Happy Labor Day to U.S. Readers

I hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend. It's the last hurrah of the summer.

This summer has been a little strange. First off it seemed to go by really fast. And secondly it has been a summer of deep thought for me. You know thinking about things like what direction I want to go with my life, how far I would like my career to go. Of course I would be ecstatic if sometime in the future I became a best selling author, but realistically few authors achieve such a career high as that. Not to say I won't keep working towards that goal. Right now as long as I have readers who enjoy my books I am very happy.

I don’t know what brought on this evaluation of my life, but it was much needed. I discovered there needs to be changes in my life. Now, I have a much clearer vision on what my future goals will be and how to make the changes that will improve my life considerably.

I am going to do something fun this Labor Day weekend. I want to enjoy this last part of summer.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Last night I had a little trouble sleeping, a bit too much coffee during the day. So, with this extra time I started to map out my goals for next year. I came up with quite an ambitious plan. The only problem is what books I was going to come out with. I have so many really good storylines floating around in my head. I do know for sure the next book in the Barbarians of Malka series will be one of the first books released next year. And of course the yearly anthology which will be titled Erotic Tales Volume II. Erotic Shiver Volume II will also be released next year as well, as for what other books I am just not sure yet. I guess I will leave it up to my muses which ones will be released.

I will be attending Dragon Con next year. This was a hard decision. I wanted to at least get one book/trade show in next year. It was between The Romantic Times Convention and Dragon Con, the deciding factor was my oldest son is graduating from high school next year and The Romantic Times book show is held too close to the time he graduates. I wish I could attend both, but there is no way I can.

I have so much I would like to get done next year. If I only get half of what I want to get done it will be a great year.