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Wish I could say it was because of writing…

April 30, 2008

…that I’ve been so scarce. Nope, unfortunately it’s not. It’s hormones, hormones, and more hormones.

I’ve finished 7 months of this pregnancy, and I was SO productive during the second trimester! I worked pretty much every day at getting SOME wordage in, in the midst of editing and work deadlines, and did pretty well.

Now, not so much. My hormones have TAKEN CONTROL! I had no desire to do anything but plop myself in front of the TV and cry for about a month. Didn’t want to write, or edit, or pretty much do anything at all!

I’m working on getting myself back to somewhat of a normal schedule, as I have books due for editing, which I HAVE to do. I can feel the excitement about my own book creeping back in, so I hope in the near future I’ll have the time and energy to write again.

So, I haven’t been to the blog much, because I haven’t had much to say. *shrug* But I am still here, I am still alive, despite how it may have seemed! 😛

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Do You Ever Get Tired Of Your Own Words?

April 6, 2008

Do you ever get tired of your own words?  Well, I’m getting really tired of mine.  Seriously.  I’ve been doing revisions/edits of a book before the Lovely Laura puts it out there for me and I have one final read-through to do before I email it to her.  But you know what?  I’ve read this book so damn much I know most of it by heart.  I am not exaggerating either.   Sigh.

They say persistence is a good thing in this business… I’ll let you know if, in my case, that turns out to be true.

Wednesday Writing Update

March 26, 2008

Ok, so good things to report today. I’ve pretty much finished revisions of the beginning of the book, so now I can get working on new stuff, which is great, since I haven’t in a while.

All in all, with all the revisions and additions and deletions that I did, I ended up adding about 2,000 words to the story as a whole. I wrote a WHOLE lot more than that in general, because because I deleted so much, it averaged to about 2k of additions. And I’m totally satisfied with that!

Also, I finished first edits on a book I’m editing for WCP. It was a great story and really easy edits, so I was happy sending that over to the author yesterday. I should be getting back edits shortly from another author, so I’ll have those to do over the weekend.

Things seem to feel really good right now. And baby’s doing great! We’ll be painting the nursery this weekend. As of today, I’ve officially started the 7th month! 🙂


March 1, 2008

For the love of all that’s holy, how am I supposed to be able to get out of the serial killer story and back into my other one to do edits?  Gah!!!

New Release! Tricked Truths by Beth Kery

December 31, 2007

Tricked Truths

by Beth Kery

Torrid Romance Contemporary

Rating: Erotic Romance – Explicit

Now available from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid

Grace Jamison had left the little town of Everly twelve years ago with her son and vowed never to return. But in order to move on with her future, she finds she has to return to her hometown and fix the wrongs of the past—starting with the only man who had ever had the power to hurt her.

The last person Trick Burnett wanted to see on West End property was his adulterous one time mother-in-law—the woman responsible for his father’s murder. Too bad his body seemed to have a mind of its own where Grace was concerned.

Trick hated secrets and Grace was a walking cache of them. He wasn’t above committing sexual blackmail in order to trick the truth from her time and again. Her sweet responsiveness always left him hungry for more until the mere revelation of her dark secrets was no longer enough. He couldn’t rest until he had everything from her—mind, body and soul.

Excerpt after the cut!


Days like these…

December 4, 2007

It’s days like these where I wondered why I ever started a blog, lol. Marissa has done FAR more posting than I have, which I generally take advantage of since I don’t have time.

What have I been up to? Some secret stuff, not a lot of writing, tons and tons of editing and newsletter stuff and whatnot, and more. I performed in my church’s annual Christmas concert on Sunday night, which was a blast, but BOY am I glad it’s over! It was a lot of rehearsals and time that I just didn’t have, but had to find. Dress rehearsal was about four hours Saturday morning, and the concerts were at 3pm and 7pm on Sunday.

Saturday late afternoon the Stud and I went to a new place to get a Christmas tree. Normally we go to a tree farm and get the tree cut down right in front of us, but their selection was small this year, and they also charge $10 a foot. Yes, that means for a 7-7.5-foot tree, we paid about $70-$75. This year we decided to go somewhere else, and ended up finding the perfect tree (already cut), and it only cost $32! Whoa! Now I see how the rest of the world has been living! LOL. Since Stud and I have been actively trying to cut down expenses, this helped immensely.

Now, I must venture back into the world of editing to get these edits to my very patient author. But what have you all been up to? What do your holiday preparations look like? Do you get a Christmas tree? Have a pre-lit fake one? Decorate in Hanukkah finery? Squeal like a little girl as I do when your favorite holiday song comes on the radio? 🙂

Hope everything’s going well for everyone, and I promise that come the New Year, I will be more active on this blog! Well, I will attempt to be! 😉

Bad blogger

October 28, 2007

Yes, that’s what I am. A very bad blogger. Really, I try to get at least one post in a week, but can’t always remember to do so.

It’s been even harder this week. Why?

Red Sox are in the World Series! Woot!

Of course I stay up to watch, right? That’s why I have no time? Well, no. In all honesty I’ve been going to bed around 9:30pm. Work is crazy right now, editing is crazy, other things are happening, so I’m just beat.

But the excitement of the Sox in the WS also saps my energy. It feels like it was just 2004, when we hoped upon hope we’d make it to the WS, and prayed and prayed and PRAYED that the curse would break and we’d win.

And we DID.

So now we hope it happens again, show that the other win wasn’t a fluke. That my man Jason Varitek will do his El Capitan shtuff and pull us through.

Writing hasn’t happened much. But I’m DETERMINED to get something in this week. Something to show Sven I am doing it!

How has writing been going for you all? Lots of good stuff? Re-writes? Rough drafts?

Just checking in…

September 17, 2007

Completely forgot to check in on the 70 Days of Sweat blog, but really, I didn’t have much to report. I managed a grand total of 250 words (I think), which are still written on my small notebook in my purse. Just haven’t had the time to type it in.

I’ve been working really hard on a new book I’m editing, and I’m loving it. I can’t wait until you all get a chance to read it!  This is a new author for me, which can sometimes be good, sometimes bad. It takes some time to really understand how one another works, but I truly believe that this time is going to be great. Her book was polished to begin with, and though she’s plagued with those pesky adverbs (oh, aren’t we all), her writing is beautiful, adding yet another talented author to those for whom I edit.

Sigh. I’m busy, but life really is good. 🙂

New Release! Men of Alaska: Heart of the Storm by Jennifer McKenzie

September 1, 2007

Men of Alaska: Heart of the Storm

by Jennifer McKenzie

Torrid Romance Suspense

Rating: Sensual Romance – Sensual

Now available from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid

Eight years ago, Charlene Henderson had tragically lost her brother, a crab fisherman, to the depths of the Bering Sea. She’d left her home, her family, and the only man she’d ever truly loved and run to California to forget. Forget the pain, forget her love, and leave Alaska and fishermen completely behind her.

Unfortunately Alaska isn’t as ready to leave Charlene alone. Some new information on her brother’s death has surfaced, and Charlene must return to Dutch Harbor and discover the truth about what had really happened to her brother.

Ethan Shannon has never forgotten Charlie Henderson, but eight years changes a person, and she’s not Charlie anymore – she’s Charlene, a stuck-up city girl with no love for the sea. Despite his distaste for her new lifestyle, he can’t help the feelings he still has for her, and his desire to find out what happened to her brother – his best friend.

Peace for Charlene can only come by discovering the truth. But will she be able to face the evidence she finds, both about her brother and her relationship with Ethan? Or will the answers lead her back into the heart of the storm?

Excerpt after the cut!


New Release! A Slave’s Way Out by C.A. Salo

September 1, 2007

A Slave’s Way Out

by C.A. Salo

Torrid Romance Science Fiction

Rating:  Erotica – Controversial

Now available from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid

They came from different parts of the universe: Catrin Munroe, a navy fighter pilot, gifted with visions and on the run from the alien race that abducted her; and Niko Arrian, a lord of Neris and mercenary warship captain, accustomed to women fawning over him and men cowering from a single cold glare.

When a vision guides Catrin to Niko, they find their lives filled with a passion neither of them ever expected. Will Catrin learn to submit to Niko’s dominant ways, and will Niko discover the sweet art of seduction and clever manner of compromise?

Excerpt after the cut!