Thursday, March 14, 2013

Miscellaneous Musings

I feel as if my mind is a kaleidoscope of images and ideas this week. I think it’s because I have too many non-novel projects that I need to complete before I can focus on my stories. It’s been some time since this has happened to me, and I know I’ll get back on track as soon as I finish some of the side projects.

Due to the short turnaround to judged the short fiction entries for an upcoming conference, I shifted my focus and have been devoting ninety-five percent of what would normally be my writing time to reading the submissions. These stories were written by teens and have been amazing, so having to push away from my keyboard hasn't been torturous. Thanks to the writers for giving me so many wonderful stories to judge.

My keynote speech is coming along nicely. I do hope the conference attendees enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed putting it together.

On book news I received the schedule for book two of the Embrace series. I now know when to expect my first round of edits. Cover discussion are in the works, and while I know it will be awhile before I see the designs, I can’t wait! Plus, I have a tentative release date. Since this is subject to change, I will only say that Hold Tight should be available by late summer.

I think that’s it for me this week. I’d love to hear from you. Let me know what you've been working on. How are you keeping busy this winter? Do you have cabin fever? I do!

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Wow, judging a contest, writing a speech and preparing for edits--you are really busy! :)

  2. How exciting to give a key-note speech! you are not only talented and hard working, but also brave.

    1. That's me, the brave little mouse hoping not to stumble over her words. :)

  3. That would be fun but time consuming to judge submissions!

    I'm a little bummed how long it has taken for your first round of edits to start. I'm very impatient myself!

    Happy St. Paddy's Day.

  4. Glad to hear the speech is coming along well. You'll do great!