Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lagging Behind Again...

The story of my life. Everything seems to get away from me! This week was worse because I spent most of it at the evil parttime day job or working on it from home. However, the highlights of the week!

Number one, of course, my latest Ellora's Cave book, FOR OLYMPUS' SAKE came out on Friday! Woo hoo! Hawt cover, hawt manlove, Greek gods and a journey through Hades! Fun, fun! @ladyjaided on Twitter described it as "Olympian Alex must rescue a horny archaeologist and Aphrodite's necklace from hell." Funny but very apt! Stop by Ellora's Cave and check it out!

Saturday I spent the day with galpal Delilah Devlin at the Maumelle Writers Conference. It's a very small conference but we met tons of great folks. We set up a table for the Diamond State Romance Authors. We may have found a few new members! We also passed out information on the Roses Colored Glasses group and the upcoming Self Edit Class.

Speaking of the Self Edit Class, we're giving it November 15-21. It's an online class facilitated through a Yahoo group with lots of individual interactions. Stopped by and check out the online brochure. Join us for tips on polishing your manuscript.

NaNoWriMo...Well, as week two starts, I'm lagging way behind. Last count was around 5300 words. After eight days, I need to be over 13k to be on pace for 50k. I did a lot at the evil day job last week so hopefully I can make up some time this week. I think I only have the EDJ one day this week--Tuesday. I'll know more then.

Tomorrow, I'm meeting my critique partner, Cynthia D'Alba, in Little Rock to write then we're attending Ree Drummond's booksigning at the Walmart at Chenal and Cantrell Road. Known on the web as The Pioneer Woman, her story reads like a real life romance novel. She says on her website, "I loved the city. Then I met a cowboy. Now I live in the middle of nowhere." Well, she's written a cookbook including some of the great recipes found her website. Guess what Momma is getting for Christmas? Check out her fabulous site!

Next Saturday, I'm part of a mass booksigning at Barnes & Noble in Little Rock. If you're in the LR area, plan on stopping by! Unfortunately, they weren't able to get my new Ellora's Cave print books yet so I'll be signing the straight stuff but there'll be chocolate! Stop by and say hi!

From the B&N website:

Things Are Heating Up at Barnes & Noble

Author Event
Baby, it's cold outside. Warm up with romance authors Delilah Devlin, Sandra Jones, Shayla Kersten, Shada Royce and Anna J. Evans (aka Annaliese Evans). Authors will be available to sign books

Saturday November 14, 2009 6:00 PM

11500 Financial Ctr Pkwy, Little Rock, AR 72211, 501-954-7646

1 comment:

Judy said...

Sympathy for the EDJ--hope you can balance that and NaNo--but I'm betting you can. Good luck at the book signing!