Friday, February 24, 2006


So what an incredible week I've had. My agent loves the submission I sent her. Yay!

And my editor for ECHOES and WHISPERS said the most incredible thing in an interview that was published in this month's RWR (Romance Writers Report).

It went like this:

Question: What is your all time favorite romance/women's fiction novel and what was so great about it?

Answer: This is a tie between Wuthering Heights and Echoes by Erin Grady. . . .Echoes was the first romance I edited at my last company, Berkley. When I read the submission, it blew me away--the plot and the writing were so vivid and (as Stephen Colbert would say) grippy. Erin is a great writer and she was a dream to work with; we really mind-melded on the edits. When the book was published, it was beautiful! We were very proud of it. Along with Erin's Agent [the wonderful Alicka Pistek] we all had worked hard and it paid off with this great piece of fiction that ended up winning awards and national recognition. I knew for sure after editing Echoes that I was in the right business.

So, what more could a writer want? The rest of the month can be nothing less than anticlimactic. :-)

Monday, February 20, 2006

Where did it go?

It's already Monday and the weekend was a blur. I've spent it reading Golden Heart entries--which have been wonderful this year. I thought my last year's batch was good, but I just finished two entries that made me wish I had the whole book to read. Hope they end up as finalists or at least on the bookshelves!

Now I have to finish up my RITA books and then on to the Golden Quill entries. What was I thinking when I volunteered for all this? Ah, well, on the happy note I did get my proposal off to my agent and hopefully she will deliver it to an editor who has been waiting for just such a story to come across her desk... (there's a reason I write fiction).

hey Christina who left me a comment and entered the Oprah contest like my daughter did... have you heard anything? We're still waiting for the phone to ring here. :-)

Thursday, February 16, 2006


The week is coming to an end, thank goodness. I've been working my behind off trying to get pages finished. Met my goal for once. I'm either getting better at this or I'm just writing crap and I'm so delusional I think it's good. Your guess is as good as mine.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Working my butt off

Between the the publicity and the writing and the KIDS, sheesh. I haven't even showered. More info than you wanted, I'm sure. That's it for today.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Another Day?

Today flew. The day job is keeping me so busy that I don't have much brain power to write at the end of the day. But tomorrow is my day off and I plan to hammer out the pages. Go, Erin, go Erin.

Tonight my oldest daughter played in her first LaCrosse game. Her team won--yay! It was very exciting.

That's all I have the energy to write. Sad, but so true.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Monday, Monday

So today was an awesome day. I got the first review to come through on my April release, Whispers. Affaire de Coeur gave it 4 stars and said: "The history of the Beck women and of Diablo Springs is spun through past and present by a master weaver of paranormal and romantic tales. Erin Grady’s narrative is superb and her characters are terrific. Whispers is steeped in atmosphere, emotions, and a fantastic storyline. This is one knock-out book and comes highly recommended."
Yay! They liked it.

I think I'm going to cut out the part about being "a master weaver" and make wall paper out of it for my office.

Also Healther posted a comment to my first blog which was way cool. Thanks, Heather. BTW, read your profile, saw your SNOW pictures. BRRR. I live in Arizona where it was 82 degrees today.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Manic Sunday

Okay, so I am so behind the times. This is my VERY first blog. Today I've been trying to get some pages done so I can turn them in on my new book. I'm more a re-writer than a writer, so first draft is always brutal for me. Trying to get perfect first draft that my agent will be able to sell...well, I think I'd prefer having my teeth sharpened or even pulled. But 'tis fun, I suppose. I could be cleaning toilets.

On a personal note, my oldest daughter has entered the Oprah High School essay contest. If she wins, I get to go with her to be on a BookClub episode (audience, not guest, but WHO CARES. We're talking OPRAH!) So cross your fingers for me.

And my youngest daughter just got a beautiful new horse. She's off to ride it today. :)