Saturday, April 28, 2007

Summer is here

The temps are rising and the mornings are coming earlier and earlier. In Arizona, Summer is officially on us.

I have company this weekend--my sister and her husband from Colorado. I don't get to see her enough so it should be a wonderful visit.

Day job has been extremely busy and some days I feel like sending up the "I surrender" flag, but at least I'm not bored, right? :-)

ESWF (work in progress) is going great.

That's all....

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Stuff I'm learning...

First, I can't drink like I used to. I had 3 drinks last night that made me feel like I was using someone else's lips to talk and gave me a nasty headache this morning. Ugh. Now all I want to do is lay down and read. But I refuse to give in. I've got writing to do. :-)

Second, I'm learning to LOVE my new hero above all others. In the world that is in my head, he is king. His name is Sean and he looks a lot like Clive Owen.

Third, I'm learning to not just think outside the box, I'm learning that there is no box where my new book is concerned.

Fourth, see the first again. :-)

Saturday, April 14, 2007

It's all good....

Well I've been negligent in my posts of late, but I can't say I'm sorry about it only because I've been working so hard on my new book. Friends, I have to tell you, I haven't been this excited about something I'm writing in a long time. I am absolutely in love with my hero, Sean, who I'm sleeping with quite a bit these days. (don't tell my husband, okay). And the research I'm doing is so interesting.

I've been wrapped around the business end of writing for about a year now and I finally managed to push back from that table and return to the part I love. There's nothing quite like that feeling of capturing an image or an emotion and find the exact words to convey it. I feel like I'm channeling the characters in Everything She Wished For and it's the most amazing experience.

The only thing slowing me down is a new addition to our, I didn't have a baby. But we did bring home a puppy the other night. She's a doll, but oh does she demand a lot of attention. Sigh.

I've come to accept that life is never going to slow down in my house.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Why is it?

that my husband thinks the time I'm most irresistible is the time I've set aside for me? I'll never understand it. If I'm in the office, door closed, hard at work, that's when he has to ask me burning questions--like, where is the syrup? Or pester me with chores like, did you get your tax stuff ready?--even though we never have our tax stuff ready until months late (yes, we do file an extension). Or, the classic, do you want to do it?

yes dear, nothing makes me want to jump in the sack more than being totally focused on my writing, child-free for another 6 hours, and still in my jammies, unshowered.


Okay, enough venting. So where have I been the past month? Feverishly finishing the story I wrote for the IN THE CHILL OF THE NIGHT anthology coming out in October. Other contributors to this Halloween collection are Melanie Atkins--whose suspenseful BLOOD RITE has a great review in RT this month--Lynne Connolly who writes dark, suspenseful urban Gothics and Shawna Moore--who writes steamy hot books. I feel very honored to be in this collection with such talented writers!
I will be hosting interviews with them later this summer and I'm really looking forward to that.
Anyway, could someone give my house a call and tell my husband he's needed, um, somewhere other than here?