Tuesday’s Industry News: Writing Sucks

Hello all! I hope everyone is doing well this chilly morning. I love cold weather so I’m doing great! First let me remind all our readers to head over to http://www.allromanceebooks.com/contest.html to vote for our wonderful Runere. Second, writing sucks!! Well, not really but… I had a very bad writing week last week.Rejection after rejection showed up in my inbox for one of my paranormal suspense. Not one said the same thing though, and it left me very confused. Especially when all of them had very harsh words but asked to see other titles I had. WHAT??? So by Friday I was done, cooked and ready to serve. I imagine we all get very discouraged sometimes in our writing careers and last week was my week to pout.

I had no desire at all to write anything by Friday. I wanted to stop completely and take a break, which is not like me at all. Usually when I get discouraged I open up a project that is in a different genre and work on it for a change. Not this time. However I had my local RWA meeting on Saturday(and yes, I tried to bail) which turned things around. Runere presented our group with some great information on ghost hunting, ghosts, voodoo, and native american beliefs. These were topics that I’d been playing around with in a rewrite on a project so I was so excited by the time we left the meeting. Then after laughing at SFCatty for bringing her life size standup of professor Snape to the meeting she sent me this, stating that she was sure I’d take one. http://www.cardboardpeople.com/store/pc/shownewarrivals_pbr.asp So she was right! I’d take one in a heartbeat!! And to top it off with my wonderful critique partner Rebecca Zanetti gave me her platform building theory and I was in it. All in all just when I think being a writing and writing sucks, I’m reminded by good friends and great information that neither is true.

What do you do when you get the writing blues?? Oh and The Harder They Buck, the second book in my Cowgirl Tough Series, will be released on October 22, 2010!!

My Inbox at 10:20pm

Hello everyone! Today I had planned on talking about finding my muse. The heifer had left  me for a while but all of a sudden she came back and I wrote 7k yesterday. I only lack two chapters before my novella is finished and ready for me to begin layering it and editing. I’m so excited about this because I’ve seriously struggled with this story. Nothing has been right but now I’m pretty happy.

And last night as I was trying to decide on whether to turn my computer off for the night or write some more I got a surprise! My second novella with The Wild Rose Press and their Scarlett Rose line was contracted a few months ago. I turned in my FINAL edits about two weeks ago and I’ve been waiting patiently for my release date and my cover. With RIDING DOUBLE I actually got my cover within weeks of the contract so I’ve been wondering where oh where is my new cover. Rebecca Zanetti(you know my critique partner) and I were emailing back and forth the other day and she even asked me where the heck is that cover?

 I was getting worried. I mean here I am, done with ALL my edits and still don’t have a release date or a cover.  Just as I was getting anxious I got a very nice email last night at 10:20 pm. Wanna see what was in my inbox? Oh come on you know you do! Just say yes cause I’m gonna show you anyway!!

Isn’t it just pretty!! I’m so thrilled to share this for the first time ever here with you all.

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