Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Rose & Thorn Blog . . . and Crazy Life!

Hi Y'all! Just stopping in to direct you all to the Rose & Thorn blog, where Angie Gumbo Writer has an interview with with Ronlyn Domingue, author of The Mercy of Thin Air. Feel free to leave a comment, say hi, whatever! While there, stop by the R&T Journal and read the summer offerings.

Also, I am busy working on the line-edits for the SWEETIE novel to be released this fall. Beyond that, I've started VK III and as soon as I finish SWEETIE line-edits, I will get back to work on (Something) GRACES, the final book in the Graces Sagas trilogy (as far as I know, it's the final book).

I was pleased that my editor at BB publishers called Sweetie an "amazing kick-ass book" - I've been saying that phrase all morning *laughing* - to GMR, to Angie, to twitter, to facebook. How could I not do the Happy Dance? If your editor loves your book that much, then the excitment and energy for the book grows even greater. The time you wait to hear back from your editor to see if she/he likes the book, much less loves it, is stress-rendering. So, when you not only have the green-light, but the "kick-ass amazing" part--I can't describe the happiness, joy, and relief combined! WHOOP WHOOP!

my view as I work on Sweetie/Graces Saga, etc!
I know I'm behind on my visiting and all, but, this has been a really busy year for me, busier than ever -- with the release of SECRET GRACES while still keeping TENDER GRACES alive and going, and SWEETIE, then the surprise from BB asking me if I'd like to write a novella to go with two other author's novellas. That three-author work should come out this fall, as well. Pair that with the "non writing part of a writing life" and it makes for a crazy year! But - isn't this what I signed up for? Isn't this what I wanted? Isn't this my dream? . . . Yes. It is. *smiling*

Tomorrow I Skype with a book club - I am looking forward to that, but worry about Skype's problems they've had -- I was Skyping with my son and baby Lil' Boop and my computer crashed! First time that's ever happened.

What are you working on? Are you winding down with summer vacations and such? Can you believe it is already August?


Angie Ledbetter said...

I can't think of a single soul who deserves the kudos and successes than YOU!

Besides the view, the hostessing with the mostesting, and the invaluable kick ass! :D

Kerry said...

Congratulations! Good for you!

Moon Willow said...

know alot of heartfelt thoughts and words and hard work goes into each & every book- well done,Lady!
I enjoyed the photos of the mountains! Joy & Peace :)

ficwriter said...

Whoop! Whoop! is right. Can't wait to read Sweetie.

I've missed your recent updates. Grandkids took over my computer the past couple of days.

Now I'm off to read Angie's Ronlyn Domingue interview. I loved her first novel.

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

CONGRATS on that!!! That's an awesome phrase for them to use about your book!

Sad to hear you won't be around as much. Skyping with a book club sounds like an amazing idea!

No, I can't believe it's August already, but I'm glad it is! That means my book release party is soon. :)

Debbie said...

I think "kick-ass" is just about the perfect adjective for you! I am thrilled for you and your successes.

*Maybe* Baby ♥ Mama said...

Our journey has begun!… secretly though

If I’ve left you this message, you’re a follower of my original blog ~OR~ just someone I’ve happened upon while sending out these invites and that I would LOVE for to come along for the ride! Though I won’t be revealing who I am just yet – until we’re TO and THROUGH the first trimester! Just getting the word out about our new site – further explanation of all the secrecy and what we’re about on my first post. I’d love for you to stop by.

Exciting things going on around here!

~ the {secret} *Maybe* Baby Mama

Suldog said...

Wow. Way Cool. Life is just handing you bouquets of flowers and boxes of chocolates! Good for you. You're a truly nice person, and a talented writer, and you deserve those things.