So, I’ve been missing in action lately, mostly due to the fact that my writing mojo sort of deserted me but now I’m back!!
I’ve spent the summer running around like crazy and wondering how we ever managed to get anything done when I was working 7 days a week and my daughter was playing sports every weekend. There’s certainly not enough hours in our weekends to get everything done that we want to and it used to be crazier?
But now that summers over, and of course here in the Canadian prairie, winter can strike at anytime, so I’m hoping for some more relaxation time. I’m not a winter sport kind of girl, but more of a “sit in front of the fire drinking spiked hot chocolate” kind of girl.
I have been keeping up on the news but I’m not sure I should be. Ebola terrifies the hell out of me and that ISIS terrorist group makes me scared and angry in equal portions. And knowing there’s not a damn thing I can do about either one makes me think that maybe I should just avoid the news all together.
It was my birthday yesterday. I turned 45. I’m not one of those women who care about how old they are. My life isn’t really how I thought it would be when I think back to being 20, and while there are some things I would change (still working on that lotto win) all in all it’s not too bad. Back then I never would have even thought I could be a published writer, and pretty much anyone who knew me back then would have thought that I’d end up with about 6 kids instead of the one near-perfect girl I have. (Don’t let it go to your head Meg) I guess the herd of other people’s kids that goes through my house on a regular basis sort of makes up for it.
Anyway, I have two stories on the go these days. My shifter story that’s taking forever, but I am getting somewhere and MC #1 has just gotten furry for the first time! I also have this whole bodyguard and scientist story that popped into my head that is good for distracting me when I’m thinking too hard about the other story. I have high hopes for both of them. My pre-reader is bugging me for more of both so I think it’s a good sign.
GayRomLit is coming up in a week or so and I’m really disappointed that I don’t get to go. I think it would be awesome to meet all the wonderful writer I love and the few I’ve gotten to know a little. I think it would totally enhance my “author experience” don’t you? (Working on my sales pitch for next year) I hope all my fellow writers have an amazing time and I can’t wait for the reports to start pouring in from various social media sites.
Oh and to my Canadian readers, Happy Thanksgiving for this weekend. I can’t wait for turkey dinner and I’m looking forward to my sister and her fiancé and his kids coming to stay with me. Good food, great family, it should be a great weekend.
Well, that’s about it for right now. Oh yeah, the fic rec. Let me see….
Racing for the Sun by Amy Lane is a different kind of love story. It’s not all sweetness and light. Horrible things happen to good people and it’s not always easy to like the main characters. But by the time I was done, I love both Sonny and Ace and was rooting for their happy ending. This story put me through so many emotions I felt like I’d been put through the ringer, but there was never a dull moment and in a different (better) world, this could be turned into an excellent movie.
You can get it here at Dreamspinner Press: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3782
and it’s available on Amazon as well.
And of course, as always, you can find me here at Dreamspinner: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/index.php?cPath=55_454 and on Amazon.
PSA: Remember folks, when you buy from the publisher, the author gets to keep more of their royalties!
Here is a beautiful pic from a photographer friend of mine. Anthony, you’re amazing!