Choose Me is doing well, waiting for edits of The Time Is Now and Snowbound

ImageThis has been an interesting experience for me–so far Choose Me is selling well. It was at #36 for Kindle ebooks/African American/Women’s fiction at the weekend and stayed there until yesterday. Now I am at #52.  There’s also a steady flow of people borrowing it via Amazon Prime, which great, and people rediscovering Linger: a short story. I’ve been working on a few more short stories, so I think there could be another story coming soon while we wait for the The Time Is Now

On the 16th I should receive edits for The Time Is Now, which I want to release as soon  as I’ve made any necessary changes. 

Other books coming soon: Playing House, A Little Night Music and Another Cup of Love.

I’ll keep you posted on upcoming publication dates and cover reveals! 😀

Happy reading (and writing)!  And remember: if you read and enjoyed Choose Me: a novella, please consider writing a review on amazon.com or Goodreads. 🙂

 

No, I am not dead…just very, very tired and busy

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How my brain feels…

Sorry again for the radio silence. I thought I would have oodles of time to update my little blog once I returned from vacation, but I’ve had a lot on my plate at work and then when I come home I am just…tired, lazy.

What free time I’ve had has been spent writing or socializing and catching up with people I had to neglect all spring (due to work).

But I promise–now that things seem to be calming down at work–I will get back to you very soon with a combo book review (three books, all three books you need to read) and an update about when Choose Me and The Time Is Now will be available. 🙂

I just need a few more days to make sure project (at work) is on schedule and then I’ll be back. 🙂

Happy reading (and writing)!

First draft done…now what to do…?

On Sunday night I finished the first draft of the novel I started for Nanowrimo 2009–(working title: The Time Is Now…) the one that should have taken me 30 days to write but instead took over a year–and it feels both wonderful to have finished it and sad to be without my main characters, Kyra & Christian.

Now my writing buddy, Kim K., is reading my first draft so she can give me comments that will help me revise. Sometimes I think revising harder than actually writing the first draft. At least when you’re writing the first draft, it all feels new and you’re still in love with your story. When you are revising, your love affair with your story sometimes goes from the mushy honeymoon period to the bickering and nagging stage when you aren’t sure why you loved the story in the first place.

Hopefully, I will not begin to hate my characters or my story as I revise. Hopefully, I will be able to remain in love with their story and give them the attention they deserve. I am simply happy that I finished it before I head off at the end of the month for a writers retreat in Matera, Italy. While there, I hope to work on an outline for another book. I am not sure what the new one will be about, but I know at least one character will be called Milo.