Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009
Waxing Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Rainy and cold

Hop on over to Lori Widmer’s Words on the Page. She’s hosting the latest stop on the Jenny Storm DIXIE DUST RUMORS blog tour. I talk about the process of writing this book, and how it was a little different than my usual process — but not because it’s middle grade instead of adult! The comments are open for questions all day, and I’ll be hopping on an off, so I hope you stop by.

Got another project out the door yesterday, and onto the submission go-round. Gotta get them out there or they can’t get contracted, right? Spent time marketing DIXIE DUST (hey, at $3.95, it’s a good buy, if I say so myself).

Converted some more floppies. Only spent about an hour and a half on it, but found some interesting stuff. I think I actually have a completed novel that I finished and forgot. I may have to take a look at it and see if there’s anything worth salvaging (and get another project out the door in the next few weeks). I’ve got another project that needs another draft, and then I’m re-thinking how I want to market it. If I could get two more novels out the door this summer, while still juggling those in process, I’ll be content. Sooner or later, the short stories need some attention. I’m writing them and they’re stacked up, but I’m not doing anything with them, which doesn’t serve any of us.

Of course, some of the short stories are in limbo because they really need to be novels or novellas. So, this summer is about a lot of literary housekeeping on my part. Which is a good thing. And some need to be “retired” and not go out. They were exercises, not pieces of marketable writing.

UHaul pulled another crap move. I’m livid, and at the end of my rope with them.

Finished reading my friend’s manuscript, and sent her the notes. I enjoyed it a lot — can’t wait until it finds its perfect home!

Good morning’s work on the Matty book this morning, and a GREAT session on the serial.

Lots to do today. Back to the page.


Serial: 4,052 words out of 50,000


  1. You must have a LOT of material. To have finished a novel and not remember it? 😉 Wow!

    I think it’s fun to revisit your old files once in a while. Sometimes you catch a spark, and feel the need to work on something, and sometimes you just shake your head. *I wrote that???*

    Have a happy writing day!

  2. Very happy to hostess you, doll! Thank you for putting together an excellent post for my blog. I’m tickled!

    NEVER use UHaul! Horror stories abound with them, my own included. Penske has been excellent. They seem pricier up front, but it’s because most of their charges are transparent. Go to for more dirt on the company’s unhappy clientele.

  3. Uhaul sucks. I have the distinct displeasure of living down the street from one. I got lectured by one of them for leaving their cart in the middle of the storage area.

    Just found your blog! I’m enjoying it, thanks…

  4. U-Haul is a horrible company. I’m sorry you’re still having to deal with them. You found an entire novel? Awesome! I hope your day goes well!

  5. Many thanks again for posting to my blog yesterday, Devon. There are still some open questions for you if you have the time. It was a great post and a very popular one!

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