Interviewed on Long & Short Romance!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Waning Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Venus Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Rainy and cool

First and foremost, hop on over to LASR to read an interview with me — it was a ton of fun — I just love working with them.

ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT will be available at the bookstore in the Cape Cod Writers Center Conference — woo hoo! If HEX BREAKER isn’t in print yet, they told me to go ahead and leave promotional materials in the store. Talk about a much better arrangement than at Write Angles last year, which segregated authors, lied to me about carrying me in the store, and then, the night before the conference dumped the whole problem into my lap. This was easy-peasy — I emailed the guy running the bookstore, he sent me the form, and we’re good to go. No drama, no “you’re not with a big enough publisher and not important enough for our store”, none of that. Which is one reason this conference is one of the most respected in the country.

Yesterday, I worked a lot, but didn’t get enough done. Sound familiar? But I got some ideas to one of my new editors, got some work in for another client, mowed the terraced back area, took all the clippings to the dump, In the afternoon, I managed to write 1857 words (a whole chapter) on HEART BINDER, and I read 70 pages of a manuscript for critique. And baked a cake.

I went to the client meeting at 6:30 last night, and didn’t get home until after 11. It was fun, and nice to do focused work in company, but I was beat by the time I got in. Overslept this morning, and then did some more work for that client before I even got a chance to blog.

Tessa was mad at me — our routine this summer has been that I take her out with me in the morning and put her in her cage on the deck. She watches me water, and then is out with me while I have my first cup of coffee, percolate ideas, and write the first 1K of the day in longhand. Later, at the end of the day, she comes out with me again, while I have a glass of wine on the deck and either read or write some more.

Well, yesterday afternoon, I was behind in the work, and couldn’t take her out before I left. And this morning, it was rainy. She was one sulky girl. I took her out this morning in my arms and she got rained on — which, of course, in her feline mind, is all my fault.

Anyway, I’ve got a LOT on my plate today — better get to it.

I’m so happy with the LASR interview!

Devon

Don’t forget — Taste of Tarot workshop for artists in all media, this Saturday afternoon, June 16, at Three Fish and a Ram Community Art Center in Mashpee. More info here.

Wed. June 6, 2012: Reconfiguring Writing Time

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Waning Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Venus Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Sunny and pleasant

I worked like crazy yesterday, but don’t feel like I got that much accomplished. On the up side, I finished the first pass on one of the swapped manuscripts and really enjoyed it . On the other, I struggled with the short story, and, although I got a lot of admin work done, it never gives me the feeling of satisfaction that writing pages gives me. Promotional stuff, etc. In negotiations for a potential workshop next year for a different organization, where I think the time/payment ratio is going to be saner. Pitched for a press release job, but I bet they want someone cheaper. Invoiced another job.

The rain’s finally stopped, which means I’ll have to mow today! I guess I should be happy that it’s healthy and growing well!

Here’s a press release about the upcoming one-day tarot workshop, live, here on the Cape, on June 16. I’m still putting together the week-long mix of workshops for July, but that should go up shortly. I need to get a press release for HEX BREAKER out to the local papers. So much to do, so little time. Just like everyone else, right?

I’m taking my mom to the doctor this morning — which means I’ll lost most of the morning, because, even with no one in the waiting room, they make us wait at least an hour and a half, which is ridiculous.

I really like the direction in which the anthology story is going, although I went on a tangent yesterday and had to cut almost everything that I wrote. Still need to do more work on “Town Crier” before I’ll feel good about posting it for download. I’ve got some other ideas swirling, so I have to figure out how to reconfigure my time to have more time to write fiction, and yet still be able to earn a living.

But it’s pretty today, so maybe I’ll do some of my writing outside!

Devon

Hex Breaker, $2.99 from Amazon Kindle and Solstice Publishing.

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