Archive for November, 2005

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Should I feel different now?
Sunday, November 20th, 2005 4 Comments »

So, here I am, a bona-fide published author-(albeit an ebook author which apparently for a lot of the population doesn’t count)-am I different? Has fame affected me?
Not really. I still had to clean the house, do washing, remember a million appointments for the kids and feed everyone. I have to admit, I spent most of Wednesday feeling a bit sick. the thought that complete strangers might be reading my book freaked me out. What if they hated it and demanded their money back from Ellora’s Cave? What is no one bought it at all except the lovely people I know?
The weird thing is I can’t do anything about that. It’s totally out of my control. All I can do is put my head down and keep writing the next one.
It also feels strange to have achieved a dream. The older you get the harder it becomes to believe in yourself. I am proud to have done this.
Of course, now I want more-I want to be the next Nora Roberts….

I’ll be off to England on Thanksgiving (I wonder if they’ll give me turkey on the plane?) to visit my family. I hope everyone has a great holiday!

Holiday Fun below!

Lupin – Defense Against the Dark Arts

Harry Potter: Which Hogwarts professor would you be?
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Friday, November 11th, 2005 8 Comments »

So much for slowing down and taking things easy…

Ellora’s Cave have decided to publish “Eden’s Pleasure” next week (November 16th) as opposed to next March. So much for a leisurely meander into promo’s and reviews and publicity.

Now I’m running around like a headless chicken trying to organize stuff.

My lovely pal Wendy whose book,”Lessons and Lovers” was due out the same day as mine in March, is in the same position. We’re both thinking about emigrating or going to work stacking shelfs rather than being writers. Luckily we’ve been able to bounce ideas off each other too.

So, I’ve got ad space booked at ‘The Romance Studio’ and ‘The Road to Romance’ for late November and December. I’ve posted an excerpt over at Ellora’s Cave chat-a great and busy list and I’m blogging up a storm. One nice thing I’ve realized is that I have made a lot of contacts over the past three years and that romance writers are some of the nicest people in the universe. (Big shout out to Sylvia, Mandy, Julia and Daisy here for info and encouragement)

Now all I have to do is hope that I sell a few copies…and that people like it and that I get even one nice review I can put on my website-even if it’s only one word! It’s terrifying, but kind of exciting as well.

I haven’t written much, although I did finish the latest erotic romance-badly-but at least it’s done. I’m still trying to take some time off despite the pressure!

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