No more World Cup posts after this
Thursday, July 13th, 2006 Jul 13th, 2006 leave a response

Well, not for the next four years anyway! Overall, it’s been a disappointing experience, despite the fantastic German hosts but that might be because I’m getting old and cynical. Lots of diving, ref nagging, play acting and a couple of spectacular fouls which would probably get you arrested if you tried it on the street. But then money rules over sportsmanship these days-and here I go again sounding like an old git.

On to other possibly more interesting things. Why aren’t more people entering my contest? Did I make the question too hard this time? Last time I made it super easy and even then a few people got it wrong…who knows. Maybe nobody wants a nice poster of Mr Yummy tummy.

I finished another shortish book this week and sent it in. Fingers crossed everyone that my editor likes it! I’m also trying to finish a short story which is due by the end of the month. As I’m going to the RWA conference in Atlanta, I need to get it done asap. I like writing the shorter books and I love writing short stories. It’s like instant gratification. Sometimes when you realize you’ve got 75,000 words left of a 100,000 word novel to write and you’ve run out of ideas it can get a little depressing.

Planet Mail is well and truly launched and I’ve had some nice feedback from some readers. I know I’m showing my newbie status here but I’ve actually had mail from people who like the book and don’t even know me! No bribery required. I kind of like that. Now, of course I have to wait for the reviews…

The RWA conference is coming up fast. This is my second one. Last year I was so shy I tried to blend in with the wallpaper which proved quite hard to do in a Reno hotel/casino. This year I told Mr. Kate I’m going to try and be a bit more outgoing-maybe make eye contact with people or something radical like that. The trouble is that Mr Kate is a damned attractive charming man so I tend to let him do all the socializing these days while I trail along behind, my eyes sweetly cast down in a Lady Di kind of way.

But I’m a published author now, I will have a ribbon (Mr Kate thinks the whole ribbon thing is hilarious-apparently they don’t have such things at computer conferences-I suspect he’s just jealous) I can walk proudly down the corridors-that is until someone asks me what I write and I stutter over the word erotic. Mind you, that’s an improvement on my first ever writing conference in San Francisco when I was asked what I wrote I said “books”

3 comments to “No more World Cup posts after this”

  1. MariaGeraci
      · July 13th, 2006 at 1:31 pm · Link

    I’m sad the World Cup is over, too. We’ve had so much fun watching it on the tv.
    Can you believe it’s less than 2 weeks till Atlanta??

  2. Bast Cat
      · July 14th, 2006 at 4:46 pm · Link

    Yeah, Kate, that SF writers conference was a classic moment. You’ve come a looong way since then and I’m so proud of you for it. I hope you have a blast at RWA and stroll that VIP lounge like you own it.

  3. Mel Francis
      · July 15th, 2006 at 1:43 pm · Link

    Just let “Naughty Kate” come out while you’re in Atlanta and stick with me and Maria, if you can hang with us. I’d hate to wear you out and make you all cranky. 🙂

    I’m very sad the World Cup is over. I love watching, but loved it even more because of my house guests.

    Can’t wait to see you!

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