Procrastinate on This and THE AWESOME GIRL’S GUIDE TO DATING EXT...

Before we get into this week’s batch of procrastination, some news news on the next book front. We were shooting for summer, but we’ve now been scheduled for this October. And I should have an exact date soonish, too. So stay tuned for that announcement. Meanwhile, here’s a...

THE AWESOME GIRL’S GUIDE TO DATING EXTRAORDINARY MEN [Bloggin' o...

Dearest Readers, I am so, so, so, happy to announce that we made a deal with Amazon Publishing over the holidays. My second book, THE AWESOME GIRL’S GUIDE TO DATING EXTRAORDINARY MEN, will be one of the flagship novels for their soon-to-launched women’s fiction imprint. We...

Oh, It’s Tuesday: The Third Year of World War II [Rewriting Agai...

So yesterday I began my third rewrite.  And in many ways, it feels like I’m reporting to you from the trenches of the third year of the U.S.’s involvement in World War II. Allow me to explain this metaphor : Your rough draft feels a lot like 1942. You’re sick of reading...

Wow! It’s Wednesday: Me Totally Naked

So I’ve promised on several occasions that I would post the rough draft of the first chapter of my second book, THE AWESOME GIRL’S GUIDE TO DATING EXTRAORDINARY MEN. When I made this promise, I was floating in a cloud of hopeful writing theory. Why not show people how the sausage...

Wow! It’s Wednesday! The Best Part

So I got a copy of my galleys today and … well, let’s just say it really feels real now. And it’s funny, b/c I’m at the same point in the rough draft of my second women’s fiction novel, the point where all the really delicious plot points kick in, when people...

Wow! It’s Wednesday! “16 Candles Meets E. Lynn Harris̶...

“Sixteen Candles Meets E. Lynn Harris” — that’s what they’re calling my book in-house at HarperCollins, according to Marketing Manager, Bobby Brinson. What a nice compliment! Find out what else he had to say about 32 CANDLES here. Though, it should be noted that...

Wow! It’s Wednesday! The Perfect City for Valentine’s Day?

It’s funny that Valentine’s Day is bearing down on us like an oncoming train. I still haven’t figured out what to get my husband yet, and I’m having trouble finding time to get out and shop, because I’m way too busy writing the rough draft of THE AWESOME...

Wow! It’s Wednesday! Doing it Anyway [Eye of Em-Effin Tiger]

So I’m almost done with my first-reader pass on my rogue sci-fi novel and I’m about to send it off to a manuscript editor. Really? An editor? you ask. Aren’t manuscript editors for people who can’t write or for people whose novels have so many problems that they need...

Wow! It’s Wednesday! And Then What Happened?

Towards the beginning of our relationship, my husband used to say this this thing that infuriated me. I would be all upset over a program and he’d say, “Calm down, these people aren’t real.” He got away with saying this a couple of times before I found the words to...

Wow! It’s Wednesday! My New Love Is Becoming a Demanding Nag

So this week’s current mood picture refers to the fact that I’ve sent my last pass of 32 CANDLES back to the publisher, and am now hankering down with a new women’s fiction novel called the The Awesome Girl’s Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men. As I mentioned last week,...

Wow! It’s Wednesday! The Two New Loves of My Life [Wassup 2010!]

  As I’ve told many people IRL and online already, I’m hoping that IVF will produce one more miracle baby for us by the end of 2010. But because I’m anxious, I’ve started to get a little scared that it won’t work the second time as easily as it did the first....