Tuesday, February 23, 2010

WANTED: SPRING!!! and some random blabberings

Hello, dear readers. I am stopping by after spending the last month in the cold cave of winter. I suppose I should not complain. I only have the driveway plowed once this season and can count on one hand the times I needed to shovel. As I type, there are some flurries flying outside and the meteorologists have told us to be prepared for a cloudy, gloomy week.This is after we had a GORGEOUS few days last week and an exceptional weekend. I was lucky enough to spend the day with my boyfriend in the Portsmouth/Seabrook NH area and enjoy sunshine and temperatures in the low 50s. What a treat!

The author panel on February 8th went very well! We had a very nice turnout of people and I was so happy to be included with the group. Everything is a learning experience and from this I took the lesson that I need to polish a "script" (as it were) about my writing experiences and inspirations that way when called upon to fill five minutes with information about myself, I have some ready facts at hand. I do enjoy public speaking and I look forward to the next time around.

Friends and family are asking when the next story is coming out. My answer: I do not know. Am I happy with this answer. NO. Again, learning experience. I've scrapped and restarted a story that I had been working on for quite a while. Why? Well, the hero and heroine had no conflict. They were happy. They were settled. This makes for a darn boring story. Alas, they are now relegated to the status of secondary characters in the reworking. So, onward and upward.

I have done quite a bit reading this winter and am happy to report that I have gotten through about 21 books in the TBR pile (and also the TBR PDF file folder) Have you read anything that stood out this winter? My two favorite books: Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl and Naked Dragon by Annette Blair. I devoured both of them in a three day stretch! Good stuff!

That is all for now, my friends. Sending happy thoughts of warmth, sun and Spring!