Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Release and Submission

It's a good day for me--today is the release date of A Lady Raised High: A Novel of Anne Boleyn, written as Laurien Gardner, published by Berkley Jove. I adore the book, and I am so happy to see it out.

Also, I finished and submitted my vampire novella to Dorchester--on time! I am proud of myself to hit a deadline without having to ask for a couple extra days. I never seem to plan it exactly, but the last two submissions went in bang on time. Let's hope this continues.

So it's in-and-out day. I submitted one manuscript and another is released. To celebrate I will attend my local RWA chapter meeting and take the minutes. Do I know how to party or what??

Actually, my husband is taking me out to dinner tomorrow night, so that will be nice.

Take care!

Friday, February 17, 2006

All about me

Blame author MacKenzie MacCade for this--she sent it to me and I couldn't resist. Feel free to copy it and make all your friends fill it out too!

1. What is your occupation? Author
2. What color is your underwear? purple
3. What are you listening to right now? The cat meowing
4. What was the last thing you ate? Egg fritatta with red peppers and feta cheese
5. Do you wish on stars? Yes
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Blue
7. How is the weather right now? Cloudy
8. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Husband
9. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Yes!
10. How old are you today? 41 years
11. Favorite drink? Iced Tea
12. Is missing??????
13. Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes
14. Do you wear contacts or glasses? Glasses (am nearly blind and can't keep track of contacts--they drive me crazy)
15. Pets? 1 House Demon, I mean, Cat
16. Favorite month? June
17. Favorite food? Cheese and chocolate
18. What was the last movie you watched? I think the Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe (at a theatre)
19. Favorite day of the year? Thanksgiving
20. What do you do to vent anger? Rage with very bad language, not a pretty sight
21. Fall or Spring? Summer
22. Hugs or kisses? Kiss me, baby.
23. Cherry or Blueberry? Strawberry (don't like eithe of the others)
24. Do you want your friends to email you back? Yes
25. Who is most likely to respond? Those that have the time to complete a
26. Who is least likely to respond? People who get too many emails
27. Living arrangements? A cozy little house in Phoenix
28. When was the last time you cried? I cry once a day I think
29. What is on the floor of your closet? A cat carrier, shoes, laundry basket
30. Who is the friend you have had the longest? My husband.
31. What did you do last night? Watched a murder mystery, went out to coffee house with husband
32. Favorite smells? Roses, vanilla, sandalwood
33. What inspires you? Music
34. What are you afraid of? Losing what I have
35. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? Cheese
36. Favorite car? Grand Am, Grand Prix
37. Favorite dog breed? German shepherd
38. Number of keys on your key ring? Four. I only know what one does
39. How many years at your current job? Since November 2002
40. Favorite day of the week? Thursday
41. How many states have you lived in? Seven--two of those states twice (Texas, Arizona) And two other countries
42. How many cities have you lived in? Eleven
43. What would you like to do, but don't have time to? Sleep. Relax. Vegetate.
44. Where would you like to go if you could? Hawaii. To sleep, relax, vegetate, and snorkle.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Getting it Done Monday again

All right, accomplishments today have been registering for RT (finally--call me Last-minute Letty), proofing an ad for Romance Sells, and doing some paperwork for a conference I'll be speaking at in Nebraska. Still need to go through my file of where to send promo items and pack up some things. I so need an assistant--no, wait, he kissed me and went off to work already. :)

More writing today, too. I'm rocking on a novella, wrote a third of it this weekend. Let's hope I can keep rocking.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Get it done Monday--I know it's Wednesday

I was so busy Monday I didn't have time to do my "Get It Done" post.

I set up to have banners, reviews, and contests done on a site for some upcoming books. Also contacted a bookstore about doing a signing for Lady Raised High, which reminds me I have to follow up on that.

I'm also trying to get a 55K novel done by Friday, so of my most energy is focused on that. Almost done!!

Feel free to post your own "Get It Done" accomplishments--doesn't matter if it was Monday or Tuesday or whenever.