Well, pardner. I had a pretty good writing (or actually, rewriting) day. The old red pen may need to be replaced. There just isn’t enough ink for what this book needs. Still, I made major headway today, and I’m feeling much better about reaching "the end" on time. I’m still a bit concerned about catching all the threads of additions. I’ll be warning my editor to watch for things I’ve missed, especially since time is short not just on my end but on the editing end.
It’s been fun to return to a good old-fashioned Western-set historical romance. Obvious bad guys (like that dirty dog villain on the left). A hero who is flawed but heroic. A heroine with spunk and vulnerability at the same time. Oh, and a cute kid thrown in for good measure.
I told my agent today my "fuzzy idea" for a book, and she liked it a lot. So I can toy with it some more over the next week or so. I want to be writing again in December when I return from my next interview junket.
Speaking of TV interviews, my appearances on the Joni Show will be on this week on Wednesday and Thursday. We don’t get the Daystar Network on our cable system, but I watched today on the Internet and it was perfect. A viewer needs Active X (or is it Java?) installed, but except for the small screen, it was just as clear as TV for me. The shows this week are on alcohol in the church and alcoholism in general. The program today was excellent, and I’ll be watching the rest of the week. (The shows air, Mountain Time Zone, at 5:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and midnight.) Of course, I’m hoping when I see my participation that I don’t have to go to bed with a sick headache.
I’ve been invited to a "spa party" tonight, put on by Bath & Body Works. (Or is it the other bath lotion place? Not sure.) To be honest, this isn’t my kind of gig, but the invitation came from one of the women who participated in our small group study of the Purpose Driven Life, so my heart says I need to go. (My body says going to bed early sounds better, but I’m going with the heart.)
Time to go spruce up. A writer on a deadline is not a pretty sight.