It’s July 1st, and I am officially heading into overdrive. I am behind where I needed to be on the wip. Bummer. I have three trips in the month of July (writers’ conference/booksellers convention, brainstorming retreat, and another writers’ conference). I’ll be gone 17 days total, including travel days. These are all jam-packed business trips where I’ll be on the go-go-go from breakfast meetings to dinner events. Nonetheless, I’ll have to be writing too in order to finish the book in time. Have laptop, will travel.
I’m not sure how much blogging I will be doing over the next month. I guess you’ll just have to drop in to see. Depends on (1) Internet connections wherever I am, (2) time available to me, and (3) if my brain is functioning enough to have clear thoughts beyond what my next appointment is or what my next scene is.
Last night I received the preliminary artwork for my next novella in the Hart’s Crossing series, Diamond Place (Apr 2006). Oh, it is wonderful!!! I would share, but it’s too early and this is just prelim. But they have captured exactly what I wanted. How sweet when that happens! Normally I don’t have much in the way of cover ideas, but this time I did and they nailed it.
Yesterday was a bust, writing-wise. I prepared and sent out my e-newsletter, and I discovered a bit of a glitch in some email viewers. Sigh… I spent hours trying to figure out what I needed to do. I have also discovered that the newsletter distributor that I use, EzineDirector, works better with Internet Explorer than with Mozilla Firefox. Same thing for Yahoo Mail. So even though I love Firefox and would rather use it, I’m finding it necessary more and more to go back to Explorer. Why does technology have to be so wonderful and so awful at the same time?
BTW, if you are interested in receiving my e-newsletter, you can subscribe to it on my web site. The mailing list is kept private. The newsletter comes out about once a month.
Well, since yesterday was a writing bust, I now need to bust my behind to catch up a bit. Drivers, start your engine. Varoon, varoom.