Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Touching Base

It's been a few days since I've written, so I thought I'd post something now before this blog got stale.

There's not really too much to post. I've been working on my newest book...both on the computer and in my mind. You know how you have those nights where you can't sleep? Well, that's the best time for me to brainstorm and decide what changes I'm going to make on my book. It's going a lot slower than I hoped, but between doing laundry, cooking and "taking care" of darling hubby, I get sidetracked easily. Not to mention when friends call or email and I have to answer right away, right?

The weather is still crappy here in central North Carolina. Where the heck is spring? I know it's technically still winter, but geesh, this is the south!

I've managed to read and write a few more reviews since my last entry on this blog. I've done "Between Friends" by Kristy Kiernan for "Affaire de Coeur's" March/April issue. Gave the book three stars...

Also read and reviewed "Remember Me" by Laura Moore for This is her first of the "Rosewood Trilogy" and a delightful read.

Then I've also done a private review for marketing purposes of Jill Bryne's memoir, "Step on a Crack" which reveals her life-long struggle with abuse and depression and how she managed to overcome her problems and lead a fulfilling life.

I have two more books to read and review for ReaderTo, then I will submit a review for the New York Journal of Books...this one will be a children's book. Hopefully with all these things going on, I'll be able to concentrate more on my writing and get more accomplished.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I haven't written in a while, but have been busy, though I don't feel like I've accomplished much.

I completed five chapters on my next sequel to "Tiny Angel" but the other night while lying in bed, I decided to redo it and change it completely. Argh, the joys of being a writer...

Thank God for computers. If I had to write using a typewriter, I would have given up a long time ago.

My exciting new is that I have just recently been accepted as a reviewer for the New York Journal of Books and I'm so excited about that. After being a reviewer for several years for "Affaire de Coeur" magazine as well as, this is another feather in my cap. NYJB is more widespread, so I'm thrilled. My first review with NYJB is for one of my favorite author's debut book: "The Sweet By and By" written by Todd Johnson. I met Todd when he was at the Literary Fair at UNC Chapel Hill and bawled throughout his reading. His book touched my heart and soul, and if you want to know more about it, check out my review.

I also had the privilege of chatting with Todd privately during the holidays. Amelia, a neighbor and a dear friend, and Todd's cousin came to her Christmas party while he was back home in NC. What a joy it was to pick his brain and discuss books with him. I am truly blessed.