Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Progress - Day 2

Good writing day, today. Of course I did take time to walk the dog, sit in the sun and cook dinner. I feel accomplished.

I created a spreadsheet showing the action points of each scene. If nothing else, the spreadsheet points out where I've overloaded chapters, LOL!
I'm starting my final edit and polish. Amazing how glaring mistakes have remained in the manuscript! Having worked with these characters for months, it's easy to delete stock emotions and replace them with personality.

You've gotta love the process!!

Day 3 looms ahead. Let's see how far I get!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Progress, Day 1

Family plans have gone askew for a vacation trip to Montana. Bummer. BUT...

This gives me an entire week of time to spend polishing up my manuscript, Rough and Ready! It will be ready to send off by the time I have to go back to work on Tuesday, July 7th!!!

Here's a recap of what I've done already:
Sunday afternoon I drove up to Left Hand Canyon (about 15 minutes from my house) and spent a couple hours absorbing atmosphere. If I'm going to write books set in Colorado, I better make folks feel they've just spent 250 pages in the Rocky Mountains! I sat and listened to the river run, inhaled the scents, watched the wildlife, fingered the moss rock and tree barks for texture, and snapped LOTS of photos!

If you want to hear more of my adventure, join me in Seekerville on Thursday where I'll be talking about adding texture to your novels.

Today, I kept my rear in the chair and finished chunky revisions -- about 60 pages worth!

Now I'm going to go back over the manuscript to find holes and add the texture discovered from yesterday's jaunt : ) But that's my plan for tomorrow. Stayed tuned to my progress : )

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

To all the dads out there...

Happy Father's Day!

Enjoy and let the brood pamper you : )

Saturday, June 20, 2009


The celebration has begun!

Another Seeker has made the leap off Unpubbed Island!!

Ruth Logan Herne
has sold to
Love Inspired!

You remember Ruthy, don't you?

The witty, fun, slightly snarky Seeker

who always sets a beautiful buffet

on Unpubbed Island in Seekerville. . .

So... is Love Inspired contracting her for her writing brilliance
or her ability to decorate a cake for any occasion??

Writing, of course!

But nothing wrong with a good creme cheese frosting either : )

Yay, Ruthy!!
We're so proud of you!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Check It Out

Exciting news is on the way.
Hint, hint.
There's a buzz in Seekerville.
Check back soon and find out why...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Can you believe it is the middle of June already? Where is the year going? If you know my family at all, we've just put away the Christmas decorations and plan to pull them out somewhere around the middle of December...

I would love to give an update on how I've been using my time wisely in plotting new books and revising old ones, but sad to say, my day job has swallowed my life whole. I'll be glad when the pace dies down and our county fair is all but a memory. But, preparations are the name of the game right now, so Colorado State Fair look out! Boulder County has some awesome kids showing awesome projects in 4-H this year!!

If you're looking for a great blog interview, visit Five Scribes and read the Michael Hauge interview by Leslie Ann Sartor. Great stuff! If you're interested, come join the fun at the workshop Michael will be attending hosted by Colorado Romance Writers in July.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Taxes and Writers

Whew! These last few weeks have been busy for blogs!

Today, I'm hosting Danica Favorite-McDonald in Seekerville. Danica is sharing her knowledge of taxes and the working writer. Great stuff; take notes. She is tayloring her blog around conferences and writing expenses. You'll be surprized at what you can and can't claim : )

Don't miss out on the fun!

Monday, June 01, 2009

9-1-1 Fire Call!!

Take a moment and run over to Five Scribes blog. Julie Lessman is talking about heat in Inspirational Romance (originally posted in Seekerville in April 2009)! Trust me, to heat up your summer, read any of the books in the Daughters of Boston series.

Julie reminds us all romance is a gift from God!!!