Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I realize that I've been Missing In Action for a little while now. It's not that I've had nothing to blog about pertaining to writing, because boy do I. No, nothing wonderful like a contract with an editor that I'm not allowed to share with others until the ink dries. :(

I am sitting at my table. Yes, MY table. I haven't sat at this table in eight months. That's how long my things have been in storage. It's enough to jump up and down about, don't you agree?! There's been many more changes too, but none of them have to do with writing. Wait. One. Well, if you don't count the lovely form rejection letters flowing in for Dark Waters.

My dream agent for New Hope got back to me about the manuscript she's been reading of mine. It was a very sweet, and personal letter and I don't really want to share it or my reaction to it until I have time to slow down and explain things. And maybe add a couple smart, funny one-liners. ;) After moving boxes and furniture for the last few days, nothing smart, or funny's coming out of this exhausted girly.

So, I miss you and reading your thoughts, but I promise to be back soon. After the dust from the tops of my long-time stored boxes clears, I'll breathe a breath of fresh leather couch air and get to reading and typing again.

What have you been up to in the last few weeks?

I was also in a wedding while I was MIA. Here's me celebrating at the reception.


  1. Yay, you're back! And you look beautiful!

    I've been...writing.... =)

  2. Good! Keep up the good work! And thanks, that's a REALLY good picture of me. I wish they all would turn out that way! ;)

  3. I can't believe I haven't followed you yet. I'll have to follow your review blog too.

    I read Hunger Games this month too! And it rocked! I'm so glad you and Dana recommended it to me. I also linked to both your blogs like I promised.

    I can understand needing time to breathe after things happening. I've had a lot happen this week too. I look forward to seeing what announcements you have about writing when you have time to post. ^_^

  4. Welcome back. I am a new follower and happy to be here. We all have to take breaks now and then. Don't worry too much about the rejection letters, every published author began where you are. You are miles a head of me and so many other writers.

  5. Donelle~ Yes, I've heard about Hunger Games for a long time, but finally actually picked it up and WOW! My daughter is now done with the series and she's dying for me to finish it so we can chat Katniss. :)

    Melissa~ Thanks! I'm happy you're here too. I keep searching the web for stories of other authors and their many rejections to remind myself that this is normal and it's the pushing through part that can ultimately get my books published.

  6. Welcome back! Moving stuff is exhausting. No one can fault you for being tired. Great pic!

  7. Writing while life is in upheaval is difficult! It's okay to take a break and slow down. When we take pressure off us to write, usually we come up with some great ideas.

  8. Hi, nice to meet you! And I agree with Shannon, that is a nice picture :)