Just a few days before Christmas now, but last week I received my present from Harlequin Mills & Boon. My first advance check came in the mail. Yippee.
Now I'm hard at work on my second book. That sounds so exciting to say that! But I love writing. Writing fulfills some creative need I have. Of course, it's a long time to get that satisfaction that such an accomplishment brings. While I'm waiting for that to happen I craft when I have time. Mostly I make cards, envelopes, quilt and knit. Not too much time for that lately between working, taking care of my 6 year old, being a wife, making a lame attempt at house keeping, meeting with my critique group every two weeks and writing.
My editor is Jenny Hutton and she's a lovely woman. There is an interview with her at:
I am very fortunate to have found Jenny. Or maybe she found me, I'm not sure which. In any case, my manuscript was in the slush pile sitting on her shelf for many months before she read it. Thankfully, she didn't pass on it and worked with me to polish it to where it was ready for publication. I hope she doesn't have to work so hard on this next book!
Now I need to get back to the writing part for a while. My goal is to have this rough draft finished by the end of December. I have a few days left and about 70 pages to write. I think I can manage it.
Happy Holidays, whatever they are, to everyone who happens by my little blogspot.