Feeling a little under the weather today, which leaves me at a loss for something clever to post about. Fall is the worst of allergy season for me, and last week the offspring brought home a bug that's been going around. I spent way too much of last week curled up and whining, so I'm trying to get myself motivated again, despite any lingering headaches, but it isn't working all that well, so today's post will be short.
One of the things I find most difficult about life as a writer is that lull time between deadlines. I work best if I know what has to be turned in exactly when. When I've finished up a project and have no firm commitments, it can be very easy for me to just slack off. I find myself questioning the direction my career is going and really second-guessing myself as to what to do next. With fiction, there are just so many paths an author can take and it's easy to freeze up and do nothing for lack of direction. Perhaps my biggest learning curve in this business has been to make myself keep going--even if the direction seems a little wonky.
On a happy note, I finished the final edits of Cards and Caravans this past week, so that is off to the production team for next spring's release. More excitingly, Moonlight and Mechanicals received a 4-star review from Romantic Times. The reviewer had lots of good things to say, including, "a crossover genre story
that is an utter delight."
This week I'll be at Steamed! on Wednesday and I'll have the fabulous Nicole Morgan here on Friday. Have a great week and happy autumn!