Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Another Day

I'm always away from this site far longer than I expect to be. I finally got back here today.

I finished the first edit on Lost Son of Ireland for the e-version and am awaiting the print version of Saratoga Summer: 1863, so I can reedit it for the hands-on book. I'm also working on my contemporary suspense, thanks to a wonderful gal I've met at the Writer's Village University. She asked if she could help edit the suspense. I agreed, somewhat reluctantly, thinking it would be too hard a job. This gal did some bang-up things for me. I am reading and rereading the eleven e-mails she sent to me and digesting them one by one. She has helped me tremendously in what had seemed like a thankless job. My hat is off to her, along with my most heart-felt thanks!!!

I just got my first copy of Clan Gunn: Gerek. I absolutely love the blue shading on the cover. It makes the inside of the castle look so eerie and gothic. I am much more confident about the book now that I had a chance to go over it. Everything about its production is an upgrade from the first publisher I dealt with. It's surprising what you can learn day by day. I am ready to have all my books reissued and looking forward to some nice signings and such.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Almost finished with Lost Son

I'm finally getting to the finish of editing Lost Son of Ireland. Once that is done, I start the heavy work of totally revising Vengeance Is Mine, the suspense. Next, the second book, which has it's first two scenes, in the Scottish Heritage Series will need to be completed, plus the second book in the Saratoga Series. I guess my summer's spelled out for me. I'll be one busy girl.

It's hard to concentrate right now. Today was the first warm spring-like day this month. The trees are beginning to leaf out, and the ones on the mountain (really a big hill) in back of our house are displaying that light Kelly green Celtic color. In fact, today, I wore a lightweight sweator that exact color. The trees are still light and wispy, delicately wafting in the slight breeze that is a constant in our yard. It's a color and movement that catches my eye. I like Spring, but it's really Autumn that turns me on with its rich rust and golden colors.

As you can see, it's hard to keep my mind on what I should be doing--editing.