Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Wonderful Dilemma

     Here it is near the end of June and I almost forgot to do my monthly blog post.  Why?  Edits for my two new books came in back to back, a problem I never thought I'd have. Queen of the Mardi Gras Ball went well enough, but being 114,000 words long, took some time. One week later, the edits for Mardi Gras Madness arrive.  One of my earlier books oft rewritten, I had so much more to do to satisfy my editor.  I worked long days getting the first edits done, then the second arrived on their heels.  Ahead, a long-planned week at the beach with my family loomed. By the time I finished, I needed that vacation.  Meanwhile, I had thought to finish Paradise for a Sinner by the end of June, but take out of month of writing time to do edits, and I am way behind.  Poor me!
     True, all this work did wear me out and put me behind my own self-imposed schedule, but what I am doing here is bragging.  I have two new books coming out this summer.  I have another nearly finished and desired by the small press that puts out my work.  And, they just sent me a contract for my beloved Trashy Affair which should be published next summer along with Courir de Mardi Gras, not back to back, I hope.  Look at me.  I have a real writing career.  Who would have thought it?