Stop by COFFEE AND PORN IN THE MORNING (I just adore saying that. Hee.) on November 21 and chat about what exactly it is we love so much about men who are other-than-human in our fiction. Fangs, fur, wings, horns, magick wands (heh) or whatever, we paranormal fans just gobble them up. I also talk a little bit about Adam Straton, the super-macho Dom vampire from IF WISHES WERE SHADOWS, and why he’s so sexy even though he’s so scary. And as a special treat, if you stop by and comment on Friday, November 23 (when you get home from shopping, maybe?) and be entered for a giveaway of the BDSM Vampire Menage smutty goodness. Get yourself a little something for the holiday — I’d love to see you!
I’m kind of stuck in Thanksgiving mode, since for the first time in years, my fam will be packing up and heading up to Maine to visit with family I haven’t seen in years. I’m nervous and excited to see everyone, and anxious about being outside my comfy chair and office here at home. Eeee.
This also requires getting ready to go and finishing up any online/writing stuff that needs to be done through the end of the week, because I don’t know what my internet access or time constraints will be like. Do you realize I don’t think I’ve taken a real day off in I don’t know how long? I’ve always at least checked my emails, and often blogged, done something every day. This is the first time I may actually be cut off from communication — and I’m NERVOUS about it! I think that officially makes me an addict! Of course, I could be getting panicky over nothing, since I’ll have my Kindle and there’s probably WiFi everywhere.
Anyway, so there has been madness in my universe for the past few days. Besides getting ready to leave town, there’s been all the activity on IF WISHES WERE SHADOWS, and the frantic race to finish an m/m contemporary story for an anthology call from Dreamspinner Press. I read the call, got the idea, and fell absolutely in love with it — 12,000 words in three days, plus editing and submission package to get it in on time. I think it’s some of the best romance I’ve written in a long time. Of course, it was helpful to have George Clooney and Brad Pitt going at it in my head through the whole thing. *G* So I should hear in the next couple of days about that. I really like Dreamspinner’s style so far. I’ve got a wish list over there that would knock over a small horse. Cross your fingers that I get in!
Today I’ll be doing laundry all day, then running out to get my hair cut and run some errands — resisting the urge to spend money I don’t have to buy a new outfit or two. This is why I don’t have credit cards anymore. Tomorrow will be packing and getting ready, and then first thing Wednesday, we’re off into the highway madness. Oy. We should be back Friday night.
Oh, I forgot! I’ve taken on a few book review duties. I thought it would be a good way to help keep up with new things coming out on the market, and get to know some writers and readers better. Because, you know, I don’t have enough to do.
Next week will be dedicated to cramming in as much freelance work as possible so I’ll have some money for holiday shopping. It’s going to be a lean year this year, but… we’ll be together and having fun, and I’ve had the best year writing-wise than I’ve had in a long time! And while the tight belt pinches, a full spirit is nothing to spit at, believe me.
Well, I’m off. If I don’t get a chance to post tomorrow: HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Boycott Freaky Friday, let the big stores know that their workers deserve ONE DAY a freaking year with their families!