Monday, November 19, 2012

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

I know I've been a little erratic with posting new blogs, but that's because I've been super busy doing what I have to do to get published. Writing. Finishing the book. Sending the partial to the editor in England.

I'm nervous about it. Won't lie. Can't stand the idea of another "close, but no cigar" call or letter. But that's the nature of the beast. I can't worry about it right now. It's in her hands and now I wait.

You all must know by now that I'm not the most patient person in the world. Whenever I say that to my critique partner Pam Montovani she says, "You think?" Seriously I hate waiting. But this industry means you have to wait a lot.

So what's an impatient and nervous writer supposed to do? Well, I cleaned house. Heck, I've got company coming over for Thanksgiving. I need to clean the house because when I'm in writerly mode, nothing gets down but dinner and triage counter wipe downs. Oh, and laundry but I digress.

I'm sort of between books. I have to revise the full again, but there's no point in stressing about it unless the editor wants to see it. So in the meantime, I've been brainstorming a new story. She's a sculptor and he's a King of an imaginary country. There's all kinds of fun stuff happening and I'm enjoying the discovery phase of this story. Stay tuned for the details on my blog and....

On my website!!! I have a website!! I am so excited. It's not fancy. But it's just right for me where I am in my career. It's only the main page with links to this blog, my Facebook page and Twitter. There's also a contact link, too. I really love the colors, the design, the overall professional look of it. And the best part is I can always build on it as my career grows.

You can see my new website here. One day instead of my unpublished book blurbs, I'll have real books on there. I know it. One way or another, I will be published. I have a plan. I am being patient. I am getting my launch pad ready for take off.

So now you know my news. I'm nervously waiting to hear back from the editor about my partial, I have a new story brewing (which means I will attain my goal of writing two new category length books by the end of the year!), and I have a new website.

That's a lot to be grateful for and I am very thankful.


Suzanne Johnson said...

Love your new website! And, believe me, the waiting is horrible. It will get no easier after you're published, sorry to say. Just more waiting :-). In the meantime, if you find yourself with nothing to do, my house sure needs cleaning!

Christine said...

Thanks Suzanne. I'm glad you like the new website. I think it has a nice look about it. And it's easy to navigate. The waiting is the hardest part of this industry, but it's the nature of the beast. Sigh. Maybe I'll start a "between books cleaning service" to offset the agony.

Or I could just read a few good books :-)

Gwen Hernandez said...

Patience is so hard! I just blogged about that last week.

Hope you have a great holiday, and good luck on the submission! The new story concept sounds like fun. :-)

Lynn Raye Harris said...

Lovely new site! I know patience is hard, but good things will happen eventually. Took me YEARS. :)

Cherie Denis said...

You've already been told to be patient so I won't reiterate, I think your new website is great and from the awards you've won and the teasers you've given us, I think you will go far.My favorite saying is: Never give up!! Just keep on writing and one day it will all fall into place and you'll be ahead of the game because you'll have a backlog of things written. It happened to me - it will happen for you. Good luck and keep up the good work.

Christine said...

Awe, you all make me smile with hope and happiness. Thanks so much for your support and kind words about the website!! I really appreciate it!