A week without a blog post is like a…um…is like a…something without something!
Lack of easy metaphors from me means that my well is dry. My imagination is currently resembling a small pathetic little raisin, and not a cheery singing Californian one. I need to recover my muse. She’s currently mainlining caffeine to stay awake.
I’m officially finished my urban fantasy NIGHTSHADE and it is jetting off to my betareaders as we speak. I’m happy with it. Now I need to figure out what book two is going to be about, although based on the first book I have a pretty good idea. I won’t say it ends on a cliffhanger because I don’t like cliffhangers (well, other than Stakes & Stilettos, of course), but being that it is a duology (or, let’s face it, more if it does really well) the end of book one is extremely…open. But still satisfying. I think. We shall see, you know, in 2011. That’s like TOMORROW in the publishing industry, people.
I’m about to start proofreading my REIGN CHECK galleys. This is the last stage an author gets to see their book before it becomes a, well, a real book. Yes, the last stage is sometimes eight whole months before the book is published. I’ve also recently gotten a glimpse of the upcoming cover for this and I can tell you right now that it is ADORABLE. And very pink. I shall say no more until I can share the final version.
What else…what else. I mean, a whole week! A lot probably happened, right?
Hmmm… not so much. I’ve been kind of focused on finishing the book so I’ve barely raised my head up above my hole in the ground. This week I’m chilling, but I’ll probably start on the new Blaze, STORMY WEATHER in a few days.
Speaking of Blazes, here’s what Night Owl Romance had to say about HOT SPELL, which is out in only a couple more weeks! Their review won’t be going live until November 1st, but thought I’d share a snippet of their 5-star top pick review!
“I loved this story from the very beginning…Ms. Rowen is a great storyteller and I would definitely recommend this book to other readers. Because of the paranormal theme, this would make a perfect book to read for Halloween. If you’re like me though, a great paranormal story is perfect any time of year!”
And that’s that.
I’ll try not to make it another week without a blog post again, but time will tell.
A couple fast movie reviews I caught on the movie channel recently…
Yes Man (Jim Carrey) — Fun, worth watching. 7/10
Seven Pounds (Will Smith) – Depressing and thought-provoking, but flawed. I figured out the ending about a half hour in. 7/10
I have a ton of books I need to get through. Vegging in front of the TV is good for only so long!