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This past fortnight I’ve been a bit quiet because the review site I run, Miz Love Loves Books, took off. It had been up a while, but suddenly word about it got out and we had a flurry of books come in. We’ve all been busy reading, and I’ve been busy maintaining the site and putting the reviews up. I was kept occupied with the promo offer of putting authors’ book covers on the site with links to the buy pages. I also took time out to read too—a couple of ebooks and some prints I’d wanted to read for some time. Having a break from writing has been nice.
I also created two covers for Total E-Bound and will show them off once they are on the coming soon page. I was nervous about starting with a new publisher and agonised for a bit over my covers, but the publisher liked them and so did the authors, so I feel less afraid and more at home now I know my cover style is liked.
As for writing…well, you know how it goes sometimes. The urge to write disappears, and I’ve finally learned not to fight that. I do other things instead that fulfil my creative desires, and so long as I’m “doing” something I’m not going to fret over the lack of words. I sold over 30 books this year in my various names and have written close to 400K, which is mad now I look back on it, and I wonder how I managed that. So I think I’ve written enough to be going along with and when the urge comes back I’ll finish the three books I have which are near completion, a revision of another, and begin yet another that has been brewing in my head since I wrote Scared.
I got a wonderful review of His Beautiful Wench today that made me cry (in a good way) and the reviewer asked that I write a secondary character’s story, something I hadn’t considered—nor did I think anyone would want to know more about her. But now it’s been mentioned, of course, the plot bunny is boiling, and I may well write Matilda’s story next year.
Also this week I’ve had two short, free tales come out, Christmas ones, so if you’re interested in those, one written by Natalie, one by Sarah, you can get them here: Caught Naked and Wanton and Wicked.
Well, Christmas is rapidly approaching, but to me this is like any other week. I’ve been very busy and haven’t had time to think about the weekend. I only just remembered I needed to get the turkey out to defrost and that I have still to buy potatoes, carrots and some beer. So, after putting up this post, I think I need to get into some form of Christmas spirit and get along with all things festive.
May you all have a great Christmas, loves!

4 responses

  1. What a lovely review! Congratulations!As for the Christmas spirit… maybe light a candle and put on some Christmas music on low. I find sometimes the PEACE is more welcome than the bustle, you know? Merry Christmas.

    December 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm

  2. I agree, Anny. Peace would be good LOL. I put the tree lights on–haven't even been doing that, oops–and will probably feel more festive once I close down off here and accept that I can have Christmas off without feeling guilty.I just wanted to say, seeing as it's the time of year for it and everything, but "meeting" you online this year has been lovely, and I wanted to thank you for writing Blue Paradise because it's still affecting me now, in a good way, and I feel peaceful inside when I think of Mystic Valley.Now, with that sentimental business out of the way, you have a great Christmas, woman, and here's to next year and new books for us!HUG!

    December 23, 2010 at 1:57 pm

  3. Nat, congratulations on the wonderful review!And your covers will be splendid! You do beatiful cover art!Enjoy the break from writing. Like you say, as long as your creative energy is still going, you'll be find–and the words will come to you when it's time.Merry Christmas to you, too, Angel Lady!Hugs!!

    December 24, 2010 at 12:42 am

  4. Happy Christmas to you too, Sophisticated Woman! Hahahahah!:o)

    December 24, 2010 at 7:42 am

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