2007 is looking good for more of my work making it into publication. This is (and always will be) somewhat of a miracle to my mind. I’m still shocked and amazed when I get a “yes” from an editor, and I never take anything for granted. When I took stock for my newsletter I realised that in the first six months of next year I have two fantasy novels, two erotic romance novellas, and a half a dozen short stories being published. No one is more surprised than me, believe me! It’s been a busy time. A couple of these were written pre 2006, but most were done over the course of last year. I think, as a writer, I get so focused on how much I’m getting done on a daily basis (or not getting done ;) it’s very easy for me to take a negative view of achievement, especially as I work alone so much. The eternal “am I doing enough?” question is a tough one, for a writer. On that note, I'm pleased and proud to announce I did no writing on Christmas day whatsoever. Ha… I was told (in no uncertain terms) not to. But I was on duty over at the Between the covers blog, so the laptop did go on, I confess. I’ve kept the writing ticking over at a low level, otherwise, because it took me most of December to get up to speed after a difficult month in November. I didn't want to lose that momentum again.
Shanna Germain recently posted this great quote on that very topic after hearing Stephen King speak:
Although don't let me fool you too much with my "non-work" talk. I recently saw Stephen King speak, and he told that story about how he writes every day except Christmas and his birthday. But then he added, "Actually, I just say that so I don't sound too wierd. I write every single day."
I love it! In other news, Sasha White and I are thrilled to have our first review in for KINK, our joint anthology due out in just a few weeks. Here’s what the Romantic Times reviewer had to say:
This is a hot, hot, hot duo of erotic romances. Walker shows a talent for dialogue that is impressive, and her gift for zany storytelling shines through. White's talent lies in her descriptive storytelling. While both novellas contain well-drawn characters, the plots are hard to believe at times. Both stories are good enough to keep readers interested, and the sex scenes are very well-written, as long as you can stand the heat. Anyone looking for a truly spicy read won't regret picking up this book.
Whoop! Can YOU stand the heat?? :) If you’d like to check out our excerpts, click HERE for Sasha's novella, and HERE for mine! Have fun!