Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Counting the Days and Some Other Stuff

Some days I feel like our family turtle who sticks his head out of his shell occasionally and looks around. So here I am, sticking my head out to say, "Hey, I'm still here and I'm still writing!"

Of course I'm not too busy to notice that we're only THIRTY-SIX...count them...THIRTY-SIX days till the release of my debut novel, RESCUE ME! I thought last year was hard because it seemed like forever...a whole year...until the book released. However, this seems even harder. The days are agonizingly slow. I am thrilled to see that the early reviews of RESCUE ME are wonderful. And I just read a review of RETURN TO ME, the second book in the trilogy, and it was excellent. Several squee moments for sure!

In between writing, angsting over reviews and counting days, I've had plenty to keep me busy. Here's what I've been doing since my last post:

I've started my new book and can I just say, WOW! I'm loving it! I wasn't quite sure I liked my hero. He plays a role in the first three books. In RUN TO ME, his role is quite significant but he's got an attitude and I wasn't sure what his problem was. But he's been telling me his story and well, let's just say he's got plenty of reasons to have an attitude. Now he's about to go on the most important mission of his life and learn that not everything is as it seems. Love that part of a book!

Also, I read and signed the contract for my German sale to Random House Germany...yay! And, I've scheduled a couple of blogs, finished the page proofs for RUN TO ME, completed another interview, ordered bookmarks for my trilogy, signed a gazillion bookplates and sent them off. And, oh yeah, worked with my website designer to completely redo my site. I'm hoping to get the site up and running before my first release. It's going to look totally different, so check back often!

Hope you're enjoying the lovely spring we're having and that you take some time to read a good book. Oh, and remember, RESCUE ME will be released on April 28! Of course I'll probably stop in and remind you again!


Carla Swafford said...

You go, girl! I can't wait for the first one too!

Christy Reece said...

Thank you, Carla! I don't know what I would have done without your friendship and help.