Archive | February 2013

Pre-published vs Unpublished author

Today I went to the Three Rivers Romance Writers meeting today and the speaker was Victoria Roberts she was a great speaker and very down to earth. She told her first sale story and was encouraging and inspiring. Those may or may not be the same thing…stay with me.

Anyway, while she was giving her informative talk about craft, the business of romance writing and marketing she said something that really stuck out. She said “When I was a Pre-Published author…” I’m not sure what point she was making but I loved that term so much I wrote it down on my notebook that I always take to the meetings to take notes but I rarely do because when you have the speakers talking to you it’s too engaging to write anything but the hot points down.

Later I friended her on Facebook and she saw my description that said I was an unpublished author and commented on it. I’d forgotten to change it. I changed it and told her I had updated my status and she said what I’d been thinking since I heard that term. She said Pre- Published sounds like it’s just a matter of time before you are published but Unpublished sounds like you’ll never be published.

It’s kind of like the glass half full and half empty. It’s actually the exact same thing the difference is in the mind-set behind it. Well that’s as philosophical as I can get right now, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic.


Happy Monday


Happy Belated Valentine’s Day

Happy Belated Valentines Day

I am finally finished with my Holiday novella I want to send to Carina Press. The story is called A Haught Holiday Date – Book one of the  Haught Brothers series. They are from Left to Right Alec Haught (Scary Haught) , Beau Haught (Sexy Haught) and my holiday novella was written about Camden Haught (Sweet Haught).

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I have no idea why I must have a picture of the hero but not the heroine, but it is what it is. I have completed this story and it is now out with my critique partners. Why I’ve got butterflies fluttering around since before I sent it out I don’t know. I do know I’m going to keep writing.  The second story in this series is Haught Pursuit which is the story of Alex and Beau’s best friend True Goode.

I have been hard at work so I could get this submitted by the dead line. So I did wish the people I see normally a wonderful day full of kisses and candy…I neglected to share that wish with you. Sooooo….have a day full of kisses and candy. It doesn’t have to be 02/14 it can be any day. So how about today 02/17 or tomorrow 02/18? Pick a day any day…on me 🙂

The candy is for the late holiday and plus I wanted put something out there for my completion of the Sweet Haught – Camden. Happy writing or Happy reading.


Attack of the SNI – Send Help!

Wow! It’s now the beginning of February and I can’t believe how long it’s been since I have put up a post, but I’ve had a problem. I’ve been attacked by SNI’s. Those are Shiny New Ideas and they are not helping my focus.

I’m editing my Christmas Novella called A Haught Date. This story is one of three about brothers (Alex, Beau and Camden) who run a sports bar called The Haught Spot. This is Camden’s story.

I’m trying to find a way to change the beginning of a WIP that is pretty much done but have to edit after I figure out how to switch it.

WIP – Writing a story about a millionaire who has to get married by his 30th birthday. Then when I was working on the Sinful Sunday flash fiction a transgendered female story took root.

I think I will do my editing but jot down my fabulous idea so when I get to it I don’t forget what was so great about it.  Hey…thanks for the help I love talking to you 🙂