Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Glamorous Writer’s Life - Episode 1

Hi everyone –

I just got home late Sunday night from 5 days at the Romantic Times Booklover’s Conference in Chicago…

Sounds glamorous, right? LOL

We should back up for a second…

A couple of days before I left for RT, I got my first round edits back for my Night Thief novella. I need to have them turned back in by May 1st or sooner!

So going away for 5 days left me immediately behind.

Plus, I needed to post my pictures and blog from RT before I couldn’t remember what all the pictures were about. So that ate up last night, and tonight I opened my edits to jump back in again.

My playlist is filling my headphones, I’m ready to tweak and rewrite a couple sections, when I get a google calendar alert that my Castles & Guns blog needs to go up for Wednesday…

ACK!

Add to that I have no idea what to write. So I mess on Pinterest for a couple minutes, hoping for inspiration. I twitter to Sarah inside the Castle, confessing I have no idea what to blog about.

Then I realize, I know… I’ll take you behind the scenes!

I’m pounding the keyboard, headphones blaring music, chomping my gum and trying to make headway on edits.

I’ve also been busy scheduling my May calendar. Night Walker will be released in mass-market paperback on May 15th, so my blog calendar is filling up again… Another reason I need to get these edits turned back in before the blog tour madness kicks back in! LOL

Whee!

But don’t let my craziness fool you… I love every minute of it all. Sharing my stories with readers and hearing from people who were touched by something I wrote makes every single gum-chomping-minute worth it!

During RT I set a big goal to reach by next year’s RT. I’m inspired and fired up to reach for the brass ring and write full time… Yikes! So I’ve got lots of work to do…

But when you love what you’re doing, it makes all the difference in the world, right? :)

If you’re curious about the RT Conference, you can take a peek at my pictures here… http://lisakessler.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/romantic-times-booklovers-convention-2012/

I’m going to lower the curtain now and get back to work on these edits….

So what glamorous things are you all working on right now? :)

Lisa

6 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great time at the convention. Me, I'm supposed to be working on revisions.

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    1. You and me both, Buffy!!! :)

      Why are revisions never as fun as writing new stuff??? Ah well...

      Thanks for stopping by the Castle!

      Lisa :)

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  2. Oy, nothing glamorous, sadly--laundry awaits, plus boxes still to be unpacked, and a manuscript to proofread... Still in my jammies... oops--TMI? :D

    Glad you had a great time at RT though!

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    1. Ha! Laundry is so glamorous, isn't it??? *tongue firmly in cheek* :)

      I'm jealous that you're still in your jammies though! LOL

      Thanks for stopping by the Castle!

      Lisa :)

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  3. You did great with your RT post! I feel like I was able to live vicariously through you. ;-) As far as what I'm so glamorously working on (lol), I'm wrapping up my third cyberpunk romance novella to send to my editor.

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    1. Yay!!! Go Sarah Go!!! :)

      I hope your editor loves it!

      I'm glad you enjoyed the RT pics!!! Next year you have to come too! :)

      Lisa

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