Where I’m At

So I’ve been kind of hiding around blogland this winter, coming out occasionally to see what going on. You may or may not have noticed.

I wanted to give a shout out to a few new blogs I discovered this past week. I hope you’ll pop on over if you have time and see what they’re all about.

The Storm Project

The Rain Girl

Part Time Art Projet

Winter’s been flying by and I’ve been busy writing. Nothing really new to report here. At the end of January, my editor emailed to say she’d lost pretty much all of January due to illness and so this meant the edits on my novel was pushed back. This just means I’ll have more time to work on my current WIP. Yes, I did get through a first draft and now it’s time to start all over again.

Is a writer ever really through with a manuscript? Most of us can always find something we want to change, but alas, there comes a time when we have to say enough is enough.

Now with a book contract signed and “To Fly With a Broken Wing” due to come out this fall it’ll soon be time to start thinking about all the things that go along with having a newly published book— book launches and signing, readings, and meeting new people. Still, it’s a fair ways away. I don’t have a cover yet for the book, but I’ll be sure to share it with all of you when I do.

So there you have it, a quick, kind of dull summary of where I’m at.  And with March edging closer to an ending, I’m anxious for the nice weather and a few signs of spring to come our way.

Now’s your turn to tell me where you’re at. Speak up!

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  1. Laura, ending a sentence with a preposition that also challenges me to think first thing in the morning? Wow … I am at a very happy place. Content with where my work and my life has taken me and loving every day like it’s the last one. Yep, that’s where I’m at :)

    Hope you join me soon !!

    • LOL! It’s always good to be challenged I say. ;) Glad to hear you’re in a very happy place, Florence. That makes me smile. :)

  2. Hi Laura! Glad you’ve survived the long winter and are still writing. I haven’t been blogging much myself lately. Always trying to figure out what to focus on with my writing projects. I’ve taken a couple of Writer’s Digest courses and now am taking one with Christina Katz. I do find they give me structure and keep me writing. I’m also subbing short stories and getting rejected so I feel like a real writer! Heheh!

    How exciting about your new book coming out this fall. All the best with it. Thanks for the blog links. I always like checking out new blogs. ~ Cathy~

    • Sounds exciting, Cathy! I’m glad you’re getting your work out there. Rejection , as we know, is part of the territiory. It means you’re officially a writer. :)

  3. I’m eager for spring as well. The winter hasn’t done a whole lot for me in the writing department, and after my 80 000-word rush last March-May I’ve come to associate spring with heavy writing…so I’m keeping an eye on the temperature and amount of mud around. Can’t wait to see the new cover! :)

    • Thanks Libby.I’m excited to see the cover as well, although I expect it might be a few months before that happens.

      Here’s to spring and heavy writing. :)

  4. Thanks for the shout out, Laura! I’ll be sure to check out the other links you posted. Don’t worry! Spring is coming — I can smell it. ;)

  5. Writting is a good thing to do during the winter months for sure. I was thinking that was what you were up to these days.Can’t wait for the new book to come out this fall. NIce to hear from you!!

    • Thanks, Darlene. It’s nice to stick my head out once in awhile. Winter is the perfect time for writing. :)

  6. I’m looking forward to this new release, too. It seems like a very long time since the launch of Bitter, Sweet.

    March Madness is where I’m at… the annual set-my-own-goals-and-try-to-reach-them effort. I set very gentle goals and by mid month I haven’t come close to reaching any of them! I’ve been dabbling with a church historical project at the same time and finally decided it was okay to switch goals and focus totally on it. If I get that done maybe then I’ll be able to concentrate on my other writing. I haven’t been very good at multi-tasking this winter. LOL!

    • Thanks Carol, It does seem like such a long time ago when my first book came out. I need to start writing faster or else not work on several WIP’s at once.

      Working on a church history is really important work. Thank goodness there are those of us who see the importance in this for future generations. Best of luck with you writing!

  7. It’s good to hear how you’re doing, Laura. I felt like I was missing something with you not blogging. Hope the process of getting your book to print is smooth and easy. Good luck on your WIP. And happy Spring! haha, Yes, it’s snowing here yet again.

  8. I’m torn between writing and waiting for our goat to give birth. Write an hour, run out and check the doe. Feed the kids, check the doe. Write a few more words. Check the doe. Can you tell we’re anxious? It’s our first birth on the farm. We haven’t even hatched eggs yet and here we are waiting for a kid to arrive, or two kids.

    I’m slowly finishing up the last two stories in an anthology I began more than two years ago. Then it’s back to editing my fantasy novel and my final romance (final because I don’t think romance writing is for me; or maybe there is another novel in the future ;-) )

    So we should expect you on the circuit this fall: book launch, meet the writer at Chapters, etc. Perhaps you’ll get on local news. That would be nice. Good luck. I’ll keep a look out and help spread the news.

    • How exciting, Diane. I bet your kids are as excited as you are. Life on a farm is filled with new adventures.

      It sounds as though you’ve been achieving quite a bit on the writing front despite the busy life of a farmer. :) I’m sure you’ll be posting photos .
      Things should be a go for the fall, but until I see it in the fall catalogue it won’t be official, will it?

  9. Nice to hear what you’re up to, Laura! (And a new book out this fall is exciting, regardless of how far away it feels. :D) I’ll check out the blogs you recommended when I get a chance. Thanks. :)

    • Hi Ev, nice to have you come for a visit, :) New books are exciting, and the time will go quicker than I think. There’s nothing fast about the publishing industry, is there? :)

  10. I wish I have something to report but somehow I lost january, february and much of march simply by doing nothing. but I’m glad to hear you’re writing and being productive.

    thanks for the mention. I wish you the best for your new novel. have a great day.

    • Winter months have a way of slipping by, Lissa. Luckily, spring is just about here. Congrats on starting a new blog and thanks for the good wishes. :)

  11. David

     /  March 18, 2013

    The “Where I Am” report … much about the same place, waiting on another conference call. The first three months have largely been conference calls. Good thing phones have the speaker feature, or else I would have become one with the handset.

    • the report, David. Glad you dropped in to visit. I use my speaker phone all the time. I’d be lost without it, not to mention losing a lot of valuable time.

  12. Sue Harrison

     /  March 30, 2013

    Whoop Laura! I’m excited about that new book. My agent is still trying to find a publisher for my romantic suspense novels for the inspirational market. Meanwhile, my 6 Alaska novels have been picked up by Open Road Integrated Media for re-release as Ebooks this May. These past two weeks, I’ve been working with my publicist. Fun!!

    • How exciting for you, Sue! Definitely fun when things start falling into place.Wishing you all the best. :)


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