Thursday, March 26, 2015

Coming Up For Air

Oh hello there, poor, neglected blog.
So nice to see you again.
Did you miss me?
Of course you did.
I missed you, too.

I've been rather busy lately, dear blog.
You'll have to excuse my extended absence.
You see...I have a little bit copious amounts of tunnel vision.
It seems that once I get sucked into a project, it's difficult for me to focus on anything else.

So, dear blog, please forgive me for my neglectful ways.
I've been working so hard on revising my story for the Five Enchanted Roses anthology.
Well, by "working" I mean a whole lot of thinking...days and days of thinking, musing, pondering...and then a very intense burst of focused writing and revising.

That's how I roll, blog.
Think about it. Think about it. Think about it.
Do it!
Then, it's done.

I'm very excited, my little blog.
I just turned in the first revision of my story, Rosara and the Jungle King. I promised myself ice cream when I finally got it finished. It's 11:00 at night...sadly, ice cream may have to wait until tomorrow.

Here's a beautiful blog button for my story:

Isn't it pretty?  I love it!

Oooh, now do I get to say that I'm an "award winning, published author?"
Yes, I think I do.
And I think I will introduce myself that way from now on as well.
I can just picture myself now at a dinner party or social gatherings..."Hi there. So nice to meet you. I'm Dorian, an award winning, published author. Have you tried the canapé? So delish!"

Ahh, and now that I've turned in my first set of revisions, I get to go back to my current manuscripts. I have two stories I'm working on at the moment. I think I'd better pick one and get 'er done and then move on to the second. Hmmm...which one to pick?
The one that is likely to be the shortest, or the one that might have more "oomph" as far as sales and readership goes?
It's a tough decision.
I think I'll sleep on it.


  1. Congrats! I'm super envious that you're already done, but also quite happy to hear that it is possible to be done. :) "Just keep editing, just keep editing, edit, edit, edit..."

    1. That's right, Jenelle! I promise, there's light at the end of that long, dark tunnel!

  2. I can't believe you're done already either! I still have my entire climax sequence ahead of me, and it requires a lot of work! Not to mention that word limit...I do hate words sometimes. They multiply like ladybugs. Congrats!!!

    1. Thanks, Savannah! Good luck with the revisions! I feel your pain regarding word limit. Keep on keeping on, girlfriend!