Saturday, September 28, 2013

Want an excerpt from "Tearing Down Walls?" Well, you're in luck!

I promised one every few days, and I think it's high time, don't you? So check it out . . .

   “Thanks for coming over,” Tony said, shaking hands with Steve. “Vic will be down in just a minute.”
   “So this has something to do with Vic?” Steve asked, confused.
   “This has everything to do with Vic,” Tony responded. “But he needs to tell you.”
   “Would this have something to do with me seeing him at the club last night?”
   “It would.” Tony swirled his coffee and didn’t say anything else. They sat in silence until Nikki came back with the cookies. About the time Steve took two, Vic came down the stairs and through the doors, choosing a chair across from Steve so he could see Steve’s face well. And he looked excited about something.
   “So what’s this all about, Cabrizzi?” Steve asked.
   “Hello to you too,” Vic said.
   “Oh, sorry. Hello. So what’s this all about, Cabrizzi?” Nikki had to stifle a giggle.
   Vic sighed deeply and sat back in his chair. “I don’t even know where to start.”
   It broke Tony’s heart to see Vic so conflicted and miserable. “Just tell him about Carrie first, bud. However you do this, it’ll be the right way.”

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Working, working, working.

Still working on the technicals. I'm worn out, but I keep on keepin' on. It's shaping up nicely, and it's going to be a fabulous read! I'm excited about it. If you've read the first book and you're especially fond of a particular guy (one very tall, very dark, very hunky Italian), then you'll love this one. Maybe I'll have to have some kind of contest . . .

Sunday, September 22, 2013

And that's what I've been doing!

Wondering where I've been? No?

Well, screw you! LOL

Actually, I've been busy. Really, REALLY busy. The last major edit on the second novel is finished. Now I'm into the technical aspect of it (which I hate). I'm hoping it'll be completely and totally ready for my betas in a few days - at least by the end of this week.

On another note, I spent early yesterday in Nashville at the monthly meeting of the Music City Romance Writers. It was a good meeting. Afterward, they wanted to know if anyone wanted to go to lunch, so of course I said YES! It was good to be able to sit down and talk to a group of romance writers. One of the presenters on their program was a librarian who works at the Calvert City branch of the Marshall County Library! Another was a rep from a retailer - in AUSTRALIA! I got to sit across the table from her and her friend at lunch, and they were so much fun! As soon as my RWA membership goes through, I'll join their chapter. Yeah, it's a drive, but we don't have anything like that in my town, that's for sure.

I do want to also say that I went to my first meeting of the writers' group at the Icehouse in Mayfield, and I had a lot of fun there and met another romance author (shout-out, Cynthia!). I'll go back every month to their meetings, too. Wish we could get a few more people to come, but it seems they're afraid. You know what I always say: If you want to be an author . . .

. . . you'd better be an armadillo. Because you'll need that thick skin!