A Full Plate

4 Jun

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:rdBF0a79z4uIdM:http://thepirata.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/laptop_as_food-500x361.jpgBusy much? Nowadays, I think, who isn’t. Between work and writing, kids and family, events and get togethers. Busy, busy busy.

But since I haven’t written a post on what I’m writing, in well, forever. I’m gonna start by saying, that’s busy too. So what’s on my plate?

In the adult, I’m-going-to-be-a-romance-writer-world, I’m in the midst of writing a short story for a FREE READ due out in December. The idea, spearheaded by author and critique partner, Stephanie Taylor, has several of the women (published and unpublished) from Passionate Critters, compiling interlinked stories into a two book series.

Also, in the adult romo category, I’ve been endlessly considering what edits/rewrites are needed in my current WIP, Another Day Dawns. My characters are mad at me. :pissedoff: They are begging for a slow simmer to build into a passionate burn and I’ve brought them from ice to fire within a matter of a couple chapters. So I’ve stopped to really consider their needs before they abandon me altogether.

On the YA writing-the-best-breakout-novel-I-can front, I’m half-way through my current WIP and am loving it. The characters are happy, I’m happy. Er…not to say what’s happening to them is rosy, what fun would that be. πŸ˜‰ But progress is being made and thanks to the women at YA Fiction Fanatics I may be in submissions before the end of summer.

And last, in the YA spectrum–though geared for MG. I’m writing something for my daughter, who’s going to be 12. Capturing a time in her life and the experiences she shares on paper (via computer). Best of all she wants to read it, asks me if I’ve written more and has talked to several of her friends about it. Progress may be slow on this with the other projects I’ve got going, but I’m determined to make this happen so someday she can look back on it and remember that she inspires me.

So that’s my writing plate. Is yours full?

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8 Responses to “A Full Plate”

  1. Harper June 4, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    I’m working on it! Funny thing happens to me, though, I get caught up in the excitement of pitching and querying and prepping…that I get lost and don’t want to actually do the….*ahem*….writing?

    I’m all ready for my fame and fortune and not for the work!

    Do work, chica!

  2. Deb Millard June 4, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    I think that’s sweet that you want to do a book about Gabby…Hope I get to read it too…..
    All of your works sound good…Hope to see something from one of my girls out on the shelves!!!
    Keep up the good work…

  3. Gina June 5, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    I found you through The Blogging Women Tea Party.

    I think it’s great that your daughter is interested in what you’re writing. It’s also wonderful that you’re writing something especially for her.

    I too, am a writer. I’m working on revising my almost finished first draft. I was stuck and figured if I started from he beginning again, I might get a fresh perspective and get my muse talking to me again.

    It’s looks like you have a good thing going here. Keep it up!

  4. Joanna Noel June 5, 2010 at 10:48 am #

    Over from Lady Sociaty Tea party! Love your blog..they layout and backgrounds are so cute πŸ™‚

  5. Ashley June 5, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    Visiting from the Lady Bloggers! Your blog is beautiful and I’m excited to find someone as passionate about writing as I am. I’m currently working on my first attempt at a novel. It’s going to need a lot of work but I don’t want to give up on it. I also have a screenplay waiting to be completed from this year’s Script Frenzy.

    I hope you have a great weekend and Happy Writing!

  6. lucy June 5, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

    Visiting from the LBS tea party! I was drawn to your blog because I dream of writing novels one day. And reading writer’s blogs inspires me πŸ™‚ I’ve also thought about writing YA fiction. And children’s books. And adult fiction. Can you tell I am indecisive? LOL.

    Following and looking forward to getting to know you better!

  7. R.M.Gilbert June 5, 2010 at 7:33 pm #

    Gina, Joanne, Ashley, Lucy: Thanks so much for stopping in today. It was a great time making rounds to your blogs as well.

    Gina, Ashley, Lucy: Writing is tough. Finishing a manuscript takes a lot of work and dedication. But that seems like such a small portion of it compared to edits, submissions, queries, and synopsis’. And then the requests and rejections process. But I love it. Can’t get enough and wish you all the best whether you’re just beginning a novel or just finishing one. I’d love to hear back on your progress. Again, best of luck.

    R.M.Gilbert

  8. Melissa Cleaver June 5, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    I’m from the Lady Bloggers Tea Social…how are you? I’m your newest follower! If you get a chance, stop on by my blog too for a visit! Have a great weekend!

    http://www.mommylivingthelifeofriley.com

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