Got back from a weekend in Chicago to find my first review for The Becoming! Publishers Weekly
reviewed it and liked it! I am so thrilled!
Now it’s on to new things. Travels are over, summer is officially behind us and I’m ready to buckle down and write. I’m actually looking forward to it.
Marta mentioned she didn’t like reading her stuff to an audience because it’s first person. So is mine, but I think it adds to the fun. I love hearing that no one would have expected me to write a vampire novel or that the sex is “imaginative” or that I look more like a soccer mom than writer of genre fiction. I never quite understood that last, though. What is a vampire writer supposed to look like? Mario? That picture of him on his last blog entry is pretty provocative. I’ll have to ask him to give me a make-up lesson. Although now that I look more closely at the picture--what DOES he have on his eyes?
Anyway, the weekend in Chicago was terrific. Visited with my daughter, who actually lives in Oak Park. Right in the middle of Frank Lloyd Wright
territory. Did some tours, enjoyed the changing of the leaves, and the weather was spectacular. In fact, we left the mid-70’s in Chicago and came back to the mid-30’s in Denver. Somehow, that just seemed wrong.