Wednesday Morning Blahs
Today is a day when I’d probably be better off not blogging, but hey, it’s Wednesday and that means it’s my day and I don’t want to let the team down.
First, though, Mario’s
book is on the shelf—not only on the shelf, but prominently displayed. So let’s all get out to our favorite Indie or Chain and pick up a copy (or two or three) of X-Rated Bloodsuckers. It’s a terrific read by a really terrific guy.
And as Mario noted, he and I did our first joint presentation to the Pikes Peak Romance Writers group
on Sunday. I, of course, was nervous because not only was it my first “guest appearance” in front of a writers group, but it was the first time Mario and I attempted the Plot on the Spot. Due in no small detail to the fabulous group in attendance, not only was it a success, but I think everyone came away with some small nugget she could apply to her own writing. Even Mario and I. Our focus was on cross-genre characterization. The characters and plot of Piecing It Together combined elements of mystery, thriller, fantasy and romance. A good time was had by all. (By the way, we’re also available to perform at weddings, wakes, bar mitzvahs…you get the idea.)
Our pal, Vamprowler
, is not only a musician and a writer, but also makes jewelry. She was kind enough to send Marta and me earrings and Mario a pendant with an alien motif. I wore my earrings, long silver filigree and green beads with a tasteful (no kidding, people didn’t even recognize that it was a face) alien face on the end, to the program on Sunday and they got noticed. Thank you, friend, they really are lovely. Let us know when you plan to go into business and we’ll plug you right here!
So that’s it for today. It’s time to gear up for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Writing
contest. I’m co-chair for the second year with Susan Mackay Smith and we’re getting together for our first organizational meeting today. Well, that’s assuming the 1 -3” of snow predicted to dump either fails to materialize or blows off on some other poor sucker. So for you pre-pub writers out there, check out the RMFW website (click on the contest tab) and polish up that entry!