Saturday, 22 November 2008

Jeff Rivera, Protecting Your Work & Happy B/d

I recently won a book on Liane Spicer's wordtryst blog, by (the very handsome) Jeff Rivera called, Forever My Lady, which was, as you can imagine, very exciting. Today, I received my copy in the post, and would have started reading it immediately, if I hadn't just begun Just Say Yes, by Phillipa Ashley, and I adore Phillipa's books, so won't be able to put it down to start something else, but will be reading this soooo soon. So thank you Liane, very much, for my book.

If you've ever worried about protecting your work - and let's face it, who hasn't - Kaye Manro has an extremely helpful guest blogger today, Rhonda Dove, who knows all about this. Why not pop over and have a look.

It's my neice's third birthday today, she is a delight, and R & I will be going to her house to take her presents and wish her Happy Birthday. Here's a pic of G, she's such a cupcake, and adored by us all, and typical of all the women in my family, very strong-minded.

For the rest of the weekend - as I've worked out that it will probably be my only quiet weekend until the New Year (frightening thought) - I have decided (through necessity) that I have to put the WIP on the back-burner (I won't enjoy doing this as I'm loving writing it) and concentrate on finishing redrafting High Heels & Scandals, because I need to send it out to do the rounds.

I'm never going to get anywhere near my publishing goal, if I don't at least send the darn manuscripts out! So, having given myself a stern talking to, I've now prioritized - I don't know why this was so difficult, I do it all the flipping time at work - and will focus on this until I'm happy with it. Have a great weekend.

20 comments:

JJ said...

Last peaceful weekend til the new year? OMG. All the best redrafting the High Heels and Scandals.

Kaye Manro said...

Thanks for the plug, Debs. It is important to protect our work. And Rhonda Dove has some great ideas on how to do it.

Happy Birthday to your sweet little niece!

And all the best on getting your work out. I know-- I have the same problem.

Have a great weekend.

Pat Posner said...

Enjoy the birthday party! Your niece is adorable.

Good luck with High Heels & Scandals, I love the title.

HelenMH said...

Your niece looks gorgeous!

DJ Kirkby said...

Happy birthday to your niece. Good luck with the final editing. The title is fabulous and I want to read it now!

TOM FOOLERY said...

Go forth to thy shead and write. Take chocolates with you for company of course TFx

Mummy said...

Happy Birthday to your niece, she's beautiful :o) Good luck with your editing too. I can't imagine not having a weekend to myself til the new year!

Annie Wicking said...

Hi Debs,
Thank you for letting us join you in your shed.

It was wonderful to read all about your writing cave.

Best wishes and have a great weekend.

Best wishes
Annie

K.Imaginelli said...

Hi Debs~~thanks for popping by last week. I hope the redrafting is going well!

Phillipa said...

Thank you Debs for a lovely boost - I do hope you enjoy JSY. Is it too late to get My Weekly? I shall try and get it this afternoon.

P xxx

Debs said...

jj - I know, it's not a fun thought. Redrafting hasn't gone as well as I'd liked, but I shall keep going.

kaye manro - my pleasure, she sounds very clever, and I'm always keen to learn more.

pat p - thanks, it was fun.

Glad you like the title. x

helen - thanks, she's a sweetie.

dj kirkby - thanks, I just wish I could iron out the bits that are bugging me!

TF - thanks, chocolate is always so useful.

mummy - thanks. I have so much in the diary, it's exhausting just thinking about it.

Annie W - thank you for your lovely comment, I'm glad you liked reading about the shed.

Hope you have a lovely weekend too.

k imaginelli - thanks, it's not going as well as I'd like, but that's nothing new :)

phillipa - I'm loving JSY, which of course I new I would. x

Lane said...

Well done for prioritizing your writing. It's too easy to get hooked on something new and neglect what really needs to be finished (says she who really needs to do this:-)

Hope you've had a good weekend and Happy Birthday to the little one:-)

Carol and Chris said...

Awwww...your niece is gorgeous (I love her hat!!) and I hope she had a lovely day!!

Good luck with the redrafting...I'm sure once you really get stuck into it things will progress well and I bet you will be published before you know it!!

C x

claire p said...

I hate the editing bit, I just want to get on with the next peice of writing!! Well done for getting on with it. And good luck when you send it out.

Debs said...

lane - you're right, I find it all too easy to move on to other things. Mind you I didn't do as well as I'd have liked this weekend, but nevermind.

carol - thanks, she is lovely.

I'm slowly working through my redrafting, it would be a dream come true to get published. Awwww.

claire p - I do too. Thanks for the good wishes, I need them.

KAREN said...

What a lovely niece :o)

Is it my imagination or does that book cover look a bit saucy?!

Hope the redrafting is going well :o)

Fionnuala said...

Have you done it yet Debs? Are those ms in the post?

wordtryst said...
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wordtryst said...

You're welcome, Debs! I haven't read my copy yet either but I'm going on vacation next week so I'll be able to catch up on my neglected stack.

Your niece is a sweetie. Is she the little lady who's fond of climbing apple trees?

Debs said...

karen - the cover is gorgeous, isn't it?

Thanks, I'm working on the redrafting, I will get there!

fionulla - nope, not yet!

wordtryst - yes, she is one and the same!