Agh! I’m late getting this posted!
Why, you may ask?
Because I’ve been working on a new book and lost track of days….
Which is the topic of my blog post today.
Writing is work. Yes, writing is also my bliss–although I’ve had to remind myself of that during the last week, but it’s also sacrifice and hours sitting on my butt wrestling my very ADHD attention span into cooperating. Because you, dear readers, expect the best from us.
(BTW, I would show you a photo of the ocean, but I didn’t bring my download cord with me when I packed, so I can’t get it off my phone. Just imagine lots of breaking waves and beautiful sand dune sunsets.)
And I honor that expectation as I honor your time and money investment in my stories.
Which is why I’m sitting her in a vacation house on the beach, typing away while the world plays outside my door. The story isn’t quite right. It almost says what it wants to say, but a turn of phrase, a unique perspective, a verb makes all the difference. As I revise, I am determined to make that difference, for both of us.
I love my job. I’m really proud of the work Harlequin/Mills and Boon publishes and I want to always hit that expected level of expertise.
So, here I am, while my husband strolls the beach alone (did I mention this is a group effort to get this book right).
And you know what? The story is worth the sacrifice. And so are you.
So, back to making sure the right word creates the right nuance. Wish me luck!
Oh—-Return of the Rebel Surgeon, my Aug/Sept/Oct release (yes, it has 3 release dates) is now available for Kindle and Nook. If you want it in paperback, you better hurry and order it straight from Harlequin or Mills and Boon because they don’t keep the paperbacks in stock forever. (Available in the US, UK, AUS and France so far.)
Here’s an excerpt of Return of the Rebel Surgeon to see if it’s your cup of tea.
Connie Cox–who did take a nice long walk along the shore while holding hands with her hubby this morning before I hit the edits.