It's an absolutely beautiful day here - 80 degrees and sunny. Another bonus feature of my 'office' (besides the fact it's very peaceful and quiet) is that I can open the garage door on days like today. So nice to be able to sit and write with a lovely breeze.
Writing-wise it hasn't been terribly productive. It's only Sunday afternoon, so there's still hope I can make some nice progress before the weekend is officially over. I got bit by Devon's plot bunnies yesterday afternoon as I was cleaning the house, so I spent a couple hours typing up notes for a possible new book idea. Then Eyre had to go and review Duty and Devotion by Tere Michaels, which got me thinking about how the book was sitting on my hard drive....and I ended up reading it last night. So productive weekend as far as cleaning and reading goes, not so much yet on the writing front.
Congrats goes out to Shawn Lane on the release of Only His Heart, the third book in her Only Forever series. Fabulous book, for anyone in the mood for a great read.
What else is new? Romance in the Backseat has a new m/m review site going live on Monday - Naughty Boys in the Backseat. Terry Kate, who runs the sites, is super nice and she's looking for guest bloggers for the new blog. Any topic. So if any m/m authors out there are interested, give her a holler. She's on FB and GR as Terry Kate or you can drop me a line and I'll get you in touch with her.
Josh Lanyon had an awesome post on the Loose Ends blog this past week on how writing doesn't come easy. For me, it gets harder with every book I write. When I was a newbie, unpubbed author, ignorance really was bliss. I 'like' but don't love books as I'm writing them. I love the ideas when I'm fleshing them out, but when I start to actually write a book, that love turns to like. And with every new book I work on, I wonder if it will be as good as my other books. Okay, not 'wonder'...I worry. So it was great to read Josh's post and see I'm not the only author who struggles with writing sometimes.
Oh, and I just had to share this pic. I went into the kidlet's playroom today and she had her barbies out. I can only surmise that since it's so warm and sunny today, she decided it was too warm for the Princes to wear pants. I will say, the outfits kind of match - pink/purple and Prince Phillip's shorts have the same blue as his tunic (kidlet found the tunic from his original outfit, but the leggings and boots are still MIA). Personally, I think the Prince is rockin' the tutu ;)