Monday, March 7, 2011

Another One Done

It's done!! I sent Convincing Leopold to my editor at 3:48am, well, I guess that would be this morning. Five minutes later, I was doing a little happy dance in the kitchen. It was one of those limbs-flailing, spinning in circles happy dances. Fortunately, Kitteh was my only audience.

I'm now out from under all deadlines, for the time being, at least. Last summer, I contracted three books with Loose Id, and Convincing Leopold was the last one that needed to be written. As I just sent the book to my editor, I don't even have a deadline for edits yet. I'm so looking forward to reading and organizing. I've had the almost impossible urge to organize the closets, and now I can finally give into that urge :) Honestly, I'm not a neat-freak, but whenever I'm under a deadline, I always get the urge to organize or clean. Unfortunately for the state of my closets, that desire usually doesn't last long once the deadline has passed.

So what's next as far as writing goes? I want to finish up a novella I started last fall for Amber Quill. It's over half-way done, so it should only take a month to finish it. Other than that, I haven't yet decided. A few book ideas have been nagging of late, so I'm just going to see which one rises to the top and screams 'write me' the loudest.

Bound Forever releases tonight *g*, but I'll save the squeeing for tomorrow's post.


  1. Congrats!! What an amazing feeling of freedom, I bet. :)

  2. Oh congrats!! I'll do a happy dance in my kitchen too! woohoo!!

  3. YAY!!! I knew you could do it :) *doing the happy dance for you*

  4. Chris - freedom is so wonderful I can do whatever I want and not feel guilty. *sigh* Of course, I'm sure it won't take long to get the itch to contract something new before I finish it. The 'I've got nothing due?' feeling gets a little...unsettling after a while. lol

    Thanks for dancing with me, FV!

    Thanks, Barbara!! :)

  5. Thanks, Lissa! I let out a pretty big 'yay' last night, along with a loud 'whoo-hoo!' Amazed I didn't wake up hubby.

  6. Woot!! Enjoy your downtime, Ava! And congrats on the soon-to-be-release... *hugs*

    (miss you!)

  7. YAY! Congratulations, AVA!
    I can't wait until your book is released tonight:)
    Have a great day:)

  8. Congratulations, Ava!

    My finger will be hovering over the buy button at Loose Id tonight!

  9. Thanks, Em, Andi, Wren, Drew and Lily!! (hugs)

  10. Woo hoo!! You get to clean your closets? That's freaking awesome, love that. Nothing like some spring cleaning.

    Oh and finishing the book rocks too! ;)

    Now back to all the organizing you'll be doing...