Thursday, November 12th, 2009 • No Comments on Doing Some Catching Up
Good grief, my blog has fallen by the wayside these days. And it’s not as if I don’t have a ton to blog about. My impending due date has me scurrying around trying to get as much stuff done as possible before the baby arrives. Holiday shopping finished, check. Holiday packages wrapped, check. Holiday cards addressed and stamped, check. Birth announcement envelopes addressed and stamped, check. Freezer full of food so I don’t have to cook, check. Etc., etc. Everyone keeps telling me I won’t ever be ready for this experience, but I am doing my damnedest to try.
I’m also putting the finishing touches on my anthology Fairy Tale Lust. I will be unveiling the final version of the book cover soon, along with the table of contents! I’m so excited about this book. The stories are all over the map in terms of style, setting and sensuality, but they’re all fabulous in their own way. And did I mention the terrific foreword by a New York Times best selling author of erotic romance? Woo! I’m hoping to schedule a few readings and book store events next year and I’ll definitely be promoting Fairy Tale Lust at the RWA conference in Nashville in July. I’m making notes for ideas for the blog I’ll be putting together for the book, including interviews with the authors and all sorts of fairy tale legend and lore as it relates to erotica, romance and popular culture. (Plus some fun giveaways and goodies for readers!)
While the editor hat is a little easier to wear these days, I’m trying to put on my writer hat and be productive before this baby comes. Rachel Kramer Bussel extended her deadline for her forthcoming anthology Orgasmic and I’m determined to come up with something to send her before the end of the week. I’m a bit annoyed with myself for having let several of her other anthology deadlines slip by, but the creative juices just haven’t been flowing very well the past few months. I have been told that the sleepless nights of motherhood will inspire creativity and I desperately hope that’s true since the sleepless nights of pregnancy haven’t been so good for my writing.
More to come when I’m not so brain dead. Even the blog writing seems to be taking a hit from the pregnancy.