Friday, February 21, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things - Now what? edition


I'm pleased to report that I turned in Book 3 (tentatively titled DEADLY DECEPTIONS) to my editor this week!  I had a blast writing this story, and I think it's my best one yet.  I can't wait until December when you guys get to read it! :)

Now that I've finished this book, I'm trying to get caught up in all the areas of my life that were put on hold while I was writing.  First on my agenda is creating the final schedule for the Texas Two-Step conference, coming up next month (eek!).

It's gonna take more than just one...
It feels a little strange to not have a project going.  I have several ideas floating around, and my goal for the next couple of weeks is to figure out which story I want to write next, and to start writing up the proposal and outline.  In the meantime, I'm going to continue to edit the 'short' story I completed in January, in the hopes of polishing it into something fit for public consumption.  Oh, and I need to move as well, which will probably take up a significant chunk of time.

What's going on with you this week?

28 comments:

  1. WOOO! Can't wait for it! Congrats. :) Good luck with the move--eek, that's a pain.

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    1. Thanks, Tara! Moving is one of my least favorite things to do, but it's a necessary evil!

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  2. That satisfying feeling, when you know you've done your best! So wonderful! Catching up and moving might prove challenging, but I'm sure it will all be wonderful when you're done :)

    MJ, A to Z Challenge Co-Host
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    Effectively Human
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    1. Thanks, M.J.! Hopefully, my editor will like the book as much as I do :)

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  3. Woo Hoo! Congrats on Book 3!

    And yeah...moving is a huge time suck.

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    1. Thanks, M.J.! It's the packing I really despise... Ugh!

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  4. Wow, Congratulations Lara! And Yeah on the move. Must feel awesome to have so many dreams coming true at the same time. Good for you! (HUG)

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    1. Thanks, Deb! I'm keeping my fingers crossed you'll get to move soon as well! :)

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  5. Brilliant progress! I do hate to move house but I should be considered a pro the amount of time we've done it. Best of luck it goes smoothly! :)


    shahwharton.com

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    1. Thanks, Shah! I've moved several times in the last few years, but it never seems to get any more enjoyable... ;)

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  6. Fantastic stuff!!!!! Glad book three is turned in, I like that title, and yay for having some time to get caught up with everything else lol

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    1. Thanks, S.K.! We'll see how much I actually get done... :)

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  7. Oh that's worth celebrating!!!! Except the moving part. I hate everything about moving. I don't plan on ever doing it again...Lord willing.
    I find short stories so hard...I'm a really wordy, talky sort of person, but I did manage to sell one, so maybe I'll try again...

    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

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    1. Thanks, Tina! I'm not sure this story will ever see the light of day, but it gives me something to do while I figure out the next book.

      Hope you don't have to move anytime soon! :)

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  8. Can't wait for your new book... like CAN'T FREAKING WAIT!

    Hope you're moving to someplace bigger, better, and 100% worth the move! <3

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! You'll have to come for a visit if you ever find yourself in Texas! :)

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  9. Well done on turning the book in!

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    1. Thanks, Vik! It's nice to be done, even if 'done' is a relative term... :)

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  10. Congrats on being finished and handing it in. Improving in your work must feel great.

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  11. I hope you take a nice rest and then find something that inspires a new book soon. It's fabulous you've written three in a series. I hope I can do that someday. Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Thanks, Lexa! You will, as long as you keep on writing :)

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  12. Congratulations! I'm in the middle of a rewrite that is going well, and excited for the end of the trilogy. Take a deep breath, step away, and come back all the stronger!

    Good luck!

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    1. Hi Yolanda! Hope your rewrites are going well--remember to take some time to relax! :)

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  13. That is well worth a celebration! A big one! December? wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Diana! It's shaping up to be a great year! :)

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