Good morning. Yes, I know the last couple of months have been fraught with indecision on this blog; first I'm here, then I'm gone, then I'm posting once every six weeks, then I post two weeks in a row. I've been trying to find a balance in there somewhere, and it doesn't seem to be working. I finally get a schedule and then it blows up in my face.
However, I knew a long time ago when I started planning my vacation this summer, that I would have to work. (Unless I actually finished the two novellas I needed to finish before June 14. That didn't happen, but I tried really hard.) So here I am, on vacation, writing this blog.
Right now we're in Carlisle PA with my brother and sister-in-law. (Well, technically we saw my brother for just the first afternoon -- he's been working at the Naval Base Fire Station ever since. Yes, they do have Naval Support in Pennsylvania.)
Anyway, I decided to bring along two laptops so I would be able to write anyplace, any time. So far I have only broken out one to check email and post on Twitter. (Which I'm kind of liking. I haven' been Tweeting in a long time. You can find me there @gallagher_anne)
Before I left NC, I worked like a maniac on THE LADY'S SECRET, another prequel to the last novel in the Reluctant Grooms series. It was coming along nicely (at 25k) and I know what I have to do to finish it. It should only be a matter of weeks.
And now that LADY OLIVIA'S UNDOING is up for pre-order (across all major etailers, except Amazon) I'm giving that room to rest before I have to tackle those revisions. (Back from my critique partner with just a couple of blips to fix.) All in all, I'd say it received some pretty high marks from my beta readers.
We're heading to RI in a couple of days (a couple of days because of impending storms) and when we get there we're beaching it until August 19. Yay. I haven't been to the beach in a couple of year so this will hopefully revive my creative juices.
It's hard work trying to write and keep house, and keep a kid happy. When it all gets too much something has to give, and 9 times out of 10, it's this blog. But I hope you'll stick around. I'll try and be better at posting.
I should take a lesson from the turtle above -- slow and steady wins the race.
Anne Gallagher (c) 2014