Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Writerly Week

Debra has enjoyed her writerly week.

A while ago on one blog or another, someone coined the term 'writerly' to describe the things a writer does. I love that term. And I have to say, I've had a fun, writerly week. Since my last post I've accomplished quite a few tasks related to writing.

The most important being I submitted a query and synopsis on "One Great Night" to my editor and got the request for the full. Yay!

I wrote a post for Read-a-Romance-Month (RARM). Check it out HERE if you're so inclined.

I updated my web-site by adding the cover and buy links for Family Secrets and adjusting my bio page to reflect the new release. At some point soon, I need to revamp the 'bookshelf' page, so that's on my list of things to do. However, I did find out that Yahoo! is changing the web-site building tool they use as of the middle of this month, so I need to do some importing and such in order to make updates. That should be a blast to figure out. Not.

I created and ordered bookmarks for Family Secrets. I wasn't going to for a variety of reasons, but the printer I use sent me an e-mail ad letting me know about the sale going on (15% off and free shipping), and well, let's just say I can't resist a good deal! :) I got another e-mail yesterday saying they've shipped, so I'm figuring I'll have them by the end of the week. Cheap AND fast, gotta love that!

And, I even found time to begin a new mss. I didn't get too far, about two or three pages in, but hey, it's a start, right? And, I've been having the conversations of my characters in my head and outloud (Didn't someone post about this recently?) all week, so that's even better.

Of course now that I'm on a roll with all of this, wouldn't you know it? There's only one day left of summer vacation. That's right folks, I go back to school on Monday. Tell me, please, where did the time go? Wasn't it just June?

Oh well, there's always Christmas vacation, right? At the rate time is flying by, that will be here before we know it. Yikes.

Until next time,

Happy Reading!



  1. Wow, your school starts early! But you've accomplished so much--that's terrific. Very excited for you and good luck with the latest book!

    1. Thanks, Jen. Looking back, it's been a pretty productive summer all around...I'm just not quite ready for it to end. :)

      The kids don't come until the 20th, but we have to report next Monday to get things ready, have meetings, etc.

  2. What a fantastic week, Debra! Congrats on all your achievements :-)

  3. Thanks, Paula! It really was a feel-good week as a writer. :)

  4. Summer is zooming by. You've accomplished so much, Debra.
    I knew my energy would be split in multiple directions over the summer. Soon the snow will fall and life will settle down.