Monday, October 19, 2009

Release Date and Blog Topics


I just received word that my editor LOVED my revisions on my third book, The Wild Irish Sea! This book was a real challenge for me, because it is the first book I've written completely under deadline. I sold it based on the prologue, first chapter, and a truly awful synopsis! LOL! I know I was very fortunate to have my editor "trust me" when I asked her to, and believe me, there were times in the writing of this book that even *I* thought she made a mistake!

But in the end, I met all my deadlines (Aunty wipes residual sweat from her brow). And I really love how the book turned out! I think you will too. The release date for The Wild Irish Sea is July. I'd been told "spring" but apparently July is still in my publisher's spring catalog. (SHRUG) I'm fine with the publication date because it gives my northern hemisphere readers plenty of time to read the book while on vacation. And my southern hemisphere readers can curl up under a warm blanket for a cozy winter read. Actually, the book is set in Ireland in July so maybe that is a sign!

I have my usual blog post on Wednesday (the 21st) at Casablanca Authors ( ) and am a guest blogger on Thursday at Raz Lover's Book Blog ( ). You would think that after writing several 80,000+ word books that I would have plenty of things to say, but I'm always searching for blog topics that are interesting to my readers.

So please, help yer olde Aunty out and tell me what kinds of things you like to read about in blogs! Do you like hearing about my books and my writing journey? What about personal blogs on my likes/dislikes and the goings on in my life? Are there topics you'd like me to write about? Any you do NOT want to read? PLEASE LET ME KNOW!


Helen said...

Aunty Cindy

Congrats on the revisions and everything being great I am really looking forward to this book as well.

I love hearing about all sorts on things on blogs from writing to personal stuff likes and dislikes where people grew up jobs they have had and funny stories I do love hearing about their travels as well.

Have Fun

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thanx Helen!

I'll post more of my travel piccies when I ever get them. (SIGH) I guess I'm going to have to break down and buy a digital camera. :-P

My guest blog on Thursday is all about my recent cruise (no piccies -- sorry) if you are interested in reading it.


Sheila Deeth said...

Cool. Congratulations on the revisions working so well. I love reading about real writers with real editors and real deadlines. Makes my dreams feel so much more real.

TerriOsburn said...

Congrats on the new release date and hitting all the deadlines. I'm still working on the first WIP (and I AM working - aiming for 50K words in November to get her done) and I already have little heart palpitations thinking about doing this on deadline. LOL!

I like blogs that talk about a specific event or situation. A little anecdote of sorts. I also think you'd be the perfect person to blog about locations and how to capture it in the books. I remember when I read The Wild Sight, I was amazed at how clearly I could *hear* Ireland in the words.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

You are a REAL WRITER! And it won't be long until you have a real editor and real deadlines. They can be scary, but you have to trust yourself and your process (something I'm still learning to do) and it will all happen!


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

YAY TerriO!

I'm sooo happy to hear you are working toward your very first THE END! It will be such a feeling of accomplishment, and so much more when you get there. :-)

Thanx for saying that about my setting in Wild Sight. I tried hard to make Ireland as much a character in the story as the people. I used all Mary Stewart's old novels (esp. those set in Greece) as inspiration for making my setting come to life. And it helps to have been there, so I could dredge up my own personal impressions of the place.

Hmmm, maybe I do have enough for a blog post after all! Didn't think I did...