Wednesday, July 29, 2009

REALITY SUCKS ROCKS

Hey, I just got back from a week of shopping, reading, writing, drinking wine and laughing, not necessarily in that order. I miss it, okay? I love, love, love being with my friends, M who loves to dance as much as I do, only she's younger and skinnier, J jeweler extraordinaire, C our diva, S the Queen, and Amy who sparkles. Not to mention the bears, deer, turkeys, chipmunks, birds and chipmunks.

Now I have to face work, home, reality. Get myself back into some kind of predictable writing schedule and deal with constant depression, angst and emergencies (No, not mine, family-need I say more?)

The writing schedule has to get back on track if I'm going to finish Changeling in the foreseeable future. Plus, I have to step up promotion for the Tali Cates books that are out there already (Yes, shameless self promotion, GO OUT, BUY BOOKS-preferably mine.) See http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Carol+Shenold&x=15&y=14 or click on the book cover in the slide show to the right.

I love the writing part of writing more than the business-sell yourself part.

3 comments:

amyshojai said...

Hang in there, my dear. After fictioning every day for a week, it HURT to shelve the project whilst doing for-pay necessities. Helped a bunch to read my posters yesterday. But WE CAN DO THIS!

Sara Saint John said...

I'm so glad you got away for a week. I know, reality sometimes sucks. That's why we write fiction. I'm learning to stop fighting reality and go with the flow. Very hard for me. But with so much turmoil in my life, it's the only way not to stroke out. I can't wait to read more of my CP's work. :-)

Carol said...

Amy, you're right, it's a pain to come back but fiction does help in so many ways, as did the fact that you were excited about Changeling. Thanks so much.

Sara, not fighting reality is the way to go, but so hard some times. I will send you the first coupld of chapters of Changeling. Anxious to see what you think.