Sunday, September 17, 2017

Half a Loaf Short?

I must come right out and admit it. I’m four days late with this essay.

I could use the excuse that I just spent two weeks in Nova Scotia and paid no attention to doing any serious writing. I did answer a few emails.

I could use the excuse that the week before NS I was at When Words Collide in Calgary speaking on some panels and meeting my new publisher.

As soon as I returned home I had a request for a book review waiting. I volunteer for an on-line magazine.

Since I’ve been back I’ve met with a couple of writer friends to discuss our participation in Comic Con in October.

How about that I started working on a sequel to the Sci Fi epic I wrote that is now sitting at the publisher waiting for a yea or nay? Or the fact that I’ve started working on what might be the ninth or tenth novella in the Housetrap Chronicles? For a week I was alternating days between the two projects, one day Sci Fi epic, the next, Housetrap nonsense.

Then, just as I’m settling into a productive routine, I get the galleys back marked “rush” on the third book in a trilogy that was originally scheduled to come out last July. So I put everything else on the back burner.

This afternoon, getting ready to tackle galleys again, I finally glanced at my trust calendar perched a foot from the tip of my nose and noticed my Writers Vineyard schedule, clearly marked. Where did the time go?

So oops, here is my very rushed apology. I promise to do better next month! Honest!


The Dark Lady Trilogy (Volume 1,2,3)
The Queen’s Pawn (Volume 1,2,3)
The Housetrap Chronicles (Volumes 1 to 8)
Alex in Wanderland,
Knight’s Bridge
We’re Not in Kansas

Toltec Dawn Trilogy (Volume 1, 2, 3)