Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Oh Boy!

Good Morning All,

Oh boy to be young and full of energy (I'm thinking "The Energizer Bunny" at this point). Too bad the stuff can't be bottled and sold (and imbibed). I'd take some and sell it! I watch my son running around and I sit there thinking, "Where does he get it? Is it something he stores up somewhere inside? Why doesn't he share?" Oh well, I rely on liquid energy--coffee. Still...it would be nice to have an unlimited source of energy. Agree?

I've been doing some heavy-duty editing on Conjure A Man so there's no new developments. I'm still trying to figure out how to improve the later chapters and everything. Fortunately, fellow aspiring author, and someone I consider a friend in the writing world, Tess, has been a huge help in that area. She's given me good critique and helpful hints. According to what she's told me, I've been able to do the same for her. (Which, I'm glad, I like to be useful and helpful).

While that's going on, I'm working on finishing reading Debbie Macomber's book Someday Soon. I'm beginning to wonder if I've read this book before, but I can't remember. In any case, it's a pretty good story. After that I have to finish reading Lynn Kurland's Till There Was You, which I know I haven't read before since it's one of her newer books. Once that's done, hopefully two books I ordered, Kim Lenox's Night Falls Darkly and Kerrelyn Sparks' The Undead Next Door will have arrived.

So, tell me, if you're a writer, what kind of work do you have in progress? Is it Paranormal? Thriller? Fantasy? Romance? Sci-Fi? YA? Middle grade? Children's? Non-Fiction? I always find it fun (and fascinating) to learn what other writers are into writing and what they've got going on.

Have A Terrific Tuesday!


Stephanie Faris said...

I was about 25 percent through a romance I'm writing when an agent asked for a second set of revisions on a middle-grade (started as YA before first revisions!) novel...so I'm working on that. Hopefully I'll be finished by the end of the week and can start September working on the romance.

bethanyintexas said...


Wow. Best of luck to you! Too cool.

Regina Milton said...

I'm working on a cozy mystery (book) and I'm also working on a romantic comedy screenplay. I also am always working on articles and short stories for smaller publications...they range from memoir, how-tos and random short fiction. I'm interested to know what others are working on as well! Thanks.

bethanyintexas said...


Sounds like fun! I love cozies. I also enjoy Romantic Comedies. I hope you'll let us know what happens with those.

Stephanie--you too, please keep me (us) up to date--I'm interested to know what happens with your projects, as well.

J.J. Bennett said...

I'm working on a YA paranornal... (it's so much more involved than that though) It has elements of legend, religion, and a bit of "Indiana Jones". Have I confused you totally yet?...LOL I really like it.

bethanyintexas said...


Actually you haven't confused me. I don't know what it is, but I like Paranormal/Fantasy. I guess because the impossible is possible and I've always been that way--imagining things that never could be in the real world. It sounds great! Best of luck!