Morning Update: ROGUE MOON IS LIVE. Click and see. 🙂
The roof is almost done, which is a very GOOD thing since the weather last night (when I was typing this) said we’d be having storms during morning drive time. There are two sections of the roof over the garage still to be stripped of two layers of shingles (one wood, one composite) and some rafters suffering from wood rot have to be replaced. The house, though, should be leak free!
I had an amazing time at the mini-conference this weekend. Heidi, my CP, and I shared a room at the Norman Embassy Suites hotel. VERY nice room. We had a pot-luck meet-and-greet at an OKRWA’s member’s house Friday night. Our guest speaker was having fun with the situation–one guy, ten women. His odds were even better on Saturday. There were 24 of us for the all-day seminar. 😉
William Bernhardt is a NYT best-selling author with his Ben Kincaid Series. He also knows a heckava lot about writing and teaches university classes and seminars through the Red Sneaker Writers Center. He currently has two books on writing–Story Structure and Building Characters–available and I STRONGLY recommend them. His third craft book on plotting will be out in the next month or so. I’ll definitely be adding it to my professional collection. I have pages of notes. So much of what he said resonated and put to rest some fears I’d been having about WITCH and ROGUE MOON. I’ll be sharing a few of his insights later in the week in a craft post.
As part of the class, Bill critiqued five pages each of us sent to him. He didn’t have much to say about the first five of WITCH. I’m changing a victim’s name. I’m reworking an awkwardly phrased sentence, and figuring out a way to show how much time has passed between one scene and the next. Bottom line, he enjoyed it, really liked my world-building, and asked if I would email him when WITCH releases because he’d like to read it and write me a review. How freaking awesome is that?!? I know! Right?!?
Other news. Do you like my full moon .gif? That’s to celebrate the release of ROGUE MOON. It should be live before noon today. As of last night (again, when typing and posting), it wasn’t live yet. As soon as I have a link, I’ll be all over it. 😀
Poor Lawyer Guy worked all weekend. We’re going to celebrate Father’s Day next weekend with the kids. Things won’t be so hectic. (Nothing like being awake at 6:30 because the roofers are expected at 7:00. *yawn*
Tomorrow, I’m guest blogging over at Murder She Writes. I’ll have all the info on tomorrow’s blog plus more stuff about ROGUE. Until then, what the heck did y’all do this weekend?