Saturday, September 22, 2012

First Day of Fall!

Family/Friends,

Yes, it is that time of year again when the leaves change colors and the days get shorter and cooler and....WAIT! That's everywhere but Phoenix of course :)  Our fall doesn't start until right around Halloween. So that means that we still have about five weeks of 90+ degree weather, YAY...not!

Either which way folks, we are looking at just about ninety days out until Christmas, there, I said it! So don't say you didn't have enough time to buy your dear Auntie Mary a gift, you've been given plenty of warning....lol.

Moving on to business, I'll tell you guys that at on 9/30, I will be publishing my fourth eBook, Captive in the Game and it will be FREE for 24 hours on Amazon.  I will be sending further communication via Twitter and FB, so stay tuned for that. 

With respect to the MS that I submitted (to IRN) the Acquisitions Editor contacted me and stated that it may be until early next week before someone gets back to me, so they are apparently backed up; I will be patiently awaiting word.  In the meantime, I'm moving on to other writing commitments, one of which is gearing up for NaNoWrimo.  Incidentally, this is my first time being involved with the organization; kick-off here in Phoenix will be on 10/20.

Well, I think that's all I have for now folks. I hope you guys have a great weekend!
Take care, Maria

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Lazy days of summer are coming to an end :)

Family/Friends:

First and foremost happy Labor Day weekend to you all!  I hope you and yours are enjoying the time off and spending it doing something fun.

Second, I want to let you know that I'm excited (and nervous of course) because just yesterday I sent in my 21K+ word story to the publisher for consideration.  I should point out that the publisher had already read the 1st Edition of the book which resulted in them requesting modifications and requesting extra word count, hence the 2nd Edition of the book.  In the meantime, until I hear back from them, I am furiously working on other projects some of which have fallen by the wayside when I took on the 2nd Edition challenge. Amongst my plans for the remainder of the year are the release of two other eBooks, several interviews in September & October, and time permitting I do want to delve into restructuring two books which were also submitted to other publishers but rejected, Memory of Heart and To Have and to Hold. Restructuring and polishing those two books will most likely be a six-month project, so I have my work cut out for me.

Lastly, I want to say thank you to everyone whose purchased my books, read my blogs, follow me on Twitter, offer encouragement and have been in communication with me in one shape or form. I do appreciate you!!

That's all for now folks. Now go get a burger, have a beer or something :-)
Maria