Sunday, January 31, 2010


Okay, it's almost February and I'm just now coming out of hibernation to post about my 2010 goals. Are you ready?

Write more, lose weight. :)

Sound familiar? I do believe the goals were the same as last year and the year before, but it doesn't make them any less true or necessary.

At the moment, I am working on three books simultaneously.

My first is completed. However, I'm doing some very early spring cleaning, polishing the story to make it really shine and prepared for my 2010 literary agent search.

Book two is completed as a semi-polished rough draft (lot's of dusty corners) with some rather pesky plot issues. Pulling out the mop and doing some major revising.

Then there is book three. It has quickly become the book of my heart and I can't seem to keep my hands off the words or the characters out of my head.
So, I will keep moving forward, writing, plotting, and listening to all my characters demands and wishes.

All three of my books are 100,000 word contemporary romantic suspense novels with the emphasis on the passionate relationships of my characters.

My official 2010 goals are to complete all three novels and continue the search for an agent to represent my work. With the ultimate objective to have my books published.

I also need to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. (okay, who doesn't?) I will continue on the eternal quest to eat less and exercise more! ;)

Good luck to everyone with all their goals. Let's make 2010 a year of published dreams!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Buy New Books

As much as we love to browse the shelves of used books stores, and spend less than half the original price buying new-to-us books, don't forget to buy new books today. Support your local bookstores, small, large or independent! Keep the literary agents, publishers, editors, writers, and readers busy producing fabulous books for years to come....

New this month from two of our wonderful TARA authors:

The Duke's Redemption by Carla Capshaw

And from multi-published author Joan Johnston comes her newest release,

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Anna Maria Island!