I took the past week off from writing to catch up on all the stuff I let slide while working on Pureheart. It's amazing how things build up but it happens with every book I write. Once I hit my straps, everything else gets ignored. I like being in that zone, though. It's kind of like being able to follow around your teenage crush.
The downside, however, is that I end up having to spend a week like the one that's just passed doing chores. Dentist, hairdresser and shopping, amongst other things. All niggly, time-consuming tasks that seem too hard when I'm in the middle of a book. But now they're done and I'm once again ready to settle into the zone.
As a few friends said on Facebook, the best way to cure a hero-crush is to develop a new one. So that's exactly what I'm going to do. Farewell, brave Pureheart, and hello....GOAT!
Oh, dear. GOAT just doesn't have the same ring as Pureheart, does it?
ODDS & SODS
On the Carina Press blog, Executive Editor Angela James has a great post on how acquisitions work. It's an impressively thorough process.
Flavorwire has an article on Literature's 10 Best-Dressed Authors. Not many modern writers in there. Probably because they're all slaving over their keyboards in daggy trakky daks and ugg boots. Hmm. Perhaps that's just me.
The Huffington Post has 15 Amazing Literary Tattoos From Diehard Bookworms. Now that's dedication!
And eBookNewser crowed that eBook Sales Composed 9% of Consumer Book Sales in August. The percentage increases are phenomenal.
GOLF NEWS (because in what other sport can you wear ridiculous clothes with pride?)
Someone really needs to remind DB and me that while long-lunching with friends is enormous fun, it's not good for golf the following day. As proved by our rather lacklustre performance last week. I lost two balls in water hazards, DB lost one, and our playing partner had one of his nicked by a crow. But a good, if frustrating, time was had by all and, suckers that we are, we'll be back to do it again this week. Hopefully with our brains in gear.
Want to check out a golfing chicky-babe? Then sidle on over to Australian professional golfer Adam Scott's website. That man is unbelievably drool-worthy. If I didn't have books to write, I'd probably waste hours scrolling through his photo gallery, sighing very deep sighs of longing.
Methinks I might have to make him my GOAT hero.
Food For Thought
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