Waiting for "The Call"

“Honey, it’s always crap. Every book I write is crap. It’s my job to fix the crap afterwards,” according to Nora Roberts. Well, I've got it half right. Still working on the "fixing it" part. "Trust your characters to be complex enough and to have enough emotional baggage. Force them to make hard choices." Advice from Michelle Styles that might help!

More waiting! February 18, 2011

Well, I went to the breast clinic yesterday. Both consultants who saw me said words to the effect of  it being unlikely to be anything serious, but it was “unusual”.

Somehow, that wasn’t quite as reassuring as I’d have liked! This is one situation where though I’m normally happy to be quirky, I’d be very glad to be normal and boringly usual.

Anyway, the upshot was I had two core biopsies done (not nearly as bad as I’d been afrid they might be at the time, but hurts like crazy still!), and I get the results next Thursday.

No matter what the results, I’m feeling good about making some changes in my life.

I posted today over at the Seven Sassy Sisters about reinventing myself.

My new blog Autumn Macarthur – Love grows in unexpected places, is up, though doesn’t have any posts yet! That will change over the weekend.

BTW, I’m moving all my links over too. If you want your blog or website to be in my blogroll and it isn’t at the moment, please let me know and I’ll gladly add you in!


My first post… May 15, 2010

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…on Seven Sassy Sisters is tomorrow. More than anyone ever wanted to know about me!

Not much editing on the story today. I’m reading a lovely Liz Fielding romance from a few years back, “The Five Year Baby Secret”, Donald Maass’s “Writing the Breakthrough Novel,” and this blog post from Les Edgerton which really hits home with some strong examples of showing not telling. A combination of the three have me rethinking the opening of Cady and Lock’s story to make it even better than the planned rewritten version. Yippee!


Fab new blog- Seven Sassy Sisters May 13, 2010

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My crit group launches a fun new blog tomorrow- Seven Sassy Sisters.

It’s dedicated to romance, writing, and all things sassy, sexy, and fun.

Come join the party as the newest and youngest Presents author Maisey Yates kicks off; Saturday it’s time for Jackie Ashenden, super sassy runner up in Feel the Heat; then on Sunday find out why I am the least sassy sister! Next week come Aideen Taylor, Irish Modern Heat writer, undoubtably soon to get her Call, she’s found a way to warm up those cold Irish nights; Abbi Cantrell, single title talent extraordinaire who can’t forget her love of category romance; the mysterious Chelsea Finch, who walks the tightrope of targetting both Sweet Romance and Blaze and manages to write both brilliantly; and last but most definitely not least Jilly, the Modern Heat winner of this years Harlequin Mills and Boon writing competition, who takes heat to a whole new level.

BTW, I don’t wear shoes like that! I do fantasise about it, and buy them from time to time, then always end up selling them on ebay unworn. I’m so clumsy I can’t walk in them. Besides, I married a very odd man who finds flats a bigger turn on than heels!