Karen’s Diary Drop-In ~ 08-23-12


[[Welcome to my weekly writer’s diary where I’ll share my “Woot Woot!” moments and the not so “woot woot” moments of my writing world. And, yes, I might even share the occasional musing or two about reading and writing, two of my favorite things!]]


Dear Diary,

            It’s Thursday ~ 08/23/12 ~ and…

Had a marvelous time escaping to the mountains last weekend with my family. We haven’t had a chance to camp all summer. Was beginning to think we might not make it at all this year. Only had one night out and didn’t get in any fishing, but it was great to get out of my office and into the fresh air.

Did wonders for my muse!  Pesky thing frolicked into the forest and took a character with her who was standing in the way of a scene I couldn’t quite write. It was tough letting Jack (hero’s cop brother) toddle off but it was for the best. I know he’ll be back for his own book, 3rd in the Thorne’s Thorns series.  Just wish I didn’t have to keep pushing him off the page. I’m soooo in love with him already!  Anyway, my hero and heroine are now talking to each other without the buffer. The scene was simply too cluttered with people! Didn’t finish the scene because the battery died on my laptop but know it’s working and it will finish up cleaner when I can tackle it again.

I didn’t mind too much that the battery died. It allowed me to enjoy some quality time with my husband, my middle daughter and husband and their little girls.  It was the first camping experience for both my newest granddaughter and our puppy. They both did beautifully. I see more camping trips in their future.  Of course, the eight-year-old already loves camping. She hit the trails with Grandpa whenever she could talk him into taking her. And we all tried a S’more’s Sundae (basically S’more’s in a sugar cone, all melted togther), a recipe we spotted on Pinterest. Something that didn’t require a fire…we’ve had enough of those in Colorado this year, so we ran a “cold” camp and used the trailer stove. It was fun and tasty, but doesn’t replace toasted marshmallow s’mores.

Last week, I debuted my new book cover for SATIN PLEASURES on Kindle. Today, as you read this, I’m tearing my gray hairs out reformatting the paperback version. What can I say? I’m a multi-tasker! Those gray hairs need reformatting, too!  Since I decided to change up the cover, it just made sense (at the time ~ today I’m ambivalent 🙂 ) to go ahead and reformat the book size.  I’m not overly fond of the trade paperback size and want my books to fit in my hands like traditional paperbacks. This means I have to make the type smaller but that’s okay. Should be able to do it without increasing the price on the book. At least, that’s the plan. In practice…? Guess we’ll see! With any luck, I’ll have this baby back up on Amazon soon.

I have an interview that will be posted this Saturday, August 25th, at The Reading Café << http://thereadingcafe.com/ >> Hope you’ll check it out! Hope they liked SATIN PLEASURES, which they’re also reviewing. Nervous much? Hmmm, no, I always have this twitch! At least, I will…until Sunday. 🙂

This weekend, I hope to finish up the ceiling paint in my office, as well as another short wall that’s been keeping me from moving my desks around. Been up to my eyebrows in office debris for months and I need to get organization out of this chaos. It’s making my Type-A personality a bit crazy. So distracting! When I get things moved around, I’ll have one last wall to paint (buried right now behind my desk and treadmill) and I can start decorating.  Can’t wait to take pictures to share my oasis!

Okay, that’s it for now. Doesn’t sound like I’ve been working all that hard but there it is, short and sweet, just as I promised last week. (Yeah, yeah, I know it’s not that short! It’s shorter than last week so I’m satisfied. Rome wasn’t built in a day, you know! 🙂 )

See you next Thursday for another rousing entry in Karen’s Diary Drop-In….


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