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Lady Wynwood #7 early release Kickstarter

I worked on my first Kickstarter and it got approved! It’s for the Special Edition Hardcover of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 1: Archer and the release of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 7: Spinster. I contacted my graphic designer about the Special Edition Hardcover of vol. 1: Archer—it’s going to be SO beautiful! The Kickstarter focuses on the Special Edition Hardcover, but it’ll also include vol. 7: Spinster so that it’ll sort of be like a launch day for vol. 7, too. A third special thing that’ll be in the Kickstarter is Special Edition Paperbacks of all the books in the series. They won’t be available in stores, just in the Kickstarter (and later, from my website, and also in my Patreon book box tiers if I decide to do them). The Kickstarter is not live yet, but you can follow it to be alerted when it has launched. (You may need to create a free Kickstarter account.) Follow Camy’s Kickstarter

Nothing much

Captain's Log, Stardate 06.30.2005 Really, nothing much has been going on with me. Which is a good and a bad thing. Good because there's no additional stresses in my life. Bad because there's not much going on in my writing. Sigh. The novella is taking its time in "ripening." I wish it would hurry up. I shouldn't speak about it in the third person. It's all me. The motivation isn't there. Maybe because work has been same-o-same-o--minor stresses and general tiredness. Or that could just be my excuse. I am writing some, just not as much as I'd like, not as fast as I'd like. I need to get my butt in gear. On another note, I've been listening to workshop CDs from the Mt. Hermon writer's conference while I drive to and from work. It's been fabulous. I've learned so much, refreshed my writing knowledge, gotten new ideas. I think I'm going to try to buy more workshop CDs. Some confere

Been a while

Captain's Log, Supplemental Oh I need to toot Heather 's horn on this one. I had sent my suspense proposal to my agent, but Heather emailed me a late critique--and it's a good thing she did, because she caught a glaring error in the last chapter that no one else saw. It wasn't a story-killing mistake, but it would have given the ending a bad taste, and I personally love the ending on this book. So thank you Heather! You rock! Also, my friend Cheryl finaled in a bazillion RWA contests. Congratulations!!!

Been a while

Captain's Log, Stardate 06.25.2005 Okay, it's been a while. Not much going on. Plotting--or is it plodding?--away at my Chicklit novella. The hardest part has been coming up with TWELVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DATES for my main character. It was scary considering the sheer number of Mr. Wrongs I could think of, except they had to be (relatively) well-rounded Mr. Wrongs, not just a divorcee who lives with his parents, or a hippie from Santa Cruz . Since my heroine interacts with them on a date, that means she 1) saw something in them initially to want a date, and 2) sees something alarming enough to terminate the acquaintance immediately. :) I recently got free books--I entered a book review in Mary Gardner's monthly drawing and won all three books in Liz Curtis Higgs' Scottish historical fiction series. I'm so stoked--I've been wanting to read them, but couldn't quite justify spending the money. Diet: Umm, maybe let's not go there. Oh wha

Can I Live

Captain’s Log, Stardate 06.11.2005 Got this link to a music video from Mary Griffith . This is so powerful, it really hit me maybe because I wrote about abortion (indirectly) in my suspense manuscript, but also because abortion makes me so sad. Nick Cannon starred in the movie “Drumline” (which is totally COOL, I loved the drum compositions and choreography).

My website contest is up!

Captain's Log, Stardate 06.09.2005 I am starting a monthly website contest for a free book. This month, my friend Shelley Bates will autograph her romantic suspense book " Grounds to Believe " for the lucky winner of the book drawing. Go to my website to fill out the contest form! Tell your friends and family who enjoy romantic suspense to sign up--if they put your name down as the referrer, you get an extra entry into the contest. It took me a while to switch my host servers, update my pages and upload them, especially for Miss HTML-Challenged over here. It's amazing how much html code you can pick up when you're clipping sections to get rid of some annoying side frame and error message! But I was so proud of myself for not only getting rid of the side frame, but inserting a new form for the contest. My husband says I need a little humility. I say, when you're a biologist who flunked computer science, you take the victories when they come! Writing: I&#