So I am finally almost done with my newest story for Dreamspinner Press’s Christmas/Holiday Advent stories.
This one is called Christmas Cole and is a pseudo-sequel to last year’s BIG seller, Christmas Wish. As I may or may not have mentioned, this one started darker than I intended, but when the clouds finally break and the romance sets it, it makes it all the more joyous! I cried writing it (good tears) and a friend felt the same way.
I have worked my ass off on it and thank God for my wondrous critic and betas, clmiles and essayel. I couldn’t do it without them. They not only see that misspelled word I haven’t caught one hundred times (thanks clmiles!) ~ but suggest actual changes to the story. With this one it was moving a scene to later in the story to keep the momentum going. I was far too close to see it, and trusted essayel enough just to MAKE the change!
This story has been a lot of work! I have loved it, but it has meant quite a few nights up LATE and also not house cleaning to my husband’s chagrin. And it is back to the RL job tomorrow. *meh*
I am awaiting final thoughts and last edits on changes I made and then hopefully it will go off today or tonight. If, NO! When I sell this one, it will be my twelfth sale in a year and a half! Why did I wait so long to trust myself and start writing?!
I’ve already begun work on several projects and am quite excited by them.
I love my life!
All right! That’s it for the moment!
Congratulations, you are doing so very well with your writing, how proud you must be of your achievements.
(((HUGS))) And it means so much for people to give me such kind words. Thank you!
OH! And such good news about your mom! HURRAY! *does the Snoopy Dance*
It was so good to be told that it wasn’t a major stroke and that Mum should fully recover.
joins you in the *Snoopy Dance*
*hugs* it’s always a pleasure to work with you, Ben. And I’ve celebrated having my own webite by adding this LJ to the blogroll on the front page. Would you sooner be B G Thomas or Ben Thomas?
For the writing? BG Thomas! (((HUG)))