Quiet and Busy

Yes, my blog has been quiet lately. But I promise I’ve been busy.

If you haven’t already, check out my posts at the Diamond State Romance Authors’ Blog. In Summer Reading our authors shared their recent reads and Outside Your Bubble we discussed the need for empathy in writing. I’ll be blogging at DSRA again October 8th about Strength (which segues nicely into my next topic).

I answered a short story call for submissions for Hot He-Men, the everyday heros who could boil the blood in our veins with a sultry gaze, with the story of Special Response Team leader, Donovan Wolfe’s lust for the Detroit PD’s lead crisis negotiator, Paige Cline. It’s super hot and will hit the editor’s e-mail inbox today! Fingers, toes, arms, legs and eyes crossed for its sizzling reception.

I finally worked up the guts to submit For All to See, my baby, also known as novel 1 to it’s first writing contest, Launching A Star. Finalist will be notified by November 12th. So, once again…fingers, toes, arms, legs and eyes crossed. The bright side to this contest is regardless of the outcome (finalist, winner, loser) I’ll receive critique/feedback on my manuscript from industry professionals, an editor and agent.

I arranged some family time, on a quick trip to Mississippi. 🙂

I’ve also been working on editing For All to See, beta reading for the Wild at Heart Anthology Volume 1 (My short story, Fierce Wild will be featured in WAH Volume 2.), keeping up with my three year old, working on a nursery for the gymnast in my belly, cooking, cleaning, working out, entertaining our now THREE dogs and squeezing in some QT with my honey. I’ve even read a little in the midst of it all: Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward, Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown and Evil at Heart by Chelsea Cain.

Suddenly, I’m feeling tired. Nap? Yes, please!

What fun, crazy, overwhelming, wonderful things have you done this summer?


8 thoughts on “Quiet and Busy

  1. Megan, when I look back on a day-by-day basis this year, I feel as though I’ve accomplished little. Like you, I must make a list. My ego needs the boost.

    WO-OO-OOT on both submissions. Sizzle away, my friend!

  2. Hey there! You have been busy!! 🙂 I saw Fierce Wild listed in V2 of the Wild at Heart anthology. Neat! Good luck with the Launching a Star contest. I think it’s fantastic that you entered! It takes courage to start putting your work out there, so good for you! Great reading recommendations. Look forward to future posts whenever you get to them. Take care, Megan!

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