I finished the following covers for my upcoming novels today: Midnight Rain I See You Last Girl Dancing Night Echoes Because of a bit of a financial bump, I’m pushing hard to get all the backlist up in the next couple of months. To my amazement (because I thought exactly the opposite), I think the suspense novels are going to … Continue reading →
Lots of my novels for free if you’ll pay the postage.
Jean is giving away a copy of I SEE YOU. I’m struggling with deadlines, a book that isn’t coming together the way I’d like, and my older son’s dying cat. Last few days have been rough. … Continue reading →
Put the first chapter of I SEE YOU on the site, will get the second one up in the next week or so, and then the third a week or two after that. I hope you enjoy. … Continue reading →
Just got the news from Michelle Rowen that I See You got 4 1/2 stars and a Top Pick from Romantic Times. Here’s a quote from the review: “Talk about putting readers on the edge of their seats! Lisle’s new thriller is a gut-wrenching combination of terror and romance, with a touch of the paranormal. The well-defined characters breathe life … Continue reading →
I switched over to WordPress 2.01 this morning while I was on the phone with my son. (If it’s 4:30 am his time, he remembers to call.) The site seems to be working correctly, although the RSS feed on the front page of the site is now carrying comments instead of articles. I’m going to have to troop through the … Continue reading →
I’ve actually been observing weekends so far this year, forcing myself to turn off the office computer on Friday when I wrap and and not permitting myself to turn it back on until Monday morning. (I still check the customer-support e-mail account once a day over the weekend, but I do that from the family computer, and I don’t let … Continue reading →
I’ve been slogging the manuscript revision for days. Tonight, just a few minutes ago, I finished the last of the revision type-in and sent it out to my editor. Tomorrow, I’ll send the tabbed hand-edited copy to her overnight. Done, done, done. I heard from Anna Genoese on HAWKSPAR just today. She really liked it. We’ll bat ideas back and … Continue reading →
Create A Character Clinic is done. Came in at just over 30,000 words, is on its way in beta version to my readers, and I am HAPPY. And done for at least a few days. Heard from Claire this morning that she loved I SEE YOU, that the revisions are small and few, and that she’d like to have another … Continue reading →
Cover art for I SEE YOU. I love this. I think it pops. And it looks nice and hot for July. The concept was originally ‘words written on a mirror’ — yes, my obsession with mirrors and their magic continues in I SEE YOU. It got changed a bit, I suspect because the designers discovered it would be hard to … Continue reading →
Saving, backing up, e-mailing. And then I’m outta here for the day.
Today the rest of the book gets done, whether it takes four hours or twenty-four. The manuscript has to be in my editor’s mailbox by nine AM tomorrow, no matter. I have less than a hundred pages of type-in left. However, they’re the hundred pages that include the most extensive changes, with three red scenes to add in. Starting at … Continue reading →
Just plodding. Today is going to be a long night — if things don’t break, tomorrow is going to be another one. It’s never, ever, as easy as you think it will be.
Bit past the halfway point. I’m tired, I’m grumpy. It’s going, but not fast, not easy. I’m way ready for a stretch of days off.
Wednesday went terribly. Combination of computer malfunction and head not in the work. In any case, today, I’m starting at 10,353 and seeing how much I can accomplish. No expectations, no mad dashes. I’ll just work steadily and update on the WIPbar, and see what happens. Still have tomorrow and Sunday to finish, if needed.
I finished the I See You write-in yesterday fairly late. Big plan is to finish the type-in today, though that will require more than 6,000 words of additions. Not sure if I can do it, but I’m giving it my best shot. WIP bar has been reset to zero. Will update irregularly. Onward! … Continue reading →
Have been working all day on ISY, now on 71,854 with all the messed up stuff behind me, and nothing but the screaming finale to do tomorrow. Plus type-in, which will not be bad. This book has required the least editing of anything I’ve done in years. Going to bed now, though. I’m fried. … Continue reading →
Made it to 36,337 words on the write-in yesterday before being sick took me out of the game. Running a fever today, feeling like crap, but I have to get this done. So far, my revisions will be minimal — I’m pretty shocked, actually. I know there are a couple of scenes I’ll hit today that will require extensive reworking, … Continue reading →
I’ve been sick enough since Thursday not to have written at all, which is why you’ve seen no changes on the progress bars, and no posts except for my two Ebay auction notices. I’ve had one of those bugs going around, and I’ve been horizontal except for brief periods to respond to auction questions. The words, therefore, are languishing. So … Continue reading →
It came in short — 84,000 words. But I woke up in the middle of the night realizing what I left out, and that will add an extra 6,000 words to the rewrite, easy. I’ll have to be careful not to let it add 12-15,000. I like the ending, though the last line gave me conniptions and I’m still not … Continue reading →
Reprise of the tragicomic opera Headache, with Occasional Light Flares. Going to go flop on a horizontal surface for a while, but I got all the way to 80,367 in I See You, and I’m on the big last conflict. It was going so well I had to make myself stop to work on CCC. I had to cut a … Continue reading →
The headache became a migraine, and took me out. I got about 600 words on ISY, none on CCC. I spent the rest of the day lying down, moving as little as possible. This morning, the headache residue is still there, and I’m skipping my workout — something I hate doing, because working out is such fun and I’m starting … Continue reading →
I introduced a couple of brilliant friends to each other this morning. With luck, this introduction will result in a piece of writing software that I’ve been dying to own since I first saw the physical prototype a long time ago. More on this if it goes anywhere. On ISY, my start point is 76235. Finish point will be 79,235. … Continue reading →
Got to 76,233 on ISY. Things are blowing up, people are dying, and the real big bad stuff is just about to start. On to CCC, and a couple thousand words on lovers, friends and enemies, and maybe life and death. … Continue reading →
Yes, I did my words yesterday. Or most of them, anyway. I got sucked into the fun of CCC, which I foolishly started first. I was working on question structure in relationship to character building, and kept telling myself “ten more minutes, ten more minutes” until I’d spent way more time than I had. I got to: 73,067 on I … Continue reading →
ISY — Starting: 67,323 Goal: 70,423 CCC — Starting: 8,266 Goal: 10,366
Got to 8266 on CCC, and 67,323 on ISY. More than I needed on the second, a smidge less than I wanted on the first. But good enough. Done. Will hit this again tomorrow. … Continue reading →
Yesterday was a family holiday, and we decided to start celebrating it Monday afternoon, so I never made it back to CCC. I didn’t even look at a computer yesterday — no words. S’alright. I’ll do words today. The day off was good for me; while I wasn’t writing, I realized that there was legitimate use for the As You … Continue reading →
64,160 on ISY. Going to take a break and come back later on CCC. … Continue reading →
Still on the hard push to finish both I See You and Create A Character Clinic this month. Today’s ISY goal: from 60,853 words to 63,953. Today’s CCC goal: from 6331 to 8331. Comments on posts will be off until the end of the month. This is a focus issue for me; I got sidetracked last week and it cost … Continue reading →