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:~: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 :~:

A Good Day

I think as writers we all have those days where we feel like we're running around like crazy people, not doing what we should be doing, not making an impact. Writing's such a solitary endeavor. Aside from the few conferences we attend, our interaction with other writers happen via the internet or email, brief phone conversations or monthly RWA meetings.

Today is not one of those days. :) Last night was my RWA chapter meeting, and I have to say, we had a great meeting. Great discussions, great turn-out, lots of excitement. As the president, I love it when things run smoothly. Our speaker ran a little long, and as a result, our business meeting was abbreviated, but that was just fine with me. The members were chatting about writing, and anytime we can get members excited about something in the industry, I'm happy. It was also a great meeting because I got to see two of my dearest friends - Intrigue author Alice Sharpe - who I have roomed with at Nationals the past few years (except for this year because she didn't go!), and my VP, Lisa Catto - who is my other National roomie, and who also didn't attend this year because she's been in Italy the last month (I know, rough life, huh?) .

These are two women who have been there for me during the ups and downs of writing, and are the two I probably depend on most to keep me sane. I am so thankful for both of them, every day, especially today because they both brought me goodies! :)

Alice found this cute little book in a bookstore on the coast - The Furies - and picked it up for me. It's really just a knicknack to sit on my desk, but considering my debut book, STOLEN FURY, centers around three priceless Greek reliefs of the three Furies from Greek mythology, she couldn't have found a better gift. I absolutely love it. And not to be outdone, Lisa came back from Italy with this gorgeous photo album for me to put all my pictures from my debut in. It's not of the Furies (they are very hard to find, trust me, I've looked), it's of the Muses, but I love it just the same. I can't wait to fill it with pictures from the Dorchester dinner in SF, photos from my first book signings and snapshots of my release party.

And an even more special surprise? Alice brought me (and Lisa) a copy of her August release - Bodyguard Father - and surprised us both because she dedicated the book to "...her roommates extraordinaire." I couldn't have been more tickled (or surprised) and cannot wait to read this book.

So today, I'm still riding the high from all of that last night, trying to work, but day gets better...

This morning, NYT Bestseller, Allison Brennan, sent me a fabulous cover quote for my debut, STOLEN FURY. Among the things she had to say about the book:

"If you like Indiana Jones and Romancing the Stone, you'll love Naughton's dazzling romantic adventure. This debut sizzles."

Isn't that great? I absolutely love it. Thank you so much, Allison!!

And finally, my editor, Leah Hultenschmidt, sent me a link to a wonderful new website she's put together: Romantic Reads. Here's what she has to say about it:

"At RWA, I heard a lot from reviewers and libarians asking how they could get info on upcoming titles, and I know even as an individual, I've been at home wishing I could access so-and-so's cover copy, or that a certain cover image were available on the web. The site is primarily aimed at booksellers, librarians, reviewers, writers and readers really tuned in to the industry. It doesn't cover all our titles; we have a company site for that. But I'm hoping it will be helpful to folks."

The site is gorgeous, and full of lots of great info. Be sure to bookmark it and click on the blog to read about current industry info from a top-notch NY editor.

So, all in all, a really great day. Now I'm off to work on galleys. How's your day going?

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Blogger Alice Sharpe said...

Well, my day was just ho hum, writing going kind of slow, not wonderful when I read this fabulous blog and saw myself mentioned by my equally dear friend, Elisabeth Naughton and got to share in all her good news. And you're right, that album Lisa brought you is wonderful!!!! Can't wait to see it all filled with pictures and reviews, oh my!

And man, what a quote. You're on your way, baby!!!

Thanks for the mention!!!

5:08 PM  
Blogger Kendra said...

Way to go, Allison! Terrific blurb. Elisabeth, you must be dancing on the ceiling.

6:58 PM  
Blogger Lexi said...

Wow, Elisabeth! Your goodies are wonderful and that cover quote is AMAZING! Awesome for you!

2:15 PM  

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