Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Catching Up and Such…

Part 1: What has Brown Done For You?

Well…in my case, UPS hit my car and crunched up the front right quarter panel, headlight, grille and hood. Guh! 100% their fault too. The kicker? I just got the car fixed in the same place from a similar accident. Just. Fixed. In March. And because it’s ten years old and we don’t owe on it, we carry the lowest, legal insurance coverage. So the car was just fixed again. You should have seen the look on the guy’s face when we had to bring it back in. But hey, he’s adorable and has the cutest dreds… Not worth the price of the damage, but definitely a plus side.

Part 2: Schedule Overwhelmed

You might have noticed slower releases this year. I’ve pulled all my planned books from the schedules and am writing a little slower. My last “prescheduled” book will be out this month. I feel it’s important to produce quality books, not quantity books. I hope you understand. I’m finding I need more thinking time between books in order to develop them. I actually took nearly a month off between mid-January and mid-February just to refresh. Kinda like a sabbatical. My sabbatical included 5 seasons of Bones. Don’t judge.
But I feel really good about my upcoming work. I’m also able to put out some longer books now without getting an ulcer.

Part 3: What Was That Giant Thud?

It might have been me falling over, lol. Last night was the All Romance eBook Awards for 2010. I feel like The King’s Speech at the academy awards! I was given awards for the 2nd and 8th Bestselling Books for 2010. I was also the 2nd Bestselling Author of 2010. My bestie, Bronwyn Green had the 3rd and 7th bestselling books. How much better than that does it get. Oh wait! It does get better! My good friend Carol Lynne was the #1 bestselling author last year. It was like a group party. I’m thrilled to have 4 awards on my bookshelf now.

Part 4: Wanna See Some New Covers?


Bronwyn Green said...

You are the Queen of Excitement!

Of course, car drama is the kind of excitement you can do without. However, the other stuff, particularly the WELL deserved awards are AWESOME!!! Congrats, Babycakes!!!

Ria Cruz said...

Congrats on the wins. Yummy covers for the new books in the Daly Way series. Where is a map to get to this place? LOL ;)

Molly Daniels said...

Congrats on the ARE awards!!!