Sunday, January 6, 2013

Write Yourself Out of This One Joan Wilder

I am in an undesirable situation. Not career wise. Career wise life couldn't be better. Two publishing houses. Three series, fourteen contracts, five books out, two more coming soon. It's my personal life that seems to be in the crapper. Well, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but personally I am miserable/

A show of hands if there are any other 37 year olds living at home with their parents by choice? A show of hands of those who aren't respected, whose work is seen as oh you get a contract oh big deal? How many hear when are you going to get paid real money for your work?

My best friend and sometime writing partner said, if you're so miserable, write yourself out of this one Joan Wilder. So I've reset and that's what I've decided to do.

No one can guarantee the lightning in a bottle success that seems to come along every once in a great while but I know I'm good enough and this story is EPIC enough to get us a sale when things seem so bleak. Granted, I am waiting to hear back on a novel I submitted to what looks like a wonderful small press in Intrigue Publishing, but I do fear they will reject me even after the revisions I've made. But then isn't that every writer's fear,

So how am I writing myself out of this one? There is a long gestating story that has seen many forms.

Ariel & Adriana Stuart are the long suffering twins who have survived a mob hit on their families, and Beale and Stone are the men charged with protecting them from the enemies who want to finish the job. So any time you're in a nasty situation watch Romancing the Stone and...write yourself out of this one Joan Wilder.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


I am not one for resolutions because well I always fall down on them. But I do have some goals. So those I would like to share.

I would like to write three books this year. QUEEN, the final installment to the Gladiator Chronicles series, and the last two books in the Breath of Life series.

2) Finish edit on YOU KNOW MY NAME, which if it is accepted the title will be changed.

3) Lose 50 pounds by Romfest.

4) Train for Kentucky Derby Festival MiniMarathon (a 13.1 mile race).

5) Lose 100 pounds by December.

There are few more things but those are the biggies. Of course there's the New York book but that has to wait until my current obligations are filled with the other stories.

I'm going to chronicle my journey with pictures and regular blogging about my life. This is my platform and that means the good and the bad will come out. There will be good days and there will be bad days.

I know this isn't much of an entry and surely I'll be up to standards later. I've been sick this last month and really it's a bit taxing now.

But  my current weight is 275. Here is a picture of me at that weight. A big girl but ready to take on the world.