Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dear Diary

So much for my big plan to post every day. I totally blew off day 2! That's an auspicious start! Yesterday was a productive day with another 2,000 words in the bank on Hoping for Love, more promo work on Falling for Love and (shocker) MORE work on the website from hell. I also registered for the Romance Writers of America Conference in Anaheim, CA. I'm really looking forward to the three conferences I have coming up:

  • PASIC (Published Author Special Interest Chapter) in New York City on March 8-10 (I'm on a self-pub panel)
  • New England Chapter Conference in Salem, MA, April 27-28. I'm the Saturday luncheon speaker (gulp)
  • RWA in Anaheim from July 25-28 (I'm organizing a reader dinner on July 25 after the literacy signing if anyone is interested in joining us.)

I'd love to connect with nearby readers at any of these events, so let me know if you are interested in getting together.

Today I'm hoping to get a lot of writing done, but the carpet and tile guy is back for another two-day engagement that has my house turned upside down AGAIN. So I'll do what I can!

Oh and this AM I was invited on a local TV show, the Rhode Show, which is Rhode Island's equivalent of the Today show. I have to be in Providence at 8:30 a.m. for this engagement. I predict getting up at 4 a.m. to make myself presentable!

Finally, I'm celebrating the very good showing Falling for Love has had on Barnes & Noble, where it was ranked no. 71 overall this morning. That is very exciting! It's doing well on Amazon, too, with a good placement on the contemporary romance bestseller's list. Thank you to my lovely readers for making this possible!

Off to write! Have a great day!


Bex said...

It keeps getting better and better! So happy for you!!

maria said...

Congratulations, you deserve all the success you're getting!!Loved,loved,loved Falling for Love!!! Can't wait for the next one! Be sure to tell us when you appear on the Rhode Show. I'm in neighboring Massachusetts and I would love to see you on TV.

Marie Force said...

Thanks so much, Bex. I appreciate you reading my silly diary! LOL

Maria, I will definitely remind about the Rhode Show. It's on the calendar for Feb. 13. So glad you loved Falling for Love! Yay! I'm having SO much fun writing the McCarthys. Hope to be spending lots of time on Gansett this year. :-)

oklanannie said...

Reading your "silly" diary is a daily stop-over for me at some point each day. I think it's a great idea and someday you'll look back on it with wonder!!

Go get'm girlfriend!

Cocktails and Books said...

I'm so happy you are going to be at RWA! I'm dragging some of my friends with me to the signing!

Cocktails and Books

Marie Force said...

Thanks as always for your support. Sometimes I feel like we were separated at birth and you're my mom because you are SOOOOO good to me. What other possible explanation could there be for such lovely support? Only someone's mother could love every word they write and support every one of their silly endeavors, right? :-) You are my book mama. There we go. You finally have a title! Phew... Glad we finally got that resolved!

Can't wait to meet you and your friends in Anaheim! Whoo hoo!

oklanannie said...

OMG! You've made me cry! And that gives me the right to put as many exclamation points in my posts as I wish!!!!!!! I'll try to live up to the title -- which by the way touches me deeply.

So, get busy writing so "Book Mama," along with all your readers have something new, refreshing and sizzling to read soon! You gotta keep those "grades" up!!!!!!!!!!!


Book Mama

Marie Force said...

Awww, Book Mama, I had a feeling you might like your new title. You soooo deserve it! :)
Your Adopted Kid