Sunday, October 31, 2010

As I wait...

...for Respite to be returned to me for more polishing, I've unpacked an old friend and hope to finish it up by the end of November.

Originally, it was called BEER CAVE, because the idea came to me as I was getting coffee at a local Speedway gas station on the way to work. In the corner, a room full of beer, with BEER CAVE above it. I often wondered what would happen if an unsuspecting person was forced to drag a dead body into such a confine during an armed robbery.

PLEASE don' think I want to perpetuate such a scenario - Lord knows in my regular job daily such things (not to this extreme of course!) come across my desk daily. But, some author once said 'You write what you know.' Not that I know about armed robberies and dead bodies --- but I guess you could say I picked up a ghoulish sense of humor through  the nature of my job. (Hmm...perfect for Halloween, wouldn't you say?)

Should BC (that would be Beer Cave) hit the eshelf in the future, you may see it under a different name. Possibly Amoris Defende. Now what the HELL does that mean, you're wondering...

Well, you'll just have to wait and find out!



Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Hello Followers---(those who are regulars and those on FB Networked blogs!)

Sometimes it's not possible to separate 'real' and 'writer' life. I couldn't help but think what sort of prose I could come up with looking at the interesting clouds in NW Ohio on my way home tonight. After a quick blast of possible severe weather, things calmed down. Thankfully, no major damage this time around.

Bad comb-over -- is what I thought of one cloud, as I zipped down I-475 westbound toward home. But, at the same time, the most beautiful 'comb over' I have ever seen - Mom Nature blew the tops off some thunderheads for that painting!

All is quiet now and autumn can continue.

Okay, enough of my're wondering when RESPITE is to be released, well, I'm hoping to find that out in the next few days. GOOD things come to those who wait (even me!) so I'm hoping the crack bunch of editors at Decadent are saying 'Wendy can do better here!'...all to bring you an even more compelling story!

I know...whatever Wendy!


Sunday, October 24, 2010


Sometimes we all just need to 'wait.' And, that's what I'm doing now. There will be a bit of a delay in the release of my first novella, RESPITE through Decadent Publishing.

In the mean time, you can click here to read an excerpt of the story.

I'll keep you posted...soon as I know the new release date, I'll let you know!


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Your Assistance is Requested

Okay, so while I'm waiting for line edits to be returned, I'm hunting down review sites and playing with this blog page. I'm not technically savvy, so for the most part I'm learning by the seat of my pants - which is the way I've learned most things in my life.

If you would, take a peek at the poll on the right side of the page - I'm leaving it up to you to decide which story I work on next. Of course, dependent on your choices, I may have A LOT of work to do!

Vote early, vote often!

I know...whatever...


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Line Edits

Isn't that the most wonderful phrase?! To me it is!

Don't forget, Daily Dose of Decadence WEDNESDAY for my blog. Warning you up front - it's a true story.

Yeah, whatever, Wendy!

(But, really, it is!)

...and cuz I can't thank her enough for her encouragement, Deanna Wadsworth 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' 10/23 at Decadent Publishing!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Wild Wednesdays

So, what goes on while an author is waiting for edits, galleys and publication - she BLOGS on her publisher's
BLOG, A Daily Dose of Decadence.

So, click on the link WEDNESDAY, Oct 20th to see what's going on in my head when the people in my head are hushed-up for a bit and I can actually think!

RESPITE's out on Monday, 10/ the meantime, check my pal Deanna Wadsworth's take on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow out 10/23 at Decadent Publishing. The book cover is pretty darn cool!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Waiting... the hardest part. Well, at least according to Tom Petty.

I'll get a return of edits just one more time - hopefully later today - from my editor, which I will scrub up, then after she looks at it again, it's off to the upper 'powers that be.'

This is all so strange - it's just a little story I 'made up,' and now it's actually getting published! That's pretty darn amazing. Once it's 'for sale,' I can cross that item off my Bucket List. (Did I mention you don't need to be a Kindle or Nook user to get the book - it also downloads as a pdf, and did I mention affordable! Only $2.99!)

Again, don't forget, RESPITE releases at Decadent Publishing Oct. 25th!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Is that even a word?

Well, the actual last words have been entered into the laptop, which means for the moment, RESPITE is done. Well, at least for the time being. I'm waiting for input from my editor, which will mean tweaking, but that's okay...makes it a better story.

So, I'm UP on the teeter-totter: it's done, it's ready, it needs to be tweaked, polished, spit-shined. It's good...(coming down)...well, it's it my best, not sure at this moment.

So, I'm sucks and every reviewer in the world will tell me so. Tough skin - yeah, I got it, but those comments always find a crack in one's armor, don't they?

I have written all my life, but the turning point was standing in line at Kroger, perusing the novels - 'I can write this crap,' I said to myself. Now, I'm hoping no one says that about me!

There are plenty of more stories in this Gateway computer, and 100 fold more than that in my head---ONE of them has to be good, right?

I know...whatever, Wendy. (and you're saying SHUT UP! as well!)

(really, I'm okay...sometimes we all doubt ourselves!)


Saturday, October 9, 2010

October 25th

Well, it's official! RESPITE will hit the e-shelf at Decadent Publishing MONDAY, OCT 25th.

Whoo - my bell's still ringing!

Friday, October 8, 2010

So Much News

Firstly, thanks to everyone who viewed, read and/or left comments on my first 'official' interview on Romance Books R Us blogspot! CONGRATULATIONS to Brenda R (wish I knew where you were from, Brenda) the winner of a copy of RESPITE from me and Decadent Publishing when its released...

...and speaking of releases, word is later this month RESPITE will be on the e-shelves of Decadent Publishing!

So, with that said, I best sign off, get out the big 'ole cotton towels and start spit-shining this story!

I know - whatever, Wendy!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Only Hours Left - Act Soon

Still a few hours left to log on to Romance Books R Us, peruse my first 'official' interview as a working author and 'follow' to be entered to win a copy of RESPITE, my first and soon to be released novella from Decadent Publishing.

Thanks for checking in!

It's been 'a day'!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

'Virgin' no more?

It's tomorrow -- the first interview of my 'writing' career. Log on to Romance Books R Us and check out my first 'official' interview.

'Follow' Romance Books R Us and you'll be entered to win a copy of RESPITE from Decadent Publishing and me when it's released.


And, if it's any of anyone's business, the new Russell Crowe movie The Next Three Days is out NEXT MONTH!  (Yeah I'm all a-giggle already.)

I know - Whatever, Wendy!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The 'End,' 'Finis,' 'Done'...

Why is the 'end' the hardest part of the darn book to write?  I'm in the process of rewriting the last two chapters of RESPITE to A) make them BETTER (duh!), B) make the ending not basically 'fall off the end of the earth, ie, not let the reader down, and C) get a good 'ole pat on the head from my editor.

So - why is this so difficult? Don't know. But I suppose I could get the ending going in the right direction with a sex scene...yeah, that's the ticket!