Notes from a Drama Queen

Cabbages and Kings

Monday, January 11, 2010

Occasionally, just occasionally, really good things happen. We had one of those things happen this weekend, when my darling son had the great wisdom to ask his girlfriend of a year and a half to marry him. Erin is a fabulous girl (woman) and hey, she comes complete with the most adorable baby who already calls me Grandma Krissie.
So we're happy campers here at the Castello del Ohlroggio. Such a fabulous way to start a new year.

And I've got my Zoji bread machine, thanks to my darling niece Jenny. I've made fabulous whole wheat bread, whole wheat apple bread, and I'm finishing up some white bread for Tim (my son) to take with him. It's magic -- no more failed breads!

I finished the revisions on RUTHLESS (the first historical) and it's even better than I thought. And I'm just diving into BREATHLESS (the third) and loving it.

I'm about to get a clean bill of health, so Richie and I can plan a trip for this spring.

It looks like I really will make progress decluttering, thanks to my BFF Sally.

And really, it's starting to look like 2010 is going to be a totally fabulous year. Which we more than deserve, after the total hideousness of last year. Now all we have to do is get our tax situation cleared up and life will be good indeed.

The good thing is, all I really want to do is write. And I've got a lot of writing to do.

First off, I need to write the third historical for Mira, the third part of the series, RUTHLESS, RECKLESS and BREATHLESS. They'll be published in the summer and fall, and so far they're delicious. The third should be the best of all.

And Kristina Douglas has finished her first book of THE FALLEN series, tentatively entitled RAZIEL. She has a second to write this spring, which she's really looking forward to.

Now after that, I'm desperate desperate desperate to write at least one more ICE book. I've already started it -- maybe I'll upload it as a present. So far Mira's been uninterested, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed they'll change their minds.

Plus I have a delectable new romantic suspense series in mind, one that I really want to write, so I'm going to need a contract for those.

Plus, more historicals. I love them, they're what I usually read for pleasure, and I have so many more stories to tell.

And Kristina Douglas has a number of Fallen Angels to take care of.

So ... I've got so much to write that I'll simply have to live forever. Which is fine with me, particularly now that I've got an instant grandson.

In the meantime, I'm desperate to move out of this %#$@@%^%! town (I temper my language in honor of the nuns among us). We'll simply take it bird by bird, because, as Crusie always says ...

Nothing but good times ahead.


Blogger lcward said...

Here's hoping that 2010 is as glorious as you expect it to be! And congratulations again to Tim and Erin and your new grandson!


3:00 PM  
Blogger Mary Stella said...

Clearly I'm out of the loop because I didn't know you were starting a series under another name. Yay! More Krissie. A Krissie by any name is fabulous.

Secondly, if you own the characters to the ICE series, write the book and sell it yourself online. If you figure out approximately what you made per copy of each of the previous Ice books, you could sell the book in e-format for a low price. I bet you'd sell LOADS of copies.

J.A. Konrath has explored this topic in great depth on his blog.

Can't wait to read your next release. Congratulations on all the good times you're experiencing and anticipating!

10:59 PM  
Blogger Eleonora said...

Dear Anne,
I'm a girl living in REpublic of San Marino (a very little state in Italy), who has never
read romance book since she discovered your Ice series.
From the day I begin Black ICe I found a new world and in these two years I tried to collect all of your books in English or in Italian.
SOme of these one are very difficult to find in Italy, such as NIghtfall but I've found it and it was... terrific!
Thank you for emotions your books gave to me, they are unforgettable in my mind.
I'm glad to read you started this new year with grit and beautiful events.
I'm looking forward to reading your new books as well.

4:05 AM  
Blogger lavender79 said...

Dear Anne:
After reading through your blog posts of 2009, I wish you all the best in the new year.

Your books have given me many hours of obsessive reading pleasure, as well as a reason to ignore housework, homework and exercise. Not sure if I should really thank you for that last one :)

The Ice series is soooo very addictive and well written and quite funny in parts which I always appreciate in romantic fiction.

Yours Truly,

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10:56 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

I would love to see Black Ice made into a movie! Is there anything in the works? If not shame on the movie studios for not picking this book to make a great movie and/or series. I fell in love with Bastien the first time I read it and the next 3 times after that too!

10:59 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

Thank you Anne for all the pleasurable reading! May 2010 be a better year. I would purchase your next ICE book as I enjoyed the series very much. I am anxiously awaiting your next grouping. Thank you for your talent!

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