Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Houston..we have reacquisition of signal in 5…4…3…2…1

Lent is over, and I am stepping from my self-induced unnecessary internet fast blinking into the sun like a baby owl with horn-rimmed glasses.

The night before Ash Wednesday, I was glued to my iPhone right up until midnight. Remember the movie, Apollo 13? As the clock turned over, I sat my phone face down in the dark and I swear it was being in that scene where they’ve turned off everything they could to conserve power, they’re freezing in the little module, looking at the earth through the window and wondering how they’re going to survive. Then the lights go out. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but man…it was quite surreal.

Forty days later, I realize it wasn’t so bad. Yes, I missed out on a lot of news. Luckily friends let me know when something big was going on. I know I missed wonderful things going on in my blogging friends’ lives and careers. Yet, it went by fast and I feel more at peace, less rushed. I did watch the Oscars this year, (Sandra looked so beautiful! Bad, bad Jesse James), had a lot of fun with my family and even got some writing done.

I wasn’t perfect, by any means. You’d be amazed the things I suddenly classified as “necessary” so I could look them up on the web. And I did break for March 25, or what we in the romance-writing-world call “Rita and Golden Heart Day”. More about that later, but the short version is that I was one of the lucky to get a call that day and now my manuscript has moved onto the final round, to be looked at by 3 acquiring editors!

Due to my Golden Heart ® final, I will be slower to get back around to see everyone on their blogs. I had no expectation that Sweet Enemy would do so well, and therefore had slacked a bit on the rewrites— so I am having to write like a mad woman to get it whipped into shape in case the editors come calling! But I’ll stop in and say hi as I find the time.

Leave me the high notes in the comments section…I’d love to hear what you’ve all been up to!


  1. Welcome back girl.....can't wait for more interesting images from you.

  2. Congrats on your Golden Heart final. I hope you win!

  3. That was a good Lenten sacrifice. Good job.

    Congrats on moving on to round 3! woo-hoo. I wish you much luck and success :)

  4. Congratulations on your Golden Heart final;-) Best of luck to you!

  5. Sticking to your Lenten sacrifice is an amazing job...good for you!
    Welcome back, and you have so much to be proud of!

  6. Thanks everyone...now back to trying to balance the writing with the surfing :) The pressure of the Golden Heart is certainly helping tilt the scales towards the writing most days!

  7. Great job on your Lenten sacrifice.

    Good luck with the Golden Heart, Heather, and if you don't win I hope you get an editor. That would be even better yet.

  8. Welcome back. Good to see you again!