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Wooly Hats

I got to wear a wooly hat when I drove to work this morning! And a scarf! And long sleeves!

Such things delight me. Yes, another fall is my favorite time of year ode.

I’m getting together with some writer-y friends soon and we’ll all sit around drinking tea (or coffee) and writing up a little storm. I like to imagine us all sitting around with little tag cloud style clusters of words forming colorful clouds over our heads. Wouldn’t that be fun to watch? Of course, it would rather give one away if someone was sneaking in time on her stories while she was at the Day Job. Not that I know ANYONE who would do such a thing. Never at all.

I’m craving this curried coconut chickpea soup that I had at a little local restaurant. I should get myself onto the internet to search for recipes because WOW was it ever delicious and I really really want some more.

Scarce a Word!

Hello everyone!

I fell quite behind this weekend, I had intended to complete the first draft of part III of my Love by the Books series, but I got wrapped up with doing laundry, of all the mundane things. Bleh, the day job had me working a lot of extra hours the last two weeks and my writing has suffered for it, sadly. I fully intend to make up for it this week! I want to get the second story live for all of you, and the third story soon after.

Part four isn’t started yet, but I have PLANS. And I think you’ll like them.

The leaves are turning orange and red here at home and it’s just WONDERFUL. I adore the fall, pumpkin spiced everything and hot cider and crisp cool air. I need to write a romance that involves dancing in fallen leaves and a hike through the woods. Maybe a harvest party should feature.

Hope you all had lovely weekends as well, and that your weather is as nice as mine.

Good Morning All! Good Reads!

Hello everyone!

I’ve gotten myself set up with a GoodReads Author Page – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7278009.Ruby_Grandin

I’m really excited by that, it makes me feel… somehow more real! Although, I must admit, the most surreal thing was searching for myself on Amazon and FINDING MYSELF THERE! It’s doing my head in just about. In a very lovely way.

My publisher also told me that someone was asking on twitter when my next book was going to be out and it made my day!!! To know that one of you amazing people read my story and liked it and WANTED MORE!

It’s coming soon! Tentatively titled "The Sort of First Date" there’s more Jane and Abby on its way to you.

I hope you all have an amazing day, the weather is getting cooler around here and I’m looking forward to hot cider and writing times!

Great writing day

My wife has promised to take me on a ‘Writing Date’ tomorrow and I can’t wait. I wrote a LOT today to finish up the first draft of the second story in my Love by the Books series. I’m loving how Abby and Jane interact. I live for writing dialog. I just love how people talk to each other.

I hope you do too.

My first book showed up live in Amazon today and it almost made me faint with excitement! It’s kind of surreal to see your own name on a big site like that!

The weather is starting to get cooler here and my thoughts turn to hot tea and fall leaves. I start knitting a lot more and I look forward to scarves and mittens. I hope the real cold of winter stays away for a while, but fall can settle in and stay as long as she wants!

I wish you all the joys of fall and send you all lots of love.

Good writing day

My wife and I went out on a writing date yesterday and had a really good time. I’ve been trying to achieve a certain word count every day and yesterday I doubled it! That felt really good. I’m getting ready to release my first story! It’s a little bit of a whirlwind right now, but in a very good way.

We drank a whole lot of tea and a piece of chocolate cake was involved too. A nice reward for writing.

I am SO indebted to the lovely ladies at Rose and Star Press who are helping me learn the ropes of e-book preparation, and making sure that what I’m sharing is the best that it can possibly be.

I can’t wait to tell you more about it. Stay tuned!