Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Recharging with my Einstein Hair

Note: This blog was originally published on my MySpace blog, December 21, 2007.

Okay, that is hands down my worst blog title ever. {sigh} On to the good stuff:

I've been a bit of a hermit lately. Did tons of writing, but none of it's strictly stuff I should be working on at the moment. Then I banged myself up a little (nothing serious) and it sorta hurt to write for a few days. When I felt better, I opted to draw instead of write. This marked the beginning of what I fondly (and not-so-fondly, depending on my mood) refer to as being in Recharge Mode. Logically I know a lot of stuff is getting done—reading, updating the website, sending out an overdue newsletter, returning phone calls so my friends don't think I'm dead—but often it feels I have very little to show for it because writing is what makes me feel focused, and settled, and productive.

Still, it's been nice. Even when I realized that my hair vaguely resembled Albert Einstein's and put on a cowboy hat. You really can't go wrong with a Stetson.

One of the perks from being in Recharge Mode is that you tend to Google yourself and do all manner of other things that sound dirty without actually being dirty. I got to see what people are saying about me, and most of it's been pretty good. I managed to plow through 543 unread emails and found some wicked good stuff there as well.

Paul's Dream is…wow. Doing better than I'd ever expected. It's even won a few accolades, and I thought I'd share them here because nothing helps a person recharge more than good news. So here they are, in no particular order:

If you read this blog on a regular basis, you already know Mrs. Giggles rated it a Keeper.

The Romance Studio gave it a perfect 5 hearts.

Joyfully Reviewed rated it a Recommended Read.

Romance Junkies awarded the novel a Blue Ribbon.

TwoLips Reviews gave it a Recommended Read and a Reviewer's Choice Award.

Book Utopia Mom "devoured" the story.

Jennifer Leeland called me "brilliant."

It all feels surreal in a really really good way. Lots of people had great things to say, and I try to keep a current list of them on my site (which I just updated this past week!), so you can check them out at Just scroll down to the review section of the page. You can also learn about the story, read an excerpt, play a few games, and hit the link that'll let you buy Paul's Dream at Liquid Silver Books--

Now I'm returning to the reading phase of my Mode. Ai no Kusabi the novel is finally out. Yeah! So far it's proving to be a great way to recharge.

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