So, I think it's time we sat down and had The Talk. The one where Wendy discloses why her blogging has been all over the frackin' place the past several weeks. But first....
So You Think You Can Write conference. If you're interested in writing for Harlequin (and, more importantly, keeping Wendy in category romance), this is a great opportunity to hob-nob with editors, get feedback and advice.
The conference runs from November 7 - 11. Be sure to check it out.
This trip also explains why y'all got a bunch of reviews in the past week or so. I hit a major slump in October, which means Wendy Got Back Logged. Well, being held captive on an airplane where the film was Mr. Popper's Penguins (::shudder::) - pretty much meant Wendy did nothing but read. I had two books finished before I even landed in Michigan, and finished a third while I was home. 3 books, in 5 days. That's not a personal best for me, but pretty dang close.
Still, I need to get some reviews to Sybil soon or she's going to take out my knee-caps. My category romance back-log on the Sony Reader has hit Epic OMG! levels.
I'm the type of person who pretty much kicks ass in a rut. Oh, how I lurve me a rut. Right now, my rut has been back-filled and I've been given a teaspoon to dig a New Rut. Which is a trick, because I still have my responsibilities from My Old Job (you know, the kick ass Wendy Helps Maintain Adult Fiction For 30-Some Libraries one) plus new responsibilities for The Modified Job (public service at the branch - which entails reference work, programming, collection management, the general business of running said branch etc.).
In a nutshell, I'm two people now.
On the bright side, everybody has been really great - and patient with me while I flail about like a half-dead fish. I'm at a library with a great staff, it's a community I'm familiar with, I just haven't quite figured out My New Normal yet. I do need to get my stuff together though, because much more of this and I suspect people will begin to lose patience with me.
But it's tough for me, because I feel like I'm half-assing just about everything right now, which naturally spills over into my blogging and reading. Sigh, I'll figure it out. Eventually. I mean, I always do. In the meantime though, it's going to be bumpy around here....