Monday, August 31, 2009

The Hardship of Two Intellects. :)

So, I haven't been able to really work on my book this weekend because we're down to 1 computer in the house. My PC has basically given up the ghost, and my sweet husband has been letting me use his, but he needed it for school work most of this weekend. I feel guilty swiping it when I know his need will actually pay the bills, and my need will end up costing us money before anything else. (Writer's conferences, postage for query letters, copy costs, etc.)

He's a good man, though, and I'm excited to say I'll be getting a new laptop within a week or two. :) Then, there will be NOTHING to stand in my way. :)

It's 6am, and I've been up for 1/2 an hour finishing up a chapter. I'm so motivated to get through this, because it's something that I'd never have thought I'd write; almost like Danielle Steel jumping into a Louis Lamour writing contest--INCONCEIVABLE! (to quote a classic movie.)


Friday, August 28, 2009

Keeping Up With the Rowling's

So, I stayed home with my little guy today and decided that it would be a wasted day if I couldn't put the proverbial 'pen to paper.' I was only able to get through about 2 pages, but had a great time with my little monkey nursing him back to health. The job of a Mom ALWAYS supercedes actual jobs and dreams. :)

~Anngela :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

How Do They Do It?

I think I need to be a high-falootin Professor so I can go on Sabbatical and just write all day long. If I was on Sabbatical I wouldn't have to grade student papers, lecture on Puritanical Lieterature, or change dirty diapers! (Actually, I don't think I'd be able to get out of the last one.)

I was able to formulate the outline for the next chapter today, which means tomorrow I will continue to write. I'm pretty excited! Barring any unforseen craziness, I'm looking at an October completion date for sure!

This character isn't like anything I've done before. She's more academically intelligent. She's so historically accurate that there are times I'm worried that I'm going to go too in-depth.

We'll see.

~Anngela :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Hello, my loyal followers and friends,

I've decided to set up a new blog site because my writing is branching out away from just my 1st novel and series, "At Last." I'm working on new project tentatively titled "The Stone of Camelot," which should be completed by the end of October. I'm extremely excited about this and hope it can garner a positive response like my first manuscript.

Just to update you, I received word from the last agent I was waiting on, that although 'At Last' was witty, well written and character driven, there wasn't a break out concept which would propel it off bookshelves: It was just a sweet love story (minus vampires, werewolves, and a little boy with a scar on his forehead. :) ) Apparently with the economy, publishing houses are ALL looking for the 'next big thing.' I guess 'At Last' wasn't it.

So, I took a break from writing this summer, and was falling asleep one night when the proverbial muse hit me. I fell asleep, woke up the next morning and wrote the first chapter and a rough outline for "The Stone of Camelot."

I'm very excited about this concept and the 'world' that I'm creating with it. I'll keep you posted on what's coming up. Thanks for all your support and good wishes. :)