Today' this entry isn't about me, it's about a great friend I had for 17 years who passed 3 years ago today, and who I never had the chance to say good bye to...
I am sitting in a chair against a wall in a hallway with white floors ands walls, fluorescent lights overhead. I hear footsteps approaching and I look up to see who is going to come around the corner. It's Kelly, dressed in her typical blue jeans and black boots, with that Indian print jacket in earth tones she always wore. She is tan of course, her hair perfect.
I stand up surprised out of my mind that she's actually there with me.
"Kelly," I say, "I miss you so much."
"I know," she tells me. We hesitate then reach for each other and hug. I can feel her there solid in my arms.
"Do you know what I've been doing?" I ask her.
She smiles slowly at me. "Yeah, I know," she says grinning. "Let me tell you, everything you are doing now is exactly how it should be."
I nodded to her, tears ready to fall from my eyes.
"God, I can't believe you're here," I tell her.
"Everytime I come to you it gets harder and harder," she explains to me, suddenly looking sad. "In fact, I have to go now."
"Now, so soon? Kelly, I think about you every day."
"I know, sister," she jokes and turns around and walks away from me. For some reason I just stand there and watch her leave, unable to follow.
When I woke up I was on my back, my hair and pillow wet from the tears that had slid down my cheeks while I had slept. But I felt this strange peace and calm because I knew my friend had visited me...
So the Red Silk Diaries have been a real roller coater ride for me, to say the least. I'm in it, I'm not, I'm in it, I'm not and now....I'm back in it. Whew! I'm exhausted thinking about it! So I have it straight from the Kitty's mouth I am in. So the book will be released on January 21st.
I also signed a contract today for my Valentine book titled Eros' Arrows. That will be released on Feb 4th at Silks Vault.
And finally in contract news Dragoness is signed with Venus Press after a looong wait. I finished it in September last year, which seems like a lifetime ago. I love this book so much, wait til you see it!
So now everything I had out is spoken for, which is awesome. Now I really need to get crackin' on Guarding Pandora, which is almost 6K right now. My writing partner has the script, so I had the night off.
I know I just posted, but I had news to share and I didn't want to wait until next week.
My book Cerulean Blue is now available at Fictionwise! You'll find the link in my link section. I am so excited to be there, I can't even explain... It is really awesome, and I'm very thankful to Silk's Vault for putting Cerulean Blue at Fictionwise.
I am also listed under the author list now at Venus Publishing. My book titled Possessing Poseidon will be released after June 2006. When I get a set date you can be sure I'll post it here!
I started my next project officially yesterday, and I think it is going to be awesome. I'll give a sneak peek at the title later, don't want to give anything away on this one, it will be a total surprise! *wink*
Well it's only the first week of the new year and already it's getting crazy...I found out Monday that I won't be in the Red Silk Diaries volume 2 that comes out this month, but will be in volume 3 that comes out April 22nd. Yes, that date also happens to be my birthday, so I see this as a good sign! ( Can you say party??)
Today I subbed my MS for Passionate Hearts, the Valentine anthology at Silk's Vault. I'll keep you posted when I hear back...
I'm also starting some new projects and once they're a little further along I'll start to tell you about them...I can promise you some really awesome surprises in the future, wait and see.
And on a personal note, finally got the new cell phone, now I just have to figure it out. It seems somehow wrong to be able to go on the internet on your phone, but I must admit it is cool.
First of all I am a Chicago girl! I'm a member of the Romance Writers of America along with the Chgo. North Chapter. I am published at Resplendence Publishing, New Concepts, Red Rose Publishing, and Total eBound. My work is available in both e books and print. (Amazon, Barnes & Noble.com, fictionwise.com) I am now the Vice President of the PTA at my kid's school after putting in two years as President. Obviously I spend a lot of time volunteering. I am completing my Bachelor's Degree at Columbia College. Just like my writing my life is a work in progress... Just waiting to see where it takes me next.