Saturday, January 30, 2010

I Can't Believe How Long It's Been!

First of all, it was a shock to my system to see how much time has gone by since I've written. You, though, have been leaving such wonderful comments on my blog that guess what??? I may be writing more about Cammie and Justin thanks to YOU! I've submitted two more proposals for the forensic series, so keep your fingers crossed and those good thought coming! Since I've last written I've traveled all over the country (so much fun!) and been on ever more ghost hunts (scary!. The best part is I've met lots and lots of future authors in high schools and middle schools everywhere. Really, the amount of talent I've seen is breathtaking. I've also been writing my newest book, Dragonfly Eyes, which has been an amazing experience. My life has just been CRAZY! So once I realized I couldn't get everything done (I received almost 2,000 emails during my last week-long trip) I decided to take control of the situation, which means I finally hired an assistant to help me get my schedule/life in order. Her name is Kacie Wheeler and she absolutely ROCKS! So, under her watchful eye, I should get a handle on everything and do much better in keeping up with my blog/emails/speaking schedule/writing. Kacie absolutely laughed at my archaic and chaotic method of keeping track of things - Post It notes that seemed to flutter on their own throughout my office and dates/thoughts scrawled on yellow tablets. She's begun the long, tedious conversion of my paper calendar over to the electronic calendar on my Mac. Wow - with Kacie's help, I finally think there is hope. I should be able to handle things now!

On another note, since it's been so long, let's catch up. In the very few moments of free time I've had I managed to see New Moon (LOVED it!) and Avatar (fantastic - my new favorite) as well as The Lovely Bones, which I felt kinda missed the mark. (Too many special effects, not enough character development.) For the holidays my son and sons'-in-law surprised me with new kitchen granite counter tops that they installed, which was a blast to watch! My boys are so good to me! That was an enormous project which got even bigger: DJ (my son-in-law who is an electrician) thought that as long as they were doing the counter-tops we should put in new lighting, which was an amazing amount of work for him. (The new lights look fantastic!) Then Matt, my other wonderful son-in-law, said as long as he and my son Dan and DJ were doing the new kitchen counter-top, sink and faucet, they should go ahead and tear out the bathroom and install a new faucet and sink and counter-top. Dan had to go back to school in Greeley while DJ had to return to Ft. Collins, which meant Matt got stuck chipping away at my bathroom. Poor guy! So we've had a rotating roster of my kids (and grand-kids) here and a bunch of huge projects going round the clock since Christmas. In the meantime, I've had to travel, and the day I got back from Florida my husband left for China. He got home Thursday and we realized we had been apart over three weeks! Crazy!

I hope this find every one of you happy, well, and ready to write your own stories. Since I'm knee-deep in Dragonfly Eyes I'd like to remind anyone with a paranormal story to please share it with me - it might make its way into my book! Thanks again for your patience and here's to all of our futures. I believe 2010 will be the best one yet!

XO's from Colorado!


autumn said...

please write more about cammie and justin!!! I just finished the dying breath and i want more!!! you are such an amazing writer. thank you so so so very much. =]

Anonymous said...

Oh please write more about Cammie and Justin! I have read almost all of your books that are out. Love them all, your writing gets me hooked with the first page! You're so lucky!!!! If I could travel the country I would, no second thoughts!!!!! I love to travel, especially on planes; I finished your book The Dying Breath on a plane to Boston, MA. (I am from New Hampshire, so I was going to visit, and I showed up in tears after reading the part where he was stabbed). Sounds like you have a wonderful family, always a good thing! Keep up the good work - your books are great!

sydney marie said...

pretty please write another book about justin & cammie!!! i need and want more ive read the dying breath 9 times! youre an inspirational writer! i look up too you very much!(: im thinking of becoming a medical examiner when im older! and i just love justin & cammie. i felt like the dying breath left me hanging since now i feel like cammie is my bestfriend. everytime im down i just pick up the dying breath and at the end i feel so much better. i can only pray for another book to come out! lol i have fallen in love with this series! please write another book your die hard fans including me! thank you soooooooo much! =D ily justin & cammie! <3

K@+!e said...

Wow you are the best at writing! Im always thinking about you're books wondering when the next one will come out! PLEASE never stop writing forensic mystery books. I tell EVERYONE I know about your writing and I have everyone reading :D Thank you soooooooooo much!