Monday, November 19, 2012

Murphy's Law

Wikipedia defines Murphy’s Law as: an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong". I use this in My Roommate’s a Jock because it fits Cole’s character so well. Wikipedia also says: it’s actually a quote of the fourth law of thermodynamics and the originator is unknown.

Why do I tell you this? Has my life gone all wrong? Not exactly. More complicated and frustrating possibly but not “all wrong.” Over the weekend I got an e-mail from my editor (the one who has The Cost of Loving) and she says, “Here is what I have done so far.” She got through chapter 16 or something and wanted to me to see what she did. (and FYI, there are 37 chapters!) and oh, btw, you need to rewrite chapter 16…

I say: Thank you. I'll get right on it!... Re write?  -argh!
She replies: Sorry, Kiddo. Write, and rewrite are the name of the game!! You can do it.

Am I happy with that? NO! It slows the whole process down. Will I do it? YES, she came up with some great questions for what was happening in the scene. She’s looking for accuracy and punch. This is action packed (lol, for me anyway.) and she wants Matt to shine. So… I’m rewriting! That in itself will take a while. Chapter 16 is tough!

So now I am working through edits of The Cost of Loving, which are more extensive than My Roommate’s a Jock? Well, Crap! AND I’m trying to write names Can Never Hurt Me. I’m almost at 30k on that one and I don’t want to stop all together. Ideas are in my head! So where do I find a way to add time to the day, or clone myself? Ideas?

Hang in there people. Things are happening, just slower than I’d like. Pray for my sanity!!

Meanwhile, When Love is Not Enough is sitting stagnant. I don't think people are reading it. This is a sad revelation for me as a writer, that something that came on strong (to me anyway) has fizzled out in a year. I'm hoping readers of My Roommate's a Jock (who haven't read WLINE) will want to read my other stuff and maybe I'll get a few more sales. 'Cause you know, I don't want that book to die. It meant to much to me to write.

Also, when is an appropriate time to release an excerpt? I don't have a cover yet. Maybe when I get a cover for My Roommate's a Jock, I'll blog an excerpt.



  1. I'd like to read the book, but angst scares me. (Still will likely put it on my wish list, though. I love the covers.)

    Wishing you the best,


  2. Will, I guess I can't blame you. When Love is Not Enough is not for everyone. I definitely has angst. The only thing I can say is that people who were scared to read it, and did, seem to have been glad. That's all I'm saying. My Roommate's a Jock? Well, Crap! however, is not angsty, it's funny. You might try that one. I'm hoping it comes out in december but no date yet from DSP.