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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Killer Television and Keith Partridge

The latest interview is up at Cat and Muse. You get to meet Ingrid, an intrepid television reporter who's up to her elbows in trouble (finding a dead body at the anchor desk will do that) and who daydreams about Keith Partridge.

I'm wondering: How's Cat and Muse doing? Do you like it? Does the talk-radio format work? What about being introduced to other authors' characters -- yay? Nay? Neither? (I know, some of you are like, "Cat and What?")

So now everyone is back from Germany -- last week was the Frankfurt Book Fair; big big BIG for the publishing industry. My agent was there, and I think my editor was too. Anyway, everyone is back, so I'm hoping to hear from my agent about a couple of projects. I'll give details as soon as I can. Wish me luck...

In other news, Hell's Belles hits the shelves in 84 days. Not that I'm counting or anything... Actually, I'm a basket case. You'd think that all would be happiness, that I'd be blissful over the upcoming launch. But no. Instead, my stomach is churning over whether I'll get good reviews. (Bam, if you're reading this, remember, I am happy to resort to bribery.) And if I'll make my numbers. (Whatever that means.) And whether my editor will like The Road to Hell. And, of course, the other projects that I mentioned that I didn't get into.

What ever happened to being satisfied with what you've got? Instead of taking pleasure out of my accomplishments, I keep working toward the next goal. ((Jackie shakes head sadly)) Which is all fine, of course. Except I'd also like to smell the roses, as Melpomene would suggest.

9 Comments:

At 12:17 PM, Blogger Ewoh Nairb said...

First... love the new look... makes my acid-reflux act up just to look at it :)

Second... Cat and Muse is fun reading and the format is great. Just keep up the good work and if people don't like it they'll let you know :)

Finally, just dive into the new projects and forget about HB for a while. If there is anything you can do to promote it that you haven't already done, bring it up with your agent and talk it out. Otherwise just let it go and work on the next thing... in other words, do what you can and don't worry about what you can't.

Maybe work on your vampire/dragon short story?

 
At 4:29 PM, Blogger Larissa said...

Oooh, I love the new look! VERY nice! Makes me want to run to Starbucks for a mocha cappucino...

 
At 7:45 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

Thanks, Ewoh and Larissa! Every time I need a caffeine fix, I look at my blog. :-)

Ewoh, thanks for the C&M feedback -- it's truly appreciated! (And I'm glad someone besides me is reading it!)

You're right, of course; I should forget about HB. ((sigh)) Note to self: STOP EGO SURFING, DAMMIT!

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger Heather Brewer said...

Don't get so lost in the hereafter that you forget to enjoy the now, m'lady. :)

 
At 2:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll tell you what your fellow succubus writer suggested to me: Alcohol.

Help me, Jackie. I don't ever want Richelle to live this down. LOL.

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger Richelle said...

ARGH. Stop that. Stop that right now.

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

Thanks, ladies. Hee!

 
At 8:30 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

Maybe work on your vampire/dragon short story?

Duuuude...

 
At 4:41 PM, Blogger EJ said...

Love Cat and Muse.

 

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