Sunday, September 28, 2008

End of the Month Already

Well, I checked out my writing goals, or should I say goal, for this month. I wanted to try to finish up the outline for my science fiction romance. But, I didn't get it done.

I don't feel bad, though, because it was other writing obligations that got in the way. And did I accomplish a lot.

I got through the galley of Erin's Rebel and found quite a few boo-boos we missed during edits, so those are now being fixed. I also got a contract for Confederate Rose and filled out all the manuscript and author forms for that.

I also completed my anthology story and submitted that. I wrote a very short Civil War Christmas story that I submitted to TWRP as a free read and I finished revisions on my newest vampire story.

So, although I didn't complete my stated goal, I accomplished a great deal writing-wise. Maybe I'll get that outline done in October.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Brand New Cover

This one's for my new Civil War romance, Confederate Rose, an upcoming release from The Wild Rose Press.

Nicola Martinez did the cover. Isn't it beautiful!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A New Review for Eternity Waits!!

I just got a new review for my short vampire romance story, Eternity Waits, available now from The Wild Rose Press. This one's from Simply Romance Reviews.

I'll quote a few lines: "Susan Macatee takes the eternal search for love, mixes it with some vampires and war, and tosses in some reincarnation to top things off. This is a very short read but all in all enjoyable. I look forward to seeing more from Ms. Macatee."

To read the full review, click here.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Galley Corrections Are Turned In

Galley corrections are in for Erin's Rebel and are my eyes crossed!
Hopefully, I caught all those little boo-boos that got through editing.

To read the first chapter and part of the second of Erin's Rebel, my time travel romance, click here.

Next announcement for ER will be the release date.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Another Contract!!!

It's official. I've just been offered another contract, this time for Confederate Rose from The Wild Rose Press. This will be my third contract with them and I am so excited!

I'll even get to work with the same editor who I worked with on Erin's Rebel.

Here's the blurb for Confederate Rose and I'll post an unedited excerpt later.

Disguised as a man to serve with her husband as a soldier in the Confederate Army, Irish immigrant, Katie Rose O'Reilly, vows to remain in the ranks and seek revenge on Yankees after her husband is killed at Sharpsburg. As she's transporting mail from Richmond back to camp, a stranger startles her, causing her to fall and almost drown in a swollen stream.

Southerner, Alexander Hart, a Yankee spy, saves Katie from drowning, then nurses her through a resulting fever. He must keep his identity secret from the feisty and beautiful Rebel soldier even as he finds himself falling in love with her.

Katie falls in love with the caring gentleman stranger, only to later discover he's the enemy. Heartbroken, she turns him in to the Confederates, but then questions her goals and beliefs. Is is possible to put her quest for revenge aside to save the man she loves?

Sunday, September 07, 2008

September Goals

Haven't posted my September goals yet, mainly because I can't figure out what I want to do.

Currently I'm waiting on the galley for Erin's Rebel. When that comes in, my main goal will of course be to get that done so I can get my release date.

I'm also waiting for word on two full-length manuscripts I've submitted to The Wild Rose Press.

Meanwhile, I'm waiting for critiques from my group on the last chapters of my anthology story and I'm purposely waiting before I start revisions to the first draft of my new vampire story.

A lot of waiting!

So, the only project I'm not stuck waiting on right now is the outline for my new science fiction romance. For now, my goal will be to complete the outline by the end of this month, if nothing more urgent comes in.