First let me start off by saying...
The 2010 CAPA Award Nominees were announced at The Romance Studio!
Mate Set was nominated in Paranormal Erotic Romance
Kissing Steel has been nominated in Fantasy Erotic Romance
Kidnapping Casey was nominated in Fantasy Erotic Romance
Laurann Dohner (ME!) was nominated for Favorite Erotic Author!!!http://www.theromancestudio.com/capa.php
Thank you soooo much!!! VERY COOL! I really feel floored to even be nominated. An author emailed me to let me know I'd been nominated, they were just putting them up, and I swear I read my name about ten times before it sank in that I actually made a list. As more of them came out and I found my name on a total of three of them...WOW. It's really an honor to be put up with authors who I respect and admire. Blown away...actually...in the best way.
I finished the 5th cyborg book. It's about Coal. I read feedback comments when Touching Ice came out, many of who emailed me to ask about the poor fate of Coal, and if I planned to write his book. I was deep into the story already. I couldn't just leave him in a life pod with Zorus...stranded. I'll let you know when I hear back on it with any official news. I'd hoped to finish the book in early December but there was more story to tell than I had originally thought so it ran about 10,000 words longer than I'd guessed.
Raine on me - the second Riding the Raines book should be getting a release date soon.
In other news...I'm writing. When aren't I? LOL. I'm really a workaholic or should I say write-a-holic. I love it so much that I write every day. I write a few books at a time, it keeps me from getting writer's block. If I get hung up on one book - I just switch WIP's for days or a week at a time, and then come back to another one. I'm hoping - life rarely goes according to plan so keep that in mind, I always do - to submit another book by the end of this month. Since I write more than one WIP at a time...I'm not sure which one will be done first so I'll let you know who wins on which story is finished first. This year I plan to write more books in each series. I may even toss in some surprises this year. Have I mentioned I really LOVE to write? I do!
The other things I have to look forward this year is going to Romanticon 2011. I believe I've mentioned I'm going...a lot...because I'm looking forward to going that much. Last year I had the best time ever there. Everyone was just so wonderful. The workshops were a blast. The people I met were fantastic. I had always heard conferences were stressful but it wasn't that way at all! Ellorascave really went above and beyond to make it a comfortable, fun, relaxed setting. If you can go - really try! You won't regret it. Here's a LINK.
I'm trying to lose the last of my weight I gained. Hard to do when you spend as many hours as I do sitting at a desk. I have lost 50 pounds in all but it's taken me over a year and a half to do it slowly. I've kept it off. That's the good news. The bad news is that last 30 feels more like super glue than extra weight. I'm really motivated although so I'm hopeful to get it gone by my birthday in June. This summer I'd love to pull out my old clothes I've refused to toss away to fit back into. That's the plan at least. I'm hoping stating it makes it so! LOL.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!