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Under the Weather but Sent in First Edits

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi,

I'm back from Arisia in Boston and became seriously ill.  With two weeks out from the conference and my world having grown silent, an eye, nose, and throat doctor is now the case.  I see him again on Monday and I'm hoping with the new prescription to have made some progress. 

Fortunately for me, before I left for Boston I emailed in the edits to my editor.  So very glad I did that.  Because edits need a clear head.

Valentine's Day is the birthday of Nights of Passion blog http://nightsofpassion.wordpress.com, and a little bird told me that one of our new authors on staff will be doing a special giveaway, so you won't want to miss that. 

I've leapt into another book while my editor is working.  It's good to keep rolling albeit slowly as I'm under the weather.  But I'll get better and then there will be another powerful romance book!  YAY!

--Susan

What's Happening! Conventions and New Book with New Publisher

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Readers and Visitors,

I've just come back from Albacon in Latham, NY.  It was a very successful con.  I spoke on a lot of panels, had a signing and two readings. 

My next con will be Arisia in Boston on Martin Luther King weekend.  The panels list is still in development. 

In the meantime, I have exciting news.  I signed a contract with Soul Mate Publishing for the first book in a new vampire/supernatural series.  I have an editor and am deep in edits. 

I love editors.  A great editor helps make a book really shine. 

When I have more information like title, cover, and release dates, I will post that here. 

As the holidays get closer, I will be having more and more guests and contests on Nights of Passion blog.  We're going to be really rocking, so please, drop by.

I love the fall and cuddling up with the edits of a new book.  YAY!

Hope everything is going well with you.

--Susan

Return from Authors After Dark

Posted on August 14, 2011 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (1)

I'm back from Authors After Dark in Philadelphia, and I'm absolutely whipped into the ground.  Hours after hours of bumper to bumper traffic in the pouring rain and fog.  The convention was awesome.  Interesting and fun stuff happened.  I also had laryngitis during the event.  Fortunately when I lost my voice on Friday, I had no panels to speak on.  By Saturday, it was back but scratchy.  The ride home knocked the socks off me. 

As for the goals, I may have lost a little weight not wanting to eat much with my sore throat.  I don't recommend losing weight this way.  Also getting sick hasn't helped with the writing.  I did manage to write the beginning to a new story.  I edited a little.

On the flip side of the author's life is meeting people which is a blast.  I met a lot of people at the convention and booksigning.  More on the happenings later.


--Susan

Goals: Always Move Forward

Posted on July 19, 2011 at 5:49 PM Comments comments (0)

I've been doing well.  Most days I average 1000 words.  One day I did 2000, but the next I did 500.  Right now I am 4500 words from the end of my newest vampire/supernatural adventure romance novel.

Exercise?  Kickboxed twice last week and walked one day.  I've been glued to the computer trying to finish the book.

Preparing for the Authors After Dark Convention?  I have my steampunk costume almost done.  I need footwear and some accessories.   But for the second costume, I'm starting from scratch.

If you can't do everything, forgive yourself and start again the next day.  Goals are challenging.  :-)  You're worth the challenge.  Hang in there and so will I.

--Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley

 

Goals on Monday--Change Can Happen

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 11:19 AM Comments comments (1)

  I was under the weather for part of Saturday but that didn't stop me as soon as I felt better I was writing.  I wrote 3000 words, which roughly translate to 15 pages.  Didn't feel up to exercising.  Sunday was a day filled with church and family.  I did take a nap when I got home.  I wrote a bare 200 words. 

Monday is a new day filled with promise.  I'll exercise shortly and then I aim to write a 1000 or more.  But right now I have a new goal three.

Goal three:  I'm packing promo materials and prizes into a suitcase for Authors After Dark.  I'm taking inventory at the same time to see what I have and what I still have to get.  I have T-shirts and two lap writing desks, book covers to sign at the ebook signing, glass bead bracelets, keychains, lavender umbrellas.  Beaded book thongs .

Buy I love doing this kind of stuff.  It gets you all excited for the convention.

--Susan




                                                                                                                                  








Writers Conference with Agent/Editor Appointments

Posted on March 12, 2011 at 10:34 AM Comments comments (0)

Connecticut Fiction Fest (all genre writing conference) on Saturday, May 14, 2011 – Holiday Inn Conference Center, North Haven, Connecticut

Hotel Discount Code for night of Friday, May 13: CFF

This is a day chocked full of excellent writing workshops and guest speakers. Eloisa James is the keynote speaker. Registration is $99 and sells out quickly so sign-up at http://toniandrews.com/FictionFest.htm Sign up for agent/editor appointments at the same time. They go fast.

The Booksigning is open the public at 4:30 pm

PLUS I will be signing my vampire/supernatural romance The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais.

Going to Arisia 2011

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 9:33 PM Comments comments (0)

Arisia is the largest science fiction conference in New England. Arisia is January 14-17 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, 425 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210


At Arisia, I will be on panels, doing a booksigning, and a reading. I will have books on me for sale. Just ask. Here’s the schedule as I have it.


Friday, Jan. 14 9:30 PM Paine (room) How to be a Good Moderator


Sat., Jan. 15 11 AM Galleria (area) Autograph Session (one hour and 15 minutes)


Sun. , Jan. 16 9:30 AM Hale (room) Reading (I will have books for sale)


Sun., Jan. 16 12:30 PM Paine (room) Harry Potter & the Deadly Hallows


So if you’re in Boston be sure to drop by my signing or reading. I believe you have to be a member of the convention to attend the panels.


–Susan

Susan Hanniford Crowley