Black Cat Blues finaled in the Northwest Houston RWA, Lone Star Contest (Romantic-Suspense category), a competition based on the first 25 pages and judged by 2 published and 1 unpublished author. The three top scoring submissions now go on to the final judges: Editor – Whitney Mae, Ellora’s Cave, Editor – Rachel Burkot, Harlequin, Epublisher – Lori Graham, The Wild Rose Press. The results will be announced Oct. 5th. I’m grateful for this opportunity to have my work reviewed and more than a wee bit excited.
A Cozy New Story
My plan was to spend August visiting with family and thinking about my second Maggy Malone mystery, but then I started thinking about finishing my third Nederlander book which is partly written, and as if that wasn’t enough clutter in my mind a brand new story started to break through the haze and tango with my nerve endings. For five days straight I woke up at three in the morning with dangling plot pieces that didn’t quite fit together, but kept pulling at me. I hate to fight with dancing muses, so I think I’ll write the darn story. It’s a novella introducing a new “cozy” mystery series. Only time will tell whether these late night story ideas were worth pursuing.
The Creative Process
How about you? Do you follow your muse or do you make yourself finish other tasks first?