Hi and welcome to Friday Fun Facts! Come play along and learn something new about me, and I’ll learn something new about you.
Okay, I have to admit that I’ve had an awesome week. First off, things started with a bang when I was contacted by Lori Wilde who heads up the Indulgence Line, which is the category romance line for Entangled Publishing. She offered me a contract for one of my stories! Highlight of the week 🙂
I shared the news on facebook as well as some loops I belong to and it was so awesome! The outpouring of support and congratulations that everyone shared with me made my night….okay, my week! Talk about feeling the love. I deeply want to thank everyone for their well wishes 🙂
That was exciting in itself, but it only started the week. I felt like I really got some things accomplished. Things beside the normal household functions.
I worked on my story Some Like it on the Run, which is a sequel to the book coming out in March titled Some Like it in Handcuffs. I had hoped to have it completed by the end of the month, then have it go through a line of critiques before submitting it to one of my editors sometime in February. Things were going along great and I finally I had a rhythm writing this story. And let me tell you, I’ve been struggling with this from day one. I’ve changed the beginning at least 3 times, rewrote several chapters, deleted some, added more, tweaked the remaining and wanted to throw it across the room. Would’ve if I could afford to by a new laptop every few days. 🙂 Enough said there, we know that’s not happening. Anyway, I finally managed to get some words down that I’m pleased with.
(had to throw one in didn’t I?) Come Wednesday afternoon, I just lost interest. Oh no…you say…but it’s not as bad as it sounds. I kept thinking about another story I had put away about 5 months ago to work on this one. I didn’t put this other story away for any particular reason, other than I wanted to get moving on the Some Like it story. So, I pulled it out and I’m glad to report I’ve already written 3 chapters…this is one of those stories that just flows from the fingertips with ease. LOVE. IT.
So, you’re probably wondering what this has to do with my Friday Fun Facts. Believe me, it’s going somewhere, so just hang on. LOL
While I was doing all of these writerly functions (and a bit of laundry, cooking, cleaning, and playing ball with dogs in between…plus my social networking gigs…hehehe) where was I? Was I at home?
YEP, with a resounding round of applause…no, not applesauce…jeez, get your mind out of the kitchen 🙂
Most of my writing takes place in my living room. I have 2 gi-normous windows that let the sunshine in, even on the coldest and snowiest of winter days. I love the space, the views and the comfort of sitting on the sofa and creating, writing, tweaking and chatting on facebook. (ssshhhh…I’m supposed to limit my time there, but it’s kind of hard.)
Yep, I admit it…My name is Christine Warner and I’m a homebody! Whew, a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders.
This is the one place that I’m truly happy. I know it sounds kind of boring. And I guess it is. But I’m comfortable and happy to spend my days writing and creating…especially when things are flowing and I’m not being challenged at every paragraph. Not often I get a whole week like that…as a matter of fact it’s darn rare 🙂 Otherwise, if I’m a struggling writer, get me out of the house and do it quick!!! Lol I’ll look for any excuse to go out so I don’t have to suffer through my laptop taunting me from across the room.
Which brings me to today’s Friday Fun Fact question….Drum roll please….
Where is the one space you could spend hours and be truly happy? Would it be alone surrounded by books, your laptop, your animals (like me? lol), or out and about with friends and family….or would it be a certain restaurant, coffee shop, driving in your car, sleeping all day in your soft, cozy bed? Maybe in your kitchen cooking up a yummy creation, or in your craft room building a scrapbook, or the library, bookstore, mall? Hmm…there’s horseback riding, hiking, out for a jog…Oh my…the list is endless.
Looking forward to reading your answers!