Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mission Accomplished :: 2009

released -

short story in New Love Stories Magazine : Culinary Magic
Dreams & Desires: A Collection of Romance Tales, Vol. 3 : Perfect Stranger
Par For The Course (print)
Compromising Positions (e)
Starting Over by Jenna Allen

contracted -
novel to Samhain : Pride & Passion

submitted -
2 novels
2 partials

written -
1 novel (almost)
2 partials

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OK...so I planned on writing much more this year. You can't sell what you don't write and all. But, the house hustle ate up all my time and motivation. And then there was some other stuff I'm more than happy to leave in 2009. So bring on 2010...and more writing!

Goals for 2009

  • Finish 3 novels
  • Write 1 novella length story
Plan for 2009

JANUARY
Margie Lawson workshop
finish Shattered Expectations
finish Drinking It In partial
submit to contests

FEBRUARY
Bob Mayer workshop
Michael Hague workshop
finish One Last Fling
submit novel

MARCH
write The Marriage Promise
Pride & Passion - ebook pimpage
RCRW elections

    Wednesday, December 30, 2009

    In 2009 I read 55 books ...

    ...and I learned that when I have less time to read, I seem to gravitate more towards category romance, and authors I trust to help me lose myself in a story. (3 Intrigue, 6 Blaze, 1 Supers, 6 Presents, 3 Romance, 5 Desire)
    1. Belle weather : mostly sunny with a chance of scattered hissy fits by Celia Rivenbark
    2. Able Bodied by Karen Foley (Blaze)
    3. Body Clutter by Marla Cilley & Leanne Ely
    4. Sink Reflections by Marla Cilley - The Fly Lady
    5. If You Give A Mom a Martini... by Lyss Stern & Julie Klappas
    6. Someone Like Her by Janice Kay Johnson (SuperRomance)
    7. She Did a Bad, Bad Thing by Stephanie Bond (Blaze)
    8. The One Night Wife by Sandra Marton (Presents)
    9. The Holiday Inn by Farrah Rochon, Phyllis Bourne Williams, Stefanie Worth
    10. Tall, Dark and Lethal by Dana Marton (Intrigue)
    11. Manhunt in the Wild West by Jessica Andersen (Intrigue)
    12. Around The Clock Protector by Jan Hambright (Intrigue)
    13. Easy-to-use Feng Shui by Lillian Too
    14. Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
    15. Love Stories in This Town by Amance Eyre Ward
    16. The Big Skinny by Carol Lay
    17. The Magnate's Indecent Proposal by Ally Blake (Presents)
    18. The Ultimate Sex Diet by Kerry McCloskey
    19. Hungry Monkey by Matthew Amster-Burton
    20. The Greek's Bridal Bargain by Melanie Milburne (Presents)
    21. Bedroom Feng Shui by Clear Englebert
    22. The Italian's Rags-To-Riches Wife by Julia James (Presents)
    23. Add new commentRead moreJingle All The Way by Fern Michaels, Theresa Alan, Jane Blackwood, Linda Lael Miller
    24. Feng shui step by step : arranging your home for health and happiness-- with personalized astrological charts
    25. Boys Should Be Boys by Meg Meeker
    26. Mission : Make - Over by Penny Jordan (Presents)
    27. Burning Up by Sarah Mayberry (Blaze)
    28. His Cousin's Keeper by Miriam MacGregor (Romance)
    29. The Best American Erotica 2007 edited by Susie Bright
    30. Think Yourself Thin by Darcy Buehler
    31. Up Close and Dangerously Sexy by Karen Anders (Blaze)
    32. Slow Hands by Leslie Kelly (Blaze)
    33. Baby Bonanza by Maureen Child (Desire)
    34. The Secretary's Secret by Michelle Celmer (Desire)
    35. Good Night, Sleep Tight : The Sleeplady's gentle guide to helping your child go to sleep, stay asleep, and wake up happy
    36. Making The Cut by Jillian Michaels
    37. Hooked by Les Edgerton
    38. Snowbound with Mr. Right by Judy Christenberry (Romance)
    39. Make This Your Lucky Dayby Ellen Whitehurst
    40. The Writing Diet : Write yourself right size by Julia Cameron
    41. The 3am Epiphany by Brian Kiteley
    42. Better Sleep for your Baby & Child by Dr. Shelly K Weiss
    43. The Sleepeasy Solutionby Jennifer Waldburger
    44. THE BRIDE’S BABY by Liz Fielding (Romance)
    45. The M.D.'s Mistress by Joan Hohl (Desire)
    46. Baby Bequest by Robyn Grady (Desire)
    47. Tame Me by Caroline Cross (Desire)
    48. Are You Ready by Bob Harper
    49. Winning By Losing by Jillian Michaels
    50. Healing Anxiety and Depression by Daniel Amen & Lisa Routh
    51. His Mistress, His Terms by Trish Wylie (Presents)
    52. Eat This Not That by David Zinczenko
    53. Between The Covers by Margo Hammond & Ellen Heltzel
    54. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
    55. Love's Encore by Rachel Ryan aka Sandra Brown

    Tuesday, December 22, 2009

    Romantic Times Review

    Compromising Positions was reviewed in the February edition of Romantic Times. Here's what they had to say ::


    This thoroughly enjoyable romantic comedy has likable characters and a smart, spitfire heroine...Bayley-Burke delivers a really fun read.

    Tuesday, December 15, 2009

    Lather, Rinse, Repeat

    I'm blogging at the Pink Heart Society today...trying to shed some light on the idea that it is easier to publish once you've been published (hint, it's not), and that it's supposed to be fun to write. Y'all can probably guess why.

    Tuesday, December 08, 2009