Wednesday, January 7, 2009

This Week: In Diana's Head

It's a whole new year and I'm already wondering what's going to happen over the next 12 months. Recession, depression, war, economy... all big words in the news anymore.

Writers are feeling it too. Publishers are reabsorbing imprints or discontinuing lines, laying off or simply letting go. Book stores are closing, from the big ones to the Mom and Pop's. There's signs already that it's going to get worse before it gets better.

The advice of the day? Batten down and weather the storm. It's going to be a bumpy and not always interesting in a good way kind of ride. Watch the small press ventures. It will be interesting to see how 2009 stacks up.

That being said, I'm not giving up. I am an author. I tell stories. Or try to. *grin* So in the coming months you're going to see quite a bit of me.

January 15th is a big deal. I have two stories coming out. Trusting Delilah as Diana Castilleja

and then Seduction in Moonlight as Diana DeRicci, part of the Pantheon Anthology,

Both of these will be available on ARe as ebooks with Tease Publishing but will be in print in the coming months. If you're going to RT in April, look for the Tease authors. They will have the Pantheon available at RT. Some awesome, sexy, sensually hot stories there.

I'm equally excited about the Aiza books. This is a fast paced, sensual series of paranormal, shifters and fantasy. You'll just have to read them to see which book has what. LOL

On the home front, Lil J is back in school. Yes, that probably was me you heard shouting on Tuesday, in joy. He wasn't bad, not at all, but I need my 'me' time every now and then, and when he's in school, I get it.

Rascal (sorry, no pics this week) has finally hit three pounds. He's learning his commands and loves to fetch whatever happens to be thrown. He has mini-sized tennis balls that he loves. He's twelve and a half weeks now. A whole three months. Quite a bit bigger than the little thing we brought home, but picture a large potato with legs and that's about his size. Three pounds really isn't big. And he's discovered he can bark. Not a yapper, but he's just ferocious when someone walks in the door.

I also received an ebookwise ebook reader for Christmas. I'm getting used to it and have read several books on it already. Most recently, Christmas hookup a free ARe read, The Soft Edge of Midnight by Stella and Audra Price, one of my Tease pubby-pals, and I have tons more, books that I've been stockpiling. I'm looking forward to getting more ereading done in the future. The TBR pile has been growing for most of two years. I need to do something about it. LOL

That's the update for this week. Thanks for stopping by!


Sandy said...

Hey, Diana, you're right that everyone is going to be effected by what's coming with the economy. I'm battening down, too, and planning to focus on my writing, so I'll have something to submit when the economy starts changing.

Good post, Diana.


Diana Castilleja said...

Thanks for stopping by Sandy. :)

Chiron said...

I'm rooting for the economy. The good news is that when things get tough, people do need a break from reality. Which is where a darn good story can come in handy. *smile*

Congrats on the releases!!