The Blog Hop for Hero of My Heart is going on now! You just have to hop and raffle and copter to get a chance to win a copy of my book as well as some other cool authors’ titles.
So there’s a blog hop thingy happening, courtesy of my publisher Loveswept, and you could win my book as well as books by other Loveswept authors. Visit Romance at Random to see the details.
I am doing a reading from both Vanity Fare and Hero of My Heart at Lady Jane’s Salon in NYC; it’s from 7-9 at Madame X, a bar in the Village.
And…let’s see. Waiting for revisions on What Not to Bare while tentatively working on the potential next William Morrow title, and thinking about a few half-finished projects that I might finally knuckle down and finish.
We’ve just returned from a Spring Break trip to Charleston, South Carolina, where we basically ate.
Which means I’m returning to a Spartan eating style in the next month or so–geez, you’d think it’d be just fine for my body to consume porky goodness at nearly every meal and not increase! But no.
That’s fine, though, since it’s good to focus on that stuff once in awhile, plus I’ve been missing exercising as often as I used to, pre-desk job.
The release date for Hero of My Heart is just a little over a week away, and it’s so fun to get all stoked and anticipatory. I’ve gotten some early reviews already, and even the ones where the readers didn’t love the books were fair and on point (except for the one who thought the book should be tagged historical smut–believe me, lady, I’ve read some historical smut, and my book is nothing close to that!).
I started working–again–on the potential follow-up to Vanity Fare as well, and am very encouraged by this new angle I’ve taken. I hope I can make it shine as much as I think it can.
I’m doing a reading of both my books on Monday at Lady Jane’s Salon in NYC; should be fun, even if it means me on a stage in front of people. Gulp. Many friends will be there, however, so that will make it delightful.
I’ll be posting info about a Loveswept blog hop in the next day or so; it offers a chance to win Hero of My Heart, so there’s that.
…Which is to say there is not a lot to add to what is happening in Frampton/Caldwell land, except my agent read my draft for What Not to Bare, and had some very good suggestions for revisions, so I made them, and sent to one of my beta readers (who’s read this book SO MUCH I feel as though she’s written it alongside of me!).
And I spent one day on the next book potentially for William Morrow, but then got lured back into the historical when the agent’s revisions came in.
What Not to Bare is due Friday, 3/15, and I will make the deadline, which feels super-awesome (also, apparently, I will then have the vocabulary of an enthusiastic six year-old, but what else is new?). The following week we head out for a Frampton Family Vacation, which comes at a perfect time.
In April, I’ll be heading to the New England RWA Conference, and to Romantic Times’s conference, and it will be all busy up in here.
Sheesh, could I be any duller? Work, writing, housework; rinse, repeat.
Thanks for stopping by–Hero of My Heart is out April 8, about a month from now, and is available for pre-order for whatever digital format is your choice from Random House.
So yesterday I finished the first draft of What Not to Bare, the second book in my historicals for Loveswept. WNTB will come out in October, 2013, and is very different in style and voice than Hero of My Heart, so I’m already messing with my potential readers’ heads with such a dramatic switch. HofMH is very angsty and tortured, whereas the biggest torture in What Not to Bare is how the hero reacts to seeing the way the heroine dresses (not much of a spoiler: She has terrible taste).
It came in at 80,282 words, and I wrote about 60,000 of those in just January and February. I have never written to a deadline before, and certainly never written that much in such a short period of time before. I am completely exhausted. And now my beta readers are reading WNTB, and will be offering feedback–hopefully nothing too dramatic, because of the exhaustion thing, but of course if something needs radical changing, I will do it.
Next up, after I get this off to my Loveswept editor, is to work on the proposal for the next Megan Caldwell book. It won’t be a foodie book this time, but a music-y book.
Today I plan on cleaning the dust bunnies (hop!) from under my desk, and generally doing some things I haven’t gotten to in the past couple of months.
Hope everyone is doing well!