Deadline Diaries

Five Romance writers tell all.

Friday, August 25, 2006

We Got Deadlines!

Posted by Kate

Deadlines? Deadlines? What do I know about deadlines? In fact, what am I doing here? Better yet, who am I? And how do I—a newbie, an unpublished rube!—rate a spot on this new and fabulous fun-filled blog with Deadline Divas like Susan and Christine and Maureen, three incredibly talented, award-winning and very funny published author friends who toss around phrases like “print runs” and “multi-book contracts” as smartly as they shop for new tiaras?

The truth is, I don’t know. Sometimes I wonder if my time might not be better spent signing up for online writing classes. Like, maybe I could discover what it takes to craft a winning query letter, or study the fine art of deep POV. And what about Fonts? I could learn about Fonts!

But then I think, hey, I do belong here! Because...I have been a Diva. That’s right! Tiaras? I’ve worn them! They gave me a headache! Oh yes, I know the pain of an ill-fitting crown. And that’s no metaphor, my friends. Scalp divots? Ouch! And slippage? Oh yeah. If that crown starts to slide, it could poke your eye out. But I digress.

You see, I was a Contest Slut—er,, Diva! I was a Contest Diva. And let me tell you, it was very stressful! Contests have deadlines, people! Extremely strict deadlines. And rules. Oy! All those stamps and binder clips and oh, mercy, the Tyvek abuse! Is it destroying the ozone? I worry!

But that proves it, right? I’m a Diva! That’s why I’m here! Whew. I hope y’all bought that.

Anyway, enough about me. Welcome to Deadline Diaries! Susan, Maureen and Christine should be here any minute now...unless this is another little joke they’re playing on the newbie. Ha ha, very funny...time to start blogging, you guys...are you there? Hello? I’m dying here...

No worries, they’ll be here any minute, so stick around! I promise we’ll have fun, be brilliant, give insightful and fascinating views into the publishing and writing biz—well, okay, let’s just say we’ll gossip and laugh and talk about stuff you’re going to want to know about, so stop by often and join in!




At 8:59 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said...

I'm here, Kate!! Over here, waving my hand!! HI!!

Great start to the new blog!! And get that tiara out of your eyes. That's why you can't see me!

At 9:13 AM, Blogger Christine Rimmer said...

See, now. I knew there were supposed to be tiaras. Apparently, everbody's got one but moi!

At 2:50 PM, Blogger Michele said...

I can't wait to read your posts! What a fantastic group of writers you have here. :-)

And dang it, we soooo need tiaras over at The Writers Vibe! I KNEW we were missing something...


At 7:57 PM, Blogger Susan Mallery said...

Kate--first, I'm deeply impressed by how early you were up. Of course I was up, too--I had a 7 a.m. vet appointment with Callie, our cat, who apparently slipped while exploring the new house and hurt herself. She was limping, but is okay now and totally strung out on very cool vet-authorized medicine.

Second, I plan to never be up that early again. I swear, as God is my witness.

Third, tiara? I would *love* a tiara. Were we supposed to get them? Should we have a tiara contest?

At 9:48 PM, Blogger Dana Diamond said...

Um...Michele, we at The Writers Vibe *do* have tiaras.

I have so damn many I step on them in the night and curse their existence.

*Please* take them!

Kate, I'm diggin' the pink and that was a great first post. This group is going to be a lot of fun. See you soon!

:) d

At 8:34 AM, Blogger Kate Carlisle said...

Hi Susan -- I'm glad Callie's better and I hope she's sharing the meds!

We must definitely have a tiara contest. The winner will have her choice of any one of the lovely tiaras in the Writers Vibe collection! They're such a generous group! LOL...hi Michele! Hi Dana! Thanks for stopping by!


At 10:40 AM, Blogger Christine Rimmer said...

Susan, I'm so happy Callie's feeling better. And see, already, we are posting about cats as well as darling dogs--and yes! Kate, terrific first post!

Tiaras, I see, are an issue for all. So yes, Dana, I'll take one of yours...


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