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Happy Birthday to Me!!

Sunday, May 27, 2007
*gg* Anna reminded me to post!

Do you know, for the next 6 months I'll have to do the math to figure out how old I am. When I finally learn it so I remember, then I'll start fussing over how old I'll be on my next birthday.

Not much in the way of peace for the wicked, is there?

Quick catch up post:

Turned in first revision for HEART OF THE SEA. Decided that's the title I'll keep. I added about 2600 words to it and brought it up to almost 19K. Now just waiting on actual edits. And fussing over the things I meant to add in, but forgot.

Got new business cards for RWA. They're wicked cute. This is an older draft. I made some minor changes before I ordered. But I love the the watercolor style.

Still working on BIG BAD WOLF. I'm 9K in.

Had a booksigning of DREAMS & DESIRES last Saturday at my local chapter meeting. Did I tell y'all I finally joined a local RWA chapter? Been writing for over 5 years now and had never joined a local group. Mostly because they were never really local before. This one is nice. Good sized -- not too big, not too small -- lots of interesting programs.

Anyway, Barnes & Noble ordered the books, but they only ordered the hardback. Which is expensive! For some reason, they didn't order the much more affordable trade paper size. Therefore, I count myself lucky to have sold three copies. At $30 a pop! Still, it's all to a good cause.

I've written a draft of a letter to RWA re: their proposed changes to the RITA. Specifically, their decision to cancel the novella category. Sheesh. It's bad enough they don't recognize me as a writer because I write too short. But I figured that at least they acknowledged novellas as a legitimate form of short romantic fiction.

Wrong again. Apparently, it's so easy to knock out novellas, that any old twit can do it. And if any old twit can do it, they don't want us clogging up their precious awards.

If novelists and novella writers had been aboard the RWA Titanic, the novella writers would have been down in steerage. No life boats for us.

And to top it all off, it's raining, so I'm not sure I'll get to the Rib Festival tonight. The Indy 500 is probably rained out, too.

Ugh. Must shake off the crankiness. It's my birthday, after all!

I think I'll go pull out a few gray hairs.
5/27/2007 09:10:00 AM : : Sela Carsen : : 9 Comments

9 Comments:

What gray hairs? Hope your birthday is WONDERFUL.
We're watching the Indy here followed by NASCAR at Charlotte.
Ah, the joys of being married to a redneck.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SELA

By Blogger Jennifer McK, at 11:59 AM  

Happy birthday bablicious!

By Anonymous Julie Cohen, at 3:37 PM  

Better late than never? :-O

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SELA!!

By Blogger raine, at 2:21 PM  

Ditto, what Raine said. L::-P Happy B-Day, Sela!!!

By Blogger Jaye, at 10:05 PM  

I like those cards.
Happy Birthday!!

By Blogger Bernita, at 6:11 AM  

Neat card.
Happy birthday.

I have found at book signings, that I don't count the buyers so much as that single important reporter or reviewer.
Shoo the guests out and cultivate the reporter! :)

Ivan

By Anonymous islandgrovepress, at 7:02 AM  

Thank you everyone! How sweet to find all these wishes! You made my weekend. :)

The Indy DIDN'T get rained out -- thank goodness. We didn't get to watch the whole thing, though. The Rib Festival did get rained on, so we went out to a restaurant instead.

I'm glad you like the cards, Bernita and Ivan. Classy, with a little whimsy in the font.

No reporters at this signing, Ivan. Just the members of the group. But now the store has several extra copies of the book on their shelves!

Thanks again, y'all!

By Blogger Sela Carsen, at 9:17 AM  

Happy Belated birthday!

By Blogger Madison Chase, at 3:06 PM  

Thank you, Madison!

By Blogger Sela Carsen, at 3:36 PM  

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