Typing With Wet Claws: Hello, February Edition

Hello, all. Skye here, for another Feline Friday, which is actually Saturday, because this post did not post on Friday, even though Anty and I tried, but that is when I wrote it. . It is cold here, in New York’s capitol region, and the wind is blowing. Days like this make me glad to be an indoor kitty. As always, I am working hard as my Anty’s mews, making sure she has plenty of inspiration and fortitude and all that other stuff writers get from cats. I let her know that I am not pleased with all this wind, by constantly talking to her. Sometimes, this results in her getting up and feeding me. That is the best response she could give. Of course, I will depart in a hot minute if Uncle becomes available, because he is my favorite, and I love him the most.

Before I am allowed to talk about anything else (which is usually Anty’s writing, anyway, because she is the one who makes the rules here, and I am her mews, after all) I have to tell you where to find Anty’s writing on the Interwebs, other than here, because, if you are reading this, you are already here. First, as always, Anty was at Buried Under Romance this past Saturday. This week, she wrapped her series on beginnings with the new beginning that comes after some other beginning’s end. That might give you a clue as to one of Anty’s favorite songs. If the clue is not enough, you can read the post and find out. That post is here, and it looks like this:


Now comes the part of the post where I tell you how Anty is doing on her Goodreads reading challenge. You can follow that here. So far, her progress looks like this:


So far, Anty is eight percent of the way to her goal of reading ninety books this year, with seven books total, and her first historical romance read of the year. Only took her a month. Hopefully she will do better on the historical romance front, because she is once again going for fifty percent of that genre. We will see how that goes. This week, the books Anty read and reviewed are:




Pirate in My Arms, by Danelle Harmon

Okay, I think that takes care of that part of the post for now. That part will get bigger when Anty finds more paid blogging gigs. In the meantime, I will tell you a couple of things that will soon be on the Coming Soon page, because Anty has a couple of things in the works.

First, registration is now open on Anty’s online workshop with Charter Oak Romance Writers, Play In Your Own Sandbox, Keep All The Toys. In that class, Anty talks about how to find what we like, why we like it, and how to turn that into new, original fiction. That class will run from March 5th, to March 17th, and it costs only fifteen dollars. Part of that fee goes toward my treats, in case that is important information to anybody. To register, or find out more, you can go here.  Anty’s picture on that page looks like this:


As if that were not enough, Anty has another bit of good news, but it is vague, because not all of the details are worked out yet. Anty will also be speaking to Charter Oak Romance Writers in person, later this year. CORW was Anty’s first ever RWA chapter, and has a very special place in her heart, so being asked to come speak made her very happy. Topic and date are both To Be Announced, so keep an eye on the Coming Soon section. If you do not feel like going over there, that is okay. I will keep everyone up to date in my posts.

Anty and Anty Melva are both hard at work on making some changes to the manuscript of Chasing Prince Charming, to see if it can get a second chance at this particular publisher. More news as it happens on that one. Anty is also working on Her Last First Kiss, and doing some research on future projects. That is not always easy with domestic tornadoes doing their thing, but that is okay. The important thing is that Anty keeps going, and she does.

Part of that is making sure she is taking in what she wants to put out. That means that she needs to be reading more historical romance novels. Sometimes, that means reading newly released books, to see what the current market looks like, but there is something funny about that. The books that we see right now, and think are new, were actually written about two years ago. It takes a while for traditionally published books to make it from author to reader. Of course, with the advent of electronic publishing, it does not always take quite that long, and, with independent publishing, it can take even less time. Anty kind of likes that idea, and part of her reading focus is to see how other authors do that, and do it on a regular basis. Anty does believe in taking time to do something right, but she is also impatient (and she likes money. I especially like the money that buys cat treats.)

That is about it for this week, so, until next time, I remain Very Truly Yours,





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