Saturday, March 21, 2009

New is in the Air

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How do you like my updated blog look?

I think I've been looking for changes everywhere because I finally looked at my blog and couldn't stand the way it seemed dreary and messy. So, I jumped in and redecorated. If only we could do that with other parts of our life as easily.

I have painting I want to do in the house.

I have organization/clearing out projects calling to me.

And mainly, I'm thinking about which online projects I can cut.

It must be spring's sliding in that's making me want to clean house, so to speak.

I've really had a very nice writing week. I've averaged about 5,000 words a day since Sunday. I've planted flower bulbs. I've enjoyed the chickadees and gold finches and cardinals and blue jays fluttering around my office window giving me quick nature breaks between scenes. And a friend and writing instructor helped me realize the problem with a YA novel I started 2-3 years ago that has been sitting waiting on me to decide what I don't like about it.

I was invited to be part of a new group blog specifically for mainstream romance writers and have posted my first entry over there: http://lindsaysromantics.blogspot.com

I'm also in the midst of a new group project that has me excited. Details will come later on this. And there's the possibility of a new writing position that could become a good thing.

With my new blog design, I'm ready to again tackle a new website design.

I have a new blog, as well -- a photo blog of my area and its neighbors: http://mercercountypa.blogspot.com

New is in the air, indeed. Maybe I'll go add new short stories to Smashwords.com since my other two shorts are getting an incredible amount of views. I wonder if they still will if I charge a small amount for them.

Speaking of short stories, it's funny: another writer recommended a publisher looking for romantic shorts and I thought I'd jump all over that since it's a paying market. My problem? None of my short stories are romances. I have a short story series started that is romantic but not technically a romance, and I don't think a story series is what they want.

I suppose I find it odd that all of my novels and novel ideas are romances of some kind (except the YA) and yet none of the shorts are. Maybe I'll attempt one.

** The above photo is Shenango Lake in Western Pennsylvania
©LK Hunsaker March 2009

5 comments:

Morgan Mandel said...

Beautiful photo.

Morgan Mandel
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LK Hunsaker said...

Thank you, Morgan. I'm having formatting issues with my new layout, though. Hopefully, I can figure out how to fix it!

Andra M. said...

I like your new layout. Springy!

By the way, I gave you two blogging awards! See my blog (www.almarquardt.com/blog) for more info.

LK Hunsaker said...
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LK Hunsaker said...

Andra, thank you! I'm honored!

I have an entry for tomorrow now. ;-)