|Layla (layla) wrote,|
@ 2013-01-11 04:13 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||alaska, layla m. wier|
Two new posts over at my (not so) top-secret romance-alias blog, one on my current romance-related projects and the other on upcoming anthology open calls I’m thinking about writing for. I continue to remain undecided whether having a separate romance alias is a good idea or not. Part of me says yes, part of me says no. And it adds an extra level of pain-in-the-ass to submitting things, though I suppose I’ll get used to it. I reserve the right to quit using it and revert back to my regular name if the pain-in-the-ass elements become too much to bear.
(I was also amused to notice that the Dreamspinner Press anthology in which I have a story also has a story by another “Laylah”, with an H. I had thought about tacking an “H” onto my name for my romance alias, but decided not to. I suppose it could be her real name, but I’m not laying odds. I am, however, the ORIGINAL Layla, if not the only one! 36 years and counting. Accept no substitutes.)
The weather is warmer than usual (which for us, means it’s about 10F rather than -30), so I’ve been getting out in it as much as possible, taking long walks with my faithful canine companion in the falling snow. My usual walk with Lucky is down to the mailbox and back (it’s on the highway, about a half-mile from the house). I almost never go beyond the mailbox with him, and clearly, everything further out has been mapped “Here there be dragons” in his dog brain, because he starts out chipper and then the farther we go, the more he attaches to my leg like a 60-pound remora, until I’m tripping over him.
The warm weather is supposed to hold for the next few days (actually, they’re predicting freezing rain for Sunday … aaiiieeee!), so with luck, he’ll have a chance to get used to it. I really do need more exercise.
And I am gleefully, joyously DONE with the final rewrite on my urban fantasy novel! I am letting it sit for a few days while I
procrastinate write a query letter, and then I’ll do a final pass for errors and start sending it out to agents. I am SO grateful to everyone who’s helped me with it so far. Apparently, it takes a village to write a novel, and I couldn’t have done it without mine.
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