Wow – Long time no Blog…Seriously LONG time.

Posted: March 4, 2010 in "writing", blog, donna o'brien, manuscript, muse, Stalked by Darkness,

Okay…so I knew enough that I needed a blog when I first started, but…it’s been quite a while since I’ve been back here. I actually had another blog that I posted at more often. A whole three or four times!! I know…contain your amazement. ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, a lot has changed…the title of the first manuscript (yes, first manuscript — as in, I’ve written more than one! Yeah me!), how long I’ve been writing, how many requests I’ve received, that I know enough now to change my template background AND that I need to blog more. BUT I’m still not published. However, I believe I am getting closer everyday because I am writing. The good thing about NOT blogging all this time has been that I have been writing consistently.

I finished the first manuscript which was formerly titled Carrick’s Deception and is now dubbed Deceived by Duty (yes, I like it better – and it goes with the titles of the other two books in the series). I also started and am two-thirds of the way finished with the second book in that series, Stalked by Darkness. I know…great title right?…even better book!

But the writing muse recently grabbed me by the shirt, well I guess hand/arm would be more appropriate, literally dragged me to my computer, and MADE me start writing a third book. Not in this series (although I do have that one outlined).

I am very excited about it. It’s based on a story I heard in the news. Just a blurb that caught my attention and I went, “No way…that’s horrible!” Then I thought…hmm…that’s a freaking book. But if I twist it this way…that’s a best seller! Right??

Positive thinking!

So I will try to blog here much more often. I am visiting my friends’ blogs and posting there. Not as often as I’d like, but I try. My main focus is still to write, but I think it’s important to be part of this community as well.

I’ve got a few other projects that I had to start and write a few notes so I didn’t lose the idea and I am looking forward to getting into those characters and plot lines as well. But for now, I am listening to my muse. May she bless me for it.

If you want to comment on what your up to, on what your blogging about this week, or just to say hi, feel free! Catch ya later.

P.S. Be sure to check out the website when you have a chance. There are still a few bugs. I did most of it myself and with a trial version of some software that I won’t name. I am having some issues getting the links to work. You’d think that would be one of the easiest things right? I’ve tried everything, including calling in reinforcements. But the reinforcements are busy and I am waiting for them to have a break in their schedule so they can assist me with this technical difficulty. Until then, you will have to visit the sites the old fashioned way – type in the URL – gasp! Or come back here and click on the links! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Micole Black says:

    I am so glad that you are back to blogging, working on your writing consistently and have progressed so much in your writing!!! Go Donna!!!!



  2. Micole…so feeling the love!! Thank you! And likewise, you have gotten a lot accomplished including your very successful blog w/loads of followers, including me! So, go you!

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