not the end of the world

A few things to report:

1. Dreamspinner has a Goodreads group, and they’re looking for people to join. Tell your friends!

2. Speaking of Dreamspinner, I signed a new contract with them yesterday for an m/m contemporary novel due out this summer. I’ve been working on this particular novel for three years and I’m PSYCHED it’s finally making its way into the world. More on that once the ball gets rolling.

3. The hard drive in my beloved MacBook met its fate this weekend. The guy at the Apple Store Genius Bar could not have been more awesome, but there was ultimately nothing we could do. I have a shiny new hard drive now. Luckily, I have a somewhat recent system backup, but I ultimately lost a few weeks of work. It was upsetting, but I spent a big chunk of yesterday piecing together what I had and messing around with the new version of Scrivener (which I hadn’t had much chance to do since I bought the upgrade). (Why yes I am kind of a Mac nerd. How could you tell?)

It’s funny; I think computer issues are up there with 21st century writer’s greatest anxieties, and I was really devastated to have lost some of the work I’ve done recently, but you know, in the grand scheme of things? It’s not that big of a deal. I mean, I can rebuild it. (We have the technology.)

4. Just a reminder, if you’re in the New York City area, come by the Rainbow Book Fair this Saturday. I’ll be there with a bunch of other Dreamspinner authors. Details on the events page.

guest blog + spring

I guest blogged at the RWA NYC blog yesterday, talking a little about my inspiration for The Boy Next Door.

I took a walk earlier this afternoon, and it’s nice outside, nearly 60ºF and sunny. I took a couple of pictures—I love Brooklyn in the spring, although there aren’t any flowers yet, really. (In another month or so, we’ll start seeing cherry blossoms around the neighborhood, which is always lovely.) After the insane winter we had, I gotta say, I’m really excited for spring. This was, I think, the first weekend day with weather this warm in what feels like forever.

And spring means baseball! One of my works in progress is a romance between two professional baseball players that has been a little bit of a struggle to write, but I’m enjoying it. I spent some time this morning working on pre-draft rankings for my fantasy baseball team, which is pretty exciting. I’m excited for the new season.

I hope the weather is nice wherever you are. 🙂