I spent the month of August writing. And rewriting. And writing and rewriting. I was working on my July ’09 book, re-visioning what was, to make it what it could be. It was a hard month, and that month followed several very hard months of work. I’ve done more writing in the past 7 months on one book than I have in years. Usually I can write a book tighter and faster but this one, it had its own rules, and challenged me at every turn.
Happily, I’m nearing the end of my exhaustive rewrite and am preparing to send it out this weekend. And once that happens? It’s time to relax. Time for some long soaks in the tub and last dips in the pool, and a fun weekend with Surfer Ty who is here to spend the rest of the week with me.
To celebrate that this book is nearly out of my hands, I’m hosting the first of my Princess Brides contests this weekend. This first prize is luxurious, too, a prize fit for a sultan’s princess: a plush, plush zebra striped beach towel, the yummiest box of bath goodies from Madisyn Taylor, a Hollywood celeb favorite, and a signed copy of The Sultan’s Bought Bride. Post a comment here, tell me how September’s going, or what you’re doing this weekend, and I’ll draw a winner on Saturday night and post the winner’s name Sunday morning. (Make sure you check back and read the comments to see if you’ve won. If you have, you’ve 48 hours to email me your mailing address otherwise I’m picking a new winner on Tuesday.)