Time Flies

Time flies. It must, as I have no other explanation for the past eleven days that have zipped by since I last posted.

Surfer Ty has come and gone and is about to return tomorrow to join me and Mac for this weekend’s Southern California book events.

I’m not sure where the time has gone, though. I did have a couple weeks that were packed with events, ranging from appearing this weekend at a a writer’s conference to speaking to a PEO meeting to attending a wine and cheese in my honor to joining two different book clubs to hosting a Sunday brunch fundraiser. Each event has meant making goodie bags and gathering my blown up book covers and getting directions and kissing the kids goodbye all while wanting to be back in my house.  The hotel is wonderful and the staff here treats us like family now, but I need space. I need my office. I need my house back. I feel like I’m 39 weeks pregnant and about to pop and am absolutely desperate to deliver this baby and get my body back. Except in this case, my body’s my house and I want to go home.

So I’m working hard at calming myself. Things are good, I remind myself. Editor loved revisions on book, Shey’s story is scheduled for release Summer 2010, and it’s a fantastic sprawling story with a great Texas setting and some of my favorite characters yet. Only now I need to get going on new book, which is a Christmas novella for Harlequin. The story is set in Venice and it’s going to be a great story. I just need to make myself slow down, sit down and write!

Speaking of events, I’ve got several fun things slated for Southern California in the coming week. I’ll post all the details in tomorrow’s blog, but in the meantime,  here’s a pic from the Open Window book event I did in September:

Jane Porter and some of the guests at the Open Window School Auction Party in Bellevue, September 18, 2009
Jane Porter and some of the guests at the Open Window School Auction Party in Bellevue, September 18, 2009


  1. Hi Jane! I’ve missed chatting with you. I know you’re super busy- as your blog describes- but know you’re missed. I wish I could have gone to the Conference this passed week. Last year was such fun but being 2500 miles away instead of 30 adds a whole new dimention to planning.

    My friend Rene received your book that you sent and asked me to tell you that in the first few pages she’s already laughed out loud and cried too and that she thinks she’s found her new favorite author!

    Anyway, big hugs to you and the boys,


  2. She’s back! It was a long time since you wrote here but then again…wow….what a busy life! Glad to see you hear again. I really do look forward to reading your blog.

  3. Great to hear from you Jane. Looking forward to meeting you in Laguna this weekend.

    Happy Travels…
    Shannon in Tustin

  4. It was super to meet you at Emerald City and thanks for signing Easy on the Eyes. It was a great read and I certainly wasn’t ready for the ‘shocking part’. I won’t be a spoiler and tell others what happened. But it was an interesting plot twist that I wasn’t expecting.
    Your writing is always so honest. I appreciate that quality.

  5. My Jane you are one busy little lady. I just wanted to let you know we do understand when you don’t have time to blog. We all have our busy times and you need to rest sometimes. So please takes some time for yourself!

  6. Can’t wait to read Shey’s story… just finished the copy of Easy on the Eyes you sent me a couple of weeks ago (thanks so much!) and I absolutely loved it! Now I cannot wait to see where you go with Shey….

    I can imagine your impatience and longing to get into your own home…hope it’s sooner rather than later.

    And time does fly… my husband was away on business in England for two weeks (am gorging on the Thornton’s toffee he brought back), has been back for one week and leaves again for nearly a month next week. It’s a lot of running around with kids and a job… don’t quite know how you manage with the great gaps you have without Surfer Ty.

    But it will be so much better in your own home… soon, I hope!

  7. My goodness Jane, you have the energy of the Energizer Bunny.
    At least staying busy makes the time pass quickly until you move back home.

  8. Hey! Welcome back Jane. You have been missed. I’m afraid the time is flying by a little too quickly for my tastes. Before ya know it, it will be Thanksgiving. Don’t fret though and definitely take the time to do what you need to do :0) There’s only one you!

    Your posts on your new book crack me up. Not from the standpoint that they are funny – but I always seem to end up with Alan Jackson’s song stuck in my head when I’m done reading… “She’s gone country, look at them boots.. she’s gone country, back to her roots … she’s gone country, new kind of suit… she’s gone country – here she comes!” Can’t wait for the book to come out (no rush though). Enjoy the week ahead ~

  9. Jane, you certainly get around!
    With the chilly weather and the rain it is a good time to fly away to Southern California so that is one plus.
    My buddy got her “Easy on the Eyes” and was thrilled, and since I have been so busy working late and doing family things on weekends it was a wonderful way for her to know I care. Thanks for being so generous for so many of your fans – you are a treasure!

  10. I am new to your website,as I just began reading your works. I love Flirting with Forty( read it 5 times now)I am looking forward to many more of your books. Finding your site is amazing. You sound like a great person to know. If you ever come to Kansas I would like to meet you and get my book signed. Your boys are adorable and yes, they do grow fast. I have 6 kids myself. Sent my first one to college this fall. I am enrolled to start college myself this spring. 36 years old and starting stage 2 of my life. I can’t wait!

  11. Great to see you post but given your schedule, I’m impressed. Just finished Easy on the Eyes and very much enjoyed it. Also, rented Flirting with Forty and watched it very late one night while my husband and kids slept. I was pleasantly surprised as this is the first TV movie, I have watched in at least 5 years. We rarely turn on the TV. Both the book and movie gave me the warm & fuzzies. What more to ask for? Time well spent.

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