I haven’t been doing much of it lately.
So what have I been doing? Studying Portuguese, that’s what. Don’t ask why, but I’ve thrown myself into learning this beautiful language and I’m determined to speak it (fairly) fluently by summer. In the meantime, the writing has taken a back seat.
To be honest, at first I didn’t miss it.
But now I do.
Before the move, I was working on a third Lanie Price book and two other stories I was really excited about, the last two of which were nearly done. Then came the decision to move to Virginia and soon afterward, this business about learning Portuguese.
Anyway, it’s all good. I’ll learn Portuguese, the books will get written and then I’ll become rich and famous. (Well, a girl can dream, can’t she?)
In the meantime, I was playing around on Zazzle the other day and decided to make myself a very special present — a reminder that I am an author and will always be one. I designed my very own iPhone cover. And it features the cover of Black Orchid Blues. Neat, huh?
I was back in New York last weekend, visiting Catherine Maiorisi and Liz Zelvin. It was good to be around writers again and catch up on the New York “gossip.”