Monday, August 16, 2010

Hi-ya! Mini round-up

Latest freak-out book news
Double Cross is heading to the printer soon. Author Carolyn Crane, the ultimate reviser, gets to revise no more. But that's okay! Color me feverishly excited.

Work on as-yet-unnamed book #3 is progressing well - I'm a good halfway through it, and have outlined all the way to the end like the plotter that I am, and there is so much drama in it. Part of me is so excited about what I have planned, but part of me is like, am I writer enough to pull it off? I think it will be really challenging, but I think that is okay. I think it is important for a writer to challenge herself to do things she thinks she maybe can't do. LOL. Is this even interesting? I'm on sleep deprivation program over here.

I am also several chapters into a secret PNR project that is like the funnest and wildest toy ever. And a little smutty. Okay, a lot.

Cool and excellent places to visit and things to do
Hey! Stop over at  Caitlin's Vision Quest Fail today. We've got an interview going on where you can get the scoop on what's up with the beret, the evolving role of Simon, writing quirks, and more! Also, you can win a signed copy of MIND GAMES!!

Also, I'm really psyched that MIND GAMES is Spinecracker's Virtual Book Club pick this month! Discussion kicks off on September 3rd. It should be a great group! Check out her post on it today.
So exciting! 
Carolyn Crane has been all work and no play lately. I spent the past week and weekend in my other superhero identity as master of the case-study-writing and corporate-website-writing universe. However, I did get a run in and then I worked on my pull-ups challenge, and guess who did TWO? LOL. And the evil humidity finally broke and I feel human again. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

Image: Hobby Horse by Photographer, Ch.R. Hamacher, from wiki commons.


Chris said...

That's two more pull-ups than I can do! :D

We will have to get together when there's a break in your insanity. :)

Carolyn Crane said...

Oh yes, I am looking at my crystal ball and it is recommending a SUPERNATURAL watching, veg-out beer and pizza session in our hopefully near future!

Chris said...


Jacqueline C. said...

Oooh, a secret PNR project. Can't wait to find out more!

P.S. I'm in the middle of Mind Games and loving it so far!

Carolyn Crane said...

Jacqueline: Oh, thanks! So psyched you're enjoying it!!

Patti (Book Addict) said...

Glad to see Mind Games getting the love it deserves!! I'm impressed at your two pull ups - the bar would see me coming and run away :)

Tez Miller said...

Yep, that's still two more pull-ups than I've done. You're doing enough for the both of us! And I'm eating enough chips/crisps for the both of us ;-)

orannia said...

And two more pull-ups than I can do!

All the best with the third book!

Tumperkin said...

Impressive. Where is your pull-up bar?

SusiSunshine said...

Secret PNR with smut? Ohhhh I so can't wait. LOL
You've been a busy bee.
*pats Carolyn's head*
Good girl!

SusiSunshine said...

*ingnore this comment subscibing comment*
I need more coffee!

Carolyn Crane said...

Patti: Thanks! It is really hard to do even those 2. I don't know if I'll make it to 5.

Tez: LOL. Mmm crisps.

Orannia: Thanks! book 3 might come before pullup 3...

T: Our pull-ups bar is in a doorway here. So, pretty convenient. DH put it in.

Susi: LOL! Thank you! xo, Bee

kylie said...

The pull-ups bar was the first thing I noticed because it said 2! Congrats! I'm a wimp because I can't do pull-ups and still perform my push-ups girly style.

Christine said...

TWO push ups?!?! ?

You are my idol.

Dr J said...

You ARE indeed writer enough to pull it off!! You know that as well as the rest of us. I was always told that when the doubts set in, that is proof positive that we are going to put forth just that little bit -- or maybe that whole lot of effort to do what we envision. Keep that good writing coming, and again--I do enjoy your blog and think it is such fun. Keep cool . . . it's hot here in sunny (UGH) So. California!

Caitlin said...

Thank ya! :)