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I grew up in Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, then lived in Denmark and traveled throughout Europe before coming back to Colorado. I have two adult sons, whom I cherish. I started my writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor of two different papers. Along the way, my team and I won numerous state and several national awards, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service. In 2011, I was awarded the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award for Journalism. Now I write historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense.


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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Finishing touches on DEFIANT

Writer at work
Sorry if I haven’t been around a lot lately. My head is firmly in the 18th century.

I’m down to my last three days of polishing Defiant. Almost all of that will probably be spent working on the denouement and epilogue. They’re already written, but I want them to be perfect. That means adding one more scene, revising a couple of existing scenes, then working through every word to make them sing.

I turn it in on Friday, probably in the wee hours of the morning. And then I’m going to take some time for myself. I am determined to make the most of my new freedom for taking care of myself — that’s my New Year’s resolution — and for enjoying life again, something I’ve lost track of in all the craziness of working full time, being a mom and trying to write decent books.

I will be bringing you some Ranger-related fun in the coming weeks as we get closer to the release of Defiant in July, including contests, book giveaways, and interviews. And once I’m rested up and in a good and healthy routine, I’ll be working on a trailer for Defiant, a couple of I-Team related novellas and the next I-Team novel.

In the meantime, I’ll be savoring these next few days as special time finishing a series that has meant so incredibly much to me.


Can't wait for it!! Enjoy your much deserved me time!!

landin said...

Congrats on getting that much closer to the finish line! I hope you enjoy your freedom/vacation, you've definitely worked hard for it! Have fun,relax, and have some you time!

Lucy said...

I'm glad you're finally taking the time to spoil yourself and relax.
BTW, I was so slack last year, I forgot to wish you a Merry Christmas, so.....Merry Christmas :)
I hope this year brings you good health and many happy moments!

Dalila G. said...

WTG Pamela!
Getting close to polishing up DEFIANT is awesome news, YAY you! Hard work, but it'll be worth it. Like one of your 'babies' I'm sure. You just can't let it go till it's all spruced up just the way you want it to be. I can't wait to get my hands on DEFIANT!!

You deserve all the rest you can get. You need to take care of yourself.
Any plans for just a 'mini' getaway? Now that would be real nice for you. :-)

Have a great day!

Hi, Laura — Thanks so much! As soon as it's in, I'm going to wish July were here. Alas, it will take some time. And thanks — I will!

Hi, Landin — Thank you! I shall certainly do my best. :-)

Hi, Lucy — No worries! I don't think I wished anyone a Merry Christmas! So... Merry Christmas! And Happy New Year! And thanks! I hope 2012 is bright for both of us.

Hi, Dalila — Thank you! It's very hard to let go of them. This one is very hard because it means saying goodbye to the Rangers, which is heartbreaking for me. I may have to start a 'zine' so I can keep writing about them. ;-)

I DO want to head up to Canada and upstate NY. And I want to visit Jill Shalvis. That's three separate trips. Plus RWA if I can make it. Also, I just want to spend a weekend at a B&B in the mountains here soon if I can. We'll see...

And thanks!

tresa said...

Do excited for the I-Team info , can't wait !!!

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