Stepping Out For Some Fresh Air


You may or may not have noticed, but I’ve been less active here on my blog and in the Twitterverse.  I know that I feel the difference.  Not posting my blogs and connecting with you feels like something is missing, but it has been for a very good reason.

You see, my next novel is almost ready to be released.

In the beginning of the novel writing process, at least for me anyway, the first couple weeks are dedicated to feverishly writing down ideas and scenes that play out in my head.  The fever then dissipates and the intensity lets up.  As words on the pages get cut and rearranged, as holes get filled in, and copy editors and beta readers help tighten up the loose ends, the fever kicks in again.  So over the last month or so, I’ve been focused solely on the last phase of my second novel.  The more detailed oriented I need to be, the more I need to go into hiding.

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So who brings me out of this self-imposed social lockdown?  My wonderful friend and WANA sister, Bridgette Booth!  Bridgette is diligently working on her own manuscript, is an avid reader, AND a homeschool mom.  Whew!  In between her writing, reading, and teaching, in addition to all of the stuff life throws at her, she is very generously sharing her blog space with me to talk about my soon-to-be released novel.

I’m thrilled that she has read my manuscript and will be talking about it today!   Then on Wednesday I’ll be answering her questions!

So jump over to her blog today and see what has been consuming my spare time!  I’m really excited about this novel and I’m certain you’ll see why!


About Diana Murdock

California-grown, writer of contemporary and YA paranormal with enough energy to write, raise two boys, run, and dream.

Posted on February 13, 2012, in Blogging, Friendships, Paranormal, spiritual attachment, Teenager, Twitter, Writing, YA Novels, Young Adult and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. I’m excited for you! Congrats on your new creation. Went to Bridgette’s blog — LOVE the title — LOVE the cover design. Sounds like a great read. What’s the perfect birthday present Seth plans to give Dani? Guess I’ll have to read the book. Sounds like another plan. 🙂

  2. Hey Diana thanks for the shout-out and double thanks for letting me read Souled before it was released. Absolutely fantastic book!!! Can’t wait for your release party! 🙂

  3. I’m SO excited for this book! I can’t wait to read it and Bridgette’s blog. Hopping over there now. Congrats!! Now maybe we’ll get to see you and party with you more? Hope so!

  4. Squeeeee….so exciting!!!!!

  5. Very exciting! I’ll look forward to your interview on Wednesday. 🙂

  6. I’m so happy for you, sista! I know the new novel is going to be brilliant and I can’t wait to read it! I’m finishing your first book, Again, and I have to say, it’s great 🙂
    Stepping back from the social media involvement is not so bad, especially to focus on your main goal. You won’t have any trouble bouncing back into the Twitterverse or the Blogosphere, I know that. And all the wana sistas are here to help at any time! 🙂

  7. Starting a new ms is always exciting. Savor it! Finding balance between life, writing and keeping up with social media is something I’m still trying to master. Throwing good writing karma your way!

  8. Whoo-hoo, this is fantastic! The premise of the book sounds fantastic, and I can’t wait to read it. Good luck pulling the rest together — we’ll all be here to help you promote the heck out of the finished product. 😀

  9. Congrats on your upcoming release, Diana! How exciting.. 🙂

  10. Congrats, girl! Come out of the cave and enjoy your release 🙂

  11. I’m excited about your new novel!!!

  12. Congratulations, Diana!! I’ll be popping over there on my next work break. Glad to see you’re out of the cave. 🙂

  13. *wipes forehead*
    You had me worried with this post this morning when it dropped into my inbox and trusty iPhone alerted me to its presence there. I’m glad to hear that it is writing that has you occupied and nothing else. I will definitely sneak that peek on what you’ve been up to.
    Talk to you soon.


  14. So happy for you, girl! Congrats.

  15. Take a well deserved break, Diana, except I know you are working hard! I’ve just finished, AGAIN and your power with words is amazing! I’ll be writing a review soon. I’ve also nominated you for 2 blog awards. I’ll tweet to you when they are published. I can’t wait for this next book!

    Awaiting your return.

  16. I’m just back from reading your interview on Bridgette’s blog! Well done, ladies! Like everyone else, I’m excited for you and so looking forward to reading Souled!

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