Thursday, June 18, 2009

Like a Diva with her bum on fire

I've been doing alot of writing lately. I just had my second book, Latharian Heat, released from Ellora's Cave last month, have a paranormal contemporary submission with Total EBound, and am working on an erotic paranormal historical called 7 Days, 7 Nights for Absoute X Press. Also I'm working on my erotic western series, which as of now will be six books (there could be more) and a new historical idea about a Viking werewolf.

I'm also preparing my fantasy book, The King's Sword, for submission and am rewriting my novel Heart of the Storm and my Redleigh Series books. Heart of the Storm will be submitted to a print publisher this year and I hope to submit my Redleigh Series to a publisher this year as well. (I do have one in mind)

So the writing is going well. Thank Goodness! I went through a dry couple of months with my grandparents being ill where I was too depressed or worried about them to write a solitary word. - They are both at home now, for those who know about how ill they've been. Thank you to everyone who sent emails of encouragement and prayers.

My latest news though...I got a new puppy! I found him in the middle of the road where someone had ditched him. He's a three month old, 30lbs Dalmation mix. We call him Doc.

He's a very sweet dog and Poco LOVES him. They play all the time and it's good for Poco too. We joke that it's more her puppy than ours.

Marshall Dillion of course wants nothing to do with the pup just as he was with Poco when we first got her. But I've noticed he's already warming up to him by letting him lay down beside him.

My current pets: Miss Kitty, AmberKat, and Zed, and three dogs: Marshall, Poco, and Doc. My sister has two Boston Terriers and plans to have puppies next year. I already told her I want one when they get there.

I think we're gonna need a bigger boat.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Fare Thee Well...

2008 was a terrific year and 2009 has started off with a bigger bang than I'd expected so I, like Yolanda, find myself needing more time. This will be my last post here at Divas of the Dark. I've loved being a Diva, but it's time to head back to my writing cave. If you get a chance, I'd love it if you'd drop by to see me occasionally at Seductive Suspense, my blog. I'm also on myspace, so come friend me!

Till then...

Ericka Scott

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


So, how is everyone today? Great, I hope!

I've been pretty busy with real life, writing, revising, and doing a lot of YA reading. It's a lot of fun to have hubby back to working human hours, too. We've even managed to get into the swing of working out regularly.

You might be wondering about the title of my post. Or maybe you're not. ;) Either way, this will be my last post over here. I have decided to leave the Divas of the Dark blog. There are several reasons... the biggest one being, time. I think we've all got that in common, always trying to find more hours and even minutes wherever we can.

I've had a fun time posting here every Wednesday.

I wish all my fellow Divas all the best in everything, and hope that we stay in touch.

I also want to thank the readers who popped in and left comments. I hope you stay in touch too.

You can still visit me at my blog and even at LJ. Or pop into my website.




Friday, April 3, 2009

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Earth Hour

This Saturday - 28 March - at 8:30PM, we will be taking part in Earth Hour.

Earth Hour is something that started in Sydney two years ago. During 8:30-9:30PM, we all switch off our lights. Actually, during the whole hour you don't switch on anything - no computer, stereo, TV, lights. It's a wonderful experience, and I love to look out the window and see total darkness around us. It almost feels like a blackout, but one created by choice.

It's amazing just how much energy can be saved by taking part in this event. And this year, it's going to be huge, because according to their website they're hoping that 1 billion people will take part all around the world.

This is such a fantastic and easy thing to do for our planet, so why not take part? All it takes is a little darkness and silence. Some time with your loved ones, to connect, catch up, or just sit down and think about giving back a little to a planet that gives us so much.

I think that sometimes we tend to forget that.

So... will you be taking part this year? I hope you do.

If you'd like some more information, you can go HERE. Or just click on one of the pics to get you to the website with everything you need to know. :)



Friday, March 20, 2009

That Writing Life...

Sometimes being an author is like riding a roller coaster. Thrills, chills, climbs, drops, and that horrible line you have to wait in to even get on the ride.

Lately, I seem to be waiting in line. Just six months ago, I was moaning about not having time to write...then one of my boys went to kindergarten and the other to preschool a couple of days a week. Silly me. I thought I would have hours of writing in the mornings and then snatching a bit of time to write or exercise in the afternoons. Well, what I didn't count on was that because they were getting older, they no longer need that nap in the afternoons! Did you hear the screech as my happy-go-lucky soundtrack came to a halt? Yep. I'm lucky to squeeze in four hours of writing a week where I used to enjoy six to eight. Plus, now that they don't sleep in the afternoons, I'm dead tired by the time they go to bed...so I spend my evenings in a foggy haze wishing I, too, could go to bed.

The only plus is that by this time next year, BOTH boys will be in kindergarten (one will be repeating) and I will have 4.5 hours A DAY without anyone here but me, the cat, and the dog (for whom I am his personal slave, don'cha know?). So, I feel like I'm just "waiting" in line for my time to come..

I am, however, able to do other things. I'm able to read a bit more (it's easier to put someone else's story down in the middle of an action scene). I can also edit (not my own work, but other's) while the TV is blaring and kids are shouting.

I envy women who can write a sentence or two between letting the dog out, getting snacks for the kids, making dinner, and...and...and... me, I have to have silence so that I can hear the voices in my head.

What about you? Can you write in bedlam? Or do you need peace and quiet? How do you write with kids underfoot? I know, I could just wait. But the anticipation of having time to write is killing me....

Have any ideas for me? Good time management tips? Anything???



Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bits & Pieces

Firstly, I'd like to let you know that I'm taking part in the Fool For Romance Contest sponsored by Crystal-Rain Love. She's a fellow upcoming ImaJinn Books author and this contest sounds like a lot of fun. There are a bunch of prizes to be won from a whole lot of different authors. It's open until the end of the month, so if you take part, good luck!

I'm not sure if you've all heard the news yet, but Forbidden Publications will be closing at the end of the month. I know, it's really sad to hear that the reason is because of Rene's health. Rene's been great to work with and I'll miss FP, but I wish her all the best in the future and hope that she's able to get her health back on track.

That means that I'll have 7 homeless stories by the end of March - 4 already published and 3 contracted. The good news is that one of the contracted-but-not-published stories has been contracted by Tease Publishing. So, FOREVER THOR'S will be available as part of their Pantheon line sometime this year. :) Yay!

Not sure what I'll do with the others, but I think a few of them should be able to find new homes. At least, I hope they do. Lol.

Well, real life has offered a bunch of changes lately too. Hubby's work schedule has changed and we're back to early starts and home by mid-afternoon. I love it! It's so much better than the all day/night shift we've been living through the last year. I'm more productive when I get a chance to do writing-related stuff before my daughter wakes up and while she's at school.

This'll really help with the novel revision I'm currently working on. I've passed the halfway point and would love to get it done by the end of the month... which happens to be next week, doesn't it?

Well, I just thought I'd list a few things that have been going on in my life. I hope you all have a great day!