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September 30, 2010

It seems like this month has zipped by on hyper drive. I can't believe it will soon be my favorite time of the year, October, with pumpkins and witches and lots of goodies. The nights are getting a little cooler here in Georgia, and the trees are beginning to change colors and drop their leaves. Another September highlighting the bend in the road that leads to winter—and another birthday for me come Christmas.

Note my picture: My sister and I got to meet up this September. She lives in Nevada so we don't get to see each other very often. It was a nice visit and fun to see how her kids are growing up.

With school in session we are crazy busy, but I love watching my kids grow and make friends. Their hours away from home give me more time to write, edit, review—whatever I'm into at the moment, and sometimes I even sneak a little shopping trip into my day. I've hit the clearance and consignment sales this month so I'm all ready for fall weather, which seems to be taking its time getting here.

The last few weeks I have been working on the final edit for a unique technological thriller called THE WILCO PROJECT that will be published soon from Solstice Publishing. I look forward to seeing it come out—we worked hard on that one (the author and I) and I believe it will be well-received. I've already done the first read through on my next editing project and it's a winner as well. I found it very ironic that after my husband went on a work-related trip to Hawaii for a week leaving me behind, my next editing assignment is set in Hawaii. Is the universe trying to tell me something? Like time for me to hit the beach?

Looking ahead, my back burner project, OCEAN'S TIDE, is really on my mind a lot these days. I think I've got my characters all figured, and I'm ready to sit back down and work on a plot map to get this story fleshed out. Every time I try to imagine my heroine, Ocean, in my mind, I picture the actress Kristen Stewart, so I think she may be my muse for this little girl lost story. I've known since I started the first few pages that my brother, an Iraq war veteran, would be the inspiration for my hero. Throw in the beach and some romantic tension, and I think we're ready to go.

I'll be updating my website for October soon so make sure you check in for the book trailer of the month winner and for updates on my releases. Have a great week, bloggers!

~daniellethorne

4 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

Happy fall, Danielle!

Danielle Thorne said...

Happy fall to you, too! It's a wonderful season.

Miss Mae said...

Lovely picture of you and your sister, Danielle. :)

Danielle Thorne said...

Thanks, MM.