Saturday, January 21, 2012

Historical Dorkiness

I am a dork. While most of my college peers were out getting drunk and doing God only knows what else this Friday night, I was already in my PJs by 9 and engrossed in a book about the Irish in the 1800s.

I was researching for my story, but I'm not going to lie, I'm glad I have that excuse to learn such fasinating things. However, telling people I write might make me only seem like that much of a nerd.

Now it's not even 8 yet--and its a Saturday night--and I'm back in the PJs.

Please tell me I'm not a sad human being lol...I promise I really do have a life, just apparently not an exciting one. I guess I'll just have to leave that to the page. :)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Feeling a Little Homesick

I've only been in school one week, and already I miss home.

My parents came into town to celebrate my dad's birthday. We had fun going to two Civil War battle sites, dinner at Outback Steakhouse, and finished the night with some Dunkin Donuts.

I literally said good-bye to them an hour ago, and already I miss them terribly.

I don't have this really intense longing for home, but I'm already looking forward to summer. I'm just not that enthusastic about this semester. :(

I know this sounds stupid, but there are no cute/interesting/nice guys in any of my classes. I was kind of hoping I'd meet someone in my American History class, thinking we could bond over talks of the American Revolution or something. I know, I'm terribly sappy.

Anyways, my roommates and friends are all busy and I can't look at my geology book anymore. *Sigh* I just want to go home and be with my family.

What helps you get through hard times like this?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Historical Fiction Market

I have finished writing The Tory's Daughter and making numerous revisions on it while I'm ankle-deep in writing Yankee Belle.

I've had a few people say--well, mainly one--that the historical fiction market isn't really selling well. I wrote a thread about it on Aboslute Writer Water Cooler, but was a little confused by some of the responses.

Is historical fiction not selling well? Everytime I go into a bookstore, there seems to be a new historical fiction book with the words New York Times Bestseller printed on top of the cover. So naturally, I'm a little unsure of what to believe. It seems to be selling well, but now people are saying that it's not.

Can anyone tell me what's going on? Also, is anyone else writing in a genre that might not necessarily be "hot?"