Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Well, I'm getting a good start. I'm finally settling into a good morning routine for book three. Right now, I'm working on shaping my story idea and doing research. I know the main story idea, but I'm considering different ideas to bring a twist to it. What's helping me with that is research and finding out what is the most common or most familiar response to the set of circumstances I'm presenting, then consider "what if's" in the opposite direction. I'll talk about the book more once I flesh out the idea. So, those of you around me, quit asking me what the book is about! I'm shaping it now. LOL

Hey, do you subscribe to Essence or pick it up? Well, there's a page called "Feel the Fire Fiction" where they have recommended books for your Valentine's Day reading. And, you guessed it, they recommend my first novel, Counting Raindrops through a Stained Glass Window! Now, how cool is that? Way cool. :-) I didn't find out until one of my friends sent me an email congratulating me for the mention in Februrary's issue of Essence (page 90 to be exact, but who's paying attention? LOL) I'm finding that a lot of mentions I find out only when someone who knows me see it, then congratulates me on it. As if I knew all along. LOL It's pretty cool though. :-)

7 comments:

Anonymous Thu Jan 19, 09:14:00 AM EST  

Hey Cherlyn,
Congrats on your recommendation in the Essence Mag. You are on your way. That is great. Keep up the great work. I would like to get a copy of your book to read. Let me know where I can get it.

Your SIC RR Sista,
Yogi

LadyLee Fri Jan 20, 09:53:00 AM EST  

Doesn't suprise me! Counting Raindrops was a great book... So glad it's getting the recognition it deserves!!!

Ms. Diaab Sun Jan 22, 10:46:00 AM EST  

I found your blog through page turner. I love it! I am a writer with an agent and pray that I'll be a published author in the near future. Your blog is excellent because it let's me know that like you, all my literary dreams can come true.

MsJayy Mon Jan 23, 10:39:00 AM EST  

Cherlyn, I saw your book in Essence (and another mag that escapes me at the moment) & I was excited for you! LOL I started reading this post & my head snapped back when I saw the words "third book". *Whew* Thought I'd slept your release! Work it out Sis!

princessdominique Mon Jan 23, 11:36:00 PM EST  

Can I get a hint?

Lexi Davis Wed Jan 25, 01:57:00 AM EST  

That's great. Congrats! I'll have to pull out that ESSENCE and check you out. It's great when you get recognition like that.

Keep up the good work. One day I'm gonna be brave like you and start a blog of my own. Right now, I think I need to keep what I'm thinking to myself (or folks may really start "believing" I'm crazy. Lol!)

Lexi Davis

Cherlyn Michaels Wed Feb 01, 09:15:00 AM EST  

Thanks Yogi! I hope you enjoy my novel. :-)

LadyLee,
Thanks! I remember you wrote the most awesome review ever! Thanks so much.

Dimor,
Glad you stopped it. In the past, I wrote to this blog more frequently and hope to get back on that schedule soon. But I'm glad you're finding it helpful in your own writing career. If you ever have any questions about anything, feel free to drop me a line at cherlyn@cherlynmichaels.com. Keep writing!

MsJayy,
Thanks! And yes, the 2nd book's done, but won't be released until Jan. '07. But that's going to be here quicker than you know. :-)

Dom,
No hints yet. In the future though. Probably AFTER the first draft is written. :-) Can't be going and giving away my secrets now, can I? LOL

"Sup Lexi!
Writing a blog is fun. I'm trying to get back into it like I was before. It can be a stress reliever, believe it or not. It's writing, but it's like freestyle writing. I don't plan anything. Just write what's on my mind at the moment. Start with the first word, keep on going, and I don't have to worry about structuring anything when I'm done! LOL Get started and do it for yourself. :-)