>Catching up, good news and a departure

>This week has been a whirlwind of activity, but with everything but writing. Alas, some weeks are like that.

Two bits of good news from this week: On Friday, I received a contract for a True Confessions story I submitted over two years ago! No matter. It’s a sale, it’s income. I’ll take it. 🙂

The second good thing was in my e-mail Saturday morning: notification that my short story, “Gamble on Love” has been accepted for publication in the new Love Stories Magazine by Grass Roots Publishing. Another bit of writing income, yay!

And the departure: My son is preparing to move to the Los Angeles area next Thursday and begin his professional acting career. For the second time, he’ll be leaving the nest. While my hubby and I want this for him and recognize it should be a good move for his career, it’s hard knowing he’s moving so far away. Who knows when we’ll see him again?

His being back at home has been, at turns, frustrating and inconvenient (as can be the case with any parent whose adult child moves back home), but overall he’s a very upbeat, centered person and utterly enjoyable to be around. I’ll miss him and his easy smile terribly.

Look for him on your TV or movie screen soon and remember the name: Jason Burnside.

Jason (pictured above) leaves May 1st, the same day I begin a month-long challenge with Catauniversity to write 25K in 31 days. I need the distraction, the focus and push to really get rolling on His Perfect Partner (aka HPP).

J.T. and Cass are great characters with painful pasts and (if I can do their story justice) I expect this book could be the best of the three Baxter books. And to that end, I must get back to writing.

Wish us both luck, won’t you?

About Annie Rayburn/Carol Burnside

As an author of sizzling romance, Annie takes contemporary settings. and incorporates twists with sci-fi and paranormal elements.
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4 Responses to >Catching up, good news and a departure

  1. >Hey Carol,Your son is very handsome. Before I read your post, I thought maybe this was a picture taken at RT (I’ve read several posts lately from authors who attended last week…. Love those pictures!!!).Mine is only 9, but I can imagine the pain and excitement you must be feeling right now. I wish him the best of luck and I’ll definitely be keepin an eye open for his name. Also, CONGRATS on the contracts. Too cool!!!!Tami


  2. Amie Stuart says:

    >Tami I was thinking teh same thing about RT LOl He’s ADORABLE!*wipes chin*Hugs mama I know it’s tough even if it’s been tough at times having him tehre. I remember my brother moving home with a wife and two kids. They lived with us for like 2 months.


  3. >Thanks for the congrats and hugs, ladies! J will be happy to know y’all mistook him for an RT hunk. LOL.


  4. >Yep, he is definitely a hunk! Good luck to Jason in his career! And congrats Carol on your contracts!


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