I cannot BELIEVE I have not participated in a Writer Wednesdays post since February. *Hangs Head*
What have I been up to? Well, after releasing all three books of my debut series last year, I returned to an earlier project. I’ve always been intrigued by the hero and premise Scandal in Spades, which finaled in the Golden Heart contest, but I knew the story never fulfilled the promise of that premise. So, starting in February, I stripped the manuscript from 86,000 words to 2000 words and began to rebuild. Spades has an entirely new plot line and and entirely new heroine–and both finally provide the hero of Spades hero the challenge he needs! I’m currently revising and hope to have more information about release sometime this fall.
MEANWHILE, I connected with some of the other “Writer Wednesdays” authors during the Romance Writers of America conference this past July and renewed my commitment to the Writer Wednesdays project. I love having monthly insights into my fellow writers’ lives, and I’m glad to be participating once again. SO, onward to today’s question:
What’s in your bag/purse?
Well, now. I am one of those people who likes to be prepared. Consequently, whatever size purse I have had over the years tended to get filled to the brim. However, once I moved to New York City, I had to rethink the giant purse habit. Big purses, while popular, require a level of arm-vigilance I simply prefer not to exert. If I have one, I’m nervous. If I don’t, I am free to concentrate on the good things all around me. So, when I’m in the city, I carry this wallet, which I found on ebay. It has a subway pass, an ID, a credit card, a few business cards, money and a key…but the fabulous part is the handy little wrist strap I can thread through my belt loop so I can (hopefully) thwart pick pockets. It’s the bare bones of necessities, but then again, you are never more than 300 paces from a (usually 24 hour) drug store in NYC. WIN.
My travel purse is far less Spartan.
Inside she holds:
a folded shoulder bag, tissues, a first aid kit with Advil, band aids, a fingernail clipper, Neosporin & coconut oil, a hairbrush, sunblock, a supplemental charger for my phone, sunglasses, a pen and a moleskin notebook. Not pictured? A wine opener left over from the RWA conference and a spare pair of reading glasses for my husband. (Shhh, don’t tell).
Well, that’s it. Utilitarian and not very exciting, I’m afraid. Looking forward to seeing what my fellow authors post.
Contemporary romance writers Tamra Baumann | Priscilla Oliveras | Paranormal romance writer Kay Hudson | Romantic suspense writer Carol Post | Historical romance writer Wendy LaCapra | Young adult romance writers TL Sumner