Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Hello Friends,

*crawls out of cave* *blink blinks* *eyes adjusting to the light*

How are all of you? How were your holidays?
I've missed you. 
I've especially missed those of you who don't habit The Twitter. (I love The Twitter for its ease of popping in to say hello and/or responding to any @mentions quickly and then popping off. I can keep in touch with so many quickly, of which I am quite fond.)

Anyway, I'm sorry I have not been around the blogosphere in a very long time. (Thus, my missing you.) I long to know how you are, in what creative endeavors you are ensconced.

I've been rather isolated in my writing cave, drafting a new WiP. Honestly, I've done little else since the bustle of the holidays ended. This novel is beyond atmospheric (and a bit complicated) and I find it hard to leave its world without losing my groove. 

I haven't even been reading. It's difficult for me to read when I'm deep into drafting a world like this.
(But I'd totally make an exception if someone wants to share an ARC of BITTERBLUE or FROI OF THE EXILES with me.) (was that not subtle?) (am I abusing parentheses again today?)

The few moments I have emerged from my cave it's been to spend time with my (neglected) family. They like me to make actual eye contact with them once in a while, so they tell me. 

Truly, I hope you'll forgive my many and long absences of late. 

Okay, your turn...tell me ALL The Things--> GO!



Meredith said...

Hi! So glad you're popping in to say hello! I'm drafting a new WiP, too, and I know what you mean about being so deeply involved in it that you don't want to be disturbed. Though I'm sure your family appreciates the eye contact every once in a while. Good luck!

Miss Cole said...

Oooh, I love that image. Very atmospheric :D Isn't it exciting when a project completely pulls you in?

Jamie Burch said...

Yay! Lola! It's so wonderful to hear from you. Very exciting to learn about all you've been working on. Love new ideas!

I'm almost finished with my final round of revisions and will soon be ready to query. Yikes! I'm also working on some other creative things like making jewelry and learning about mixed-media art.

Glad you checked in! *hugs*

Travener said...

Wondered what had happened to you. Welcome back! If it takes hiding out in a cave to make progress on a book, it's well worth it.

Dawn Davis said...

Welcome back Lola! I tend to stay in my cave too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Lola! Glad you got so much done on your manuscript. I think I've seen you on Twitter once this month, but I'm not there often.

Linda G. said...

Good to see you back. The blogosphere just isn't the same without your Sharp wit. :)

I've been...well, let's see. Sick, holidays, more sick, family visits, copy editing Book 1, nursing other sickies, more holidays, trying to finish Book 2, and just trying to stay sane. I think that's all the things. :)

Old Kitty said...

Lovely Lola!! Time to whip out those gorgeous shades and shield your eyes from the light!

Awwww glad to here you're well into your writing groove!! Yay!!

Nothing new with me - still borderline crazy cat lady! Yay!

Take care

Connie Keller said...

Glad you're back. Good news about the new book!

Lynda R Young said...

welcome back. Sometimes writing just has to come first.

Julie said...

I am beyond guilty of the same "caving" behavior, but I've missed keeping up with you too.

In the time I've/we've been away, I've decided to self-publish (looking for a new adventure). I posted two possible covers yesterday on my blog, and I would love to know what you think. You always have such a great eye for images.

Wishing you much happy and successful storytelling. :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Glad your writing is going so well. Thanks for letting us know.

Mary Mary said...

It's okay. We all get lost in that cave from time to time. Good to hear your WIP is coming along nicely.

Emily Rose said...

Hello! I found you through WIP It:) Your blog is great!

Angela M. said...

Sometimes, the WIP takes over ;) And I've been gone a loooooong time, so don't feel neglectful. Most of my blogger buddies were still around when I came back, and they weren't even ticked off! Gotta love the blogosphere.

KarenG said...

"The Twitter" LOL. I love how Betty White says that. Well done on your wip! That's way better than blogging.

Michelle Dennis Evans said...

Hi! I'm new here, so obviously haven't noticed you being away. I look forward to getting to know you through bloggy land.

Nick Hight said...

Haha, I love that image. Pretty much sums up communication between writers :)

I'm just stopping by from Lynda's BBQ. It's great to meet you, and I'm looking forward to reading more posts of yours. I'm a new follower :)

Christine Rains said...

Thanks for the hello and we totally understand. Love that last ecard! :)

Elliot Grace said...

...I've grown quite intrigued with this WIP of yours, dear Lola.

Am looking ever forward to the read ;)


Jemi Fraser said...

Hi! Sounds like you've got a great new story started! Exciting stuff - I love the beginning stages best!

I'm trying (and not always succeeding) to write the last chapters of my wip. I keep deleting... *sigh* Maybe this time I'm on the right track with it! :)

Jessica Love said...

We will always forgive you, my dear, and welcome you back with open arms! Glad you've been getting so much drafting done!

Kazzy said...

So good to see you in my reader! Good luck in your writing project!

Neurotic Workaholic said...

I've thought about joining Twitter, but I already spend too much time Youtubing, blogging, and reading trivia about 90s movies on Wikipedia; I figure that Twitter would take up even more time.
I think it's perfectly fine to take time off from blogging every now and then, especially if you're focusing on a new manuscript.

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Lola. So glad you took the time to stop by and share a post. Best wishes with your new WIP.

Lola Sharp said...

Thank you, sweet friends, for understanding why I've been absent. <3

And thank you for your lovely comments. I appreciate your time and thoughtfulness.


Lola Sharp said...

Linda---Ha! 'Sharp' wit. Good one. ;)

Sarah Ahiers said...

Vic, emily white and i are hosting a blogfest. It involves guys you liked when you were a teen. You should totes sign up (mr linky is on my blog)

Jen Chandler said...

It's been a long time since I've popped by to say hello! And no worries! I was pretty AWOL myself the few months leading up to the holidays. Welcome back and best of luck on that new WiP!!


Jess said...

Haha lol this post made me laugh! Sounds a like something I'd do :)

I'm stopping by from Lynda's blog. Nice to meet you!

I have a really hard time reading when I'm drafting. I think it's because my mind only wants to focus on my story and not anything else.

alexia said...

Hello! Good luck on your WIP. I am finishing edits on mine and will be querying soon. And if it makes you feel better, I not only abuse the use of parentheses, but I LIKE it :)

kmckendry said...

I misuse parentheses too!
Just stopping by from the Aussie BBQ at Lynda's.

Hannah Kincade said...

Glad to hear you are doing well!! I've also been absent. Life can be crazy! :D

LR said...

That e-card is very cute. Reminds me of me and my best childhood friend. We used to make up stories with big casts of characters. :)

Good luck with everything.

Christa said...

I adore how dedicated you are. I've been in an editing cave. I sort of love it here and may NEVER emerge. :)

Kelly Polark said...

So glad to hear you are immersed in your wip, though we miss you in Blogland.
My writing has been off the last few months. I HAVE to write a pb soon for a small company but I'm mindblocked. I'm hoping February it will just come to me like it usually does!

See you in Twitterville! (shhh, I think I'm addicted...)

Margo Kelly said...

HELLO! :) I'm stopping in from the Writers' Campaign. Good to see you. :)

Steven J. Wangsness said...

Hi and hope all is going well with the WIP. I finally put my novel "Tainted Souls" up on Kindle, so now I have no excuse not to get to work on my WIP as well.

Morgan said...

Hello! *waves back* Thanks for the blog follow... now following yours! I love meeting other fantastic writers... yay for girls named Morgan that dance! LOL ;)

Vicki Orians said...

Hello! I'm following you from the Platform-Building Campaign! :) Good luck with the WiP! I'm in the process of revising mine so it's completely ready to send to agents. It's hard work, that's for sure! :)

Siv Maria said...

We are in the same group for the platform-building campaign so I thought I would stop by and say hi!

Sabrina A. Fish said...

The cave is so nice and cozy that I hate to pop out of it, but my family prefers to see my eyes focused on them every once in awhile as well.

I am popping in to say hi and see you around the campaign trail.

Hildred said...

Also stopping in to say hi from the campaign! Nice to meet you!

Bess Weatherby said...

Stopping by from the campaign to say hello! I'm glad you popped out of your writing cave to say hello, too :) I so understand the need, sometimes, to unplug and really focus on a WiP. Good luck with it!

Weissdorn said...

Hallo Lola! A belated welcome into the last Mayan year. After catching site of the greenish concoction you whipped of for the holidays, I wasn't sure if the blog is being continued by proxy. (Good heavens! What on earth does that taste like?) If you run out of new ideas, you may poke me at your leisure. I shall poke you back, though I have no FB account. Je deteste le Facebook.

KSCollier said...

Hey Lola, I sure understand busy. I don't know where the time comes from for me to accomplish the things I do in a day, week or month. Just dropping by to let you know I'm in the 3rd group with you and ready to start the 4th campaign. Great meeting you. I love your site.

Stella Atrium said...

I love the choice of connecting sites and the images here. Very dressy. I'm also a campaigner.

talha said...

Your projects are interesting,thanks for writing.

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