Maggie Robinson

Jan 27
New News

I was going to put an exclamation point in the title, but noticed I’ve gone a little overboard lately in my exclaiming in the headings below. So I’ll be nice and calm, although life has been one lovely exclamation point after the next lately. I recently celebrated my wedding anniversary (as my mother in law so famously declared at our January wedding, “And they don’t even have to get married!”), arcs have been mailed out to prize winners and reviewers, and I’m almost done with the novella that’s due in April. I should have plenty of time to rip apart Mistress by Midnight and put it back together again. Thanks to the fabulous Beverley Kendall and my fabulous critique partners the Vauxhall Vixens, Mistress by Mistake is getting some great buzz and review requests. Their fabulosity and generosity make me twitch to use an exclamation point, so I will!

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There’s a new News page on the menu bar above, with room for reviewers’ comments and what I’ve decided to call The Magical Mistressy Tour—my pajama-clad Internet promotion tour. I will have to polish up my wit for interviews to try to make my bespectacled library-clerk self seem mysteriously interesting. 😉 Maybe I’ll listen to some Beatles music to inspire me.

What music do you listen to for inspiration? What’s your favorite Beatles’ song? Mine is I Saw Her Standing There.

4 comments to “New News”

  1. Terri Osburn
     · January 29th, 2010 at 3:11 pm · Link

    Congrats on all the crazy good stuff that’s been flying your way. So deserved and so fun to follow along.

    I’ve been on a bit of a Beatles kick lately. Heard “Eleanor Rigby” the other day and it made me want to listen to them more. Couple of my favs are Let It Be and In My Life. For inspiration, I’ve been listening to soundtracks. I can’t listen to anything while I write, but instrumental soundtracks to movies like “The Holiday” and “Definitely, Maybe” seem to get the story brain cells moving for me.

  2. Maggie Robinson
     · January 29th, 2010 at 8:53 pm · Link

    Terri, I can’t listen to music when I write either, not even classical. I do have the radio on back and forth to work, but once I get home, I’m in the sensory deprivation booth. 🙂 I love the Beatles and when I want to time travel to when I was young and innocent (?), I listen to them. :mrgreen:

    Thanks so much for being on board for the ride! I really do keep pinching myself.

  3. Irisheyes
     · February 1st, 2010 at 1:31 pm · Link

    What a wild you’re on, huh, Maggie? I can’t even imagine. Sounds fun but it would definitely be exhausting for me. My DH jokes that I’m the only one he knows who worries about the stress that would follow winning the Lotto!

    Picking a favorite Beatle song is like picking a favorite kid, kind of hard for me. I also kind of grew up on them. My siblings, who are older than I, really grew up on them and transferred their love to me. If I had to I’d go with All My Loving or I’m Happy Just To Dance With You (George was my favorite 🙂 ).

    It is amazing to me how they are still with us – for Xmas my brother received the box set of all their recordings, I received “A Hard Days Night” DVD and my younger brother received their biography! Talk about staying power.

  4. Maggie Robinson
     · February 1st, 2010 at 1:39 pm · Link

    LOL, Irish. I’m tired, but in a good way. My kids say they’re going to roll me around in Nashville in a wheelchair in case my knees give out (arthritis–ah, the joys of being mature —that would be old—and remembering the Beatles before Yoko).

    I still love the Beatles and get energized listening to anything they wrote. My youngest daughter loves Here Comes the Sun best, and I think of that every morning when I don’t want to get out of bed.