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Diane Whiteside, Inveterate Romantic

Setting Out

September 13, 2007 | Me, myself

Welcome to my very first blog on my own blog! Wow!

Of course, the next question is, why have a blog? Well, I’ve got an absolutely gorgeous new website and it needed a place where I could interact more openly with my readers. That’s my primary goal.

I named myself “inveterate romantic” because I do tend to see things that way. I believe in heroes, heroines, and happily ever afters. I’m sure there’s a silver lining to every cloud and an open window whenever a door has been slammed shut, no matter how brutally hard they may be to find or achieve. I promise faithfully to sigh over a first kiss and to weep happily whenever a warrior comes home to his true love.

I adore reading Anne Stuart’s blogs, Notes from the Drama Queen, and she is my goddess of author blogs. Given that bit of fair warning, I thought maybe I should tell you my inner rules of blogging.

Firstly, I have a family, day job, and two editors. I hope to once again be owned by Tibetan Terriers. Much as I adore every one of you and the fact you make my writing possible – other people will grab my time. I promise to blog as often as I can, but not daily.

Secondly, I promise to tell the truth and to be as transparent as possible. I want to start conversations here. If you ask me a question, I will answer it, to the best of my ability. If I cannot answer it, I will say so.

Unfortunately – much as I’d like to pretend otherwise – my ability to say everything isn’t always perfect. Sometimes the muse hasn’t answered your question yet. (Alas, I have no idea what Sean’s son is currently up to, romantically speaking!) Sometimes answering your question would mean exposing too much of my “muse.” In that case, I’ll take refuge in generalities, which are often more useful to more people.

Mostly I plan to talk about my books, my characters, twists and turns along the road to seeing them in print, and similar bookish topics. From time to time, you may also be treated to musings on assorted stuff, which I tend to think of as quirky notions. Be prepared for such oddities.

Since this is my very first blog, I’d love to hear what you’d like me to talk about. Any suggestions?

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  1. Charlene Teglia says:

    Love your new website! And welcome to blogging. : )

  2. Rachelle Chase says:

    Diane, your web site looks FANTASTIC! I look forward to getting the “inside scoop” on your characters, etc. :-)


  3. Amber Green says:

    Restful colors and plenty to look at–that’s what I notice. Good job, Diane!


  4. Diane says:

    Hi, Charlene! Lovely to see you here, since I recognize you from other blogs. Keeping my fingers crossed about this blogging business – but I’m usually considered pretty chatty. LOL

  5. Diane says:

    Yo, Rachelle!

    I’m writing BOND OF DARKNESS now, Ethan’s book. He told me something in the car on the way to work this week and I could have kissed his feet, I was so pleased, yeah! Yes, I will blog about it, so stay tuned.


  6. Diane says:

    Hullo, Amber!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    I really liked your novella in SECRETS 20, BTW. Just could not stop thinking about Esau.


  7. Moondancer Drake says:

    Very classy site design! Have fun with blogging, it take getting used to, but can be a blast. Come visit my blog anytime.

    Moondancer Drake

  8. HelenKay Dimon says:

    Your new site is fabulous! Very happy to see you blogging. Now I can come over and bug you when I want a new Devil book…which is all the time :)

  9. Diane says:

    Hi, Moondancer!

    Thanks for the encouragement about blogging. Your blog looks wonderfully effortless.

    Okay, I have aspirations now.


  10. Diane says:


    I’m sooo glad you dropped by, even if you do have an ulterior motive.

    Mercifully, Brian – Devil dot next – is a loudmouthed fellow who’s already yammering away inside my skull. Dunno all the details about his book, of course. But at least he’s told me his theme song already, which is a very good sign.


  11. nuria says:

    Ayer noche terminé su primer libro publicado aquí en España “Boond of Blood” y tengo que decirle que me ha gustado. Estoy deseando seguir leyendo esta saga.

    Un abrazo


  12. maximo says:

    Hello, Diane I’m trying to write in English to think to speak you gave me informations thanks so much

  13. Diane says:

    You are very, very welcome, Nuria and Maximo!


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