Saturday, December 31, 2005

I've been driving myself crazy trying to come up with something profound or at the very least, amusing to post on the last day of this year. But I'm literally this close - as in five chapters away - to finishing Switchcraft, my third book for Avon. It's like the giant boulder chasing Indiana Jones - the book is the boulder and I'm the writer trying to write as fast as I can.

In other words, while everyone else is out getting their hair done or matching shoes to tonight's outfit, I'll be the lame-o sitting at my computer and bringing in 2006 with people who only exist in my head. Ahh the life of a writer.

Oh, back to my original intent. Instead of a post, I'm posting a sneak peek scene from In Between Men, my gift to you in 2006. Afterall, a writer writes to bring magic into the world. At least that's how I see it.

Enjoy and may you and yours have a wonderful New Year!

Updated January 3, 2005:

Hi everyone! I finished the book - hurray! Thank God!

Originally I posted an excerpt here on this blog. I didn't take it away ... it is now on my website at


Suezette said...

Oh Mary, thank you thank you thank you! This looks great, can't wait to read the rest. All the best to you in 2006!

Crafty Chica said...

awesome mary! so glad to see you have a blog, i'll link it on mine! keep writing tonight! congrats on your third book too, your dreams came true! hugs for all your support in 2005!!

~^^~Elsie~^^~ said...

Hi Mary, you're an awesome writer. Susan has my last name :). I'll be back to visit your blog. Welcome to blogging.

Mary Castillo said...

Hi everyone! I'm so happy that y'all liked the excerpt.

Funny thing, I kept saying I'll never blog because everyone and their mother is doing it. But then I had something I really wanted to say and here I am. As the old saying goes, never say never.


Bethany said...

You go girl! Isn't your mind an amazing thing... need to get a book done, and then--you get it done! Off to read the excerpt....

Dana Diamond said...

I loved the excerpt. If possible, I love Isa more than Tamara. (Shhh...don't tell Tamara!) I can't wait for In Between Men to come out! It's already cracking me up. Keep up the good work. We appreciate it. :)