Friday, January 25, 2013

It Never Rains But it Pours

Okay, I'm getting over the flu.  Classic influenza.  BUMMER.  While I am down for the count, life has gotten BUSY.

1 - NEEEEEEEEED to do the polish on the Fae draft so I can get it to the beta readers.
2 - Received the edits for TO DANCE WITH THE DEVIL.
3 - Need to do all of the Blogs & Promo stuff for the release of ELDRITCH at the end of the month which (since I've lost most of a week) is coming up EVER SO rapidly.

And of course, since I've been unable to do anything productive around the house it's a pit that desperately needs attention.  And there's laundry, etc.


Life can be a pain in the patootie.

But you know what?

I'm glad.

Because if I wasn't having an active writing career (which is, after all, my dream) I wouldn't HAVE to polish a manuscript, or make edits, or do a blog tour or promo stuff.

I am so freaking lucky.

Sometimes I just have to remind myself of that.

Have a great day folks.


Saturday, January 19, 2013


The first draft of The Exile (Book 1 of the Fae) is done.  I am POOPED.  But I am very happy--and weirdly sad.  I had to kill some of my favorite characters in the battle.  It's very hard to lose a character that you truly care about.  But sometimes they have to sacrifice themselves for the good of the story.  I truly believe that if a noble person would do it in real life, and the character is a noble person, the character should do it.  I also believe that if there is no chance of loss in a book, there is no conflict.

But oh it is hard sometimes.  I don't sacrifice them easily or well, but I won't ever guarantee that a character is safe.

Starting Monday I will begin the polish--second pass.  It generally goes very quickly.  I should be able to send the draft to the beta readers at the end of the week.  Hope they read fast!  The deadline to the editor is 2/15.  Still, it's good to know that I'm actually running on schedule.

My author copies of THE ELDRITCH CONSPIRACY in the Blood Singer series came.  VERY cool to see another book come out.  I'm really looking forward to the launch.  It got delayed a little, so I've had some extra anticipation time.

Best to everyone.  Be well, be happy.


Tuesday, January 08, 2013


Okay guys,

This was going to be the release day for THE ELDRITCH CONSPIRACY

But it got moved.  It WILL be coming on the 29th.  SO LOOK FOR IT -- PREORDER IT.

You want it -- you know you do.  Come on, admit it your slavering for it.


Best always.