It’s only taken a semester and a half for me to figure it out, but I think I’ve finally got this whole work-school-write balance thing going. Sort of. Mostly (and I swear this isn’t a whiny “Poor me, I’m so swamped!” thing, just letting everyone know I’m not dead). As of January, I’m putting in … More I’m pretty sure there are self-help books for this kind of thing, but I’m not reading them
So, what’s new, you ask (or not, if you’ve stumbled on here by accident)? Well, the big news is that Dead Ringer is now available, across all sales channels! A print edition will be available very soon—think a matter of days—I’ve already received a proof copy and I have to make a couple of corrections … More DEAD RINGER now available!
I’d apologize for dropping off the face of the blogosphere again, but…oh, hell. I apologize for dropping off the face of the blogosphere. I don’t have an excuse. I’m much more active on Twitter, I swear. Follow me for book updates, Simpsons quotes, and musings about makeup and recipes. As you can see from … More Where are you going, where have you been?
Regular readers of this blog know I put myself down the Super Happy Fun Slide that is NaNoWriMo pretty much every year, and I’ve never been able to actually finish a NaNoWriMo project by November 30. I’ve written 50,000 words in a month before; just not when I was supposed to. And November 2013 was … More When stuff isn’t working
One of the characters in my current project (not the hero or heroine, in case you’re wondering) is a smoker. This book is set about 30-ish years in the future on Earth, so I’m imagining a time when smoking is looked down upon even more than it is now. I’m also realizing that like so … More Bad Habits and Why I Want More of Them
So, Celestial Chaos’s proofreading is finished. Right now, I’m making a workable ePub file so I can read the finished product on my Kobo before I typeset the book and ebook files and all that fun stuff. I anticipate releasing it into the world within the next couple of weeks, and I’ll be posting about … More Celestial Chaos update
You can tell a great deal about my productivity based on the state of my home. If my apartment is tidy, the laundry put away, and the dishes washed and other boring activities completed, I’m having a crappy day, writing-wise. My week-long holiday has left my apartment in a shambles. My husband finally got frustrated … More Staycation: The Epilogue
As of this evening, I’m on a one-week vacation from Le Day Job. One week to make myself more of a hermit while I finish as much of the revisions for Celestial Chaos as possible, and likely some other boring life stuff as well. Case in point: I was cleaning out my purse this week … More Staycation
First of all—the first draft of Celestial Chaos is done. It’s 5,000 words over what I originally figured it would be, and that word count will probably change once I’m finished writing the second draft, but it’s DONE. I’d planned on completing the first draft by New Year’s Eve, but since I’d rather spend December … More Can I still say “Happy New Year” 11 days into January?
December first is upon us, and…I didn’t finish NaNoWriMo. I know, I know: Everyone must be shocked. I didn’t even come close. This year was the most pathetic attempt so far. I made it about 20,000 words in before I said “Nuts to this” and returned to Celestial Chaos and a contemporary erotic romance that … More Of porny books and publishing