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
Wow. I’m sorry; I didn’t mean to drop off the face of the earth for over two months. In book news, Celestial Chaos is now in the proofreading stages, so I’m expecting to release it this summer. It would have been earlier, but a major family event occurred in the spring, and I was derailed. … More Loss
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
I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo a few times since 2003. I finished my first novel—clocking in at 85,000 words, it was completed well after the November 30th deadline and is thoroughly unpublishable—gave up on my second about three weeks in, logged a healthy 38,000 words on the third (it’s still sitting on my hard drive), and … More NaNoWriMo and Celestial Chaos update