- upload Ravenous to booksites
- write 10k on Succulent
- do two beta reads
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I've been very scattered this summer. I usually follow my writing schedule like it was written by God. I'm good at setting attaina...
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Back from school trip to Washington.
It was...a bonding experience.
Our bus broke down repeatedly between Vermont and NJ. (about 11 times) We lost AC and the DVD player. At one point, we broke down in the middle of the NJ turnpike. Our poor bus driver had to run out in traffic to hit a kill switch while trucks swerved around us horns blaring. I thought for sure we'd all die. We were then abandoned at a rest stop for three hours while a bus from Baltimore came to our rescue.
It's in such trying times that bonds for life are formed. Parents and kids joined together doing our best to remain positive. As the following days followed we learned that we were all terrible at following simple instructions like following the group schedule, we could unload and load the bus faster than anyone else, and even though we didn't have to we still stuck together outside the bus confines.
This was the birth of the Black Sheep Clan. Shouts of "Bus Three forever," could be heard where ever we gathered, annoying the crap out of the other more 'functional' buses.
After spending a short trip with these people I have a better understanding how quickly pack and tribe bonds can be formed. I'm sure this will one day be used in future books.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
My oldest son graduates from middle school this week.
I feel old. LOL
I'm very proud of him. He's graduating with honors and has won two awards--Literary Arts and Citizenship.
We purchased his first grown-up suit. *sniff*
Ok, enough with the mushy stuff.
I am stalled with Not his Dragon. I've met the hero/heroine finally and they're fun together. I need conflict for their story and I'm fizzling. So presently its simmering inside my head until I can see the goal to this book. What do I want from it? What's their journey?
Scent of Valor edits are going well if slowly. I'm focusing a lot of my energy on this.
Waiting on Ravenous edits.
Sinful Cravings ARCs are off to reviewers. It will be on Netgalley in July for those who haven't received a copy yet and want one.
Friday, June 13, 2014
First off, I hired my first assistant. I can't express the amount of weight that has lifted off my shoulders. I'm super excited to be working with her.
First round edits of Ravenous done and returned to editor.
Second round of edits for Scent of Valor peeked at, corrected all the major surface stuff, and re-read the first chapter. I want to do another full read next week.
Trying to find a designer for bookmarks since I suck as designing my own. LOL Oh the hours it took me to finally realize this. I really just need to stick to writing. My GIMP program now squeals in fear whenever I click it.
Trying to book the rest of the year's blog tours. I fell behind on this. (see note on assistant need.) So I'm scrambling to find space.
I'm running two contests. The one below for Starved for Love and a special one for Annie's Angels.
Okay, I see a problem with this list. I wrote NO new words this week. This is why I need to recap my weeks.
Today's goal is to make the words happen, even if I have to burn the midnight oil. I'd love to get the first three chapter of Not a Dragon finished.
Off to write!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Not a Dragon is the book I'm working of for Fated Desire's Paranormal by Mistake line. It will the first book in a new series that will be novella length.
Here's a peek at the working blurb so far:
Sunday, June 8, 2014
The edits just keep rolling in! I guess that's what happens when you turn in a bunch of stuff at the same time. Lesson learned.
My work list:
- Round two edits for Scent of Valor
- Round one edits for Ravenous
- Format Sinful Cravings and send to reviewers. (If you are a reviewer, let me know if you want a copy.)
- Finish bookmarkers
- Start writing Not a Dragon
My schedule for this week:
- Sunday- finish up edits on Ravenous
- Monday- work on Scent edits
- Tuesday- work on Scent edits
- Wednesday- format Sinful and send to reviewers. Maybe work on bookmarks.
- Thursday- write Not a Dragon
- Friday- write Not a Dragon
- Saturday- sleep
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Pia needs to pull on her big girl panties and figure out why Val’s energy supplies have stopped arriving before he kills some unsuspecting succubus. But the demon inside Val is closer to the surface than either of them realize. When Pia leaves, the only thing on its mind is tracking her down and dragging her back into its bed where she belongs...even if it kills her.