Scariest Thing About Being A Writer

It could be waiting to hear back about a submission, it could be editing, or it could be the horror of a blank page accompanied by a complete lack of ideas. But the fear I’ve been dealing with lately is this:

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See those dates? Unreal… >_<

Those are two paranormal romances I’m working on right now. Short ones I can edit fast and sell for a buck or two but WOW. I sure am taking fucking forever to finish them. 9_9

So, where once I had them in my Google Drive to just pick at whenever, I have printed them out and I’m gonna go at them wholesale. I’m sorta stuck in First Brood 3 and I’m avoiding the formatting on Brood 2 (because we hatezez it…) so there’s no excuse not to get SOMETHING done, right?

Right. ๐Ÿ™‚

What I’ve been up to.

I’m sure you’ve all been wondering where I’ve been all this time. Of course, I’ve since recovered from whatever sickness I’ve had and with that new-found health, I went immediately back to work on book two of my vampire series. I have an irrational zeal to get this thing up and published before the end of the month and based on how I flew through this last round of edits, I just may be able to pull that off.

As a result, I have a polished draft but EVERYTHING else went by the wayside. I don’t even know where Winter Boot is, much less have a written conclusion for it. ย =_= Rest assured, it’ll turn up – they always do – ย and I’ll resume my regular updates on other projects as I get through them.

And hopefully more blog updates. I know you’re all DYING to hear my nonsense. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

 

Reviewing Frenzy!

For some reason I cannot fully explain, I seem to have a pretty decent demand for reviews. 0.0 It baffles me that people not only care what I have to say but ASK to offer up their baby to my criticism. Nevertheless, I was asked to review two novels in less than a week. I put aside everything; including the final wrap up for Battle Royale, to get them done.

And it paid off. They are here and here.

I have a third book with no due date so that will be up in a little while. In the meantime, I would like to get back on track with my writing and reading stuff that I really need to give back to the library. I had a couple books go overdue in the reviewing frenzy. >_<

Happy Friday!

Since I was editing instead of working on Winter Boot, I come with a peace offering:

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Chapter 2

Here are the first two illustrated chapters of my novel; First Brood: Dreamhunter. These are only $.99 each and if you can’t wait for more, the link to the full novel on Amazon is right there (also available from Createspace and Nook). Illustrations are by the fabulous Melody Herbert over at Ragdoll Comics. ๐Ÿ™‚

I am also proud to announce that Gods in the Grey City has a fancy new cover! ๐Ÿ˜€

Cool, huh? Also by Melody, as she’s pretty much my go to art person. ^_^

Hopefully, Winter Boot will be back next week. I seem to have a short story groove going on but in the meantime, enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜€

Updated Count for Book Challenge

  1. Need by Sean Michael
  2. Genocidal Organ by Project Itoh
  3. Dreamweaver by Tiffanie Helmer
  4. Raised By Wolves: Wolves by W. A. Hoffman
  5. Drawn Together by Z.A. Maxfield
  6. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  7. Mark of Cain by Cash Cole
  8. Not My Wolf by Eden Cole
  9. Mouse Trap by Sophie Duncan
  10. Forgotten Soul by Tasha D-Drake
  11. Chalk Butterfly Part One by Audra Red
  12. Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cagill

Happy 400 Posts!! :D

I was torn between a contest or a giveaway for the 400th post. That’s a pretty good milestone for me considering I wasn’t sure if I was going to keep this up at all. ;D While I was deciding, I was sniffing around Amazon for freebie Kindle books. I suddenly realize I haddn’t checked to see if I had any new reviews on my existing books. I’d been checking every day at one point and got pretty disheartening when nothing was showing ย up. On a lark, I decide to look.

And there was a new one.

Properly scared out of my wits, I went to read it and was very happy to see someone enjoyed my story. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, for my 400th post, I want to thank everyone who’s read my books and send a personal thank you to Natalie C. who left me that review. It makes me so happy to see feedback and I look forward to giving you all more stories to gobble up.

Here’s to 400 more posts! ๐Ÿ˜€

Updated book count

On this freezing morning, I think we all are thinking of curling up in bed with a book and hiding from the cold. Alas, I am at work (in a freezing office) so here’s an updated book count to warm you all up!

  1. Need by Sean Michael
  2. Genocidal Organ by Project Itoh
  3. Dreamweaver by Tiffanie Helmer
  4. Raised By Wolves: Wolves by W. A. Hoffman

And with more on the way! I’m reading three books concurrently right now. ๐Ÿ™‚