Happy Friday!

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

Chapter 1
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. 🙂

I am also proud to announce that Gods in the Grey City has a fancy new cover! 😀

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! 😀

Mission accomplished! Well, sorta…

I did managed to get up early and workout today but not as early as I had hoped. Around 3am, I hear the cats feuding under my bed. If you’ve ever heard female cats in an all out brawl, you KNOW that is not a happy way to come out of a deep sleep. It woke me up and it woke my daughter up. She did NOT want to go back to sleep in her own bed but I insisted. This insisting took an additional hour.

So, I linger in bed till 7am figuring I’d catch a few more winks and then check on the kid. Turns out she STAYED  up and went downstairs to bother my friend. How kids have the energy to do this, I never know. >_<

I made her take a nap, hopped on the Wii and did 30 minutes. Turns out showering and dressing for work takes me about 15 minutes (sans makeup) so it is completely feasible to wake up at 6 and be ready for work by 7:30. And WiiFit says I’ve lost 2 pounds! Yay! I also have the Wii Plaza music stuck in my head… >_@ While it was later than planned, I can see my day starting like this and lifting the burden of the daily workout off my shoulders first thing.

But enuffa that. :p You all don’t come here to hear about my weight, you come to hear about my writing. Or DO you!!?? (dundun DUUUNNNN!!!)

As mentioned before, I am to be a writer for Mrs. Herbert and have come up with a serial comic idea which will allow us to have a regularly updated story complete with art that will bring attention to our respective larger projects. In theory. Always in theory. Anyways, I ran the idea by her, she likes it and I have begun to make some character outlines and rules for the universe.

I love this stage. XD An established world, like my First Brood book, is fun to play in (oh such glorious fun) but building a new one? That is extra special. >}

Mommy Monday, Word Goal Update, and An Announcement

I am glad to say that I’ve been doing pretty decently with my word goals. I didn’t write for the holiday but I believe I’ve more than made up for it over the next few days.

I have discovered the joys of having a kid in school because on my days off, I can walk her to school (walking is great inspiration for me and my #1 writer’s block weapon), write till it’s time to pick her up, and have time to play around with her once she gets home. It’s a win/win! Mommy gets to write and my daughter gets a happy mommy. ^_^

I am in a zone here which also translates into a fervent desire to brush up on my writing skills. I’ve gotten great reviews on what I’ve finished so far, but I feel I need to keep refining my style in order to keep from becoming stagnant. As I’ve alluded to here and here, I will need to be writing a wider range of materials. Needless to say, I took that offer to write for my friend’s new company. It’s gonna  be awesome to work with someone who loves and respects my work but will also kick my ass and expect the best.

And who is this mysterious person? Not really a shocker. I’ve been a fan and friend of Ragdoll Comics for some time (some NWS images there, it’s a horror comic). This doesn’t mean my stories won’t be available anymore or that EVERYTHING I write will be turned into a comic. What will probably happen is my stories will be available in illustrated and non-illustrated editions. You pick whatever you like. ^_^

I am very excited for this and I hope for the best! 😀