with a giveaway!
Check out this amazing compilation of links for the upcoming RWA conference in Atlanta. Thanks, Angela!! Everything (well, most everything) you could need is here:
Check out my post on Castles and Guns–the history of Valentine’s Day, or, I’ll take the chocolate: Castles and Guns blog
I hope your Valentine’s Day was amazing!
Today is a great day! It’s release day for Tiffany’s third book in her “Files from the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency” series! LYCAN UNLEASHED is my favorite so far–the hero is just, sssiiiiggggghhhhh….
Detective Astrid Holmes is a sensitive, a human capable of feeling the energy of otherworlders. When she is dispatched to the horrific murder scene of a local vampire, she expects it to be just another day on the job. But when evidence is stolen on her watch, she is removed—not only from the investigation, but from her job as a member of the Chicago police department’s paranormal unit.
Astrid’s only hope of reinstatement lies with her ex co-worker and almost-lover, Lycan Mason Sanderson. But convincing the OWEA agent to let her assist with the investigation isn’t nearly as difficult as staying alive when the murderer realizes that Astrid may hold the key to unlocking his identity.
Fighting to take down a killer could have deadly consequences for Astrid and Mason, but working together puts their already fragile relationship in jeopardy.
Please go check it out! I promise, it is a great story!
While you are at it, check out her author page: TIFFANY ALLEE
Happy book birthday, my friend!!!
has been very successful, wordage-wise. I am just shy of 14K in 5 days and I already feel like my word count muscles are growing. I’d like to get to the point where I can switch it up and work on a couple projects a day, but that may be a pipe dream. But one thing is for sure…I am aiming to write every single day. At least some words. At least one thousand. yeah.
I have mostly organized my fabrics, but I still have a pile of crafting stuff in my office. I could do the easy thing and toss them all in my back closet (where a ton more supplies live), but I am trying to be good and put everything up.
I’m also writing a review–so much fun. I love to read (of course) and writing out a review just adds to the pleasure. I have some highly recommended books on my TBR shelf! Stay tuned for links to Satin Sheets Reviews when I post.
I’m ready for writing group this week. We only have two submissions, but it feels great to be starting out the new year. I see the vista in the distance. 🙂
Later this week, I am escaping to the beach where it is quiet and peaceful. I need outta this office. I’ll post some lovely pics of the ocean when I get there so that you all can have a mini vacation, too. And yes, I’ll be adding to the word count while there.
I’ve been trying to get organized. Yeah, it is a constant struggle. I’m always trying. Something about the new year closing in makes me feel like I am ready to reset, start over, etc.
I have my writing/blogging word count spreadsheet in usable condition. I am stoked to know that I can start monitoring exactly how many words go on the page. And how many don’t.
My desk is almost clear. I sanitize it weekly, but since Christmas, it has gotten a bit piled up. It’s on my list today.
My sewing counters are almost clear. I sorted and put away lots and lots of fabric. I even reorganized some shelving so I can sew more efficiently. yay!
I got a new storage ottoman for my office. Woot. It is super nice, and I have been pondering what I will store inside. Maybe my 16 year old…
My art supplies and such are pretty well organized. If you don’t count the huge walk-in closet that I refuse to look in because there is so much mess. Probably a zillion dollars in supplies, too. Ugh. I am pretending that when that door is closed, that closet does not exist in this plane.
I figure I have today and tomorrow to finish up. I love heading into a New Year. I wish I could get as excited with the beginning of each month!
Happy New Year to you all!
The End of the World…
The winner is….
APRIL HOLGATE! I’ve sent a message to you…
thanks everyone for participating!!
Winners have been emailed! Thank you all for participating!
1st: Tamara H
2nd: Tina B
3rd: Laurie G
Wow. So many options. Do you ever feel like you have too many projects? Too many stories? It’s a good feeling in some ways, but in other ways it’s a writer’s ADD nightmare.
I’ve found that making a schedule really helps me. Yeah, I’ve always been a scheduler, list-maker, and clock-watcher. Sometimes I get really obsessive about it. Okay, I am always obsessive. It’s really the only way to get things done.
I do limit myself to two or three WIPs at a time. I’ll alternate days working on each, or even work an hour on each then repeat. How about you? Do you like to switch between projects? I’m trying to figure out if it is better to take ONE thing and finish it, or simultaneously work on a couple.
I think, as I get into “writer as a job” mode, I’ll figure it out. One way or another. I’ll tell you, though, it is super awesome to have blocks on my schedule for playing guitar, sewing, painting, and even just hanging out with the family. I have missed these activities!
Friday, I’ll be participating in a major blog hop with other authors from Decadent Publishing. Join us for some awesome prizes. 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!
I’m sad to say that I am no longer working at Entangled Publishing. It has been a great ride and I have worked with some of the best in the industry–and learned lots. It was a bittersweet decision–but my family has been suffering. My kids have literally begged me to be with them more. I also want to devote more time to my own writing–and that just wasn’t working out as I planned.
So, here is to a new chapter…
I am beyond thrilled to announce that I have an agent! I met Marisa Corvisiero at RWA Nationals in 2011 and felt an immediate connection. My gut told me then that she was the one, and I am happy to say that today, we signed a representation agreement. Marisa’s agency is Corvisiero Literary Agency, and you can read all about them on this web page: http://www.corvisieroagency.com/
I am so happy! *squee!!!*
My third 1Night Stand is now available from Decadent Publishing! PHARAOH, MINE is a time travel just like the other two in the series. I really enjoyed writing this one–so much fun!
Kathryn is a veterinarian with a cause—she risks her financial security to help local cat rescue groups. When a stray cat, black with one green eye and one blue, meows at her door one night, Kathryn’s view of rescues changes quickly.
In Ancient Egypt, the throne is passed to the firstborn son, and when the sun rises over his father’s fresh tomb, Seti will claim his crown. Seti doesn’t want to rule, but the only other option is death, and his half-brother is happy to oblige.
Though Seti and Kathryn each need fulfillment in their lives, for one night they find peace in each other’s arms. At dawn, Bast will return to ferry them back to their responsibilities.
you can order Double Eclipse early and get a 20% discount! here:
It releases September 19th, so hurry!