Thurs. May 31, 2012: Fun, Work, Writing

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Waxing Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Venus Retrograde
Sunny and pleasant

Worked like crazy yesterday morning, polishing lectures, revising my manuscript, updating my sites for the HEX BREAKER release. The revision has to be done tonight — it’ll be done, but I’ll be typing until the last minute. I found some wowzer problems near the end.

A friend came up from Pennsylvania — we haven’t seen each other in about three years. It was great to have a visit. Tessa, of course, was a wonderful little hostess, while the twins were drama queens. We visited out on the deck (I’d made devilled eggs, black bean hummus, etc.). We drove around to show him the area a bit, and then had a fantastic dinner at the Beehive. We came back for more visiting after.

This morning, we are going out to breakfast. He heads home, and I put my nose to the grindstone all day, and probably well into the night. I have to miss yoga this morning — but I’m hoping to go tomorrow night.

Today and tomorrow are the last days to sign up for the Setting Up Your Submission System Seminar on June 2. It’s the only time it’ll be offered this year, so if you snooze — you lose! 😉 Information and registration here.

The newsletter went out this morning for June. Once I get the book revision done today, I have to do another revision on “Town Crier” so that can release the second week of June. I also have to drop off a signed book to the library in Dennis for their auction. I’m on the fourth day of a migraine — so not fun, but I don’t have the time right now to let it slow me down. Hopefully, I can rest up Sunday.

And then, it’s back to finishing Book 3 of the Jain Lazarus Adventures!


Read an excerpt of Hex Breaker here. The book is available from Solstice Publishing and on Amazon Kindle.

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Wed. May 30, 2012: HEX BREAKER released!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Waxing Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Venus Retrograde
Sunny and warm

It’s here! HEX BREAKER has released, available from Solstice Publishing and on Amazon Kindle for only $2.99. If you read the earlier version — this is juicier and better. If you’ve never read it, I hope you join me for this journey. HEX BREAKER is a personal favorite of mine. The book got excellent reviews in its first incarnation — if you read it and like it, I hope you’ll post a review on Amazon or some such, and if you’d like me as a guest on your blog, let me know — I’ll send you the media kit. I’d love to stop by! If you want to read an excerpt, there’s one here.

Solstice contracted the second book in the series, OLD-FASHIONED DETECTIVE WORK, a few months ago, and I’m under deadline pressure to get them the third book, CRAVE THE HUNT, as soon as I can. All seven books in the series are in writer’s rough outline.

“Town Crier”, a short story tie-in to the series, will be available for a free limited download the second week of June.

I’m busy updating my sites, and, this weekend, will launch the PR campaign (since I wasn’t expecting it to release yet and had no advance notice).

Of course, this is all while I’m prepping for Saturday’s one day seminar on Setting Up Your Submission System. I’m looking forward to it — I hope the students can learn from the mistakes I’ve made before I came up with a streamlined way to make it easy to put together and get submission packages out the door. Information and registration here. It’s the only time the course will be offered this year, so I hope people take advantage of it.

Spent time with students. Managed 35 chapters of the second pass of HEART SNATCHER. I’ve still got to wrestle the ending, but it will be ready for the critique swap on the first.

I’ve got to buckle back down with CRAVE THE HUNT then, next week, and polish some short stories.

Company’s coming today — good friends from Philadelphia. I’m looking forward to it. We can celebrate the book’s release.

Mowed the front and the side yesterday and got some weeding done. The meadow is my mission for the rest of the week. I haven’t managed to deadhead the rhodies yet, and I’m battling the ants again.

Always something, right? But this is release day for HEX BREAKER, and I choose happiness!