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#ROW80 Round 3 2016 Goals

Happy 4th of July to all Americans, and Happy Monday to the rest!

So, here we are at Round 3 of A Round of Words in 80 Days. I started a few years ago not really knowing how it would go, but it’s become a huge part of my writing life. ūüôā Accountability is HUGE for me, so it works well.

Without further adieu, here are my goals:

~Finish and submit TDP short story by July 15th deadline (I’m in the home stretch now on the rough draft, so I *should* be able to do this.)
~Do All the Things related to anthology release (TDB later)
~Restart Ever Touched and finish by end of round (32k left to go)
~Read-through of Fireborn
~Reinstate Covenant/8 minutes a day writing 2 days per week
~Drink one glass of water 5x per week
~Exercise 3x per week
~Experiment more with digital infrared
~Take more pictures!
~Keep up with review books (I’m on 4 ARC review teams)
~Complete 2 author interviews

I think that it is for now. ūüôā As always, I will also report on my chocolate consumption because c’mon, everyone loves that!

#ROW80 Check-in 8/6/14 – Movin’ and groovin’

Under Her Protection ebookFirst up: “Under Her Protection: Stories of Women to the Rescue,” our new Turtleduck Press anthology, released on August 1st on all platforms. Basically, we turned the “damsel in distress” trope inside out and had the women save the men. Wicked fun to write. All of the stories are awesome. Mine is “Reaper Girl,” which I’ve discussed at great length here. Check it out. Proceeds go to UNICEF, as always.¬† You can find out more and purchase it here.¬†/shameless plug

Now on to the ROW80 check-in stuffs. Been moving pretty well on Grave Touched. I’m up to 68k. I’ve had to backtrack a few times to incorporate some new stuff I wanted to add.¬† New ideas, as always! So I’ve been doing that for the past few days. I feel pretty good about how it’s going. The ending will most likely stay pretty much the same. It’s just getting there using a different route.


Words rewritten: 3,270 words (total: 17,150 words!!)
Words remaining: 2,850 words
What’s happening: One MC is trying to save her mate.
What’s next: Burial. *sniff*
Eye report: Not too bad.
Back report: The same.
Chocolate consumption since the last check-in (gotta add that because my mom read the last one and thought I meant my chocolate consumption for THAT DAY. No way, Mom!) : WW snacks mostly. We’re on to lemon zucchini bread now, by my request. Maybe I should change it to “Lemon Zucchini Bread Consumption”? ūüėČ Nah, chocolate is better.

Cover Reveal and Announcement: Under Her Protection and other miscellany

Under Her Protection ebookIt’s time for another Turtleduck Press anthology, and this time we’ve cooked up something really, really cool.¬† It’s called “Under Her Protection: Stories of Women to the Rescue” and it twists the damsel in distress trope inside out.¬† What if the men needed saving, and the women were the ones to do it?¬† What if romance blossomed between them while on their respective journeys?

In “Guardian,” by KD Sarge, what if the warrior¬†who saves the¬†scholar¬†is not what she¬†seems?

In my story, “Reaper Girl,”¬†what if a grim reaper¬†accidently¬†reaps the soul of a man who’s very much alive?

In Siri Paulson’s “The Raja and the Madman,”¬†what if¬†a¬†maidservant¬†befriends the madman in the tower?

In Kit Campbell’s¬†“Drifting,” what if¬†a¬†newly-graduated woman, looking for purpose in her life, answers the plea of a Faerie kingdom and finds herself at the center of a family legend?

Check it out — it releases August 1st on all platforms.¬† And, as always,¬†proceeds will be donated to UNICEF, as always.

Annnd for what’s new in¬†Erin land, well…I’ve been working like a crazy woman on Grave Touched.¬† I think this is the toughest book I’ve ever tried to rewrite.¬† The whole second half needs to be reworked, and I’ve forgotten something really important so I need to backtrack, again.¬† As for the plot, I’ve decided to go with some new ideas, as the ones in the previous draft weren’t working too well.¬† But we’ll see.¬† Maybe I’m wrong.

I’m also enjoying the hell out of the TV shows Dexter and Hannibal.¬† For those who don’t know, Dexter is a crime show about a guy who works for the police as a blood-splatter analyst (talk about a neat job!) and secretly kills bad people in his spare time.¬† There’s a very specific reason why he does it, and it gets my writer-brain all atwitter with ideas.¬† And deep thoughts.¬† And stuff.¬† Hannibal is about the backstory of Hannibal Lector, from when he was a psychiatrist assisting the FBI with various murder cases.¬† And then there’s Will Graham, the poor soul brought on to assist, too, but who falls too far down the rabbit hole.¬† I LOVE these shows.¬† It’s been awhile since I’ve been full-blown obsessed with any TV shows, so this is big for me.¬†Weekends are usually my binge-watching times.

Hubby and I have gone camping once so far this summer in our new pop-up¬†camper and it’s been so much fun.¬† We have another weekend trip planned in August, a week-long trip in September, and possibly another weekend one the weekend of Halloween.¬† Let the good times roll!

I am starting to get antsy to write other things, as usual, and it’s no surprise.¬† I have a new direction for Flamebound and a series to develop about empaths and ley lines.¬† But Grave Touched needs its second half, and I do have a deadline to meet.¬† Must resist the pull of the shiny.¬† Must resist…..

So that’s about it for now.¬† See you on the flip side.


In Flames on Smashwords for FREE!



In Flames, my first flash anthology, is on Smashwords for FREE.  All the time.  No limited period here.

Grab it here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/349458

The blurb:

This flash fiction anthology ‚Äď my first ‚Äď consists of six flash fiction stories, as well as an exclusive four-chapter excerpt of my debut novel, Fey Touched, book 1 of the Fey Touched series.

 The flash stories are the following:

¬†Blindsight ‚Äď A cancer patient takes an experimental treatment, but the side effect is horrific…or is it?

¬†The Stranger – A grief-stricken widow has her husband resurrected ‚Äď except there’s a slight problem…

 In Flames РA pissed off angel sentences everyone to hell, but refuses to see the truth.

¬†The Beautiful Woman – A deformed man is suddenly attractive but the woman he wants isn’t what she seems.

¬†Marionette ‚Äď A serial killer finds he can control every victim except one…

¬†The Last Kill ‚Äď A rehabilitated murderer faces madness when her victims become voices in her head.

Check it out.¬† And if you enjoy it, please consider leaving a review.¬† We indie writers need all the exposure we can get. ūüėČ