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Where have I been?

Dang, it was August when I last posted. Fireborn’s release.

Usually I’d be in #ROW80 and posting away, but these past few months have been crazy. I want to jump back in, but there hasn’t been enough time. I hope to get back into it in the new year, or later this quarter if things slow down a bit.

Oh my God, check out what I’ve got on tap:

Writing: Been trying to carve out time to finish the 2nd round edits of my secret project. I have it on this quarter’s schedule. Just need to, um, do it. I also have Oubliette’s final 15k (if I can hold myself to it) and Reaper Girl #3, tentatively titled Immortal. I am also writing a short story for an anthology, due on the 15th. I’m about 3k in.

Freelance stuff: I just got 2 new clients. I am having a blast. I am doing work that I enjoy, and I work with such wonderful people. I am truly blessed. I have been very busy with work and am still trying to figure out a good routine. I am so glad I decided to go this route for a career. Being home has taken off a lot of the pressure I was under before, and I can plan my time and my day the way I want it. And I’m making money, and I’m happy, and I’m so glad I kept the faith. ūüôā

I am trying out a new system of planning. It’s a quarterly system. Writer Sarra Cannon recently opened up a 3-day bootcamp to learn her methods. And wow, even though I’m a bit behind, this is already doing me so much good! I can’t even believe it. I will continue to do this in the new year for sure!

Well, that’s my little update for now.

TL;DR I’m still alive, just busy!

 

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.