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Master Procrastinator

So no one's hugely surprised that I failed NaNo, right?

I have reasons. Real, legit reasons.

I have a fear of endings. It's true. Tell is the last Heckmasters novel and I'm terrified of what will come after that. Which is currently...nothing. I talked to my editor about a sort of spin off, but I don't have any solid ideas yet. Endings are scary. Also, I have the horrible fear that I will fail the readers who love the Heckmasters. Wystan is good, Eban is going to be epic, and I don't want to flop with Tell. I have to shake this off. But never fear, because Jano is coming up. Maybe I can finish it for Jano. The good news is: I did write 15,000 words. So it's a great start. That's more than I'd have written if, say, I didn't write anything.

I made this in case, like me, you flopped spectacularly:

I almost think I plotted too hard (in my head) over what was going to happen in Tell and that much plan scares me. Not that being a pantser is a super-brillia…

Cover Reveal - His Country Bride by Debra Holt

Release Date: June 22, 2015
Format: e-book
Recommended for ages 18 and up

A burning wedding dress, a runaway bride dancing around the flames in her satin undies, and one unsuspecting Texas lawman trying to do his duty—all ingredients for trouble with a capital T.

Sheriff Lucas McCann has been burned once before by a city woman and is bound and determined never to be in that position again. Until Ellie Perryman comes along, with her china blue eyes and feisty attitude, in need of his protection from her ex-fiancĂ©, Thomas, who won't take no for an answer. When Thomas turns to stalking and endangers Ellie's life by running her car off the road, Lucas' lawman instincts take over. His head keeps telling him to keep things professional, only his heart won’t listen. Why does it seem the best place for her is locked in his arms?

Ellie Perryman was ready to write off all men when she ran away to the country—not find another one. However, the by-the-book sheriff won't stay out of…

11/19/2014

"Grief is forever. It doesn't go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath...  Grief and love are conjoined, you don't get one without the other." -  Jandy Nelson, The Sky is Everywhere 

I put off writing this letter this year. I've been busy, which would be a good thing, if I was busy with creative projects or a hobby I loved. But I think you might know that's not the case. So I'm writing it now, on a cold, cloudy day. The kind that reminds me of the day we found out you were never coming home. Don't worry, I'll get through it, because you taught me I can get through anything.

The good news is, the memory of this day didn't dog me through the last year. Eleven years didn't carry the solid throb of grief the way 10 did. It wasn't an every day, all the time sadness. It hurts. It won't ever stop hurting--in fact, it's sort of killing me right now, but I'm up, I'm breathing, I have plans for the futu…

Tuesday Teasers, Because I'm Frozen

Brrr. It is so cold today! My hands are like icicles. How can I be expected to work in these conditions? I don't know.
One thing I do know is: Celia and Turner don't have any trouble keeping warm while they're playing in the snow. 

Get it at: Breathless Press Amazon || ARe || Bookstrand ||Smashwords || Kobo

Winter Woes, NaNo Blows (Up)

Good morning! Did y'all get that snow? We got some ice-like pellets in addition. Made for tons of fun clearing off the windshield. Not enough snow to justify staying home on this very cold morning. 
Suddenly I feel like I'm writing an article for the local paper, you know, one of those weird gossip columns. Let's get away from the weather. Although I would like to declare that I find the weather ridiculous for the middle of November. What madness is this?
I didn't get a lot of writing done this weekend. My NaNo train has totally derailed after some serious issues in which the engine didn't want to start anyhow. I did a little work on Tell, but mostly I was reading the galley for the print version of Wystan, which is supposed to come out in October next year.
I also spent a great deal of time entertaining the PeeWee Monster, who was very rowdy this weekend. We spent the night with my mom Saturday and watched a lot of My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding yesterday. I…

NaNo Updates and Writings of the Future

NaNoWriMo is kicking my tail. I'm trying, great googly-moogly, I'm trying, but I am so far behind, I will never die.

I just hit 12k on Tell last night. Which for someone who isn't trying very hard is really impressive because I was just at 2k when November 1st rolled around. Yes, Tell is still setting things on fire and borderline evil, but Sylvie's going to save the day by doing something crazy. Yay, plot!

In other news, Her Heart's Surrender is with my historical critique group where they will pull it apart and go, what is this? And I will probably be reduced to a shivering pile of dear lord, what is it?! Because I'm like that.

But I'm definitely tinkering with another Viking romance, oh yes I am. And I'm further plotting in my head another contemporary novella. I gots to get on that soon. It looks like the rest of this month, December, and January are going to be very book oriented. At the very least, I want to get the majority of Tell written, becau…

Double Cover Reveal - Juliette Cross

DOUBLE COVER REVEAL FOR JULIETTE CROSS

SEALED IN SIN

THE VESSEL TRILOGY, BOOK 2

GENRE: URBAN FANTASY/PARANORMAL ROMANCE

PUBLISHER: SAMHAIN PUBLISHING

RELEASE DATE: APRIL 21, 2015

Sin can look an awful lot like heaven.

One demon prince may be festering in the bowels of the soul eater Cocytus, but Genevieve’s troubles are far from over. Prince Bamal, demon lord of New York City, still wants her. But this time, he wants her alive, to control her inherent power as a Vessel of Light.

With Jude Delacroix off searching for the prophecy, Thomas—a guardian angel with sea-green eyes and an aura of winter woods—steps into the gap, offering her the power to protect herself.

Yet she hesitates, for the transfer of that power comes through a kiss. While Gen’s love for Jude is true,

Thomas stirs a desire where there should be none. Thomas also knows Jude’s darkest secret and plans to use it, if necessary, to win Gen for his own.

While her Vessel power grows and more demon spawn creep from every dark c…

Brain Melt, Edits, and the Little WriMo Who Wants to but Can't Find Her Motivation

Well, Halloween is over and now there's nothing to look forward to for the rest of the year. Unless you count Black Friday, which is a legit day off at my place of work. Thank God. Well, Veteran's Day too, which is also a legit reason for closing my place of work, but I'm not a veteran, so I kind of feel like an ass for taking it off. Don't get me wrong, though, I love a free day. It's pretty sad that I get a day off because men and women have fought for our freedom.

So...NaNo. Failing spectacularly. I wrote a little on the first day. I wrote nothing yesterday. I did get my line edits finished for one book, a second round of edits done for another book, and I have two galleys to read and return before the end of the month. Plus, I've been over my Viking romance so I can submit it to my online critique group. I need to write a synopsis for it as well. NaNo is a huge, hulking NoGo right now. I can't find my mojo to NaNo and later I'll kick myself for it, …