As most are well aware by now, Frostwick is out! \o/ Much love to those who read it, I hope you enjoy ^__^
Wick was an arduous set for me. I’ve never had to throw out/rewrite so much. This series hated me from the beginning, and I’m not sad to be able to leave it alone for a while before I tackle Dual Wick.
In the meantime, I am getting Love You Like a Romance Novel ready for ebook publication and beating Dance Only for Me into submission for serialization. I’m also going to be finishing up the polishing on a dragon story to submit to Storm Moon Press (it’s with a beta, but should be back to me soon) and Samantha is putting finishing touches on my Sandy Relief story for me (Piper was kind enough to beta it for me and helped me fix the worst of it <3). I'm very pleased with it. I've always wanted to muck with The Goose Girl and I finally landed on a way to spin it.
October and November completely hated me, and sadly it is my company and poor Novel EXP that suffered the most from my absence/exhaustion/burnout. Novel EXP keeps poking me, and rightfully so, because I’ve been meaning to show off their efforts with Bound more than I have. Stay tuned, I am lining up a giveaway for it to go live Friday on my LJ.
I also still have Lost Gods jewelry to give away, and other stuff, because I suck at giveaways. I could probably harass other people into hosting them for me, but I could also just not be lazy and dodge my own work :3 So those will appear shortly, as well. The last giveaway that I’ll be doing (that I remember) is for a 3 month serial subscription, in honor of Dance Only for Me :3
I’m trying to decide what my next major project should be, after I’ve wrapped up all my editing to do’s. I really really want to work on Dragon Magic, finally, but that is going to be at least 150k and I’m kind of x_x. So we’ll see (and suggestions are, as ever, welcome). K. Piet requested I make ‘delicate unicorn shifter/bitey tentacle monster’ a real thing, and got twitter on board, so that is also on my to do now ^^;;;
In non-me news, and because I always mean to pimp LT3’s other writers more than I ever do, these are the two books coming out next week:
I won’t list the blurbs, they’re easy enough to find if so desired. What I will say is why each one grabbed me.
Captive I was half in love with just from the premise: rockstar kidnapped by pirates and forced to impersonate a woman. The author completely carries that premise, and carries it fantastically. It’s clever, funny, and just plain awesome.
Substitute Heart is a very sweet story, about a man who just can’t move on with his life after his lover dies. It also involves Marines, and without telling us how evil and close-minded the military is. It shows Marines that are loving and supportive. There are other things I liked, but they’re spoilery :3
At some point I want to babble about Bestiary, since I’m really proud of that entire set but I mostly missed the releases because November started off so crazy I honestly don’t remember it much.
In non-writing news, I am aiming to finish my Christmas shopping this weekend. There’s also a lot of work I want to knock out, because LT3 is hoping to take a sort-of holiday Christmas week. We plan to do the update, but otherwise it’s just me and my ipad buried under blankets on the couch. We shall see :3
I hope everyone is having a good week. Sasha has wrangled me back into the whole working out thing, so I’m a little sore ATM. We plan on doing a bunch of baking at some point. There will be candy, cookies, fudge, and truffles. Also a lot of alcohol, because I’m going to need to counter the sugar or my perfectionist roommate or something :3 :3 :3
Now back to work.