December 27, 2015 · 9:57 am
Quiet holiday week here. I did a lot of baking and a little cleaning and even got some writing work in as well.
I finished up the revisions on the story I was working on–I added about 3,000 more words total. A few new scenes to round out what I was hoping to do with the story.
Next step is to proof it and maybe send it out for a beta read.
We didn’t have a white Christmas, but we did get some snow yesterday. Enough for sledding, which made my daughter very happy.
Also, I spent a fair amount of time tugging the creature pictured above out of the tree. We now have several cat-sized holes in the branches.
- Writing work: ~1,000 words
- Short story revision
- Design reading
December 20, 2015 · 11:29 am
A quiet week with a bit of a cold snap–and a cold for me.
Even so, I got some writing work in. I’m working on a short story, did some design reading, and spent a wonderful few hours writing at the coffee shop yesterday while my daughter was at a holiday party.
One rejection, a fast one (I don’t mind those, plus it was a very nice personal one). I’ll have to search out another market this week.
And that’s about it. It’s kind of nice to have a quiet week after the flurry of activity of two releases within two weeks of each other. (Yeah. That was kind of crazy.)
- Writing work: ~2,000 words
- Short story revision
- Design reading
December 13, 2015 · 9:46 am
So, this week, along with formatting, reviewing, and publishing Ghosts of Christmas Past, I did what I’m calling a content edit on the second episode. I wanted to make sure things were more or less in place before I published the first episode and embark on writing the third. I also did some work on a short story, and I think I know where I want to take it.
Also, The Girl with the Piccolo found a new home this week over at Evil Girlfriend Media, and I turned around another submission.
And it’s still snowing on WordPress.
- Content edit on episode two of Coffee & Ghosts
- Ghosts of Christmas Past formatting and publishing
- Short story review/revision
The Girl with the Piccolo found a new home over at Evil Girlfriend Media.
And of course, Ghosts of Christmas Past is out in the world as well.
You can read more about that in my post from yesterday.
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December 12, 2015 · 9:46 am
Katy Lindstrom knows December is the best time for ghost hunting–all you really need is some excellent Kona blend and a little patience. But this year brings a ghost of Christmas past she might not be able to catch.
All Katy wants is to enjoy the uptick in business and forget that this is the first Christmas without her grandmother. But when one of Springside’s notorious citizens returns–as a ghost–and leaves a dear friend in a coma, Katy will try anything to get Christmas back on track.
A disastrous ghost eradication leaves her partner Malcolm scalded and both of them out of options. Katy must sort through her feelings for him while fending off the interest of a shady cabal of necromancers.
And if she can’t catch that elusive ghost of Christmas past? It may end up ruining everyone’s future.
Curious? Missed out on Season One? Check out the episode list or jump straight to the bundle. The episodes and the bundle are available to read for free in Kindle Unlimited, or if you’re buying, grab the bundle and save 30%. The series bundle is also available in print.
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December 6, 2015 · 11:36 am
Yes, I think most everyone knows about the Dating on the Dork Side launch. It … launched. There was a flurry of activity there for a while. Now I think Darcy and I can both sit back and breathe a bit. Sort of.
I am getting Ghosts of Christmas Past ready to go. It would be nice to have that one out before Christmas. Ideally. We’ll see how it goes.
Also, I see that it’s snowing on WordPress. I love it when it snows on WordPress.
- Launch activities for Dating on the Dork Side
- Coffee & Ghosts season two, episode one: revision and listening proof
Well, yes, you probably already know about the release for Dating on the Dork Side. And you can still head over to Goodreads and enter the giveaway for an autographed copy.
But … Keeping Time now has a new home over at Luna Station Quarterly in issue #24. You can also pick up the issue in a variety of formats, including Kindle and print.
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