Monthly Archives: December 2016

Weekly writing check-in: the one with the very merry

So, it looks like our Christmas will be gray and icy. But that makes it the perfect day for some coffee and books (and ghosts, too–don’t forget the ghosts).

I didn’t do a whole lot this week. I did attend a craft class (online) and did some more reading/researching. I also took a look at some of the things I accomplished this year.

First up! Short stories. I sent out fifty submissions or so this year (I may have missed logging one or two–it happens). I sold five and had five published.

2016 short stories:

Ghost in the Coffee Machine at The Drabblecast (Coffee and Ghosts in audio! With music and sound effects!)

Chicken Fat and Whipped Cream at Easy Street Magazine

Gretel and Hansel in Deep Magic, August issue

With Hair of Teeth and Claw in The Shapeshifter Chronicles

The Bargain in  issue #2 of Spirit’s Tincture

Next week, I’ll look at what I published on my own and my word count for the year.

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!

Writing Work:

  • Planning/researching new series
  • Truby craft class

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with the deep freeze

Oh, it’s cold out there! It was the perfect week/weekend to put the final touches on episode 3 of Coffee & Ghosts. I also did some edits on a short story and some research reading and story noodling (this is the technical term for it).

Writing Work:

  • Final edits Coffee & Ghosts, episode 3, formatting and pre-order publishing
  • Planning/researching new series
  • Short story edits

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • Fire and Ivy

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with all the snow

winterIt’s a winter wonderland out there! And, of course, it really isn’t winter unless you step out on the back deck and take a picture of it.

Not much to report this week. I’m working on final edits (and then I’ll be formatting) for Coffee & Ghosts, episode three. I’m doing lots of reading, research, and planning for a new series I want to write.

That’s it! That’s all I’m doing. Writing would make a very boring spectator sport.

Writing Work:

  • Final edits Coffee & Ghosts, episode 3
  • Planning/researching new series

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with good ghosts and tiny dragons

So! A Few Good Ghosts is out in the world. I spent most of the week working on the revision and listening proof for the final episode. This is a bittersweet sort of thing. I mean, I never say never when it comes to writing, but for now, episode three will be the last Coffee & Ghosts story.

I might write some standalone stories (I left some “white space” between The Ghost That Got Away and The Wedding Ghost just for that reason). Or something might hit me out of the blue.

But I have ideas for other series and only one pair of hands for typing.

In other news, I have a drabble out this week, in issue #2 of  Spirit’s Tincture. What’s a drabble? It’s a story of exactly 100 words. This one involves a dragon.

Writing Work:

  • Revising, listening proof Coffee & Ghosts, episode 3

Submissions:

  • Fire and Ivy

Rejections:

  • Fire and Ivy

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

The Bargain in issue #2 of Spirit’s Tincture.

a-few-good-ghostsA Few Good Ghosts! Now available everywhere!

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Now Available: A Few Good Ghosts

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Katy Lindstrom is pretty handy with a cup of coffee and a Tupperware container—it’s what she uses to capture even the most elusive ghosts.

But when a powerful necromancer unleashes a new type of ghost in Springside and traps Katy and her friend Belinda inside the Springside Pancake House, it’s not the ghost, but the cracks in their friendship that may do the most harm.

Katy can’t eradicate this ghost and repair her friendship—not without Malcolm’s help, not without some Kona blend, not all on her own.

She has her wits and her budding skills as a necromancer, but before Katy can secure her future, she’ll have to visit her past.

And what she finds there changes everything.

Available on all vendors for a special launch price of 99 cents. You never know when you’ll need a few good ghosts during the holiday season.


New to Coffee & Ghosts? Read the pilot episode for free (or listen to the audio version from The Drabblecast). Or jump right in with Season One and Two.

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