June 30, 2019 · 8:50 am
On Friday, a nice surprise landed in my inbox. The audio for Coffee and Ghosts 2: The Ghost That Got Away is ready for review.
I’m really looking forward to getting the entire series out in audio.
Season 1 is making its way through the distribution system (sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly), but listeners are already discovering it in various library systems. I have to say: I love this pay-per-checkout model.
That’s about it. I’m gearing up for a week of listening (and maybe some writing as well).
June 26, 2019 · 9:47 am
Sending you over to the Women on Writing blog if you want to read a bit about coffee, ghosts, submitting stories, and a host of other writerly things.
June 23, 2019 · 10:59 am
So, I discovered that the US Amazon store was selling the print version of The Complete Coffee and Ghosts for $6.88.
Usually, it’s $24.99.
I know. Totally insane. The price stayed like that for a few days, so this morning I took a chance and alerted my newsletter subscribers to the deal.
You know what happens next, right?
Amazon jacked the price back up to $24.99. Because, of course, they did.
No doubt people clicking through from the email triggered some algorithm or other. Even I missed picking up a couple of copies. I was going to grab some for a giveaway or little free libraries.
But all is not lost. The Kindle version is still on sale for $6.88. It’s not the fire sale of earlier, but it’s not bad.
In less frustrating news, I submitted a story this week, played around with some time travel ideas (story ideas, not actual time travel), and of course, saw The Way Home published over at Long and Short Reviews.
So, minus the Amazon debacle, not a bad week.
Filed under Weekly Writing Check In, Writing
Tagged as Amazon, Books, Coffee and Ghosts, Fairy Tale Retellings, Fairy Tales, Fantasy, flash fiction, Publishing, short stories, Writing
June 22, 2019 · 8:41 am
So, no Free Fiction Friday yesterday, but I give you: Short Story Saturday.
Head on over to Long and Short Reviews for one of my retellings of Rapunzel: The Way Home.
While you’re visiting, be sure to check out the other Saturday stories. Read a few reviews or enter a giveaway–they have a lot going on over there.
Filed under Free Fiction Friday, Reading
Tagged as Fairy Tale Retellings, Fairy Tales, Fantasy, flash fiction, Free Fiction Fridays, Free read, Long and Short Reviews, Reading, short stories, Speculative fiction
June 16, 2019 · 9:57 am
I’ve been thinking for the past few weeks about what it is I want to write and how I want to write it. I’ve spent a lot of time on Tea & Sorcery, and as much as I think there’s a gem of a story in there, somewhere, I’m not in a place to dig it out.
Or at least, not yet.
So I’m setting it aside. For the time being. Heck, I might get a burst of inspiration tomorrow and decide to dive back in. Or possibly not
I am still writing. After all, I’m gearing up to attend the Iowa Summer Writing Festival next month.
But during the summer, I’m going to walk, breathe, think, and write. And not worry so much about completing something I can sell immediately.
That will come in good time.
June 14, 2019 · 6:00 am
This giveaway looks terrific. Lots of action and adventure to get your heart racing.
June 7, 2019 · 6:00 am
Another terrific giveaway for fantasy fiction. Start a new series, pick up your summer vacation reading, or try a new-to-you author.
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Tagged as Books, Epic fantasy, Fantasy, free books, Free Fiction Fridays, Free read, Reading, Speculative fiction, Urban Fantasy
June 2, 2019 · 11:30 am
This week, I played around with ideas and structure for The Trouble with Necromancers (which may or may not remain as the title).
I do not want to revise (once again!) only to realize that I’m no closer to the true story.
Therefore, I’m questioning everything.
And I do mean everything. Lots of what if and do I need that and what happens when …
I hope this is it. If it isn’t? Well, then there’s a good chance this book and series weren’t meant to be. Or maybe that I need to let it compost for much, much longer than I have.
But I hope not. Let’s see what this new week brings.
Wish me luck.