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Weekly writing check-in: the one with some Prime Reading

I started another new class this week. This one is on folk tales. It’s all stories all the time around here. I even wrote a retelling of Rapunzel. (Yes, I know. Yet another.)

The big news this week is down below, but we’re pretty excited about it.

And I’m going to make this short. See all those classes? I have homework to do.

Writing Work:

  • Planning/researching new series
  • Story planning and notes
  • Story Journal
  • Fairy Tale class
  • Folk Tale class
  • Rapunzel retelling ~ 1,000 words

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • Keeping Time

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

None, but! Amazon has selected Dating on the Dork Side to be part of its curated Prime Reading list for the next ninety days or so. If you have Amazon Prime, you can read the novel for free.

If you have Amazon Prime, you can read the novel for free.

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with the award

ida-2016-winner-buttonSo, it was a banner week this week. First, I sold audio rights to Escape Pod for In a Manner of Speaking, which first appeared in Selfies from the End of the World: Historical Accounts of the Apocalypse.

Then I was notified that Dating on the Dork Side placed first in the 2016 International Digital Awards. I kept the fact that I entered a secret from Darcy. One, I didn’t want her to be disappointed if the novel didn’t place. Two, on the chance it did? I wanted to surprise her.

I finished up revising episode one of season three, and I’m working on episode two while episode one is being proofed. Then it’s onto the formatting and uploading and all the rest. Halloween. I’m hoping for an on-sale date of Halloween because … ghosts.

Writing Work:

  • Revising Coffee & Ghosts
  • Proofing and publishing episode one for season three

Submissions:

  • Like Bread Loves Salt

Rejections:

  • The Life Expectancy of Fireflies

Acceptances:

  • In a Manner of Speaking

Publications:

  • None

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with Dating on the Dork Side

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.

Writing Work:

  • Launch activities for Dating on the Dork Side
  • Coffee & Ghosts season two, episode one: revision and listening proof

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

front cover rgb jpgWell, 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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Now Available: Dating on the Dork Side!

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Today’s the day! Dating on the Dork Side is in the wild! The book is available in print and in Kindle format. Don’t have a Kindle? No worries. Download one of the Kindle apps. (For iOS, Android, PC. I have the Kindle App on my iPhone–it works great.) You can read it that way. Or read it in print. That works too.

Additionally, Dating on the Dork Side is available as a Kindle Matchbook. If you buy the print version, you can get the Kindle version for free. Note: You must buy the print version first and from Amazon for this to work.

Stung by an epic betrayal, Camy Cavanaugh relies on the sure things: her best friend, her job as peer tutor, and her safe spot on the sidelines of life. But when she hacks into a secret, trash-talking website, it ignites a war between the sexes that won’t end until the whole school is turned upside down–and Camy’s world is turned inside out.

Now the hottest girls in school refuse to date the A-List boys. But with the Homecoming dance looming, everyone from the queen bee to the girl “most likely to” pushes Camy to hook them up with guys from the nerd herd.

And then there’s quarterback, A-lister–and former crush–Gavin Madison. He hasn’t spoken to Camy in three years … but he’s talking now, begging her to pair the guys on the football team with girls from the Honor Roll.

It’s a contest of wills and everything is on the line–even Camy’s heart. Will she retreat to the sidelines, or will she find the courage to get back in the game?

Curious? Read a couple of early reviews here and here.

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Weekly writing check-in: the one where we’re almost there

Lots of behind-the-scenes work this week for the launch of Dating on the Dork Side. Looking at the e-book on this Kindle, on that Kindle, on my phone. You know, exciting stuff.

I went on a submission frenzy this week. I also made it past the holiday without a rejection, so there’s that as well.

And … I completed The Ghost That Got Away, the second episode in season two of Coffee & Ghosts. It’s 28,000 words, too, which is a healthy size for a novella.

Writing Work:

  • Launch activities for Dating on the Dork Side
  • Coffee & Ghosts season two, episode two: 9,137 words for a total of 28,000 words complete!

Submissions:

  • The God of Bright Red Things
  • Knight in the Royal Arms
  • The Life Expectancy of Fireflies (reprint market)
  • Chicken Fat and Whipped Cream

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

front cover rgb jpgNone, but as you probably know by now, Dating on the Dork Side launches tomorrow.

In the meantime, be sure to hop on over to Goodreads and enter the giveaway for an autographed copy.

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Goodreads Giveaway: Dating on the Dork Side!

Hop on over to Goodreads and enter the giveaway for Dating on the Dork Side, an autographed copy from both me and Darcy.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Dating on the Dork Side by Charity Tahmaseb

Dating on the Dork Side

by Charity Tahmaseb

Giveaway ends December 13, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with the Dating on the Dork Side cover reveal

front cover rgb jpgSo, if you’ve been following along, you know we had our cover reveal this week for Dating on the Dork Side.

We are pleased and excited and getting ready for the release on November 30th.

I also had a nice surprise this week when my contributor copy of Dragons, Droids and Doom, Year One arrived. Links below. It is full of speculative fiction: 370 pages of it from 49 writers. I’m thinking it would make a pretty awesome holiday gift for anyone who loves short speculative fiction.

And somehow despite the cover reveal flurry, I managed to write +7,000 words this week on The Ghost That Got Away. I’m so close to the end. So. Close. I’m hoping this next week to finish it up.

Writing Work:

  • Dating on the Dork Side cover reveal and blog tour
  • Proof review, e-book final builds for Dating on the Dork Side
  • Coffee & Ghosts season two, episode two: 7,343 words

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • A Measure of Sorrow

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

year-one-cover-webMy story Incriminating Evidence is part of Dragons, Droids and Doom, Year One, the very first anthology from Fantasy Scroll Magazine.

It’s in print and e-book, available in all sorts of formats from all kinds of retailers. Check out Dragons, Droids and Doom for more information.

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