I know I usually show this in the Newsletter first. But, since the book’s running a bit behind I wanted to give readers a small look at the cover for Seraphim, as well as the new cover for the Original Grimoire, which has been retitled, SHADOWS IN MIDNIGHT.
Shadows will be released free to Newsletter Subscribers. We’re working furiously on getting the link sent out to the subscribers before Christmas! As of right now, this book will not be offered for purchase, or in print. But that could change after the new year—especially if readers want a print edition.
That same diligence and determination to get fiction to the readers is also being applied to Seraphim, the 7th book in the Zoë Martinique Investigation Series.
So for those of you who’ve been emailing me about both books, here’s a peek. Cause you know, it just ain’t real till you see the COVER!
All covers and their information subject to change.
End of the year update should come with the newsletter next week. I do apologize for the delay, but my goals is to have The Original Grimoire ready to distribute to Newsletter subscribers and it’s just not quite finished yet. For those that don’t know, I decided to pull that puppy out of retirement and make it available free to anyone who signs up for the newsletter. So if you can bare with me till it’s finished, then the electronic files will be ready before the Holidays.
Zoë News. So far, Seraphim is a little behind. I blame that to bad scheduling on my part as well as having a project go sideways about two months ago (something WFH) that took up a lot of time and was then canceled. But we’re working diligently on getting it released on the 16th. Cover went back to the drawing board—so as soon as it gets fixed I’ll shoot it out to Newsletter and Beta first, then post it up here.
I posted on Facebook that the Zoë series could go beyond 8 books which was my original plan back when I started it. But after writing Seraphim, as well as the spin offs, Dance By Midnight, Minutes To Midnight and Mysterious Times (release set back till 2014), getting to the last book, Advent, actually popcorn kittened into three books past that. Combine that with the poll I’ve been running, I think more Zoë is a definite possibility. Especially for 2014.
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Zoë Novellas. Originally, when I outlined all of this, I had three novellas planned. Dark Time,which would bring Zoë up to speed for Seraphim. Dark Possession, which would show readers what happened to Rhonda (which becomes evident in the Dags spin off) and Dark Heaven, which would be what happened to Joe. But after finishing Dark Possession and looking back over Seraphim, I thought retelling what Joe went through with the Seraphim seemed too much. I think it works better for readers to see the aftermath and always use their imagination to wonder what the Seraphim did to him. So I put Dark Heaven off for now to concentrate on finishing Mysterious Times.
Nanowrimo! I won! Yay! Though the book’s a bit more than 56,000 words. And for the first time after finishing a nano book, I can honestly say… I love it. And I plan on getting it published. It’s a total Science Fiction book and it was a book of the heart. I’m also pretty happy with some of the rewards given to winners by nano sponsors! W00t! So look for Time To Burn out soon. The title might change, and if it does, I’ll post it up here.
Thanksgiving to me is about giving thanks. It’s about telling those people who are the best in our lives, how much we love them, appreciate them, and want more for them.
Well, I’ve got a few I want to thank today, and though I’m not going to use names, you’ll know who you are.
First up, and most important, is Science Guy. Yes, you’re my partner in all this. An accidental partner. I don’t think you realized what you were getting into when our friendship moved from friend to more-than, or that you understood what my dream meant. We had some rough patches figuring it out, but in the past five years, even though we’re far away, you’ve never been closer to my heart. You’ve given me the time and support I needed to commit to this New World of Publishing. Kind, smart, and incredible. I could never have gotten to where I am without you. You’re my Science Guy.
I love you. Thank you.
Second is to Mini-me. We don’t have a McMansion. We don’t always have a lot, but if there’s one thing we do have, it’s each other. You make me smile, you make me bang my head against the wall, and you give me a joy I never knew I could experience. You are everything to me and Science Guy.
I love you. Thank you.
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Or as my daughter says, “Mom, I had an apostrophe today!”
The epiphany isn’t something earth shattering. Not to me. It’s actually something I have to remind myself of every time I write. And that ‘phany is… Write First.
That’s right. I’ve heard for years about writing fast, and what that means to me is writing lots of sessions during the day around my day and the words add up at the end of the day.
But I also have to remember to Write First, which comes before Write Fast. Make writing the first thing I do. Before walking, before email, before social media, before…anything! I don’t not do these things, I just put the writing first. Yeah…writing multiple books a day screams for that mantra to be adjusted. And it is. I get up and write the Nano first, before waking the mini-monster for school. I write first before household chores and walking. And then I write first before dinner and evening homework help. Does the writing get in the way?
Not when I do it first and I schedule to do it first. Because the most important thing about being a writer is…writing.
Miles to Rivendale: 441 Climb a steep slope. Pippins yawns.