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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Resting and Catching up

Normally, I write and edit on Sundays. Instead, I decided to take the entire weekend off and watch TV programs that featured dinosaurs. I watched the entire season of Primeval New World and the first three and last two episodes of Terra Nova. Both of which are excellent shows that the networks killed too soon.

On Tuesday, I attended my local writer's meeting. Had a great time sharing with everyone and catching up. Even had a couple of folks stop me afterwards to ask questions and pick my brains about what I know in regards to the Science Fiction genre. I tend to keep my foot in both the secular main stream and the up and coming Christian Speculative.

What I will say is the writers of Christian Speculative are very good at coming up with new ideas or twists and turns on old themes. Their writing is excellent. If you would like to check them out, I suggest looking at titles from either Marcher Lord Press or Splash Down Books. Both can be found online.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Twists and Turns

Been a busy weekend for me. I managed to edit two stories for Supernatural Colorado and added a chapter to my book Winter Emergence. The latter I will be copying on my thumb drive, taking it to our local filk,in a couple of weeks and running it past my two young adult beta readers.

Since work has me a 'busy' project, I have mental time to plot so I'm working on my book  and coming up with some interesting twists, including who is going to die at the end. I'm not sure how my readers are going to react to the characters' deaths. I'M not even sure how I feel about it.

I also sold two copies of my first book Winter Awakening to co-workers. I don't actively solicit. I just tell folks I'm a writer and if they express an interest, I offer to sell them an autographed copy. Not everyone takes me up on it, but a few accept.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Early Morning Start

Tuesday evening was my night for meeting with my local writing group. We met at Starbucks, which is almost literally, across the street from me. Several brought writing books to share and a couple their notes from talks given by pro writers. It was a fun time to share, catch up, and help each other up the stairs to publication.

I also managed to get stories edited and off to the writers. I have several more to do but I am pushing myself to get it done. My goal this weekend it to get the proposal off to the publisher to see if they're still interested. If not, another house has already spoken to me about it.

*chuckle* I managed to get up Sunday morning early. For those who know me, I am NOT a morning person. However, by a little after nine AM I had managed to write an entire chapter.

Later in the day, I got the back cover copy ready to send to my publisher for God's Gift. My second book will be out later this year from WolfSinger Publications. Oddly enough, it was the sequel I was working on earlier.

Now, I need to work on other promised projects and get those done.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Back to work. Yeah!

Finally! I'm mostly over being sick and have gone back to writing. On Sunday I edited my completed zombie story and sent it off to Zombified II edited by Carol Hightshoe and will be published by Sky Warrior Books. I also partially edited a story for my own project Supernatural Colorado. I'll finish the piece later this week.

It hasn't helped that we've had cold temperatures and snow. There's nothing like coming home after a long day at work and then having to shovel the driveway...just so I can pick up the mail!

At least I'm not so tired when I get in that all I want to do is collapse in front of the TV, with a cup of tea, a cuddle blanket and cat on my lap. Sometimes two, when they decide they feel like sharing momma. I normally wouldn't move until bedtime.

Now, it's back to the grind, but a much more fun one than my day job.