Monday, December 19, 2011

Beyond the Sea

I edited out 27,000 words in Beyond the Sea. I have mixed feelings about this. First of all, I tend to overwrite. I like details. I like writing them (obviously) and I like reading them. I think it adds to the storyline.

And I like-or should I say love- developed characters. 1D character annoy me...they just seem so fake. Yes, fictional characters are fake, but we read b/c we like to have that notion that this could be happening. Of maybe that's just me. But who wants to get lost in a story that can't be backed up?

Anywho, I got new cough medicine from the doctor for my upper resp infection. It's very strong...I'm dizzy and tired but don't want to go to bed just yet. Trying to resist the call of the cough medicine is hard! haha

Now that BTS revisions are done, I'm going to take another look at Unbound. There is a lot that can be cut out of it...even though I like it how it is. *sigh* I hate editing/revising. I want to get back to writing. Deathly Contagious is calling my name! Esp since Contagious ended with a HUGE cliff hanger!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Contagious

Contagious is done!! It's about 120,300 words...a bit longer than I intended, I'll admit. I just couldn't stop writing :) I'm very excited about this book! There is a lot of action, so it seems to go by fast when reading...or so I think lol. I've gone through a little over half to see if I thought it needed revisions (I did add a few/take out a few things).

I started this book around Halloween. I can't believe I got it done this fast. I haven't done much else other than write lol. It would take about a week or two until I get it back from the editors and hopefully not much longer until I get my cover art. I've been email back and forth with a very talented digital artist and am anxiously waiting to hear back from her.

I was thinking of maybe doing a basic, no picture cover once the book is edited and change it and have a 'cover realease' dealy once I get my cover. Idk...maybe I should be patient, which is hard to do since I'm so excited about it! :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Unbound in print

Unbound is available in print :) I got the proof the other day and I have to say I love it!

https://www.createspace.com/3736330
 

That's the link. I'll post a pic and make it all pretty in the GL tab. It's late and I'm tired so I'm being lazy. :)

Goodnight!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas

We just put up our tree! Maybe this is really weird of me, but Christmas kinda makes me sad because I think about people who have crappy, lonely Christmases. I do donate to various charities year round (not just Xmas time) and I know there are lots of things you can do to help. Still...it makes me sad. My husband thinks it's odd that this time of year is depressing to me. *sigh* Maybe it is.

I got most of my shopping done too...good timing for me. I'm usually a last minute shopper. Amazon has made Xmas shopping sooo easy :)

Oh, and I took Vader to get his picture taken with Santa. Hehe...I'm a nerd. I even made him wear a hat. Cutest German Shepherd ever, I'm pretty sure!