How is it December already? More importantly, what happened to November?
I’ve been forcing myself into the role of being a respectable author, which means taking classes to improve my querying skills (which I hate, just so we’re clear). Nothing makes me more uneasy than selling myself to complete strangers. I’ve spent the last month preparing to query literary agents. They’re hard to find and they all want different things. How do I cope with my anxiety, you ask? I stress-eat and forget to sleep. That’s healthy, right?
Okay, maybe it’s not.
To top it off, today was the first #PitMad I’ve participated in. Four times a year, you can pitch to agents, publishers, and editors who are scrolling through Twitter to find new clients. You get three tweets for the entire day. Three.
If they like your tweet, you submit to them and go to the top of their slush pile. Then you wait. This is by far the worst part. If they respond immediately it’s a no. If they never respond…also a no.
So while I wait 2-12 weeks for various rejections, please know I miss you all like mad, hope you have a lovely December, and I’m writing as often as I can.
You should follow my September Roberts blog, friend me on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter and I’ll follow you back! I’ve been told by an editor friend of mine that I need to be active in social media, and that’s what I plan to do. See you out there!
Ready for some NSFW moments? It’s waiting for you here!
Seriously. When did real life become so damn busy? I apologize for not replying to reviews or having more time to write. I’ve been working nonstop for days on end. I finally finished the rest of chapter three and rewrote a significant part of chapter four as well. Click here to read the rest of chapter 3!
I’ve been unhappy with chapter 3 all week. Problem is, I don’t have time to fix it (and won’t for a few more days). Instead of postponing chapter 3 (more than I already have), I thought I’d post what I have and fix the rest. I hope you’re all happy with that arrangement. Part 1 of Chapter 3 is up! She Courts Calamities: Chapter 3
Chapter 2 is ready! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
Ready for my new story, She Courts Calamities? Chapter 1 is waiting for you!
I’ve finally had time to write (yay!) and came up with something darker than anything I’ve written before: She Courts Calamities.
This four-part story was inspired by of Montreal’s song My Fair Lady. The song is about a woman who hurts herself and the man who loves her begs her to change. I thought Sookie might be that kind of woman in an alternate universe … one where she feels isolated and unimportant. But with a little help from Eric, Sookie can change. Some canon remains but most of it took a vacation somewhere a little happier.
Now, before you start to worry, let me answer a question. Will this story have a happy ending? Yes. The whole reason I write is to right Sookie’s wrongs. I’ll answer another question. Will there be a sequel to Petulance? Yes. I’m working on that, too. This story just had to come first. My muse insisted on it. I need another week to edit, so chapter one will be up next Friday. I’ve missed you all and hope you had a lovely summer.
I’m clearly out of touch with reality. I totally missed the fact that I’d been nominated for four You Want Blood Awards (thanks for bringing it to my attention, Meridian – who, btw, was nominated 28 times!).
Here are important dates:
- August 7, 2016 Nominations Open
- August 31, 2016 Nominations Close
- September 1, 2016 Semi-Final round Voting Opened
- September 30, 2016 Semi-Final round Voting Closed
- October 8, 2016 Final round Voting Opened
- October 22, 2016 Final round Voting Closed
- October 31, 2016 Winners Announced
As always, I’d like to thank Robin (AKA 4Padfoot) for the countless hours spent compiling names and creating a poll for all our lovely readers. ❤
I’ve been nominated for:
Mr. January – Best Lemon for It Happened In Rhodes
The Saucy Award – Best Sookie for Petulance
The Viking Award – Best Eric for Detox
EricIsMine Award – Favorite Author
As much as I would be honored to win any one of these awards, I’m also a realist and know I’m up against some VERY talented authors. Thanks for the warm fuzzies to whoever nominated me. I love you guys!
Oh, and I finally found time to work on my sequel to Petulance. RL has been a bitch.
Here it is! I hope you love it! Petulance: Chapter 18