Where does the time go? Over the river and through the woods I guess.
This is the news update, since I am officially a Bad Blogger(tm) these days. That isn’t a function of not having things to say or wanting to blog, it is a result of not having time.
Biggest news of the last couple weeks! I have seen cover art for DELIA’S SHADOW. It. Is. Awesome. Beautiful, haunting and did I mention perfect? I am beyond thrilled.
I will share it here as soon as I’m given permission. That should be in the next couple of weeks.
A BARRICADE IN HELL has been accepted by my editor and is in production. Also thrilling. I can focus completely on book 3.
I get to keep my titles! I’ve been told that there aren’t any plans as of now to change them. Poetic titles for the win, ladies and gents. That too made me happy.
AGAINST A BRIGHTENING SKY is going well. When I have a block of time to write I get lots of words. Blocks of time are the issue, not the story. But it will get finished and I will make it shine.
A short, subject to cutting or revision darling from the last week or so. There are likely more, but this is the one that stands out in my mind.
Dora sighed and glanced at the ghost. She’d come to the same conclusion, but she still braved the depths of Nadia’s grief and took the young woman’s hand. ***
I don’t know if I mentioned it here or not, but I got promoted at work. The new job is kicking my ass, but a lot of that is the learning curve and remembering/relearning skills I haven’t used in years. A lot more responsibility, but also more money. Money=cat food, so it’s all good.
I have a new character for Sky, a black cop from Chicago named S. Jordan Lynch. Chicago had black officers beginning in the late 1800s, but from what I can find, San Francisco didn’t. I’m still looking and I could be wrong about that. In any case, que added layer of conflict as Lieutenant Lynch gets into the thick of things. He outranks people. He’s a detective.
The first line contest is returning next week. I have a line chosen, but I think I’m going to change the prize slightly. Maybe give people a choice.
And now that I have a cover, ARCs won’t be far behind. I should have at least a few to giveaway on my blog. I need to think of a really good contest for those.
Now I must run off to the land of responsibility and exhaustion, aka work.
Don’t burn down the internets while I’m gone. I’m not finished with them yet.