So, here we are in 2013. Honestly, if I survive another apocalypse, I’m going to add “Apocalypse Survival Consultant” to my resumé. It’s getting a bit old hat by now, don’t you think?
But, while apocalypses pass us by, the rest of life remains to keep us busy – and busy I have been! Sadly, not all of my energy has gone into my writing, but here’s a little update on what’s going on in that arena.
I just wanted to post a quick update to give you all the latest info on what I’ve been up to.
To begin with, I’ve recently finished a new short story! It’s currently titled The Card and is around 4,200 words long. This one is a more traditional horror piece, not vampires or zombies. It’s still in the first draft stage, but edits will be ongoing and it should be finished relatively soon. I’m not sure yet what I’ll do with it. I may release this one the same way I’ve released Out After Dark and Best Served Hot, but there may be other considerations. In any case, when it’s available, I’ll be letting you know about it here as well as Twitter and Facebook!
Meanwhile, Frostwalker is still undergoing edits. Nothing new to report there, but just wanted to mention that progress is being made. We have top men working on it. Top. Men. (And a couple of top women.)
In other news, Best Served Hot is currently on display at the Indie E-Books site! If you’re not familiar with Indie E-Books, here’s how it works: With the indie publishing revolution, there’s a huge amount of reading material out there. But, how do you know what you’ll like and what’s not for you? At Indie E-Books, you can view short stories by independent authors and get a feel for their work. Sort of a test drive for fiction. You can read the stories for free and even leave comments.
Also, Indie E-Books conducted a quick interview with me! If you want to check that out, it’s on their blog. Give it a read and be sure to tell your friends!
A bit of a ramble here. Bear with me…
One of the questions I get asked a lot lately is “When is Frostwalker coming out?”
The answer is usually “Soon, Mom. Jeez! Stop buggin’ me about it!”
Back in early January, the plan had been to do one last line-by-line edit of the manuscript. After that, it would be a few adjustments to scenes for pacing and then maybe one last round of beta-readers before release, maybe in March if things came together nicely.
Now, I’ve had the great fortune to have some very talented beta-readers. Not just their talents, but the mix of talents as well. Some were eagle-eyed typo hunters. Others weren’t into grammar and spelling, but they had an eye for details. Between the various beta-readers and my own line edit, Frostwalker was in pretty good shape – I thought. Continue reading