Hi, world! Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! I hope everyone’s getting a chance to relax and think of ways to make the world a happier place. 🙂
Yesterday I was honored to be a guest on the Funky Writer radio show. The host, Rob Batista, and I had some great discussions about writing, ebooks, and fiction in general. If you missed the show, don’t worry: it’s available in the Blog Talk Radio archive here. Let me know what you think!
Rob Batista has invited me to be a guest on his Funky Writer radio show this weekend.
Come listen, call in, or tweet the experience to your friends! 🙂 I’ll be on live this Sunday, January 16, at 3 p.m. Eastern. Hope to see you there.
I read from the first chapter of my novel, From Light to Dark, on the Funky Writer Show last night. It was a blast! So many great writers showed up to share their work. It was an honor to present with them.
Thanks to Rob Batista for running such a fun, cafe-style show! In case you missed it when it aired, you can listen to the recorded version here. Enjoy!
I’ll be reading a selection from my novel, From Light to Dark, on Funky Writer Radio Show’s Funk Soul Cafe tonight. Check me out! There will also be several other writers presenting their work. Hope you can drop in!
Things have been really busy here, and it’s great.
In addition to my new novel, I’m also working on a project that’s running on another website right now (details about that after it’s over). That project takes quite a lot of time and energy, and last weekend I spent several hours running from one place to another, writing, editing, recording, delivering files, and occasionally banging my head against the wall.
It’s always great to experience the finished product, though, when it finally comes together. That makes it all worth it.
Speaking of finished products, From Light to Dark is doing great at Wild Child Publishing. It has been out less than one month, and in that time I have seen it climb the genre Bestsellers lists (for Fantasy and Young Adult) on their site. It’s a great honor to be rising closer to the top of their fantasy/young adult readership in such a short amount of time!
In other news, I’ll be a guest next month on The Funky Writer’s BlogTalkRadio show! Update to come as the time and date are finalized.
That’s all for now! Back to work over here.
I was interviewed as a guest on Kim Smith’s radio show on BlogTalkRadio tonight. She’s a great host, and it was a pleasure to talk about From Light to Dark with her. Let me know what you think of the show!
Today is a day of decisions and revisions.
I’ve been going through my short stories and a novel (requested by an agent) most of today, tightening here and adding there. Whenever I get a free moment, I’m looking at my past work and coming up with what I hope are improvements.
At times this editing process feels as dull as putting gas into my car – just another tedious stop on a long trip that keeps me from my ultimate destination.
But occasionally, revising feels really good. It’s as though I have made a terrible mess of things; there’s mud on the floor and there are clothes crumpled in the corner. Then, like Cinderella, I come whisking in with a smile and soon everything’s sparkling clean, ready for the ball.
Today’s been a little of both. Sometimes smelly petrol, sometimes shiny dance floor.
My new work in progress (Abandoned) is getting some attention, as well, though I need to catch up with my word count. Once in a while you’re having so much fun writing a scene that you linger far too long, and the next thing you know, you’ve lost track of where you were going in the first place. Time to break out the plot map and force some discipline upon myself!
The current scene I’m working on in Abandoned deals primarily with eggs. Not breakfast eggs. Not robin’s eggs. These are giant, cracking, prehistoric eggs that contain a very special secret. Shhh. Don’t tell.
Tomorrow I’ll be a guest on Kim Smith’s radio show on BlogTalkRadio at 830 p.m., EST. Be sure to tune in!
Now. Back to revisions… or eggs.