It’s been a long time. Nano will do that to you. I did ‘win.’ It’s nowhere near done but hey at least I have that much. It was a novel that fought me every inch of the way.
December is usually an off writing month for me. Oh I’m still writing but it’s the one time of year I really do a lot of fan fiction. I don’t visit my roots often any more. Who has the time? But SO many of my friends came to me via fan fic so I spend this month writing little gifts for them. It makes me happy.
I’m prepping for January. I have printed out the last 50 odd pages of These Haunted Hills so I can get back into writing that and ditto an old shifter novella I have sitting here that I think I can do stuff with if I just sit down and get to it. That’s where I’m at.
Also I DO have a new short story out for the holidays. If you’d like to check it out, here it is. I’ve been posting snippets of it and I think that I DO need to do a proper post for it since there is some things about Purrfect Holiday I want to say because it’s special in several ways to me.
But as a taste here:
Blurb – Tony Gatti had his life planned: get his veterinarian license and go to work with his dad and uncle. Soon after achieving his goals, he learned the shadows and blurriness in his vision went beyond needing glasses. Retinitis Pigmentosa is a genetic mutation with no cure. With his sight almost gone, he moves into his grandmother’s St. Augustine, Florida home with his guide dog, Raven, to start life over. Nonna Concetta thinks she knows the perfect job for him. Her vet is looking for someone to destress the cats at a local rescue.
Javier didn’t plan to hire a cute former veterinarian to fill the role of cat cuddler, but Tony couldn’t be more perfect. Worried his attraction is inappropriate and knowing the holiday season always depresses him, Javier wonders if he should ask Tony out, or if he’d just be spreading the gloom to someone who already has enough of his own. But if he takes the plunge, could it turn out to be the best holiday ever?
You can order it here at DSP
And it’s been almost a month since Blood Red came out.
Blurb Arrigo Giancarlo’s friends think he’s a rich young man with the unusual job of paranormal investigator, working with his psychic assistant in Las Vegas. In truth he’s a two-thousand-year-old vampire and member of the Chiaroscuro, a group of Supernaturals dedicated to keeping humanity safe from the more dangerous of their kind. He’s also openly bisexual… but alone.
When he spots Luc St. John in a bar, Arrigo is intrigued. What begins as an effort to repay the kindness shown to him in the past quickly turns into much deeper feelings for the suffering and displaced Cajun. For Luc’s part, he feels too poor, too uneducated, and too bound to his hateful family to ever be worthy of elegant and cultured Arrigo.
An old enemy, Eleni, blames Arrigo for murdering her true love. On the anniversary of that death, she’s back to take revenge. As Arrigo’s closest friends fall victim to savage attacks, he fears nothing will keep Luc safe. Should he break both their hearts and let Luc go, or is it too late? If Luc’s already in Eleni’s sights, Arrigo knows that like most things in Vegas, the odds are against him.
You can find it on Amazon here or at my publisher here
And now the links, oh the links
Taking Character Relationships to the Next Level
Lyrics In Books: Your Questions Answered
10 Biggest Book Marketing Mistakes You Need to Stop Making
Organizing Your Writing Life With Trello
Joy Is Important To Success As An Author
Sarra Cannon of Heart Breathings ~ Tips For Success In 2019 As An Indie Author
Three Ways to Add Tension to a Scene During Revisions
Take Charge of Your Creative Life: The SWOT Analysis
The Writer’s Vision for 2019
Why the Story of the Starving Artist Needs to Die
Grand Finale: Two Strategies for Writing Great Story Endings
3 Good Reasons to Write a Sequel
How To Consistently Write 3500-4000 Words Per Hour
Getting Started With Worldbuilding I need to really sit down with this one.
How Do You Bring an Inexperienced Hero to a Fight?
What’s Your Writerly Unique Selling Point?
Authors Interviewing Their Characters: Patricia Harman I’ve done this one. It’s fun
How To Sell Books: My Marketing Journey
Angie Thomas on Code-Switching, Hip Hop & Her Book’s Namesake Tattoo
Why Is Writing So Difficult? Here Are 3 Reasons Why
How Mindfulness Can Help You Enjoy Your Book Release Day
Stagecraft and the Novel: Writing Advice From Leanna Renee Hieber I could use some of this (also I need to contact her about the upcoming steampunk thing
Form A Daily Writing Habit—It Will Improve Your Life I’ve been trying to do this with the write every day thing
Why I Write, Katie Kennedy
Chaos to Order When Writing A Novel
3 Common Plotting Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Novel
The Fear and Joy of Writing on Proposal
Vision Boards for Authors