Books & Stories
Tiera – Edits are done, release date is tentatively set for Early 2015
Heroes for Hire: Striker is part of Breathless Press Secret Identities Anthology which is going to be in print as well as digital. Eventually it will be on Audible as well! This calls for a super squeeeee! I’m beyond excited over this. West said he’s buying a few hundred copies. Um…we may need to scale that quantity back a little. Release date TBA.
Some features this month were Editors for Every Budget a list of links and resources. The followers seemed to like that one a lot. I’m glad it could help.
I shared my current thoughts on Author Platforms for new and hobby writers.
I also shared my thoughts on writing and updating an Author’s Bio.
I reviewed and recommend, Planning Your Novel: Ideas and Structure by Janice Hardy
And I celebrated Banned Books Week, mainly focusing on books that appealed to the kid in me.
Gained 344 of followers. Wow. Just…wow. That is a lot of new people in one month for me. I had no idea I was remotely that interesting.
These new followers came to me via Twitter and Facebook. The social medias almost tie with how many followers they’ve provided me this month. I was just being myself and I didn’t even interact as much as I would have liked. A few minutes here and there as I could.
Took a scene class this month and it went okay.
Also taking other classes now. October seems to be class month. I’m sure I’ll be talking about how overwhelmed I am later in the month.
I got around to updating my GoodReads by adding all the books I’ve been reading. It’s been mostly writing craft books and I’ve not been overly impressed with them or I would have left a review. They weren’t good for me and some I wouldn’t recommend to anyone. Most are okay for new writers though. If you’re curious, you can check them out here at my GoodReads page.
Now with that said, I have a goal every year of reading at least 52 books. I’m currently at 81 books of various lengths. So, I’ve met my book goal and will continue to read writing craft books as well as other authors in my genre.
Run Club #’s
Princess Bella is winning….and that is all I’m going to say about that.
I’m working with an editor. Lucky me!!! To prep for Nano and my last push before year’s end, I’m outlining and writing notes on every novel idea I’ve got. We’ll pick one and start getting our hands dirty on the story.
I’m also working on at least one short story. There is another one from left field I’m considering doing. Can I pull off a contemporary romance with some world building I know nothing about? If it pans out then I’ll let you know. I do love the titles I came up for it though.
I had hoped to provide a nice creepy horror story for October, but honestly I felt like it wasn’t very creepy. What can I say? I’m not a horror writer at the moment. So, if I am able, I’ll do a piece of flash fiction instead. We’ll see.
House re-do is coming along nicely. Downstairs except the garage is just about done. I’m finishing it up this week and the bathrooms are next on the list for October. The writing room is continually getting organized and is functional. I plan on purchasing noise canceling headphones to make my isolation complete.
I’m also planning a party for Bella’s 9th birthday. She’s a little ghoul.
New Releases & Features
Please check out this effort to raise money for Stand up 2 Cancer. You can donate items or purchase goodie baskets. As a NHL cancer survivor, I thank you.
D. Emery Bunn’s debut, Darkness Concealed is dark fantasy novel and was available as of Sept. 23rd.
Mishka, a dear writer friend, has cranked out a new romance. Check out her cover reveal. It has some eye catching graphics.
Luther Siler who wrote the entertaining Benevolence Archives has a new novel coming, Skylights. You can see his nifty cover reveal and an excerpt on his blog. I love his bold colors on the cover.
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Got any plans for October?