Friday, April 20, 2012

Hello Sailor!

This post has nothing to do with has nothing to do with handsome young man working shoulder-to-shoulder, out on the sea month after month, with only each other for company. Absolutely nothing. Yeah, I know, false advertising. They look nice though. Feel free to fantasize.

I'm done writing the vampire novella trilogy, but can't stop editing. It's weird--by this stage I usually hate the book and just want it off my hands. However, this time I'm still enjoying working on it. I don't know if it's a good or bad sign.

 In other news, Tomfoolery is now available on Amazon too for free. It's been hovering in the top 10-15 for the last couple of weeks, and has few good reviews. One of them complements the copyediting—it made me proud, as I went into pains to ensure a clean copy.  Typos, misspelling, and grammar mistakes can be seriously distracting.

Finally, Academic Pursuits made it to Amazon too. It took two months, and I'm not too thrilled about that.

On the other hand, Last Stop won't be out till early June, but it's already there. Waiting for a book release is like sitting on anthill and trying not to think about it. What I need to think about is the dreaded promo. At least I've sent copies out to reviewers, so I can tell myself I'm not slacking. Mrs. Condit already gave a positive review—it was a nice surprise.

 I'm completely stuck with my latest writing project, a sequel to Hanging Loose. I have story outline, list of players, even names of fictional places in the story. I even took a trip to Venice Beach for inspiration. All I have to show for it is sunburn. 


  1. Two months to reach Amazon is crazy! Is that typical for the publisher??

    Congrats on the copy editing compliment, too. It's one of those quiet things - if it's done well, you don't notice... but if it isn't...

    1. No, it was a third party snafu. It's still annoying, but what's done is done.

      Yeah, a clean copy is taken for granted.

  2. Hi there. I'm a fan of your writing and just wanted to say I'm excited that you're working on the sequel to Hanging Loose. That book made me put you on my auto-buy list, actually... So yay! :)

    1. Thank you so much. :) Unfortunately, the sequel is on hold. I still want to do it one of these days, though. I have a few other things in the works, maybe you'll like them too.