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11.30.2012

Falling into Place Releas…

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So today’s the day. Finally my third novel Falling into Place is out!

Today also marks the end of NaNoWriMo which I failed spectacularly, but I don’t care, much. At least I wrote something! I have plenty of stuff to work on if/when I have the energy and the muses to do so.

There’s also a chance for you to win a signed paperback (and possibly an eBook) at Piper and MJ’s blog! So click here and go comment on the post!

I’m excited to hear what you think about the book, so please send me an email or something once you’ve read it. Or just go and review or rate it on Goodreads, Amazon and the like!

10.22.2012

Things to look forward to

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Lately, I’ve tried to figure out how to do this writing thing while being this The cover for Falling Into Place.depressed. I’ve figured out a few things that I think might work for me.

  • Get rid of deadlines – This means I won’t be getting out anything like Technically Dead 2 or Finnshifters 3 out “in time”. But it takes out the stress, which means I might get my writing mojo back. Don’t worry, I’m still writing them, eventually.
  • Write if you feel like writing, if not… do something else.  – Forcing myself to write will not work. It leads to more stress and depression and, above all, crappy stories.
  • Forgive yourself for letting people down. – I know I have readers now. Readers who await for my books. Sequels are the thing that makes me feel the worst when I fail producing them. Why? Because there ARE people who loved the original book or earlier parts of a series. But the fact stands: It’s either crappy writing from a depressed writer, or better stories from an inspired one.
  • Do what works for you. – I keep my ADHD in check by doing several things at the same time when I write. I play with the kittens, watch a show or a movie, write, go do housework, whatever it takes to keep me from staring at the screen blankly when my brain gets stuck on one thing. If I don’t… well, my ADHD finds it fun to distract me from the writing completely. This is just a way for me to control what my head does.
  • Make your own rules. – I’ve been trying to figure out how to write my NaNoWriMo-story this year. There are things about it that are tricky, if not plain impossible “in real life”. Well guess what? I don’t care. It’s my story which is FICTION. ;)
  • NaNoWriMo your heart out! – I’ve written two of my three (soon) novels during NaNoWriMo. If it works this year, it will also kick my writing in gear in other ways. Right now I’ve not written a word in over a month! That, for a writer, is utterly painful.
  • If you need a break, take one. – I don’t want to quit. I’m not a quitter. So I’m taking breaks. Right now the plan is to do NaNoWriMo and then figure out after that what to do next. Either I’ll get my writing mojo back or not. If not, I’ll take a proper break until I feel like writing again.

I’ve been feeling crappy, like a bad writer, a depressed person, someone who has nothing to give to the field she loves and wants to work in. This might sound… bad, but today I got my Royalty Summary, and I have to say it cheered me up. You guys are buying my books! I can’t be THAT crappy!

So to each and every person who ever bought my books, whether you liked them or not; THANK YOU. You keep me writing, getting better, you give me hope.

Next stop, NaNoWriMo and edits for my next book, Falling Into Place, which will be out next month. And look at the pretty cover!

 

11.29.2011

NaNoWriMo!!

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Finally done! The book is not written yet, and it’s been a struggle to get it over 50k words, but it’s almost there. Needs maybe 10k more words and revising some parts and a lot of beta-work and stuff, but it’s ALMOST THERE!

I’m so happy about this… Seriously. It was such a struggle with everything that has been going on lately. From depression to horse that mangled his leg to a dog that got hit by a train and survived to tell the tale… Yeah, it’s been difficult.

But I’m proud to be able to post this badge and tell you that eventually my vampire M/M-romance will be out there somewhere, because it’s ALMOST DONE!! *does a happy dance*

09.18.2011

I should be writing, but.…

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Okay, a proper status update is in order, I think. Not right now, but I was writing and my brain got shuffled like a deck of cards and here I am, updating my blog. Praise the ADHD.

Anyway. My first novel, By Any Other Name has been out for almost a month now. It’s doing really well, better than I expected, actually. So I’m quite happy. I know the issues the book has and some reader reviews have stated those, so I don’t really disagree with the “not-so-good” reviews this time.

I have two submissions in at Dreamspinner right at this moment. They’re both contemporary and I like both of the stories. Not too angsty, but still not too fluffy romance either. I like both of them and we’ll see if DSP picks them up or if someone else might.

There are two release dates you might want to know about. The first is a Halloween-story for Summerhouse publishing. It’s called Finding Eternity, and it’s a F/F-short story with vampires and blood and angst and all the good stuff. The release date is October 28th.

The second one is a short story with a trans-theme. It’s called Lucky and it will be published by Dreamspinner Press in January 2012. I’ll keep you posted for the exact date when I get it.

I’m working on a short story for one of the DSP’s anthology calls, who knows if it will end up there or not, but I’m working on it anyways. It’s about men and…trout. Don’t ask. ;)

There’s also another, longer story in my WIP-folder, it’s BDSMey and good, I hope. This story is on hold right now though. We’ll see when I get back to it.

Aaand then last but not least, I’m going for two new things soon-ish. One is a three story-series about shifters, and we’ll see about what happens with it. It would have M/M, F/F and M/F/M-stories in it.

The second new thing is my plans for this year’s NaNoWriMo. That one is a vampire story, very dark and angsty. At least that’s my plan for NaNo anyways. Who knows where the muses will go…

Oh, and on yet another piece of news, my swag is ready and will get to me at some point in the next few weeks I think. So then I’ll be sending them to some contest winners etc. And I might just hold another contest eventually. :)

That’s about it. Back to the writing now!

06.07.2011

Big News!!

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So I got an email today from Dreamspinner Press. They’re contracting my first novel, By Any Other Name!!

It will be out around August/September and I couldn’t be happier! Also, since BAON was written during the 2010 NaNoWriMo, then I’m thinking maybe this year I’ll write the sequel?

We shall see. :) Anyway, I’m going to go outside to the warm, light summer night and do another happy dance!

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