Good evening everyone! A little late getting the weekly update out this week because, well, I took the day off… (gasp) Shocking, I know, but my little guy and I needed some quality time watching astronomy shows and monster trucks, and I said, hey, that’s why I do this, you know? So, we rested, and watched, and built with Legos. Now, he’s sleeping peacefully, and I can sit down and bring you up to speed.
The Cold Ones is coming along nicely… really nicely… I have a great feeling about this story. I’m nearly 21,000 words in, and it’s shaping up to have some great action, humor and heart. Plus, a gorgeous cover designed by R. L. Weeks… I’m planning to reveal the cover next month, once I’ve finished the book… I hope I can contain myself until then, because it’s really so amazing I just want to plaster my wall with it.
This week, I’ve been working on the blurb for Wolfborn. I hate writing blurbs… Well, I hate getting started writing blurbs. It’s like, if I can hit that something, that spark, it almost writes itself… but finding that can take what feels like forever. For me, it’s often a quote from the story that guides me, and stimulates the flow of words… but I didn’t have one. I wrote Wolfborn so much faster than I ever have before, and I just didn’t look for it like I should have. So, I sat yesterday, trying to think back over the story, which I haven’t returned to for editing yet, and think of what would work, what would suggest the whole thing, but not give it away. Finally, I found it… and the blurb is done. The 30-word blurb, too. The synopsis remains, but I have plenty of time to get that tied up and sent off to the cover designers. Deranged Doctor Design will be doing this last cover for the trilogy, and I’m so excited to see what cover three will be. I’ll be getting the first draft at the end of February… Yay!
Live Writes at the Bistro will be returning on February 7th. Several new writers will be joining us this time around, and we can’t wait to have them come play with us. We’re always looking for new writers and poets who want to come and join the fun. Feel free to message me if you’re interested and I can tell you more. And make plans to come and watch the writes, too… they start at 8PM EST, and you never know what kind of shenanigans will ensue.
Upcoming events this week… I’ll be doing a Rapid Fire Takeover on the 24th, this Wednesday. I’ll be posting the event link. These are fast, fast, fast, so you want to be there at 8PM EST, ready to enjoy the posts and join in the fun.
That’s it for this week. Remember, Tuesday will bring more teasers and writing goodies that you can only see right here, and Wednesday is Wolfborn Wednesday, so look for snippets, pictures, and trivia. Have a great week everyone, and see you right here next Sunday for Weekly Update. ‘Night!!!