No tricks today. I got them this weekend. 😆 The book I’m currently writing for Harlequin Desire has a release date in July, 2017. Which I just found out about on Friday. So I scrambled this weekend to find model and scene pictures for the art information sheet. And ideas for titles. I also have to write a more or less carved in stone synopsis for marketing. Which is hard for me because I’m mostly a pantser when push comes to shove. Technically, I’m a puzzler–I have the general idea of characters and where I want the plot to go but nine times out of ten, those characters ignore me completely. That happened with REDEEMED BY THE COWGIRL (releasing in early March) and it’s a heck of a lot better book than it originally would have been. So anyway, due to those circumstances, the deadline is pushed back a bit. I have some breathing room, especially since National Novel Writing Month starts Tuesday. I’m always geared up to write hard during November.
So weekend… There was one. I spent lots of time looking and pictures. And trying to figure out the plots turning points without really having the plot set and I’ll be finishing up the art sheet which is due tomorrow. Since O spent my days looking at pictures, I listened to an audio book and as Insomnia is my BFF lately, I also did a lot of reading.
Books: I devoured the newest Chronicles of Elantra books, CAST IN FLIGHT by Michelle Sagara. I tumbled onto this series this summer and marathon read them all. I enjoyed it a lot. I really like the characters the author has created and her world-building is stellar. I’m also reading Rebecca Zanetti’s DEADLY SILENCE, the first book in her new Blood Brothers series. It’s romantic suspense with a touch of paranormal/scifi. If you enjoyed her Sin Brothers series, you might want to give this new one a try. I’m also a big fan of her Scorpius Syndrome series, which is post-apocalypse romantic suspense.
Sports: The REAL OSU took it to West Virginia on Homecoming and beat the #10 Mountaineers. As a result the Cowboys are back in the top 25, at #22. A year ago, Homecoming was stained by a horrific accident that killed four and injured dozens during the homecoming parade. This year’s parade was dedicated to the first responders. OU also won their game. The Cubs were down to their last game in the series but they pulled out last night to take the World Series back to Cleveland for game 5. The Cubs are down 3-2 so they have to win the next two games to take home the trophy.
Writing: Tomorrow starts NaNoWriMo. I’ll be working on RDR#6-Kade and once it’s done, I’ll push over to CRASH & BURN, which will be my second foray into Paige Tyler’s Dallas Fire & Rescue Kindle World. It’s coming out in late January. Fun times!
TV: I haven’t watched much TV besides sports. I need to catch up on LUCIFER, NCIS, LETHAL WEAPON, and PITCH. Someday! When I don’t have good books to read. 😆
And that’s it for me. Don’t forget about the big Kindle Fire and Ebooks giveaway on Maria Connor’s blog! Just CLICK HERE for info and entry if you haven’t already! Contest ends at midnight tonight, winner drawn tomorrow. So what’s up in your worlds? I’ll be dealing with the little witches, ghouls, goblins, and various super heroes come sundown. May you have a spooktacular day filled with nothing but treats!