Celebration has gone to be formatted for publication. The formatter is ready to jump right on it, so I’m hoping to start publishing it before Monday.
YAY! This novella is almost 45,000 words, so you’ll have a longer read this time.
Stay tuned for links etc. Right now, I’m going to have a glass of wine – why don’t you join me and celebrate, too?
Two bits of good news for you today. Not only have I crawled back to the land of the living, but Joanna told me what was wrong with SWITCH. She’s brilliant, but her idea means rewriting or revising everything about her and Mike in the novella.
I’m hoping for publication this Thursday. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, I’ve uploaded everything directly to KOBO. It was so easy that I could even do it when I was sick.
Here’s hoping none of you have caught this virus.
I promised you an update or a buy link today, and you can see from the title which one you’re getting.
Incredibly, Rex behaved himself beautifully this time. Joanna is a bit muddled up and indecisive (as usual), but Mike is more than ready to tell her what to do. Athena, however, is making me crazy. She wants about 100,000 words to “straighten things out with the Count” as she says, but I’m trying to encourage some restraint.
I know you don’t want to hear this, but I’m a week away from being done. 😦
Katie suggested that this series (or maybe the next one) should be longer, but I’m not sure we could all take the torment!
I’ve been having a wonderfully productive month, so thought I’d give you all a little update.
I’m just about finished FOREVER BOUND – that’s #3 in the Wedding anthology – and am hoping to publish it this upcoming weekend. I’ll tell you when it’s been uploaded, as usual, and post the links when they go live.
There will be a Wedding anthology, but I’ll have to format the files (for print and digital) plus get a new cover done. With the holidays coming, that anthology might not be available until the new year.
And yes, then I’ll head back to the Plume for SWITCH. 🙂
Just got this from the designer and I think it’s wonderful! I had to share. Have a peek:
Now, you don’t just want to see the cover – you want to read the story! So, here’s where I’m at this month: my plan is to finish both FOREVER BOUND and FLASHBACK and publish them both by the end of October. I’m finishing FOREVER BOUND first – Rex doesn’t get to jump line twice – but you can probably plan on seeing both in that last week of October. (I’ll be away at a writers’ retreat and probably won’t be able to get online for a week or so. On the upside, though, I’ll get lots of writing done.)
So, by the end of October, I’ll be finally caught up!
Now tell me – what do you think of the new cover?
I’m writing away, honest and true! And here’s what you can expect in the next couple of weeks.
ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID is just a tweak away. Fiona gave me some trouble, but we’re all sorted out now. (As soon as Kade got determined, everything was fine.) I expect to publish AAB – which is the second story in The Wedding trilogy – by Monday.
After that will be FOREVER BOUND, #3 in The Wedding trilogy. This one is perking along – lots of good BDSM fun for the happy couple – so it will be published soon. Two weeks, worst case. I’m aiming for it to be a week after AAB but Stuff Happens.
Then, it’s time for EXPOSURE, story #6 in The Plume series. My cover artist is on vacation, so we still need to do the cover. (And I think she’s worth waiting for! The Plume covers are awesome, IMO.) The story is pretty much ready to go, so (fingers crossed) you’ll have another Plume fix by the end of the month.
In September, there will be new anthologies, in simultaneous print and digital, for The Wedding and The Plume: Second Anthology.
Plume #7 will be an October release.
Now you know!
(It was tempting to call this post “Coitus Interruptus” but the spam would have been unbelievable.)
What happened? I disappeared – and it was all Rex’s fault. I had a plan, nicely charted out, for the story of the Plume. Everything was moving along beautifully, until Rex suddenly insisted that the story be different. He wasn’t going to cooperate with my telling the story my way, and I wasn’t sure I could tell it his way.
I also was uncertain whether SUBMISSION and SURRENDER would need to be modified to accommodate Rex’s perspective. There was no point in more people reading those stories until I was sure.
It is very strange to talk about a fictional character that I have created myself as if he were a real person, but now I understand why writers do this. Rex is opinionated. And persuasive. I guess that’s what makes him so interesting to me.
The point is that now I have a new plan and a new outline, and a way to make both Rex and I happy.
I’m also going to modify my publication schedule a bit, to stay a few steps ahead of this boy and ensure this doesn’t happen again.
My apologies to all of you for disappearing into the ether.
Look for SUBMISSION and SURRENDER to return to availability shortly, and SEDUCTION by mid-January.
Happy holidays everyone! Mine will be happier now that Rex and I have found a middle ground.