Tag Archive: Bloodbonded

Catching Up

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Oh hey there, friends.

I have no idea how I managed to let three months go by without so much as an “I’m still alive” post. It feels like I JUST posted something. I don’t know where the three months went. Suffice to say… I’m still alive.

This spring has been reasonably uneventful. In the general news category….

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Drumroll Please…

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I told you there was forward motion:
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Forward Motion

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And all of a sudden, November is tomorrow.

It’s been crazy busy around here. It’s been mostly good. I’m getting actual work, which is nice–I’m not inundated yet, but I have enough work that I can actually sit down most days and do something for a client. We’re still definitely in the “ramping up” stage… I have one large contract and one smallish one. I’m working on more.

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Story Problems

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Two weeks later…

I don’t know why I’m having such a hard time getting back into a blogging routine. When I had “Modicum of Talent,” I blogged reliably. Maybe I got burned out–I don’t know. In any case, it’s not so much that I forget about the blog. It’s more a combination of factors like the lack of routine in summer, the feeling that I really have nothing new to say, the reluctance to spend time during the day writing… It seems like blogging falls to the bottom of the priority list most of the time.

In any case, I have been writing. (more…)

So Much for Once a Week…

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Remember how I said I’d update once a week with how the writing was going?

Yeah, that was cute.

It’s been a little over two weeks since I committed to attempting to write 500 words a day, every day, and to update the blog weekly with my progress. Well, I guess summer happened, because I obviously have not updated the blog.

I have, however, written.

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The Why

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I’ve been thinking the last couple of days about the “why” of writing. Why do I do this thing? Why do I want to? It certainly seems to be a tortuous experience, one in which I rarely see the point anymore, and yet I do it or wish I could do it.

I have a history of telling stories. Before I was writing them down, I was making them up. I had a running tale about Peter Pan and the Lost Boys in my head for years. (more…)

Still Kickin’…

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Good morning, threes of fans.

It’s morning here–12:35 a.m., to be precise. I should be asleep, especially since I slept the last two nights on the ground (camping) and I’m too old to do that without consequences. But I’m wide awake because of course I am.

Anyhoo… Since I can’t sleep, I thought I’d take some time to update y’all on my whereabouts and goings on.
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Launch Day

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We have lift off!

Admit it. You thought this day would never come. It’s okay–I thought the same thing. But it’s here. It’s finally here.

Bloodbonded is live and on sale on Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, and other e-bookstores.

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One Week…

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Bloodbonded goes live one week from today.

I had plans for promotion and marketing–I really did! But as usual, life happened, and rather than spend the last couple of weeks promoting, I’ve spent it transporting children and managing a home. This stay-at-home mom thing is not for the faint-hearted.

So no, there hasn’t been a ton of promotion. And I’m kind of okay with that. Really, I’m kind of at a point in this writing thing where I see it as my responsibility to put the work out there and just leave it. I can’t make people buy it, after all. The writer’s job is to write. The rest will happen or it won’t. I’ll just keep writing.

I’m encouraged by the six pre-orders on Amazon. I might even be able to buy TWO lattes with the royalties from this book. I’m also encouraged by a few kind reviews and ratings. It’s nice to hear that people are enjoying the book so far.

I’m also surprised by my relative lack of publishing remorse (so far). I have had random thoughts about certain passages of the book (“oh, I should have done that this way” or “I could have really beefed up that one description”), but so far, nothing that makes me want to just delete the whole dang thing and start over. That may change once someone gives me a negative review, but for now, it’s nice to not have a dumpster load of angst over something I wrote for once.

So that’s where we are one week out. It’s not particularly earth-shattering news. I am mostly just assuring you all that I’m still here, I’m aware of the date, and so far, I’m not yanking Bloodbonded from the Internet and running away to hide in a closet.

So far.

I make no promises concerning potential behavior next Friday.

Links and sundry…

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The march toward the official Bloodbonded release date of July 1 continues… I am still tweaking the formatting. Can I just say that I am pretty sure I’ll never use another ellipsis or em dash ever again? Good gravy. Don’t worry, though–I’ll re-upload a fresh, clean copy in time for the July 1 release.

In the meantime, there are now plenty of links available for sharing and tweeting and general promoting…
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