Thursday, January 31, 2013

Holy cow...I'm posting more frequently!

Surprise, surprise!  I'm getting better, I promise. 

I've been very busy lately formatting my Sketchbook Project and right now it is available on Smashwords.  It is called "Sounds Fishy:  Mermaid Haikus and Wisdom" and is free--free--free!  A lovely handful of quasi-naughty haikus and my own illustrations...just for you!  Hopefully soon it'll be available for Kindle and Nook, etc. 

Now that I'm finished with that formatting joy, I'm in the process of putting together my own collection of short stories.  Right now, I have just over 34,000 words accumulated and I'll be adding a couple more stories.  I already have the cover concept done and am getting a few new beta readers lined up.  With any luck, I'll have a PDF to give them within a week or so.  Then I can get back into my novel.

Slimming is still a work in progress.  I  haven't gained, but I'm not losing big numbers each week like in the first cycle of The Shred.  At least I'm losing something though, and feeling great.  Too bad my neck has decided to bother me again.  Ah well.  Just have to tough it out, I suppose.

On that note, I'm going to try to catch some sleep.  See you in February!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January is almost over...ooops!!

Hello there, Blog and Happy New Year!  This year has a lot in store for it and my head is already swimming...

First off, I need to announce that the Slimming is going very well.  Since April of 2011, I have lost 20 pounds.  It has been a long, sometimes difficult process, but I've got faith in myself that I can get down to my goal weight.  This is the ultimate birthday present to myself since nobody, and I mean nobody, can do this for me.  It feels very good.

Next, I need to say a huge thanks to everyone that has bought a copy of Haiku Horror Stories.  I'm humbled beyond words.  To celebrate, at the end of the month I will be giving away a free copy on my Facebook page.  By the way, I have an official page on Facebook so go ahead and like it if you would.

My Sketchbook Project got mailed in a smidge late, so I hope it makes it into the collection and they digitize it.  When it is available, I'll share the link here.  In the meantime, I am putting my own scanned copy into the proper format for Kindle and soon after, Nook.  It will be free-free-free!  Mermaids, haikus, and silly drawings by little old me...all for you and all for free.

I've resubmitted The Witches in the Walls to a publisher and I'm really hoping they like my twist ending enough to publish it in their magazine.  I've been living and breathing these characters for so long that they feel like my own family.  Not that I would do to my own family what happens to them...never.

If that isn't enough, I'm still plodding along with the novel and working on collecting a dozen or so of my "I don't think there's a market for this type of story" stories and plopping them into a self-published work.  I already have the cover art figured out (thanks to one of my cats) and have two possible titles to choose from.

Right, enough talk, it is time for action!  May 2013 be an incredible adventure!!!