Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sunday Update - Week 15

(As Silver pointed out, it is NOT in fact Sunday.  Sorry about that, guys.  Enjoy all of your weekend from here on out!)

Spring is in the air here in SW MO.  Yay!  I love Spring.  It's my favorite season.  The birds are singing their little brains out.  The squirrels are chasing each other all over the place.  The first batch of baby squirrels have been kicked out on their own, in fact.  And the flowers are blooming everywhere.  My yard is filled with wild violets, and tiny white flowers, and tiny blue flowers.  You drive anywhere around here and the woods are shot with pink as the redbuds burst into bloom.  And the hummingbirds are back! :happy sigh:

Of course, all this Spring is making it hard to concentrate on work.  Still, I managed to put my head down and get some beaucoup editing down this week.  Accidental Death is really shaping up.  I don't have a firm launch date yet - still editing which means I still don't have the paper cover done because she can't do it without a page count which I can't have until I'm done editing.  Those kinds of things.  I'm still shooting for some time next month.  And I will have a firm date to go in the newsletter.  Haven't signed up for the newsletter yet?  Go to my other blog and click the tab for Newsletter Sign Up Form.  It'll take you right to it.  Easy peasy.

In case you hadn't heard elsewhere, Baen sent me the most lovely rejection letter for Djinnocide which means that book is now unencumbered and will be taking its place in the publication schedule here.

Trying to generate some sales, I dropped the price of Dying Embers to $2.99 for a limited time.  And nothing has happened so far.  If nothing continues to happen, I'll put the price back to $3.99 and let it ride until Accidental Death launches.  I'll make a price determination then.

I joined an Indie Authors Support Group over at Goodreads.  I'm still new, and therefore fringe, but it seems like a good group of people who are supportive without being catty.  Yay.

I spent some time watching the kerfluffle that is the Hugo Awards.  It's really getting rancid over there - with venom and viciousness and libel and lies.  But like a rubbernecker on the freeway, I couldn't seem to pull my eyes away.  Still, I decided yesterday that I have better things to do than watch the car wreck.  Have to keep my eyes on my own road and hope none of that crap slops over into my lane.  And that's all I have to say about that.

Yesterday, Hubs and I took the first walk around the loop since Winter ended.  It was gorgeous.  But man, am I ever out of shape.  Bleh.  I need to start making that a daily venture.

How are things in your world?


  1. Uhm...did I lose a day? I've been writing 3-4K words a day and hiding from social media for the most part because I have to get NIGHT SHIFT written and out to betas and editor.

    I've had no sign of hummingbirds yet though I do have the feeder out. I need to get red petunias planted in the basket to hang next to the feeder, too. The wisteria is blooming up in the oak trees. Daffodils and tulips have come and gone but bluebells are blooming.

    Sorry--but not--about the Djinnicide series. I still love that title. Anyway, this means you'll get the 3rd one finished and they'll be out there for me to buy and read. Will definitely be spending the money to get them in print to go on the "big" keeper shelf and in digital for ease of reading. :) Gosh, that puts you up there with Allison Brennan, Jen Lyon, Darynda Jones, and JD Robb. *waggles brows*

    Enjoy your Saturday (looks like rain here) and your Sunday when it gets here. *wink-wink-nudge-nudge*

    1. ROFL... oops. I sincerely thought it was Sunday today. My days are all screwed up.

      We saw our first hummingbird a couple days ago, so they haven't been here long. And, of course, the boys arrive first. I can't wait until the girls get here, too. That's when the fun starts. Yay for your wisteria and bluebells.

      LOL about your being sorry. If Baen had picked it up, it probably wouldn't be in anyone's hands for what 14-18 months? So yeah, I know you're not actually sorry. Then again, neither am I. ;o) Wow, that's strong praise being grouped with those awesome authors.

      Enjoy your Saturday, too. It's just gray here and no rain's predicted. But it's all good.

  2. Congratulations on your great rejection! That sounds strange, doesn't it? But I think the Djinn books will do better indie, long term, than trad. I remember an excerpt from years ago, and I can't wait to read the whole book.

    I'm looking forward to spring photos, chez Sanderson. :-)

    I'm still plugging at the edits on 2C, after a break for editing on 1C. My beta reader pointed out some holes, which I hope I fixed. After finishing this round on 2C (3/4 done, yay!), I'll go reread 1C to see if I created any timeline problems.