What have I been doing?
Writing a lot. Writing every day. Writing every day for hours. Writing so much my hands and arms ache. Writing...writing...writing...
Which is a good thing considering that I am a writer and now attempting to make it a full time gig. It only makes sense that large portions of my day would be dedicated to writing.
So what am I writing?
Well, in January I finished adding approximately 20,000 words (around 80 pages) of new material to the Tor edition of FIGHTING TO SURVIVE. Just last week I received the happy news that my editor from Tor approved the revisions and the book is now on its way to the copy editor. Meanwhile, I have received the artwork concept for the cover and I really like it quite a bit. I think it goes well with the first book
Immediately after I finished the revisions, I dove into writing the first 100 pages of a new project that my agent requested. She really loved the synopsis I sent her and would like to find a home for the project. It's a futuristic horror novel with zombie-like creatures. I really love the story and so far anyone who has either read the synopsis or the first few pages has really liked it as well. I am completely in love with the two protagonist and I think my fans will love them, too. I just finished the pages she requested and I'm tweaking my synopsis to send to my agent this week.
So what am I writing now?
I am diving back into writing the sequel to THE TALE OF THE VAMPIRE BRIDE. I already had quite a lot written on the novel when I had to put it aside to work on the revisions for both the first and second book in the AS THE WORLD DIES series.
I still plan to finish my AS THE WORLD DIES UNTOLD TALES, but I have to concentrate on other projects as well.
Hopefully, now that I am a little caught up on my writing endeavors I can keep my blog updated a little more regularly.
Meanwhile, check out my updated websites. My friend (and fellow author) Kody Boye did a great job redesigning both sites.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Please check out my guest blog at Suburban Vampire today! I wrote about the influence of Bram Stoker's Dracula and my own vampire novel The Tale of the Vampire Bride.
I am grateful to Catherine for the opportunity to write about one of my favorite monsters. Make sure to enter the contest for a free copy of THE TALE OF THE VAMPIRE BRIDE. I'm giving away a paperback and edition. Thanks!