Wednesday, July 23, 2014

She Can Kill With A Kiss. Tethered is coming! #scifi #romance

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Just a very quick one this Wednesday. It's release week for Tethered! In just two more days, my SciFi romance novella following my cloned assassin Tyree will be available to read. Woot! It's been a long while coming, since I first started writing it Christmas 2011. Sheesh!

But I don't have time to rest. My tour took an unexpectedly early start on the 18th (having been scheduled for the 21st), and will run until the 30th. Then the tour I arranged for Tethered runs from the 8th-22nd August, by which time Restless In Peaceville will release. Did I mention having three monsters home for the summer too? *brain melts*

So for those interested, here's the first tour for Tethered:

18th - Urban Fantasy Investigations (interview)
21st - You Gotta Read
22nd - Love Romance Passion
23rd - Romance Reviews TodayEzrabet's Enchantments
24th - Books and MoreSizzling Hot BooksBreathless BlogSavvy Authors
25th - release day Tethered, spotlight at - Karenna's BlogPamaceeve's BlogNanee McGee
28th - Urban Fantasy
29th - Literary Lagniappe (plus giveaway), Katie Babbles

30th - spotlight at Book Infatuation

And, as if I didn't have enough to do, I signed up for the July Camp NaNoWriMo as well. Yeah. But there is method to this apparent madness. My publisher had an angel themed submission call closing on the 31st of July, and I have a folder full of unfinished shorts. As you can set your own word count target for the camp version of NaNoWriMo, I decided to use it as a boost to get the angel story finished, and maybe one or two others, to a modest total of 15K. 

And I did it! The angel story and a new YA zombie short already had words to them, but the angel story finished at 12K and went to beta readers last week. On Monday I also finished the zombie story, at 16.4K. In total, I did just over 16K for camp, easily passing my target. Now I just have to polish up the angel story for submission by the 31st, while the zombie story has no deadline (I'd like that off to my editor by the time the kids go back to school in September, but I'm not in any hurry). With five releases in the next six months already, trying for any more seems a ridiculously overambitious idea. But that hasn't stopped me so far. The angel story would be out in December, the zombie story I don't know - providing either are accepted. And I don't want to seem like I'm hammering substandard things out. All are novellas and shorts, and about half were written one or more years ago. They aren't all rush jobs in terms of writing and editing, more a backlog of work that became homeless or had yet to find a home. Promise!

It brings my word count total for 2014 up to 42.5K so far. Now, that might seem on the low side considering I managed over 100K last year, but the majority of this year has been editing and revising the works that are coming out for the rest of the year. I've edited around 150K, and some of that three times over during the process of edits for publication. So even if I never write another word this year (highly unlikely!), 42.5K is a satisfying total. 

In the meantime, I'm off to show my face on the blog tour and polish up my angel story. Happy writing!

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