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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Nothing Particularly Enlightening to See Here

So looking over at the blog stats and seeing that I haven't done anything here since the 15th doesn't feel too good. The new job got INSANE for about a week or two, and I really was doing little other than eating, sleeping, and working. It's going well, so I can't complain, but it is, obviously, leaving less time for other things.

I wish I had something brilliant and insightful to offer here about how to strike that magical balance between working a day job and writing...but yeah, I got nothing. I am writing, but not all that fast. I'm still doing weekly assignments for the video game company, and as that's paid work on a deadline, that tends to be the priority in my free time. I've toyed with the idea of giving that up here and there, but 1) I do like it, 2) it does keep my fingers and my creative brain going, and 3) I like the "fun money" that goes right into my Paypal account.

Even with all that, I'm winding down on the [neverending] WIP. I have to finish up the current chapter, and then just one more to go! Of course there will be endless amounts of editing, and eventually preparing submission packets after that, but I'll feel a huge sense of relief when it's done.

I'll try to do a better job of checking in on the blog, and who knows? Maybe one of these days I really will have some work-writing balance insights to offer!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop!

It's finally getting a little cooler here in the Northeast, but that doesn't mean we can't nudge the temperature back up with some hot summer heroes! No matter what your preferred flavor of hero is, you're bound to find something you like in this blog hop!

When I started the Searching the Skies series, I found it hard to incorporate so many appealing traits into one I wrote two! Ash is bold, charismatic, and his military uniform can barely contain his bulging muscles. Marcus has more of a quiet elegance - with his dark features and brooding stares, he can still captivate a room with his sophisticated charm. Either on their own or together, they offer our heroine Geneva more wild nights of passion than she could have ever dreamed of.

Such decadence and the pleasure of having the best of both worlds puts us all in a generous mood, so I'm giving away two e-copies of the original Searching the Skies. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this blog post (or follow the Rafflecopter directions for more chances to win). By commenting, not only will you be entered in my giveaway, but you'll also be eligible for the Grand Prize! Be sure to stop at all the blogs on the hop and check out their hot summer heroes!

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Back in Action!

I've been back in the country for almost a week, which means it's been almost a week that I've been neglecting this blog. To be fair, I did have to catch up on the mountain of work that accumulated while I was gone, as well as try to stay on top of the work that continued to build when I got back. However, it pays the bills, so I can't complain there!

Confession: I did not write a single word while on vacation. I did, however, do a lot of reading, a bit of brainstorming for future ideas, and some other things here and there.

In which I reveal what I actually look like?
I've done some writing upon my return, both on my never-ending WIP and my game-writing assignments. I also come bearing good news in this blog post: I just signed a contract for a story I submitted to the 1 Night Stand series, so I'm super-excited about that! There was a lot of revising involved before getting to that point, but as with all sorts of editing, I learned a lot and I have a better idea of what to do for future submissions there. Now, as soon as I get a few more hours added to each day, I can start writing them!