Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Life, Love, and Writing

So it's been a long time since I've posted. A really long time. And I don't have a solid reason. Just with releases and new stories, my blog got away from me.

The three minute catch up: My first ever novel, Ravenborne, was released August 23rd from Samhain and will be out in print this coming July. July the third. Yay!! This was a huge accomplishment for me. But, this post wasn't meant to be promo.

My big news is I've actually pick up the sequel to Ink in the Blood and am finishing it. I must admit, I love my fantasy world but I love Ink's world just a tiny bit more. I think my ties to it are stronger. It's nearer and dearer to my heart. And that's what has kept me from finishing it. But, over the last month or so, I put on my big girl panties and got down to business.

Wait!! That didn't come out right. What I mean to say is, I'm a writer and a writer doesn't not write a story because it's hard or because they're worried they won't get it right. You just work that much harder while writing the story. So far it's going well. I'm exhausted every night from working, but it's a good exhausted. And this is quickly becoming my favorite story. I'm sitting at close to 19,000 words as of today but this has to be done by the end of Feb. as I have big plans for it. I'm going to a conference in Dallas at the end of March and want to pitch it to an agent. And I want to submit it to a couple places. I'll keep you guys posted as to how the story's going. Please keep your fingers crossed for me :)