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Quick Note

I haven’t been updating here often, and there’s a reason for that: I’m writing!

Well, writing while a home improvement project is going on (that happens a lot), and with my friend and editor, Tonya, about to arrive next week for her second annual visit.

Last October, we didn’t get much work done because we were too busy yapping a lot. It was our first face-to-face, non-internet meeting after all. 🙂

This time, I have the Writing Deck and we plan to get some word production done.

The current schedule for Book #4, Frost & Bothered, is an Oct. 31st release.

Here’s a tiny excerpt:

“I don’t cast spells,” I pointed out. I didn’t. I just kind of directed and manipulated my kinetic abilities’ powers to do what I wanted.

With varying degrees of success, but oh well.

“I pray for you at times,” the prince said. “I pray that you’ll survive your youthful arrogance.”

“Gee, thanks ever so much. Don’t think I don’t know that’s a fancy way of calling me an idiot, you jerk.”

“He may be right.” Kate rubbed her arms. She was wearing a lilac nightgown. At least I wasn’t the only one in pajamas.

“I am right.”

“And I’m going to try this anyway, because I’m freaking cold,” I said. “So shut up, Prince Snootypants.”

“I’m merely attempting to save you pain,” Thorandryll snapped. “Proceed if you wish. I await the opportunity to say ‘I told you so’ with an unseemly amount of glee.”

“Stuff it.” Okay, I was going to do this just to make him eat crow.




Nearing the Halfway Mark

I’ve sent Chapters 1-14 off to my beta readers (all together, instead of in bits and pieces this time).

Current word count is 29,286 going into Chapter 15, so it’s roughly 42% complete.

I’ve posted a couple of tiny excerpts over on Facebook.

Tonya, my editor, has a two week period in December free for editing, so I’m doing my best to finish, take beta read suggestions into account, and do my usual self-editing/polishing before sending it off for final edits then. If I don’t, that will delay the release until January.

I’m trying really, really hard to get’er done, folks. 🙂

Also, a big THANK YOU to everyone whose purchased a copy of Arcane Solutions. I’ve been squeeing the past few days because it broke the #10k ranking barrier over on the AmazonUK site. Three times, two of them today!

That’s awesome. 🙂