I didn’t have time to post these when they were fresh, but here are some photos of the local sunset on July 13. Quite spectacular, yes?
These were all taken with my Nexus 5 Android phone camera with the native software, no filters or effects, and they were not photoshopped after the fact–only sized.
So, I’ve finished. The first draft of the by-now-infamous Science Fiction police thriller Work in Progress is done. 140,718 words of which I did 6,662 today. Now if I can just figure out how to get Scrivener to stop calling the title page “Chapter One” I’ll be golden (and tired.)
My author copies of Revenant arrived on Wednesday and I finally got some unboxed today. Not only are they gorgeous, they’re huge! (At least for an Urban Fantasy novel.) At 450 pages, Revenant is almost 100 pages longer than last year’s book, Possession (which was 358 pages), and you can see in the photos what a difference that makes. Wow! I’m going to have to give a few of these away, I suspect….
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I’ve just finished updating the Tour/Appearances page. So, now you know where to find me.
Today started out very Monday–hubby’s alarm didn’t go off, then dog complained about wanting out much earlier than normal, thus getting us out of bed anyhow; I stepped in poop while playing with Jack and then had to extract his ball from same; had to clean up puppy yarf in my office for which I had no cleaning fluid ready-made and had to make some on the spot; then smacked my funny bone putting the cleaning fluid away.
But then I got a nice review for REVENANT (which I was also able to pass on to the other writers mentioned on the page–always nice to give others good news, too); fixed more issues with the outline for the WiP; and had a positive (but not yet nailed-closed) meeting with a dog sitter.
So now I just need to make dinner and do some actual writing and I’ll have had a pretty good day.
And it’s a doozy! RT Book Reviews has given Revenant the nod as a “Top Pick” in Urban Fantasy for August 2014! (See the actual page below.) And I’m thrilled not only with the 4.5 Stars and the pick, but look at the company! Stephen Blackmoore, Ilona Andrews, and Jaye Wells! I get to hang with the cool kids!
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A little piece I wrote about legalizing ferrets in California has been published online at Kings River Life Magazine!
I also got a box full of Possession paperbacks! Wheee!
In which Lee Child does not kill me for teasing Reacher:
It’s spring! I can tell because the dogs won’t let me work for more than 45 minutes without demanding play time. Then they just sit down and roll around on the grass. Witness Pesterbutts at Play:
OK. I finally got time to finish reading MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD by Charlaine Harris. It was amazing–and I loved seeing old friends from other series of hers, too. It starts off fairly light in tone, but underneath it’s dark and twisty and has a chilling ending that won’t leave you alone. If you ever thought her work was “fluffy,” you need to go look again. More proof that Charlaine deserves every bit of her bestseller status.
Whee! managed to get my word count goal two days in a row! Go, me!