No WIPW today, folks, but you can catch an exclusive excerpt of Settling Down, sequel to Shaken Up, on M/M Good Book Reviews for the beginning of my whirlwind blog tour!
…that stops today and continues next week. 🙂
I have dates, I have blogs to post, I have the jitters.
But below are the places where I’ll be posting to from July 26th to August 1st. Please join me as I release exclusive content and yap about the Little Earthquakes series!
July 20 – MM Good Book Reviews
July 26 – My Fiction Nook
July 27 – Divine Magazine
July 27 – Long and Short Reviews
July 28 – Open Skye Book Reviews
July 30 – Love Bytes
August 1 – Dreamspinner Press Blog
Can’t wait to see you there!
I got a Kermit Flail!
From Amy Lane!
It’s so awesome when someone you look up to acknowledges you.
Don’t mind me, I’ll be here squeaking
Did you know that I wrote a story based at a geek convention?
I did it for a NanoWriMo when I didn’t have access to a computer (*gasp* I know. How I kept sane is a mystery to me). Every time I look around when I’m at CONvergence, I remember it clearly.
Maybe one day I’ll clean it up, update it, and see if y’all will like it.
Anyway, I have a bunch of promos coming up for Settling Down coming up soon and I can’t wait to share the dates and blogs with you.
…once I’m back home.
…and have slept for like a whole week.
Yep, you heard that right, folks. It’s June which means I’m in a frenzy of stitching and painting and printing and all kinds of shit getting ready for CONvergence here in Minneapolis.
Which means no writing, which means no WIP. Aww.
But I do have good news to share, though. Settling Down has a publishing date!! Look for it on July 27th at Dreamspinner Press.
And OMG the cover, done again by the awesome AngstyG, is so beautiful! Lookit!
I’m in love with this cover. I’d marry it if I could.
Editing is probably the worst part of the writing process for most writers. For me, it’s promotion, because I can hardly believe anyone would want to read my stuff (hello impostor syndrome, how are you?).
But I’m gonna talk about edits, because no one wants to hear me moan about not feeling good enough.
It’s one thing to go through your own work, unable to believe you spelled ‘writer’ with two T’s and how the hell did you get “you’re” and “your” mixed up. It’s another to think you’ve edited to the best of your ability – and have another person point out all of the wrong you missed. And I don’t mean that my lovely and wonderful editors are being mean or anything, this is their job. I mean that I’m shocked that I missed this and that and really, Nicole, really, how the fuck did that get there?
If I had enough ego, it would be quite bruised. But sometimes you have to suck it up and deal, because even though you’re watching your story, your baby, getting pulled apart, it will turn out to be the best it can be when it gets put back together.
That metaphor is terrible. But you get the point, right?
Now if I can only get an editor for my blog posts…
*taps mic* Is this thing on?
The working title is Settling Down, and that’s pretty much what it’s about. Tim and Jae have been together for some months, Jae’s been learning more about Domestic Discipline, and they’re ready to give it a try, in their own special way. Given Tim’s limits and Jae’s choices when it comes to punishment, it’s an interesting take on DD that I hope you’ll enjoy.
So, what I’m doing right now? Remember This Little Whatever, my first novel (if not, go and get it!). I’m in the process of writing its sequel right now! It’s all sequels up in here! For those who have, and don’t worry I’m not gonna spoil my own book, it’s Patch’s story. I think the kid needs his own happy ending, so I’m giving it to him.
If you want to follow the process, here’s a good place. I hope to have video updates up and running soon, since I love recording, and with a kick ass new mic, maybe I can get some of my favorite authors to do some interviews too!
Okay, that’s about it. I better get back to writing!