Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A (Kinda-Sorta) Slightly Early Blog Post…

Because I have an announcement!

Okay, if you've followed me for a while, you may remember the Thrice Uncharmed novelette, which I originally posted on Wattpad. The one that got a contract? It was originally scheduled for release in a few months…

But I was prompt about getting it through the process, right? So evidently*…

It's free today, as I write up this post—thus why I'm posting early—but I don't know when all the free days are scheduled.

*ETA clarification: It's entirely my fault that I didn't realize the story was released. I'd told Astraea Press to release the e-book whenever and wherever they liked. They probably even told me the new release date, and I forgot the change. That would not be unusual for me, because I didn't write the change down. (There is a reason my desk is a study in how many different kinds of notepad you can have.)

Isn't the cover great for the genre? I <3 it. (ETA: And I'm having a frustratingly hard time posting it… It showed earlier. Why not now? Ulgh!)

I believe it's in the KDP Select program at the moment—which, come to think of it, might mean that the official release date is still in a few months, because I requested that they limit any Select involvement to one 90-day stint. Hrm.

Anyway, I don't mind either way, and I really don't care enough to track down why, right now. (Honestly, I'm more biting my nails, because I'd thought I would have more time to figure out what to do for the print version's cover. Because if there's going to be a print version, I have to do that on my own. And I do want a print version.)

I'm also biting my nails because I'm running behind on getting Know Thy Frienemy out. (This month has resulted in two discoveries: 1. No, I really am not okay if I fail to take my feverfew. 2. A vegetarian diet makes me quantifiably unwell. I wasn't exactly trying to skip the feverfew or go vegetarian. I was experimenting. And probably had a bad ear infection, to boot.)

(That's an odd expression, "to boot". I now find myself wondering where it comes from and must post this before I go on the research tangent.)

Interestingly, the vegetarian thing made my mother ill, as well, but not as quickly as it did me, and she realized the cause sooner than I did. (In my defense, I first had to realize I was having a silent migraine and treat that before I could notice something else was wrong…)

I've also upped my vitamin D intake to 2x–4x the recommended daily allowance, but it makes me feel so much better emotionally that I'm sure my levels are still low.

How're y'all? Any news to share?


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fan Girl Squee!

You may remember me mentioning steampunk fantasy author Lindsay Buroker (who also can be found on Wattpad. For the past few years, she's been working on her Emperor's Edge series, with the first book free everywhere, the second book currently getting posted on Wattpad, and the first three available free on

(Okay, so technically that's an oversimplification, since book 1 was only made free after book 3 came out, but I think you get what I mean.)

But here's where the fan girl squeeing comes in:

The final book in the current story arc came out yesterday!

Despite feeling dizzy and a bit feverish last night, I managed to read the book—well, most of it. I skipped a few pages to get to the reunion between two of the characters. I'll go back and read them soon, probably on a break from work today.

Last I knew, her plan from here is to work on one of her other series, but she's said she wouldn't mind returning to the characters. She also has a poll on her site asking which characters we'd want to see next. (Can't…decide…)

So anyway, today's post is a shameless plug for Lindsay Buroker's books. I realize I've done this before, but… I can't resist! ^_^

Her Emperor's Edge series has some comparability with my Aleyi stories—depending on what, precisely, it is you like about my Aleyi stories. But she's more, hmm, focused on external events than I tend to be.

You have any recs to share?


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nothing to say…

I don't have anything to say this week. So…

If interested in questions of theology and Christian speculative fiction, Mike Duran's blog gets interesting.

If you want some news on publishing, Kris Rusch's Thursday "Business Rusch" post is always worth visiting, particularly once the comments have started.

Hope you have a great week!


Thursday, July 4, 2013

On Vacation…

As this posts, I'll be officially on vacation. My grandparents are visiting. We're going to go to the Biltmore Estates, as usual. ^_^

Have a great Fourth of July, everyone, whether or not it's a holiday for you!

How are you spending the holiday?


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