If you are part of the beta team, check your inboxes. Things are happening!
Just when I think my friends can’t surprise me anymore, this lands in my inbox.
I knew Joy wanted to work that photograph into the covers somehow to bring us a bit more inline with the rest of our genre, but I was not expecting anything like this… Yowza.
All of season two will have similar refreshes. She won’t show me the season one overhaul yet.
I ain’t even mad.
Okay, I’ve just surrendered to the fact that I can either write, or I can blog, so I’ve been investing all my author time into the writing. That leaves things pretty quiet around here, but I figured, given the choice, y’all would rather I wrote instead of blogged, yes?
For The Wicked‘s audiobook went live very recently, which means all of Fantasy Heights Season One is now available in audio. Thank you, Audrey Lusk!
In other news, I’ve got two Sessions episodes and Fantasy Heights episode 14 in the pipeline. I still haven’t replaced Emma; the search continues.
Anyway, I hope everyone had a happy holiday season. Stay safe out there!
Somehow a month has gone by without a blog post. I swear I blinked a couple time and all of November evaporated out from under me, just like magic.
Needless to say, things have been busy. Mr. Silver is back on the road for the winter (boo), and I’ve undergone a career change in the day job arena. Don’t get me wrong. I love my new job. It’s just aided and abetted this month’s utter disappearance.
We’ve all (yes, this includes you readers) also undergone a major change behind the scenes. Since this is a season to express gratitude, I’d like to thank Emma very publicly for her help with the Fantasy Heights series. She’s been with us from halfway through the development of Episode 3: At Her Command through most of Episode 13: Pressure. She’s stuck with this project through some major life changes, including a career change, a move, and bringing a child into this world.
Unfortunately, another life change (baby #2) has made it impossible for Emma to continue with this project. While I’m overjoyed for another blessed event, it does complicate things for Fantasy Heights. Right now I’m working without a developmental editor, and let’s be honest, here: that ain’t good.
We already knew Emma’s schedule would be an issue. Things had slowed to a crawl with Pressure‘s copyedits. It took us three months (THREE MONTHS!) to get through that process last time. Ouch. The pregnancy was a surprise, but it only solidified what we already knew: that the time had come to make an editorial change so that we wouldn’t repeat the slowdown.
Episode 14: Renegade is longer and much more… involved than Pressure. To do this without Emma, and knowing I’m flying without a copy-editor as well, is pretty intimidating. The slowdown is not only inevitable, but necessary.
Meanwhile, I had kept Emma out of the developmental editing for Sessions. The only thing holding us back on the release of episode two is me simply lacking the time to produce the episode.
Now, I’m not writing this post to complain, only to explain why things are so dead around here. I need to rebuild my editing support, and adjust to my new schedule (yet again).
Hang in there with me, please. We’ll get there, I promise.
Ready, set, enter!
If you have a candy hangover, raise your hand.
Wait. I can’t type with one hand in the air. Anyway, I’m here to announce the winners of last month’s Audible.com promo-code giveaway:
Thanks for entering, ladies. Enjoy!
Which reminds me, I also never posted September’s winner (because I’m a dork): LaDonna. She won a Fantasy Heights Season Pass. Congrats, lady!
I’ll be back in a bit to reload next month’s giveaway.
Morning! I hope everyone’s having a great week.
Today is the last day to report your reviews for the Review Blitz. I will likely leave that form active for a couple days yet, so if you don’t get to it right away, you’ve still got a bit of time.
Thanks, everyone who’s participated so far. You rock!
So yesterday it was 80-something°F outside with nonstop sunshine.
Today? 50°F with gale-force winds.
[insert long-suffering Minnesotan sigh]
Aaaanyway, today is the last day of the old writing schedule. Starting tomorrow, I don’t get into this office until 1pm Monday – Friday, and 11:30am Saturday.
There will be no slow-downs in work, just a change to when I can do it. Situation normal. Just on its head, right?
Have a great week!
I’m posting a day early because I’m out of town for business Monday and Tuesday. I’ll be starting a new day job, so things are exciting and interesting and busy, to say the least. It’s all good, though; once we’re past this initial patch of unknowns, my schedule will be delightfully regimented, which will make life much easier ’round here. Yay!
Otherwise, the Review Blitz is still happening. Don’t be afraid to request copies!
The monthly giveaway is also going strong. Have you entered yet? Seven free audiobooks, people. SEVEN.
Have a great week, y’all.
October’s Giveaway is something different. This month I’m giving away seven (7… 7!) complimentary Fantasy Heights AUDIOBOOK codes to three lucky winners. That’s over thirteen hours of listening, and about a fifty dollar value.
- These codes are redeemable at audible.com only. No Amazon or iTunes.
- I did get codes specific to US and UK, so if you can shop at audible.com.uk, you can enter, too!
- We’re using rafflecopter this time, which gives you extra chances to win. Scroll down to the bottom of the Giveaways page to find the entry portal.