Thursday, November 5, 2009

Chats, Contests and Craziness

I was going over my schedule for the month this morning, just reminding myself of what I'll be doing and where I'll be. And I realized that perhaps November was not the best month to try and do fifty thousand words in thirty days. So far, we have:

Nov. 5th: Live chat from 9-10 p.m. EST with Fallen Angels (readers' choice of ebook give-away)

Nov. 9th: End of my ARC contest and a give-away at Novel Thoughts

Nov. 10th: RELEASE DAY for Only In My Dreams (I'll be at the Samhain Cafe in the morning)

Nov. 11th: Live Samhain Cafe Chat from 7-9 p.m EST and CHILDREN HOME FROM SCHOOL ALL DAY (sob)

Nov. 12th: Live Coffee Time Romance chat from 9-10 p.m. EST

Nov. 13th: Interview with I Do Not Want To Wait blog (and give-away)

Yes, that first chat is tonight. The click-through to the chat room is on the upper left. Pick a nickname, click "Enter Room" and come win a book!

So far I've broken the 10k mark on Noble Blood; hopefully despite the crazy fun that is a release week I'll manage to break 20k next week. Heck, I need to break... 24k? to stay on track. My goal this week is 12500 words minimum. So far, so good.

Remember, if you haven't entered the contest yet to win an electronic ARC of Only In My Dreams you have until Sunday night. Monday morning I'll announce the winner and email their format of choice! I wish all of you good luck, and if you don't win there are other chances to win a copy. Just attend one of the chats or comment on one of the blog posts above and you'll be entered.

All of my beta readers (save two) have gotten back to me on Bear Necessities, and I'm not really expecting to hear from those two. One just started a new job (YAY RR!), and the other is crazy-busy. However, I should have the synopsis done and the book off to Laurie Rauch (my new Samhain editor) next week.

Gah. I think that's it so far. I'm running around like mad and having a blast doing it. Jaden of Noble Blood has decided to be a pain in my butt, but Duncan and Moira are cooperating nicely. Those two will whip that vampire into shape in no time flat.

P.S.: The music in my head changed, as it tends to do when I start a new project. So far the theme song for Noble Blood is Seal's "Kiss From A Rose". I went to look up the lyrics because I couldn't understand something he'd said, and had to laugh. See, I always thought the lyrics were "kissed by a rose from the grave". The actual lyrics? "kissed by a rose from the gray"! How appropriate for book 2 of The Gray Court!

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