Friday, February 24, 2012

Fifty (Per)Cent and a Print Date

I know it's been a while since I posted, but I wanted to leave the Contest post up as long as possible. With all the funky weather around here, I haven't gotten as much work done as I would have liked, but more than I'd hoped for.

These have seen a lot of use this week. That and enough Aleve to fell an elephant.

Since I'm hurting today, I'm just going to hit the highlights:

1. Galley (aka print) edits for Artistic Vision are done. The print release date: October 12, 2012.

2. Final line edits have been turned in for Howl For Me. Unless there's a last-last-minute issue, it's done and ready to come out in March.

3. My Romantic Times Convention schedule has been pretty much finalized. I'll post that on my website soon, so people know where I'm going to be and when.

4. I broke the 50% mark on The Hob this week, which, considering how the weather's been, I consider a triumph. I've made notes of what's going on in the next chapter, it's just a matter of sitting down and writing it. A fairy ball, a fight, Oberon making an unexpected appearance. Oh, and smex.

So that's it! I'm still (yes, STILL) waiting on Cynful. I need to hunt some people down and threaten them with my cane.

Okay, maybe not. I could totally hobble away with their coffee maker, though. That would get things going, now wouldn't it?

Oh, and one more thing. I'm so not cooking dinner tonight.

I know what I want... if only Dusty could cook. And man, that looks GOOD. The site calls it Grandma Pizza.


AimeeKay said...


(and I still want a pair of those gloves!)

Louise said...

That is some serious pizza!! So glad that Robin's book is progressing nicely. Guess I'll go back to impatiently waiting for Howl For Me now! :-)

ash6867 said...

I can't wait for Cynful and Robin's book....I'm sooo impatient. Dana, ya better get that cane busy on those publishers for Cynful before I have a meltdown. I think Alex (BUNNY) was so smokin hot in Book #1. Gawd!!!

Dana Marie Bell said...

I'm over halfway done Robin's rough draft, and yeah. I'm going to be writing to my editor again. It's not her fault; something somewhere is delayed. Off to poke someone with my cane!

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