Hi everyone! I’ve picked up a few new followers here and I’m very excited about that. Thank you for joining the fun and hope to keep increasing my numbers, especially given Rage’s upcoming release. On that note:
I have a release date!
February 8, 2012
Yep, I’m pretty danged excited about that. I got the news Saturday, but there hadn’t been a good spot for an official announcement on the blog until now (though I did mention it in passing in my Six Sentence Sunday entry).
Rage went through two full rounds of editing from my lovely editor Karyn, and then I got it back for one final read-through. There were some changes that came out of the edits, including a better justification for why Anthony lied to Dara for all those years. I also redid the scene where Dara descends into a blood rage, which I’d originally told from Jordan’s POV because I wasn’t sure it would work in hers. The editor felt the Jordan POV jarred too much since there were only two scenes from his perspective. When I rewrote it…WOW. It became (IMO) incredibly powerful. The ending changed and I’m really happy about the tweak. It definitely makes Rage (and Dara) come out stronger. Yay for the brilliance of Karyn.
Also been working on getting Rising to the point where Karyn won’t reach through the computer and strangle me with ellipses and dialogue tags when she gets her little red pen (or Track Changes) on it.
I’ve been incredibly busy trying to set up blog posts (and actually writing them for the visits). I have a pretty comprehensive list on the Upcoming Visits Elsewhere tab, but just in case you’re not looking at it, here’s what I have in store over the next couple of weeks (through the day after Rage’s release):
- Wickedly Sexy Writers, where I talk about being a romance writer trapped in a prude’s mind (tomorrow, 1/25).
- Allison Grey’s blog for an interview (1/30).
- London St. James’ blog for an interview (2/7).
- Elizabeth Morgan’s blog for an interview (2/8 – RELEASE DAY).
- Lynnette Labelle’s blog for an interview (2/9). There will be a short excerpt from Rage as well, plus a giveaway of a copy of Rage.
Life has been decent, though I got sick last week. Hubby is working a lot at the moment (beginning of the year is always busy for him because the banks get their new budgets and so they can do all the projects they were putting off in the latter part of the previous year). Unfortunately, he was starting to come down with the cold as of last night. Ugh.
So, that’s what’s new with me. How about you?