Monday, November 30, 2009




Done with book three of the Iron Fey trilogy! Done with The Iron Queen! Woo! HAHA! *runs in circles and falls over* I'm doooooooooooooooooooooooone!

At least until rewrites, that is.

Sigh. Ain't no rest for the wicked. (Great song, by the way. Its by Cage the Elephant, if you're wondering. )

Whew. Well, that's it for me for now. I didn't get quite to 50k for NaNo, but hey, I finished a book. I think that's pretty good. ;) How'd everyone else do?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving break

Happy early Turkey Day!

Tomorrow morning I am embarking on an 8 hour excursion to distant Virginia to visit with my other family for Thanksgiving. (The family with the eight neices and nephews, ack!) I probably won't be seen until I get back, which won't be for a week, so I want to wish everyone a happy holiday, and I'll see you all soon.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

OMG, still ... laughing .. hahahaha!


Soooo, apparently, I have the wrong cover for my book. Behold, the cover fellow Tenner Josh Berk showed me earlier.


I'll have to make a few calls to my editor, I guess. What do you guys, think?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Run Neo, the NaNo has you.

You know NaNo Wrimo has you when:

-You're sick as a dog and you wish your head would explode already, but you still try to get to the computer to bash out your word quota. This does not go well.

-But you still try, because you know taking a ONE DAY break will make you fall behind. 1700 words behind. That's 1700 words you'll have to tack onto the next day's quota, for a massive total of 3400 words.

-You have a small heart attack.

-You try to sleep, but have nightmares about missing deadlines and not being able to deliver the book on time to your publisher, becuase you skipped ONE DAY.

-You feel your laptop has betrayed you because it doesn't have a way you can talk and have it type. From bed. Heavily medicated.

-You seriously consider training your cat to type for you.


Agg. Going back to bed, now. Just typing this amount of words is making my eyeballs scream. Tomorrow I must start again. I must type 3400 words tomorrow to keep up with the life-consuming monster called NaNo Wrimo.

Or teach my cat to write it for me.

Then again ...

Monday, November 16, 2009



After months of waiting, sitting on pins and needles and pulling my hair with impatience, my FINAL final cover is finally here, and I get to show it to the world!

Soooooooooo, for your viewing pleasure ...

*Cue drumroll*

The cover for THE IRON KING! (Please scroll down)



Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, isn't it gorgeous? I am in love with it! And I'm so happy that I finally have something to show everyone. YAY! Woo! *Gasps for breath*

Now I must lie down.


ETA: Also, check out Sharon's review of The Iron King at

Thanks, Sharon!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cover blues can be cured with sniper rifles

NaNo Wrimo and Borderlands continue to consume my life.

If I haven't been seen anywhere lately, it is because of these two things. Mornings and afternoons are dedicated to bashing out 1700 words to keep up with my NaNo quota, which is gradually sucking out my brain like a hungry illithid. (Random D&D lore, there. I do not apologize.)

Evenings are spend traversing the planet of Pandora with my hubby, shooting bandits, scags, and colonies of spider-ants. Partly, this is to give my overworked brain a rest: nothing more relaxing than sniping a bad guy from 100 yards and watching his head explode. But mostly it is just fun.

Still no word on my Final final cover, and the delay is making me a bit jumpy. We're less than three months to the release date and I still don't have a cover I can show the world, yet. Argh! I envy the authors whose books come out in like, June, and they have a shiny cover they can post on their site. Sigh. Oh well, nothing I can do but leave it in the hands of the publishing world.

I'll be back soon, I hope. Come December, my third book will be DONE, and I will celebrate by hibernating until 2010. For now, though, its back to 1700 words and sniping spider-ants.

Friday, November 6, 2009

10k and counting


I have broken the 10k mark on NaNo!

Only 40,000 more words to go!

Go me.

That is all.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Hey everyone. NaNo is going well for me; I've been able to get over 1700 words done a day, which is a little over the required wordage to complete the challenge on time. So, since I have a little leeway, I thought I'd terrify you with an Iron King teaser this week. Warning: its kinda creepy! Easily frightened people should look away now. :)

I'm serious.

You've been warned ...

Ethan stood there, his face blue and wrinkled, his lips pulled into a rictus grin. In one hand, he clutched a butcher knife. Blood spattered his hands and face.

"Mommy slipped," he whispered, and plunged the knife into my leg.