Life and NaNoWriMo Week One

So, what have you been up to this week? I’ve been writing, writing, preparing for a trip out of town this weekend, writing, and other things. Last Wednesday marked the first day of November and the beginning of NaNoWriMo 2012. I was iffy on participating this year because I knew I already have a lot going on this month. However, the idea for another erotic novella struck me and I thought, “What the heck?”, and that was that. So if you’re familiar with my Love Beyond Barriers series from Ellora’s Cave then You might be happy to know my NaNo WIP is Ben’s story. It’s not in his POV of course. All of my LBB are from the heroine’s POV. If you want to know which heroin is his you’ll just have to wait and see. 😉

First things first, NaNo. I’ve done fairly well so far. I’m currently at 14,340 words. Just over my goal of 2K a day so I’m happy. I’m not optimistic about getting much done this weekend but will try to make it up next week.

Second, this weekend. As I stated above I’m going out of town. Where? Why, Readers n’Ritas of course! I’ll be in Allen, TX all weekend and would love to meet you if you’re in the area. There will be a book sale and signing on Saturday at 4pm.

Third, the JDRF walk. I won’t be able to attend this year as I had already committed to RnR before knowing the date for the walk. However, my team, Team Alice Jane (named after my daughter who has Type 1 Diabetes) will be at the walk with my mom. They will be walking in Montgomery County this year instead of the Houston walk, but it promises to still be an awesome event. If you’re in the area and not busy Saturday morning you should go by to cheer them on. Also, it’s definitely not too late to donate and help us reach our goal of $500. We’re sitting at just over $300 right now.

Lastly, guest blogging. I’ll be in a couple of places online this month giving away prizes. I promise to update my site with the info as soon as I get home on Sunday evening. Don’t forget I’m still in the middle of a tour for Day Shift. I have a couple more stops before the holidays.

So that’s it, that’s my update. I hope ya’ll have a fabulous and productive weekend. I’ll be drinking margaritas! 😉

I’m Live and In Person!

Happy Saturday! Today is another chance to meet me out and about. I’ll be at Third Planet Sci-fi and Fantasy Superstore in Houston. They’re having a big Halloween sale complete with candy and goodies for trick-or-treaters. So, come in your best costume and have some early Halloween fun!

1-4 pm

Phone: (713) 528-1067
2718 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77098

Book Signing!

So, what are ya’ll doing today? I’ll be running around all morning like a chicken with my head cut off. But this afternoon I’ll be hanging out at Barnes and Noble in The Woodlands signing my books. I’ll have copies of both They Call Me Death and Day Shift available. Won’t you join me? I’ll be there from 2-4.

Book Signing this Saturday!

Looking for a unique gift? Why not wrap up a romance for the holidays from one of these local authors:
Missy Jane          
Teri Thackston                      
Delphine Dryden  
Robin Badillo       
Elizabeth Pina    
There’s something for everyone: vampires and shape-shifters, steamy love stories and sweet Christian romance. Join us at Puffabelly’s restaurant in Old Town Spring, 100 Main Street, Spring 77373, on Saturday, December 4th from 12 to 3 pm. Each author will be signing books and/or giving out free promo items!

Updated Word Count and Book Signing

So, I’ve been anticipating NaNoWriMo for the past few weeks with both excitement and dread. Excitement because I really like the story idea I’m going with, dread because I also really liked the WIP I’ve put on the back burner to start fresh for NaNo. However, I have yet to successfully complete Nano and that is the biggest motivator of all. I can do this! At the time of this posting my word count is sitting at 1,761. Hmm, maybe I can count this post too…

Aside from writing my tail off this month, I’m also going to be selling and signing print copies of They Call Me Death at the Vintage Park Harvest Festival. It’s this coming Saturday, November 6th, from 10:30 AM until 6 PM, in Northwest Houston. It’s a wine and arts festival, where another local romance author, Teri Thackston, will be joining me in the Wrap up Romance for the Holidays booth. We are offering free gift wrapping of any book purchase.

I will be giving away free CDs which include the prequel to They Call Me Death, as well as a few short stories set in my shifter world. No purchase is necessary to receive one. So, if you’re in the Houston area this weekend, please stop by and see us!