January updates and stuff

Wow, it’s been eleven days since my last post. It’s not that nothing has been happening – in fact, lots has been happening I just haven’t written about any of it. Between dance and writing and doing quick hits of a few sites on the internet, time has simply disappeared. First up is news of our cat. He’s a strange, strange creature. No longer skittish – at all – he has taken over the house and become incredibly loving. He plays with the dog, making sure she’s all right even as he tries to take her down. If he realizes you’re awake, he sits on your chest and purrs at you and if you try to read your kindle, he nudges the kindle aside and purrs louder. And he talks in his sleep, a little meow-purr that is adorable.

The Darkness Falls files have been sent off to createspace and a proof has been shipped out, which I should receive soon. The book isn’t done, there are still a few scenes left to write but I wanted to have a different format to kick start my brain into wrapping it up. I know what I want to write, what needs to be written, I just have to do it. Unfortunately, my brain is hot on a different story, a contemporary romance that is just gushing forth, keeping me awake late into the night writing and waking me up early in the morning with ideas and snippets of conversation. I started it before I got into Darkness Falls and then I hit a wall and was able to concentrate on Malorie and Feryn and their fucked-uppedness. But then I hit a pot hole with Darkness Falls and was going to start in on another story that was screaming at me. I decided to read over what I had written and it made me chuckle – until I hit the last scene that was there and it came to a screeching halt. Though it pained me, I killed the scene and ever since the words have been flowing. Luckily it was only 1,500 word or so and it’s already a thousand times better.

Yesterday, I took a silver sharpie and colored in my tattoo. It’s healing well – I’ve been using coconut oil on it so it smells good, too – and the next time we go down to visit my son and daughter-in-law I’ll be getting it colored in with actual ink. But until then, I have an entire array of markers at my disposal. 🙂

Colored in with a silver Sharpie

Colored in with a silver Sharpie

One last little note. I took part in Erotic Enchants Holiday games this past December, which was a lot of fun and Bookie Nookie is seriously one amazing woman for getting everything organized and keeping it running smoothly. Anyway, I sent out most of the prizes this past week (the paperback books will be going out in the mail when I get them!) and a few of the winners responded that they would leave a review when they were finished reading. My initial mental response is always, “Well, only leave a review if you loved the books.” LOL. Regardless if they love it or hate it, I always appreciate an honest review. Not all books are for all people so if someone doesn’t like my books, that’s all right. And comments are always welcomed.

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