News Flash #1 -- I have received the go-ahead from my lovely cyberpunk editor, Sasha, to share not just the name of Samhain's upcoming cyberpunk antho, but also the cover art for my novella, ZERO FACTOR! Ready?
|It's the CYBERSHOCK Anthology! Authors: Barbara J. Hancock, Nathalie Gray and Moi :)|
Isn't he purty? <3 I want to love him and squeeze him and name him George. :D Erm, if you'd like to pre-order at Samhain, I think you can (no pressure. Really. I'm fine.... Really. :P).
Newsflash #2 -- BuNoWriMo is ON!!! The second annual challenge of writing a novel in 30 days' time started June 1st (I know, I'm late -- sorry). This event was started by some of my closest writing friends/inspirations, who call themselves The Burrow. Just like NaNoWriMo, the BuNoWriMo peeps are a bunch of crazy writers who try to gush out 50K words in the month of June. What's more, we share our triumphs and tragedies at a place I like to think of as our BuNoWriMo Common Room on Facebook. Please drop in and make yourself comfy!
|Logo of BuNoWriMo, by Graphic Artist Great, Joris Ammerlaan|
Thanks to BuNoWriMo, this short story blossomed to a 35K word novella, and with luck I'll be sending this bad boy off by the end of the month. Whee!
Newsflash #4 -- I guest-blogged! *happy dance* The brave soul who dared to host me was the amazing Marian Youngblood! I met Marian through Facebook (geez, I love social networks ^_^), and in her I found a fabulous soul whose voice should be heard throughout the world. She writes New Age fiction (current work: Shasta: Critical Mass) as well as blogs as both herself and as Siderealview. Check her out!
Newsflash #5 -- After dragging my feet and feeling terribly sorry for myself, I FINALLY sent one of my poor editors the excerpts for BEST MAN, WORST MAN (ebook due out October 25th at Samhain). Confession: I'm not good at this picking-out-excerpts thing. Basically it's because I can feel the weight of importance on the whole affair. I mean, after reading the excerpts you've chosen, the potential-customer is either going to be breathlessly inspired to buy your book, or remember to avoid any product that has your name on it as if it's been sneezed on. Yeah, no pressure. But now that I've done it, I've been told that the editing process for BMWM is almost complete and is on the verge of being sent off to the formatters. Whatever that is. *still a clueless newbie*
Newsflash #6 -- I'm famous! Well, not really. :D But my editor blogged about a funny event that occurred while working on BEST MAN, WORST MAN the other day, and that blog is currently on the front page of Samhain's site, entitled "Good Communication". Enjoy, and say hello to Immi in the comments box!
Now, I know what this is. Having spent most of my life either performing on-ice or pushing others to perform, I recognize the symptoms -- I have stage fright. It's all in my head. My editors wouldn't have chosen my projects to be published if I sucked out loud. I should have confidence in their abilities, if I'm doubting my own.
Yeah, I know all that. But phooey. I'm terrified. And maybe a little crazy.