How is it already Thursday?  The week is speeding up and I’ve got so much to do!  Luckily, it’s all plotted out – I’m a big outliner, and it’s nice to know there’s a plan in place.  Here’s what’s coming up!

FREEBIE TOMORROW!!!  And that’s all I’m saying 🙂

SHINY THINGS – Chapter 6 goes up tomorrow!  I get a lot of questions about how the serial works, so here are a few answers:

Is the book already written?

NO!  Outlined within an inch of its life, yes.

So it looks exactly the way it’s supposed to?

One of the craziest things about writing is that it never looks the way it’s supposed to – the characters start thinking and talking and behaving like themselves, and then it’s basically out of my hands.  I’m along for the ride and sometimes, I have to just do what they tell me, outline be damned. 

When it’s all done, can I just staple the chapters together and have a full novel?

Well, you could.  One of the fun things about writing in serial form is that when it’s finally complete, I can look at the book as a whole and it will probably be a total surprise.  There will probably be a fair amount of horrified self-recrimination (OMG, I let them read that?!), and then I’ll start re-editing, and eventually you’ll be able to get a normal ebook or print copy, all shiny and polished.

SAFE FROM THE FIRE – Release date pushed to 2/15, for the sake of my sanity, which gives you plenty of time to finish SAFE FROM THE DARK, and me plenty of time to stop editing. 🙂

SHADOW OF THE RAVEN (HEARTS OF STONE – PREQUEL) – planned for the end of the month, but if things move really well, I’ll have it out earlier.  Paranormals are so much fun to write, but they take a lot of time and research and world-building.  I can’t wait to hear what you think about this one!

And that’s it for the moment…phew…LOL…