Is it seriously December already? It feels like just yesterday I was recapping last year and gearing up for 2013. How quickly the time has passed! You can look forward to my 2013 recap at the end of the month, but there are more important things to do right now! Onward
Things you should know/might care about:
1. I’m working on a holiday short story for you. You can check your inbox for the finished product on/around December 20th. Want to make sure you don’t miss this free short story? Sign up for my newsletter. The story won’t be available for download anywhere else.
2. I finished the second draft of my NaNoWriMo book this morning. The manuscript needed a lot of TLC, but it survived a major round of rewrites, revisions, and reworking. Celebrate! This draft offered a little clarity, and I even walked away from it with a revised title (and an idea of what my plans are with these characters). It will be the first novel in a three-part series.
Now it’s time to print off that second draft, tuck it in a drawer, and give myself a little space from it. I know it still needs a lot of work, but I won’t be able to see those gaping plot holes until I’ve given myself a little distance from the story. In the meantime, I’m going to bug my editor with some questions (get ready Nicole, I’m coming for you!), hire a graphic artist to work up a fantastic cover design, and try to write up a decent description for you. I might even start working on an outline for the second book.
Because there will be a lot of updates with this book over the next couple of months, you can go directly to the page to check for updates and information.
3. I’m partaking in a holiday-themed blog hop this month with a lot of other great authors. There will be lots of fun and prizes throughout the month, and I’ll even be giving away another set of Just a Little paperbacks. I’ll have more details for you on this in a week or so, but I’m still learning the details for myself. I’ll let you know more soon!
4. I’ve contacted the winners of the Just a Little paperback giveaway. Congratulations to all three of you! Your books and necklaces will be in the mail this week.