Surrounded by Books Reviews is giving away books. All you have to do is fill out the form here to be entered.
I'm giving away critiques on this blog for the holidays. All you have to do is fill out the form here to be entered.
Also, my review of Jeff Gonsalves' A Fork in the Road to Apocalypse is here.
Oh, and Once Upon a December Nightmare got a lovely review from Julie Flanders. You can read that review here.
My writing has been slow going since NaNoWriMo. I've been struggling to get to the 50k mark (hovering around 30k) in The Last Prophetess. It's not that I don't love the story or even where it is heading. It's just that the idea isn't fully formed in my head, so it's a struggle to get the words out. Because of that, I've decided to put The Last Prophetess aside for now. I have too many other things I want/need to work on, and I can't waste more time on something half-baked.
So, I'm going to go back to my short stories for The Foxwick Chronicles: Women of Foxwick and work on a novella Confessions of a Telekinetic.
In editing, I'm still working on a client's manuscript. I am also editing my YA Fantasy The Phoenix Prophetess and my space fantasy romance novelette Defying Gravity, and tomorrow I'll begin my second read-through of my YA Contemporary Starred. I feel really good about both of those novels and would like to get them edited soon.
In completely unrelated news, I got a new car last Friday. I needed something more equipped to handle snow, so I got a 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe. It's pacific blue pearl color, and I'm naming him Treygan after Karen Amanda Hooper's half-merman/half-gorgon in her Tangled Tides. I hope she doesn't mind. *grins*
So do you have any news? Ready for Christmas yet?