Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday's Writing Update: An Interview, a Review, an Update, and More!

 

Happy Wednesday!

Now, I have quite a bit of news, so let's see if I remember it all.

First, I'm over at M. Pax's today for a Spacedock 19 interview. We're talking about science fiction and fantasy and a little about marketing. You can read the interview here.

Author and fellow Valley Writer Wayne White wrote up a wonderful review of my A to Z Flashes of Foxwick on his blog. He's fairly new to blogging, so please stop by and say hi. You can read the review here. By the way, A to Z Flashes of Foxwick is free at: iTunes, Kobo, Amazon, and Smashwords. 

Pull of Gravity is now available on the iTunes bookstore here and now Kobo here.

Last Thursday, I found out that a short story of mine won first place in a writing competition and is going to the next level. I'll have more details later, but it's my first first place win ever, so I'm pretty excited.

Also, I've been looking over my August goals, and I've decided to put off writing Nightmare Ever After for a week or so. I want to write it right, so I've decided it would be best to keep my focus on Gravity: The Complete Trilogy, writing the epilogues for it, and getting feedback, so I can format the print and ebooks of it. Then, in September, my focus can shift to writing Nightmare Ever After with a mid-to-late October release in mind for it.

Also, I'm sorry I have been a bit slow to comment back on blogs this week. We're short-staffed at work and I have a big manuscript to edit for a client, so that unfortunately has to come first.

So what have you been up to?

22 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Congrats on your short story placing - very exciting! :D

Samantha said...

Wow! Congrats on first place!! You must be SO excited :)

I FINALLY got A-Z Flashes of Foxwick. It's about time :P

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Already visited Mary's site today and congratulations on winning the contest!

Kittie Howard said...

Congrats, Cherie. Wow, that's exciting news!

Aubrie said...

Congrats on winning!!! I want to read the interview but the link isn't working for me.

Good luck with those epilogues, I think it will add a lot to it.

Ciara said...

Congrats on the short story!! I've been crazy busy with the release of Weighted. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congrats on your story! I took a few days off . . .and then got disorganized. So today . . it's back to the grind of getting things together - writing, prepping for the school year, etc.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Although I love writing . . .it's just when I've had a day off it feels like work for the first 5 minutes.

Julia King said...

Congrats on taking first place for your short story. That is wonderful! I love the name Nightmare Ever After. Intriguing name for sure!

Deniz Bevan said...

Thanks for the links, and congratulations on your short story! Good luck with the next level!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Congratulations! On commenting, I'm consummately behind at this point. I think (hope) people are understanding of that. You are definitely busy!

M Pax said...

Ooo! Congrats on the 1st place. Most awesome. I think we're all always behind with a few exceptions ... :) Glad to have you over at my place today.

Nick Wilford said...

Congrats for the first place, and good luck with your new project! I'm totally behind too. We all have various things on our plates!

Christine Rains said...

Congrats on the story! I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to read NEA. Hopefully soon all the editing will be done and you'll be able to write again.

Tracy Bermeo (A2Z Mommy) said...

Congrats on first place in the contest. That's awesome. I sent out 6 queries yesterday and took a gorgeous photo of my black raspberry ice cream. Now, if I can just figure out Pinterest a little better....
A2Z Mommy and What’s In Between

Lexa Cain said...

That's a whole lot of news, and it sounds like your plate is full. Congrats on the first place win for the short story. Yay! :-)

Trisha said...

Congrats, that is awesome news about your short story!! And I know how it feels to be swamped at work, had some freaky busy weeks at my job myself lately ;)

L.G. Keltner said...

Since you inspire me, I decided to tag you in a post today. Stop over to check it out!

http://lgkeltner.blogspot.com/2012/08/be-inspired.html

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, so much great news! I hope your short story does well in the next level.

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Oh wow! First prize in a writing competition. Congratulations.

Amy Jarecki said...

Congratulations on your short story--how wonderful to get the recognition :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Congrats on the win! I also won a round of a writing competition, so it could be the same one. :-P

Good luck with work and edits!