Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday's Writing Update: Cover Reveal, NaNoWriMo, Goals, Stats, a Review, and a Break


Happy Wednesday! And I would like to wish a very happy birthday to my good friend and critique partner Aubrie Dionne!

As you may have seen on several blogs, I have the cover art for The Nightmare Collection.

Cover art by Nicemonkey at Cover design by Aubrie Dionne. Bookworm logo for Surrounded by Books Publishing created by Cherie Reich.
A legend is hungry tonight.

A child monster will get its first taste of blood in Nightmare at the Freak Show. Four friend will enter the forest on December night, but only one can survive in Once Upon a December Nightmare. Almost ten years after Cassie's December nightmare, the monster awakens to hunt again in Nightmare Ever After.

Forthcoming late November 2012

Add to Goodreads!

It looks really cool in person too!

I also have my October stats.
Words Written: 7,771
Pages Edited: 271

I published Nightmare Ever After on October 29th and finished plotting my YA Fantasy The Loveless Princess (a Foxwick Chronicles novella). Although I had a major breakthrough with Starred, I only managed to edit two scenes in October due to lack of time.

My November goals are:
1. Re-write The Phoenix Prophetess for my NaNoWriMo 2012 novel. I'm at 35,153 words so far with twenty chapters left to write.
2. Proofread The Nightmare Collection and finish formatting for print/ebook formats. Then, publish the collection. My goal is to have this done by November 19th.
3. Complete guest posts/excerpts/interviews for The Nightmare Collection blog tour December 3-7. I plan to send my blog tour hosts everything they'll need on November 26th.

Earlier this month, I also received a fantastic 5/5 starred review for Once Upon a December Nightmare. It made me smile. You can read the review here.

Also, I will be taking a small blogging break through Thanksgiving. The break will be from November 20-25, but I'll try to still visit blogs when I can.

So what are you up to? If you are participating in NaNo, how are you doing?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Take a break! You've a lot to accomplish.

Heather R. Holden said...

As I said on another blog, fantastic cover! Everything about it is just so eye-catching, especially that font...

And wow, you're already past 35K for NaNo? I'm impressed! Hope you manage to keep up with it, along with all the other goals you're trying to accomplish this month! :)

Allison said...

Love the cover! Enjoy your break. I am at 9000 words for NaNo, when I should be at 23000 today. Gulp. Oh well, as long as I'm writing every day, I'm happy!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Nicole Zoltack said...

I'm not really doing Nano this year since I was in the middle of a story by the time November rolled around. Plus dealing with Sandy and Anthony's sickness... nano just wasn't in the cards for me this year. But I am hoping to finish my story by the end of the month!

Nicole said...

Enjoy the break!

Christine Rains said...

LOVE the cover! You're doing great with NaNo. You'll definitely need the break. Enjoy it and refresh yourself. :) I need to get writing for today. I'm behind schedule because the fridge guy came over. We'll need a new fridge. :(

Camille Picott said...

Ooh, nice cover! Congrats! Good luck on your Nov goals!

Fairview said...

Nice cover! And wow! So productive!

M Pax said...

My schedule is no better, as we have discussed. :) You can do it and I bet you find more to do. lol

I will be featuring your beautiful cover on my blog tomorrow during the spirited joust.

Anonymous said...

Awesome cover!

Cathy Keaton said...

I love the cover! It wraps around to the back and is a whole tree. That is really clever. ;)

Congrats on all the words you wrote and pages you edited in October!

Unknown said...

Congrats on the wonderful cover, the great review and all your progress with other projects. You sure are busy and make me feel like a slug in comparison.
Good luck with everything! :-)

Unknown said...

Happy b-day Aubrie!

Unknown said...

Oh, and at NaNo, I am at 8399 when I'm supposed to be at 14000!Uh-oh!

Tyrean Martinson said...

That's an awesome cover! I love the wraparound affect!

I'm behind on Nano, but I'm still writing every day. I'm behind in my revisions, but I'm still working on that too . . in fact, it's my evening to write, so I have to get back at it.

Unknown said...

That is some beautiful vector art on The Nightmare Collection's cover :-)

Unknown said...

Good luck with the goals Cherie! By the way the cover looks awesome!

C D Meetens said...

That cover looks stunning! And - wow - you sound busy! Hope you get to relax during your Thanksgiving break.

I'm still looking forward to reading your "Phoenix" books.

As for me, I'm not too sure where the year has gone. Wasn't it only January last month?