Sunday, August 21, 2016

I'm Editing! Yes, I'm Editing!

I've had these words running through my mind to the tune of "I Feel Pretty" from West Side Story.

And I really have been editing Zombie Goddess. I'm feeling pretty good about the story. A little smoothing of the rough edges is needed. Okay, in my case, that means adding articles and prepositions. When I write, I have a bad tendency to leave those out. My mind automatically fills them in when I read, which is why I have a text-to-voice program read the story back to me.

In my spare time, I updated the temporary website with the new book covers and blurbs. Hope you love the updated versions as much as I do!

I've also added little bar graphs on the right of the page so you have a rough idea of when to expect the next book. I'll try to update the graphs every Saturday night.

So progress on Ravaged may be a little slow while I finish editing Zombie Goddess. But I am excited about getting the next book out!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Update on Bloodlines

I got Zombie Goddess back from my beta reader. There were a few specific things that needed fixed, which I worked on over the weekend.

The last thing I can't address without fundamentally changing the nature of the novel. If you've been reading the Bloodlines series, you know there's a lot of action in my stories, but not everything turned into a major physical battle.

In fact, I thought the foreshadowing I put in Blood Sacrifice regarding Tiffany and Siobhan's efforts to hammer out a treaty between the vampires and the sidhe would have been more obvious. Maybe I was too subtle. Or maybe this is me as the writer looking at the Bloodlines series as a story in the whole.

That's not to say there aren't any conflicts in this novel, but the majority aren't physical. And there are gross, bloody bodies. Eventually. *smile*

Frankly, Zombie Goddess is the proverbially quiet before the storm. I close out a LOT of hanging story threads, but it sets up the last three novels. Readers will either love it or hate it.

I hope they love it.

Just need to finish those pesky edits. . .