Saturday, 28 May 2011

Good decisions/bad decisions

Good decision...to go to my friend's place in Illinois five days before the Lori Foster Reader Writer Get Together.
Bad decision...to do the first 12 hours of a 15 hour drive in one shot. ow ow ow ow ow.

Now, being from Canada, interstates creep me out, and having to depend on my GPS is daunting...but i made it through the 12 hours of driving without any honking from folks behind or beside me.
I am now nine hours from ohio, but only 2.5 from chicago. whew. Driving is hard.
At least on the way home next week, I have divided my time more evenly. only 10 hours per shot. I think I might fly next year if I do the Gathering again.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Confining Fire...Wave of Power series

Yes, That is my title.  Confining Fire. 
Ideally, the book will be the first of three. Confining Fire, Controlling Fire and Unleashing Fire.
So far the heroine has attended her nephew's birthday party, been arrested, and is sentenced to be launched into space with a bunch of other folks who gained superpowers in an event five years earlier.
A friend volunteered to do an edit for me and she is enjoying the slow build in the book with the flashes of action. so, here is hoping I can find a representative for it and can hit the bookshelves like a big girl...wait, i am a big girl. hmm...like a grown up?
Nah, if you are here you know I will probably never grow up. :)

Thursday, 5 May 2011

What I have learned so far...

Okay, the book I am working on combines a regular bunch of human ladies, paranormal abilities, evil aliens, a hole in space and a planet full of alien superheroes who have been left to die.
So far it is coming slowly but surely.

Now...I just wonder if there is anyone out there who wants to read it when it is done? Believe it or not, many authors, myself included, are not sure if a new series/book will capture an audience.  I am hoping it will, but braced for anything.

 That is my business plan. Brace for anything. :-)

Sunday, 1 May 2011

On your mark...get set...Time Off!!!

Twisted of me, I know, but to keep from burning out I need to take a rest now and then.
This month I am attending my local sci-fi convention as me, and the first week of June I will be attending the Lori Foster Gathering in West Chester, Ohio. (I won't be at the book signing, too much paperwork to bring my stuff over the border)

But...the true dark secret to my time off is...I am working on a complete novel to submit to an agent at the Lori Foster Gathering. Yes...its out in the open. though I love writing short stories and ebooks...
While I have some books in paperback, due to the nature of ebook publishers they are not available in stores (well, McNally Robinson in Canada, but that is the only place you can find them in person).

I am a huge nerd, I really really really want to have one book on a shelf somewhere...I want to do another book signing, I want to meet the folks who read my work.

The amount of work that I have to go through to do a book signing for the books that are Print on Demand (POD), is ridiculous. And since all of the printers are in the US, and I am Canadian, it is a pain in the butt to bring them into the country en masse.

So, my dark secret is that I want a regular book on a regular bookshelf that I can do a regular book signing for. I love the thrill of seeing my name on a book cover, and want to have it in every bookstore in the city. ;) 
Not a horrible thing as goals go.

And so, to sum up a long rant, I will be spending the next month writing a novel in a new universe with new characters and new superpowers. If you want me to keep you posted, I will. :)