I hope your holidays were fantastic. And I hope you survived your January--which felt roughly 2 years long to me--as well as I did. Which means: barely :)
So what's new with you?
Here in the frozen bowels of Maryland, things are...cold. But that's a lot of places, right. So I hope you are keeping warm wherever you are. Unless you're somewhere warm, then you can kiss my butt.
As far as "news" goes, the latest on the book front:
I have one coming out as a reboot! One of my last Ellora's Cave books has been given a new title, a makeover, and some TLC and will be released very soon. I have a cover but haven't gotten the go ahead to reveal so I am dying! I will as soon as possible. (Hint: it is GAWJUSS)
The bonus bit is, another of my final EC books is being given the same treatment and will also get a second chance at life. This is so exciting mainly because they were hardly promoted by me due to circumstances and a lot of readers, especially new ones, may not even know these books ever existed.
If I weren't half frozen I'd jump for joy.
I also just subbed my first brand new novel since Muse. I had the collection Lucky 7 come out in the interim, but damn, shopping around a new NOVEL feels good.
I'm working on a horror novel and shorts and freelancing and...what day is it? I have a lot of plates spinning, and it's been a long time since I've worked that way. I'm getting back into the flow and it's kind of fun.
One of my New Year's GOALS (I hate resolutions) was to read more. I have so many books that I am barely making a dent in. My method:
I drink 2 cups of coffee per morning.
Cup 1 is checking mail for work etc.
Cup 2: I read! No screens. I just read.
It's been working brilliantly. Clearly I am a genius.
And finally, I'll leave you with a perfect illustration of my life. Just for a giggle. Girl child is back at school in upstate NY (boo!) where their weather makes ours look warm. She was off to bed last night when this exchange happened.
For some reason auto correct will change all my dirty words, yet leave actual typos, and then randomly change perfectly normal words to...very weird alternatives.
At least it's consistent.
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