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Time just flew by….

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It’s amazing that Christmas is just a few weeks away. I feel as if a rug was just ripped out from under me and I suddenly fell right into December!  I’m not complaining, however my blog sure is 🙂 To my followers, I am so sorry I haven’t been keeping up with this. No excuse is a good one, but I have been really busy.

What have you been up to?

Well, I finished my Adult Horror Novel and dove head first in the process of querying. Let me tell you, it is NOT a fun process. After receiving rejections left and right, you begin to question your talents and your sanity.

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In the end you must remind yourself that you can’t please everyone. As those lovely form letters tell you, this business is purely subjective. It only takes one person to say yes and right now I am still waiting for that person. I have faith and I know it’ll happen when the time is right.

Besides querying I am currently wrapping up Silver as well as writing a Chick Lit novel. As you may remember I love to multi-task. Guess somethings never change 😉

Wait, aren’t you an Indie author?

I hope to be a hybrid author. As you know, I have already self-published Green and Red. However, self-publishing can only get you and your novels so far. I do not speak for all indie authors. I’ve seen many who have been in my position and have been extremely successful. They are superheros and manage to be creative and business savvy. However, in my case I am still trying to find a balance between all aspects of this business. You see, when you self-publish you are both a writer and a marketer. Regardless of my career background in Advertising and Media, I DO NOT have the time and funding necessary to work my full-time job, continue to write, and promote my books. Yes, I do use social media (Facebook and Twitter) to reach my readers. Yes, I am participating in blog tours. However, ads aren’t cheap and time is even more valuable! By seeking out traditional publishing for my Adult Horror Novel, I’m hoping that a team can help me reach a demographic that is hard to penetrate. Horror is a niche and I need all the help and support I can get.

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What’s the deal with the Life Force Trilogy?
I am going to be participating in a Virtual Blog Tour from December 16, 2013 through December 23rd, which was coordinated by Bewitching Book Tours. I will be posting the tour stops in another post, but in the meantime please pass the word along! Image

Also, I am in the process of doing final rewrites for SILVER!!! Yes, yes, it’s been a long time coming. Ending a trilogy was a more difficult task than I had anticipated. Between wanting to tie up the story nicely and not wanting to say goodbye to my characters, well, it was challenging and I only hope I’ve risen to that challenge.

Until next time, kiddos. I promise it’ll be sooner rather than later!

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Well, one of the most wonderful times of the year 🙂

I haven’t been too quiet in regards to my immense love of Autumn — more specifically, October. Believe it or not, I have been introduced as the “Creepy Friend” among  my circle of close girl friends. Honestly, I greatly agree.

I’ve been so entranced with all things horror and paranormal from such a young age that it is somewhat ridiculous! Whereas other little girls would draw princesses or fairies, I often found myself drawing vampires with bloody teeth, monsters and ghosts (yes, I was only 8 years old). My favorite books at the time were the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark novels (besides the Babysitters Club) and I was always one to plan for Halloween at the beginning of the New Year. In fact, I often found myself sneaking around at family parties so I could catch a glimpse of the Nightmare of Elm Street installment the big kids were watching. 

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You know what? None of that has changed! I still look forward to Autumn not only for the cool, crisp weather; not only for the Pumpkin Spice Lattes and uber cute boots, but also for all the awesome Paranormal shows, Ghost Tours (visit my old blog to read more! Part 1 and Part 2) and scary movies! Can I hear a, “SYFY”?!

Man, I love this time of year! 

On an added note, I can’t wait to reveal my Halloween costume! Muahaha! I’ve had it planned for a while 😉

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The Pierces – Boring

As you all know I am currently in the process of querying literary agents for my new horror novel. I have always been the type to dream big and not to get too ahead of myself, but if that book was made into a movie this song would be the perfect score for the opening scene 😉

I am constantly praying about it and I know in my heart my prayers will be answered ❤

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Spreading Myself Too Thin?….

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As a perpetual multi-tasker I once again find myself in limbo. Having just finished writing and editing the first draft of my 87k word (give or take a few words) horror novel, I find myself in dire need of stepping away from it for a tiny bit. For the past few months I have poured myself into the project. So much so that I have come to realize I was getting a bit too close to the project and thus, even doing rewrites was becoming such an arduous task. Ever so often words, sentences, and ideas would just blend together. I desperately needed a little break to get my creative juices flowing again.

So what now? I have new ideas for two (unrelated) novels and I also need to finish writing Silver. On top of that I have some Q&A’s to answer for @feedmyreads’ Twitter page, as well as a character interview for another book blog. Oh, did I mention the newest installments of two of my favorite series (Lux Series and Lorien Legacies) were just released this week and I am dying to finish them, as well?

Guess staying busy is exactly what I need during this “small” break 😉