Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Five for December 12, 2014


1. A good week for writing. I finished off my Christmas short story for my local critique group. Now I'm working on a few other shorts to submit in the new year. Just silly and fun stuff before the hard work of promoting and revising starts again.

2. Less than a month until the first book of my hilarious and geeky series, Dice & Debauchery is released! You can add Loose Corset to your wish list at Ellora's Cave now. I worked last week with a cover artist, so hopefully I can share with you the cover soon. For everyone on the D&D tour, I'll get you all the information and images when I have them. Also, for anyone who would like to review the book, you can email Service@ellorascave.com and request a review copy.

3. My urban fantasy novel, Of Blood and Sorrow is currently with my CPs and betas. I hope to have it ready to release in February or March. You can add it to read on Goodreads right now!

4. Have you gotten all your holiday preparations done? We have our tree and all the cards have been sent out. Next week will be a lot of cooking and baking for my husband's work and our son's school. Christmas lunches and concerts. Then two weeks of sleeping in!

5. A quiet weekend awaits me. Maybe we'll take the little guy to see Big Hero 6. I think I want to see it more than he does! He's been really into watching Odd Squad, a new show on PBS. It's like a mix between Men in Black and Harry Potter. It teaches math skills and throws in a lot of subtle adult jokes. Or not so subtle ones like the 1980s episode! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

19 comments:

  1. Lots of exciting publishing stuff to look forward to :-) I've got Christmas cards to write tonight - I've got the wine and Christmas music lined up!

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  2. Sounds like you are doing great things. Lots of publications lined up and Christmas in gear. I'm afraid I'm slacking in all areas this season. But, I am helping others prepare for their Christmas, delivering Christmas Cards and Packages daily through the Postal Service. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  3. Sounds like you've had a productive week. Have a fun, relaxing weekend!

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  4. You're getting a lot of writing done!
    Go see Big Hero 6. You'll enjoy it.

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  5. Oh my goodness! You have so much going on! How do you do it?!

    Let me know if you need me for a shout out. (I never remember if I signed up or if I saw the sign ups or if there was a sign up...you get the point, right? I'm a mess, but always happy to help!)

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  6. I've heard Big Hero 6 was really good but really sad.

    I've gotten all the gifts for Christmas, but I need to do things like get them together and mail them and the like.

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  7. so productive, I love it! I'm moving along as well, all set for Chanukah, and my big New Years plans are to watch the Honeymooners marathon the whole night/day. Wild I know!

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  8. Big Hero looks good. Not even close to ready for Christmas but maybe after this weekend.

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  9. Evie & Rob love Odd Squad too. I think Alex would like it if I could get him away from his computer.

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  10. Thanks to everyone! I hope you all get your Christmas preparations done and have a little time for relaxing. :)

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  11. Ohhh but you've been busy and have gotten so much done. Shopping tomorrow for one last gift and, then, the cards … yep, gotta have Christmas music to do that. (Sorry it's been ages since I've visited. But now that life's more into a routine, things are looking up.)

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  12. I heard Big 0 Six is great!! Sounds like you have a lot going on! All Good!!! I already marked it to read on GoodReads!

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  13. So many awesome plans! I hope you have a great weekend, and lots of luck with everything else!

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  14. I simplified this year. No tree, just tons of lights and garlands everywhere. We're going to be gone most of the month, so it didn't seem worth hauling in a tree and decorating it. Bah Humbug.

    Hope you're holiday is wonderful.

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  15. Lots of writing happening at your place! Hope all your Christmas preps go well. A fun time of year! Merry Christmas!

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  16. Go on with your bad writing self! I'm jealous. lol, though maybe more of a quiet weekend. It's a toss up. Hope yours was great!

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  17. You've got a lot going on, Christine. Keep up the good work. We decorated our tree yesterday, and the presents are wrapped. One more week of school, then I can relax.

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  18. yay for your writing advancements - i'm enjoying of blood and sorrow! and bake some for me too - you sweet homemaker you!

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