Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Five for December 5, 2014


1. Did you see the awesome cover for my urban fantasy novel, Of Blood and Sorrow? It's absolutely gorgeous. I've put it up on Goodreads too. You can mark it to read on there now.

2. Speaking of the novel, I finally finished a major POV change in it. It was tedious to the point of excruciating at times, but I've done it and it feels amazing! It'll be sent off to my CPs and beta readers today.

3. I also finished my revisions for the final book of my Dice & Debauchery series. All manuscripts are now with my editor at Ellora's Cave. I even heard from the cover artist who will be designing the covers for my books. I'm not sure what we're doing yet, but she's very nice and patient with me, the newbie at working within a publisher.

4. I can't believe it's December already. I've been going over my goals for this year. I think I've done pretty good. I will have to give myself a push to reach 100 books read, though. I'm at 94. (It says I already reached it on Goodreads, but I review children's books that I read with my son. So I don't include them on my count here.)

5. Less than three weeks until Christmas! My little guy is super excited. We've decorated the house and we're going to find a tree this weekend. He visited with Santa earlier this week. Afterward, he told me that wasn't the real Santa. When I asked why he thought that, he told me that it was "Second Santa" because he had glasses on and had a gray beard rather than a white beard. Yet he was still a nice Santa! If the weather stays reasonable, we might go to the Krampus night parade tomorrow. Has anyone else ever seen a Krampus?

Have a wonderful weekend!

12 comments:

  1. Hi Christine - you're always busy with a full plate of writing work - good for you. The little guy will be full of life just now - lapping all the Christmas ideas up - love his description of 2nd Santa ... No - but I await your description of Krampus anon .. cheers and have a happy time picking the tree out - cheers Hilary

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  2. You're making great progress with your upcoming releases. Can't believe it's December either, but I am ready for Christmas.

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  3. Heh, I'd never heard of a Krampus! Have fun finding your tree. I just always go the fake route, due to an unfortunate incident one Christmas Eve morning w/baby spiders hatching...yeah. Congrats again on your gorgeous cover- added to Goodreads!

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  4. Krampus! So funny. Your cover is amazing...UH-mazing. I'm off to add your book to goodreads!!

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  5. Have fun finding your tree! I have heard of Krampus but never been to see one. Way to go with your reading and writing!

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  6. Your cover is cool. Christmas will be so fun at your house.

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  7. Hi Christine,

    It most certainly is a gorgeous cover. I have seen it.

    Oh no, help me, acronym alert! POV? CP's? LOL, yes I know what they mean. Now I'm getting worried :)

    Never heard of Krampus. Sounds painful.

    Have a terrific weekend, Christine.

    Gary :)

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  8. Glad the pov change is wrapped up for you. Good luck with the edits. And have fun with your little guy!

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  9. Thank you, everyone. Have a terrific weekend! :)

    Leandra, baby spiders? I'd never look at a Christmas tree again if that happened!

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  10. The new cover is really cool. Congratulations on getting so much work done.

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  11. The book cover looks amazing! I love it.

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  12. I can't believe it's already December, either. Time moves by far too quickly anymore!

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