December 2010

My Plan And why I've been Absent

I've been pretty late on posting this blog mostly because I've been wrestling with being sick in various crippling forms for a little over two weeks now. My holiday was a little less filled with joy than I would have liked. However, that didn't stop my post-Christmas wish from coming true. I was offered a short story contract by Ellora's Cave and I now have a kick ass editor and a fantastic publisher to call my own! I've been a lucky, lucky girl the end of this year.


I’ve been writing since I was very small. I remember my first short story was about a bike that came alive and wanted to be a dirt bike so it went cross country to find a way to enter itself into a race. It ate pizza. I was a very odd child.

My Procrastination Station

Sorry, I know I've been absent from the blog for a bit now lovely readers. It wasn't intentional by any means, time just kind of got away from me. I'm working on a lot of projects right now including my sixth round of edits and rewrites of Not So Pure. I've been trying to contract with a full length book for who knows how long now. But it will be done, my work ethic will make it so. I've gotten great advice from a lot of brilliant people, including my Ellora's Cave editor, so hopefully I can whip this baby into shape and you'll see her on e-book shelves soon.

Celebration Giveaway

I finally loaded Thumbtacks, my naughty lesbian corporate office story onto Smashwords for use in all e-book formats. To celebrate, until December 16th, readers can get my e-book FREE by typing in the coupon code VE99Q at checkout. What was once a .99 cent purchase is free for a limited time. Who doesn't like free stuff?

Me? I'm just happy I made it through Smashwords infamous meat grinder system with all my limbs!

Here's the blurb:

The Way I Feel...

When browsing in a bookstore:

Euphoric and like a little kid all at once---full of wonder. For the first five to ten minutes in a bookstore I always spend my time just glancing around at all the pretty covers and stroking--yeah, I stroke--the new books. Sometimes I have to smell them too. Don't you judge me. Then I get a little giddy when I find authors I know. Then the reorganizing starts.

When forced to make an outline:

Secretly, I'm a Workaholic

So, I have this cycle. It goes thus:

Revise and Resubmit: To Rejoice or Rip Out Your Hair

I'm pushing off a few submissions I wanted to do this month in order to do my first full novel rewrite for a revise and resubmit. I've gotten some of the best advice from my mentor on how to go about doing it and how to emotionally handle ripping apart what feels like my child---but when it comes down to it there's nothing left for it but to start writing it, right? And yet, nothing.