30 September 2012

Perseverance is the name of the game

As you may have read, my grandmother passed away a week ago; so I've been busy juggling the retail job, funeral plans, the wake, and two separate deadlines in the writing world.  Retail is finally settling again, the wake was last night and I was quite happily smashed on too much wine, both deadlines have just been met, and the funeral's tomorrow morning-

*lets out a huge sigh*

It's been a rather chaotic past couple weeks, and I'm ready for things to calm back down.  Especially with NaNoWriMo now a month away.  I'm not ashamed to admit that this year is going to be the first year I'm seriously going to try and write something I can turn around and submit a few months after I cross that finish line.

*yawns* I had more to say here, really I did, but I'm ridiculously tired from the work, writing, death trio; so I'm going to cut it off here, and hopefully remember to expand on my babbling skills sometime tomorrow afternoon, after a nice night's sleep.

Much <3 from me to you!

24 September 2012

Grandma Stapleton; I love you, and miss you already, but I'm glad you'll finally know peace 9/6/41-9/24/12

21 September 2012

Story #3 of the xmas bonanza has been officially rejected :P 1 out of 4 is still pretty good odds; plus, I kinda wanted to revamp story #3 a few days ago XD

05 September 2012

Dear Arick and Z, I love you both dearly, but if you don't behave I'm going to put you in a corner while I go play with Ivan, Shaem, and Ether. Luv, plague girl

03 September 2012

So, it's Monday, and that means it's time for that news I was babbling about on Saturday:  Guess who's signing her first short story contract?  *dances*

Yup, you read right, Lacie's going to have a short story published in an actual anthology.  Story #4, aka Rock'n'Roll Seraphim, is going to be part of Less Than Three's 'Kiss Me at Midnight' anthology.  Also, on top of receiving that shriek worthy news, I was told that Megan, and I quote, 'thinks it would be cool' if I were to do a story featuring two of the other characters from that short for another of their anthologies.  

*still jazzed beyond belief*


Right, so yeah, that's what I had to share; back to working on Put You in a Song, Peppermint, and The Alighieri.

02 September 2012

Playing with my imaginary friends and have stumbled across a song that fits 2 of them XD keith urban's 'put you in a song'

01 September 2012

Big news...coming soon!

So yup, I've got some big news in the works, and will be able to babble about it by the end of this lovely holiday weekend.  *dances around* I want to say something about it right now, but I don't want to jinx anything, so we'll be waiting a little bit longer before screaming across the internet. :3

In other news, as stated in one of my many brief updates story #2 was rejected; however, I've got plans to rewrite it and resubmit it to the publisher, and am hoping to have that done by the end of this year.  I even have a pile of index cards, multi-colored pens, and many highlighters to help with this task.

Halloween sip#1 is almost done, and I might try to write another one before the deadline.

Also, also, I've decided to tackle another deadline at the end of this month for a serial anthology focusing on rockstars.  Story #4 started my rockstar kick, and I'd love do give some attention to the secondary characters I met while writing it, so why not?  Can't hurt, can it?


Story #1 for last month is getting a make over in prep for a Black Friday release via Smashwords.  It's short, so if I charge, it'll only be $.99, but I'm probably going to be doing some sort of Christmas special and offer it for free for a chunk of the month of December.  I've also got plans to get together with a photographer buddy of mine to create the cover, and possibly even take some new author pictures for profiles.

I think that's all the news I've got right now, and don't forget, big news by Monday!  Promise!

*scampers back to her writing*