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My very first interview! August 27, 2011

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in Good news, happy-happy- joy- joy, promotions, SQUEEE, wow.
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For the record, this is just so amazingly cool!

Tonight I had my very first professional interview. Check it out!

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The Muse has spoken… August 22, 2011

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2011, a-writers-life-is-never-dull, annoying-muse-is-annoying, Drum Mage, Heart's Master, WIP.
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One persnickity Muse, in particular. Who has let me know in no uncertain terms that Drum Mage isn’t a good title anymore,  and that the title of this book is now Heart’s Master. Which I have to admit is more appropriate.

Explanations August 22, 2011

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in KermitArms, Sable Locks, SOLD!.
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So, I can now tell everyone the reason for the Kermit Arms…

I sold another novel! Circlet Press has offered (and I have accepted) a contract for my steampunk erotica novel House of Sable Locks!

AHHHHH!!!!! August 20, 2011

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in Good news, happy-happy- joy- joy, heeheeheehee, KermitArms, SQUEEE.
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Man, you should SEE my Kermit arms right now!!!

Snip, snip, snip August 19, 2011

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in Drum Mage, WIP, wordcount, writing.
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Pulling out the sections of Drum Mage that aren’t working dropped the wordcount from 54,158 to 38,796.

Damn, I’m WORDY when I’m heading in the wrong direction!

The Lion, The Witch and the To-Do List. August 17, 2011

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2011 plans, a-writers-life-is-never-dull, Ta-da, to-dos, writing.
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Well, I accomplished my summer goals — two days past my deadline. But I’m okay with that. This afternoon, I finished the worldbuilding for Tales from the Arena. So now, I’m letting Danielle take a look at it, poke it with a stick, and see if I left anything out. While she does that, I’ll get my head back into Drum Mage and start editing what I have so that I can get back to work.

And there’s a new task on the list — revising Nomad’s Moon, the High Fantasy novel that I wrote with Danielle Jones. After a year and a half in the queue, Baen passed on it. It is, however, still out with another, smaller press. So we’ll see what they say, and then see if we need to revise.

 

To Revise:

  • Nomad”s Moon (?) — Wait for response from small press

To Write:

  • Drum Mage
  • Playing For Keeps (short story to launch Tales from the Arena)
  • The Willow Sword
  • Sea Prince (To be written with Danielle Jones)
  • Wanderer’s Moon (next book in the Midnight Moon series. Not to be done until we sell Nomad’s Moon)

To Outline

  • Coral Throne (sequel to Sea Prince)
  • Hidden Things (Mystere Book 1)
  • Blood and Gaslight (Mystere Book 2)
  • Ashes and Light (Mystere Book 3)
  • Tablets of Stone (Mystere Book 4)
  • Rainbow Wars (the teach-in idea. Definitely a  YA. And it needs a better title)
  • As-yet-untitled Steven and Nick book. Sequel to Drum Mage.

To Sell

  • Nomad’s Moon
  • Exile’s Moon
  • Silk Skin (short story)
  • House of Sable Locks

New Music and inspiration August 16, 2011

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2011 plans, Drum Mage, forthcoming works, music, Princes of Air, Sable Locks, Tales from the Arena, Uncategorized, writing.
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So, I’m plugging along here. Page proofs for Princes of Air came in and went back out about two weeks ago, so that is coming closer to fruition. I think I’ve heard back from all the beta readers on House of Sable Locks, so now I’m going to start shopping that around. My son went back to school yesterday, and I’m slowly getting used to the fact that this house is QUIET when there isn’t a five-year-old running around.

I’m working on finishing my world-building for Tales from the Arena, and then I’m going to let that percolate a little while I get back into the right headspace for Drum Mage. Let me get the piece that is mostly done and needs the most saving out of the way first, right?  And since it is too quiet to work, I have Pandora on in the background. I love Pandora. Especially since they pull up stuff like THIS:

Needless to say, I’ve ordered all three of the CDs. This is going to be some GREAT writing music!!