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2012 in review, and 2013 plans. December 31, 2012

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2012 wrap up, 2013 plans, Happy New Year, recap.
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I posted this to Facebook a few hours ago:

“Hello, is this 2013? Yes, I’m happy to say that we’ve had an opening, and we’re going to be offering you a contract, if you’re available to start immediately. Oh, good. Thank you, and welcome aboard.

“What? Oh, the previous contractor? Well, I shouldn’t say this, but he had to be let go. Perhaps… fired with extreme prejudice is a better way of putting it.

“I’m sure we won’t have the same issues with YOU!”

In a nutshell? 2012 sucked rocks on a personal level. Professionally, though? Not bad!

Sold:

    • To Market to Forbidden Fiction  (reprint)
    • O, Promise Me!  to Circlet Press  (THIS is the one I’m most proud of selling!)
    • Kidnapped by Pirates to Forbidden Fiction
    • Fools Rush In to Forbidden Fiction (reprint)

Still under consideration:

    • Sapphires and Gold to Circlet Press
    • Heart’s Master to Circlet Press
    • Holy Palmer’s Kiss to Forbidden Fiction

Can’t sell, but FUN to write (aka fanfiction)

I had rejections, too. It wouldn’t be publishing if I didn’t!

Now. Plans for 2013!

To Finish (all started — these are my primary tasks until I get the page proofs for House of Sable Locks!):

    • From Dusk til Dawn
    • Tales from the Arena
    • Sea Prince (To be written with Danielle Jones)
    • The Willow Sword

To Outline (in order)

    • Holy Orders ( Sequel to Heart’s Master)
    • Hidden Things (Mystere Book 1)
    • Steam and Screw
    • The School
    • Temple of the Mysteries
    • The White Raven (sequel to Princes of Air)
    • Color Wars (that YA)
    • Coral Throne (sequel to Sea Prince)
    • The Lady and the Sword (Mystere Book 2)
    • Ashes and Light (Mystere Book 3)
    • Tablets of Stone (Mystere Book 4)

To Sell

    • Nomad’s Moon (currently being revised)
    • Exile’s Moon

On Hiatus

    • Wanderer’s Moon

And of course there will be the random short stories thrown in for good measure.

Happy New Year, everyone! See you next year!

>Recap of the reading. August 8, 2010

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in Reading, recap.
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>Last night was the EroticBliss Party at Blissful Lotus, where I had the pleasure (and honor) of being the closing act. The evening went really well, and the place was packed! At one point, you couldn’t walk from the front of the store to the back without difficulty. Fantastic surreal art by Elizabeth Shupe (and she showed up dressed as a steampunk Lolita. VERY nice!), a grand reading by Liz Allen, and the amazing art of Perego, who did some literal perfomance art last night. First, he painted the model (literally, he painted ON the model). Then he painted a portrait of the painted model. He started with bare canvas, and ended with a complete painting. I am so completely in awe of artists who can do that. There was also a scary accurate tarot reader, a henna painter, and chocolate. (I was good. I didn’t eat much.)

By the time my reading came up, the crowd had thinned out, and I had the amazing sensation of having a completely quiet house while I read. Everyone giggled in the right places, and feedback was fantastic.

Now, what did I learn last night?

1 – Followup!
Because of a communications glitch, there were no CDs to be sold last night. The next time I do this, I MUST followup and make sure that all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed. I did pass out cards with this URL so that people can get to the link. (Oh, if you’re here from the card? The book that Succubus appears in is Like Clockwork. It’s over there, about halfway down the page —->)

2 – Heels.
I am never, EVER wearing heels again! I wore my sandals out to Blissful Lotus because I can’t drive in heels. I put my heels on when I got there. And almost immediately realized that I haven’t worn any kind of heel in over five years! the heels lasted about half an hour, then I took them off and spent the rest of the night barefoot. (not the worst idea. The floor was cool, and that helped keep ME cool! It was WARM in there last night!)

3 – Spoons.
I am SO out of spoons right now! I actually kicked the husband and son out of the house this afternoon so I could have some alone time (and now I feel a little guilty. There’s a heckuva storm out there!) I have to remember to plan for recovery days after an event like this.

On the whole, had a grand time. Thanks to Blissful Lotus for inviting me!