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Today December 18, 2015

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in baking, Best laid plans, Best planned lays, Burden of Truth, Counsel of the Wicked, forthcoming works, Happy Holidays!, Homeschool, Rebel Mage, round-up, scores, slow-writer-is-slow., Ta-da, the-end-is-near, to-dos, upcoming work, wordcount, writing-mom.
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Today we went to see The Nutcracker, which was awesome. Neither of us have ever been to the ballet before, so this was new and nifty. J. really enjoyed it.


  • an indeterminate number of spritz cookies (I lost count).

This ends the holiday baking for 2015.


I would have written more, but Nutcracker and baking. Spritz cookies are time consuming!

Total words today:  877 words

Total words on Burden of Truth: Book Two of The Rebel Mage


Market Day. September 19, 2014

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2014 plans, a-writers-life-is-never-dull, award-winning, except-for-when-it-is, promotions, publishing, round-up, Self-publishing.
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I am self-admittedly lousy at marketing. Especially when I’m in the middle of writing a novel, or working on edits, or doing the fifty-million things that need to be done around the house as a mom and domestic engineer (cough*housewife*cough). Which is my way of saying that I’d rather have root canal than do promotions.

Bad writer, no biscuit.

So…. here are the things that are currently available!

Most recently is Bi Magic, from Forbidden Fiction. I have two stories in this anthology: Fools Rush In and To Market. A print version is also available.




Fools Rush In is also available as a standalone story, also from Forbidden Fiction



There’s also Her Captive, which was my playing with an idea that came from Tom Smith’s song “Kidnapped by Pirates is Good!”


Then there’s the AWARD-WINNING House of Sable Locks from Circlet Press, which is available in ebook, in print, and in a delicious audio-book.



There are my two self-publishing experiments, the Tales from the Arena books. Opening Gambit and Playing for Keeps are available as ebooks and in print.

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And hey, if you want to go back to the beginning, there’s also Princes of Air, my first novel!


There will be a sequel eventually — I have an idea of where the story will go. I just need to get it down on the page.

As soon as I finish these edits. And that novel over there. And the dishes….


>Writing round-up for 2010 January 4, 2011

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2010, round-up, writing.
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>It was an interesting year. Eleven submissions, and of that, I sold four. (Five if you count the reprint that sold and then didn’t…)

The breakdown —

Two novels — one submitted to Baen in May, one submitted to Circlet in October. No answers yet on either.

Four new short stories — One sold to Cleis, two sold to Circlet. One short story was submitted to Circlet in December, no answer yet.

Reprints — One of the Circlet stories from 2010 is out for audio submission to Escape Pod, no answer yet. The story that I sold to Cleis in 2010 is out to Cleis for Best Bondage Erotica 2012, and I won’t know about THAT one until September. One story from 2009 was accepted for an anthology and then the publisher decided not to use it. And another story from 2009 was accepted to the same anthology as the new story I sold to Cleis.

had one story that I sold in 2009, and that the publisher decided not to use, so they gave me the rights back.

And I had a story rejected from Realms of Fantasy, which I then turned around, reworked, and it became the novel that is currently out with Circlet.

Not a bad year.