School is starting Thursday, and I’ll be part of VCU’s Ipad Journal project which will be exciting. I’ll be help cover the election, and in December I will be graduating VCU with a Bachelors in Mass Communication for Print/Online Journalism.
As for book news I hope to republish The Killer Contract Agency soon, and in the meantime working on finishing the rough draft of AngelWitch. The summer was kind of boring since I spent most of it working and/or depressed. Now it’s a different story and I’ll be ready to tackle my last semester. I’ll be posting the links to my journalism stories on the Journalism tab of my website. It will be interesting too!
We have an official release date of Nov 30! Let’s not forget about the cover reveal Nov 4th. It’s been a long journey, but I’m happy to finally have a publisher call my book their home. It’s been a long journey full of edits, revisions on a massive scale, and it’s work I love doing. I have decided that I want to have the rough drafts of all three Scarlet books done by March. I’ll be participating in National Novel Writing month, and I will use that time to knock out the first draft of the third Scarlet book. I hope it does well because this is the first time I have worked with a publisher on a book. It’s so exciting, and I’m definitely going to film a video about it maybe tonight if I can find the time or after work tomorrow. I have Saturday and Sunday off since it’s not only the Celtic Highland Games and Festival, but I turn 25 Sunday. It’s going to be fun going there since I didn’t go last year due to boy drama. I hope it will be fun, and it’s my boyfriends first time going there. I’m happy he is there to spend time with me on my special day.
I have told Twitter and Facebook about this, and now I get to blog about it. I signed my first ever publishing contract with Write More Publications for #TheKillerContractAgency. It’s been a wold ride with that book since I pulled it off Amazon in 2011. I redid the whole thing, and I made it first person instead of third. I did fewer victims to make it a better story. I made them aliens instead of humans to give them a super hero vibe instead of a killing people for fun one. It’s been a crazy journey. I gave it to Liz McKeown to edit it so I can republish it, and when she finished editing it she recommended me to Theresa Oliver who is the owner of Write More Publications. She loved the story so much, and praised it to her. I sent her an email after that, and because of how hard I worked on the story it got the notice of a publisher. It means they are taking most of the work off my shoulders, and after doing it for so long I read over the contract which is better then a traditional deal. I jumped at it, and now time for the cover art, formatting, and I’ll let you know when the release date is. This will be my first time working with one, and it’s exciting too. I will also be blogging a few books because of the format, and the style. I write for the story and the characters mainly. I hope to do this full time since I love writing and reading. I never gave up on the story, and that’s they key to this writing business. It’s a good feeling that my hard work paid off. It makes writing worth while, and it will be in paperback which is awesome because it’s my first one.
That is all for now.
Until next time,