I finished the following covers for my upcoming novels today: Midnight Rain I See You Last Girl Dancing Night Echoes Because of a bit of a financial bump, I’m pushing hard to get all the backlist up in the next couple of months. To my amazement (because I thought exactly the opposite), I think the suspense novels are going to … Continue reading →
Lots of my novels for free if you’ll pay the postage.
The novel LAST GIRL DANCING was born as IF I BROUGHT LAMBS, on 9/1/96, with the following poem that I wrote. I’ve included the whole page, because initially each chapter was supposed to be preceded by a poem from the killer, and, finding it this morning, I thought the header was kind of funny. Along with this poem, I just … Continue reading →
I spent a couple of hours last night autographing the nine copies of Talyn for Sheila’s contest winners. “A couple of hours?” you say. Well, for some of them, I came up with all-new Old Tonk Proverbs. On some, I drew the winner’s Tonk monogram. (This would appropriately be worn tattooed between the shoulder blades, directly above the monogram of … Continue reading →
Novel outline is going well, but I needed a break, so I surfed. Douglas Hoffman gave a nice review of Last Girl Dancing; Jcop wants to know where the fourth book in the WORLD GATES series is (Hint: When I’m howlingly successful, the publisher will probably want the last four planned books. Meantime, I did the best I could to … Continue reading →
Quote from Twain. Some numbers from Midnight Rain. ‘Cause you know I was to the point of reinventing myself because of my fear of the numbers on Midnight Rain, and the fact that I’d heard it hadn’t done as well as everyone hoped. How well did it do? In its first reporting period, it earned out its own $25,000 advance … Continue reading →
Fascinating discussion here about the difference between Amazon numbers and WalMart numbers. Link via Alison Kent As someone who, for the first time in my career, has (with my debut into suspense) landed a couple of titles on WalMart shelves, I’m more than a bit interested in what effect this will really have on my sales. Won’t see even first … Continue reading →
Ended with 96,407 after finishing a sentence I left unfinished in the last ten-minute chat run. 3176 words for the day. To the post office now to mail LGD. Then back to see about adding some to the proposal idea I came up with for Claire. And then some reading on TALYN, which has to be done. Eeesh. … Continue reading →
It’s printed, flagged, boxed, cover-lettered, and addressed. All I have to do tomorrow is take it to the post office. Hoo-ah!
After all that mud, I hit a sweet spot. Gave me a great place to finish today and a great place to start tomorrow. Jean covered a huge amount of ground in her revisions. My total for the day was 4081 words. That’ll do. Now I’m printing off LGD, and getting ready to flag it to send out. Wiped out … Continue reading →