Friday, January 13, 2012

First Fun Friday at Seeing is Believing

First Fun Friday...try saying that three times fast.

Any-who. My first Fun Friday post at Sandi Sookoo's blog, Seeing is Believing. Stop by and learn why I wanted to participate in this Fun Friday business.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

2012 Great SFR Pitch Tournament

Yay! The SFR Pitch contest has started on SFR Bridage. Stop by and vote for 3 pitches in 3 heats. My new release, Revelations of Tomorrow, is up in Heat 3 if you want to vote for it.

Here's the link:

And here's the official contest details:
"We have three Tournament heats of eight pitches each. Readers can vote for three pitches per heat through Sunday at 6 PM Pacific Time. The two pitches receiving the most votes in each heat will advance to the final round (which we hope to kick off Monday).
Readers who leave comments with feedback about what they liked will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon e-Gift Card. I hope this results in some valuable feedback as well as interest in all the stories!"

Monday, January 2, 2012

2012: Crystal Ball or Maybe 8 Ball

Hmm...crystal ball or 8 ball? That is the question.

I'm scanning over my blogger buddies and seeing everyone listing their 2012 goals. I wasn't going to, but you know, what the hell.

2011 had me outlining tons of ambitious goals. Reality (at least as we perceive it) and medical issues put a damper on most of them.

I did not take over the world, but I did edit the second Telomere book and get it to my publisher. I did outline the first two books of a new series and start the first one. I almost finished the third Telomere book. All the other goals went to the crapper. (Shh...if you press your ear to the speakers, you can hear the faint sound of flushing.)

Okay, so I'm not really going to make "goals". I have a lot of deadlines that aren't goals, but expectations and commitments. I don't think I'll have time for goals above them.

So, here are a couple exciting things I am for sure doing in 2012. I'm participating in a couple blogs. The second "Fun Friday" of the month, I'll be hanging over at author Sandra Sookoo's blog, Seeing is Believing. Once a week I'll be posting on the new blog endeavor, The Writer Limits (actual day still TBD).

There's also the SFR Brigade Pitch Tournament coming up, I believe it officially kicks off on the 7th, but you can read author-submitted pitches HERE. I'll keep you posted on this once it gets started.

*Rubs hands* Let's see...what else is there?

Oh, yeah, I've got some books releasing this year: ECHOES OF REGRET (April) and ENDING OF ETERNITY (October), Books 2 and 3 of the Telomere Trilogy. I also have the first Interstellar Intelligence Agency book, CASE OF THE SENSHI PEARL coming out in December.

I'm flirting with the idea of self-publishing a short novella I've had tucked away in the electronic "closet". It's not romance, so wouldn't fit with my awesome publisher, Desert Breeze. Yet, it also wouldn't really fit in straight SF. The story is a SF Mystery with a 1940s type feel. Right now me and self-publishing are just making oogle eyes at each other. I'll let you know when I make up my mind. There's a lot of work to self-publishing and I'm not sure if I'll have the time to properly dedicate to it all.

What do you all have planned for 2012?