I’m getting back into the swing of things after December’s month of non-stop edits and trying to get a handle on time management here. For all you non-writers out there, if you’re juggling multiple contracts, you start to feel like you’re supervising an assembly line with all the querying, paperwork, edits, marketing coordination, and so on. Somewhere in all that, you have to find time to write the next thing! Well, that’s what I’m trying to do.
First: the release of Love by Premonition has been pushed back two weeks to 5/3. That’ll give us extra time to find the perfect model to cast as Marcia in the cover shot.
I’m lying. It’s just a slight editorial delay so we can deliver the best damn snarky psychic romance possible. It’s 81,000 words (at this moment). That kind of silliness takes time to vet, you know?
Second: I’ve signed a second contract with Lyrical Press for the spin-off of Saint and Scholar. It’s called Calculated Exposure and I guess it’s, oh, 75% hotter than its predecessor. So…can’t exactly call that a series, but they’re set in the same world and there’s lots of character overlap. Look for that in Fall 2013.
Speaking of Saint and Scholar, I just finished proofing the galley on that, so this really is like an assembly line, huh? Finish one, contract the next. S&E will be available this summer.
Third, I decided I needed a March release ’cause I don’t have one right now. (Hee hee.) I’d been trying to decide what short project I would self-publish next, and I finally figured it out. Coming in March, I’m starting a series of novellas called Shrew & Company. The first title is about Dana Slade – the owner of the company.
I’ll, uh…explain who she is and why the series is called what it is later. What I will say is that the series is “light” paranormal romance and there’s going to be a lot of sexy-time. And the usual glut of bad jokes.
As of right now, The Problem with Paddy will be release Friday, March 8. Since I’m making the deadlines, here, that may change.
More on that later.