It’s finally TRACE’s cover reveal and I’m so excited. Xpresso Book Tours is handling my cover reveal and Giselle and her hosts are doing an amazing job. I can’t tell you how impressed I am with the response I’ve had so far because this is only a few hours into the cover reveal and most of the time I don’t see much until the end of the day.Continue Reading
It’s Tuesday again and it’s time to be teased. This is from a part in TRACE where Vivi is really putting her preferences out there. Humans suck, I agree. Demons really are the only way to go.
The betas are working on their read-through of TRACE, and Bri just started her final edits. We will be doing our tandem edits this weekend before sending out the book for formatting. This is a snapshot of what part of the first page looks like right now though. However, this doesn’t include my corrections and changes, since I have a different method of doing a ‘final pass.’ Which means reading it on paper and red marking the fuck out of it. Right now, none of my edits have hit this thing yet. I will also make final changes to the story as I catch continuity issues or story flaws. And I’ve caught a few.Continue Reading
It’s another Tuesday… they keep happening. It’s like they’re weekly or something.
I have another Trace teaser for you. I love this guy he’s tender, filthy and full of feels. Raiden is definitely special, but Trace is my kind of dude. I’d be all over him.
I love me a hot mess of a man.
It’s WIP Wednesday again, and I’ve moved on to the printed manuscript of TRACE. This is what I read while the Betas are reading the digital document and making comments. I red mark my book, pick out errors and make notes where I need to build up areas. I also make notes where teasers and excerpts are… even though the one at the bottom of this page looks like the word ‘treason.’
It’s Teaser Tuesday, and I’m so excited because I remembered to post on the correct day… and I don’t mean just any day that ends in Y, but an actual TUESDAY!
Hallelujah and amen, even.
So, here it is. You get to know what Vivi was thinking when she first saw Trace. I love this girl (no offense Lilah-pet).
It’s time to shake your rump-ah! Because my WIP typo this week came from my TRACE rough draft. I had to share it because it made me titter. So many butts in one damned place.
Hello, welcome to a lovely Wednesday! It’s Hump Day and that means another one of my updates, as well as a typo. Today’s typo is lovely… I mean bare skin, bear skin… who could confuse them?
I’m on chapter 17 of the second draft of TRACE. If you’ve read my previous WIPs, you know that I take my original draft, print it out and start an entirely new document. It’s going well. My word goal for draft two is 70,000, and I’m a little over halfway through the draft and at 73% of my goal. That will put this book likely at 80,000-85,000, which is quite typical for one of my books. The exception being Ethereal Bodies, which was close to 94,000.Continue Reading
We are hard at work on TRACE. I’m 10 chapters in on the second draft which means I should be done by the end of the month if not a little sooner.
My process is to do the first draft, print it out and then rewrite it all over again in a new document with new content, cutting out excess, so it’s damn near close to what I want minus editing and beta feedback. Trust me to misspell the word shudder once in every book and for it to get through editing. It ALWAYS happens. Generally, it’s caught by an ARC reader when it’s too late. But it will be fixed in future editions when they are eventually published.
One of my WIP image today shows a snippet of two things: I can’t use a comma correctly and Bri was making changes back in 1969 the other night. I thought it was hilarious and I included it. There is another image inside this post with a TRACE WIP snippet so click to read more!
So I’m working on Trace and just finished the rough draft this morning. Yay!
It was really a challenge because I’ve been sick for a week. I’ve luckily caught neither COVID or strep, but I feel pretty wretched. I’ve been sleeping a lot and when not sleeping I’m eating and trying to stay awake and do my Duolingo–which let me tell you is dificíl with a sore throat and no voice. But I persisted and completed Trace and now I can take a nap after I do this post.
So I don’t know if I was talking about raccoons or ragoons but one of these things is not like the other.