I am a Phoenix in the loosest way.
There was no fire. And I refuse to describe the actual state of my tissues sans cold. Don’t worry, I am on the road to recovery and confident that I will be soon be better-than, well, let’s just leave it at better. It was one of those colds that made me buy the tissues with lotion, that’s how bad it was.
To the right is a picture of an outdoor cat I’m trying to woo. There are two or three of them. One day, they will let me pet them.
But woman, if it COULD I would be laying in bed on TikTok right now... I do it mostly to grow my account, but there is some funny shit on there.
And the #womensupportingwomen on there makes my all teary-eyed. I freaking love it.
Back to line-editing, I hate it. Mostly hate it anyway. It makes me sleepy and cranky. I don’t have the brain for that kind of work. Creating worlds, systems and people? Heck yeah. Using grammar and syntax? What-in-tarnation even is that?
I found a useful tool. Author Ai. (https://authors.ai/) The free version scans your manuscript and emails you a report on things like sentence length and repeated phrases. I take that list, sit with my manuscript and use the find function to search for all the words I used repeatedly that make my story drab. There are other tools that do this, but I enjoy the pdf report.
Fallen Divinity on the other hand...
will have a pre release and other celebrations. What kind you ask?
I’m thinking of a giveaway, some free shit or maybe arc or signed copies for...a giveaway. I haven’t put too much thought into it. I will though, I promise. It’s going to be awesome. Here’s a little secret...I designed some book marks. Whoa! Crazy stuff I know. But calm down and don’t tell anyone.
Yule is almost among us!
Whatever you celebrate, I’m sure the pressure is on. Between gifts, food planning, people, UGH it can make the season a drag. The amount of people who are on the agenda for visits this month is enough to make me want to run and hide. Well, as I’m an introvert, that’s how I feel when I have to see anyone but my partner. I love giving gifts and feeding people, though, so that’s where I’ll focus.
Maybe I should post some food pics here?
In even better news, Scorched Feathers is now a wide release!
What does that mean? You don’t have to buy it from amazon. You can get the e-book through a load of retailers (and I’ll be adding more as I go). The paperback will be available soon as well.
As celebration for going wide I’ve made it free until January 1st.