Trimming the to-do list…

Or to be more precise, trimmed. 🙂

I’ve finished the Bites edits and will hopefully have more information on release date, etc, soon. I’ve had a lot of fun with this, even though I got crunched for time at the end of April. Granted, that’s cause I was starting at the wrong place and from the wrong POV. Kinda. I started over in first person instead of third, and it worked out a lot better. 🙄

Of course, now Arielle (the main character) is nagging me for a novel. >_< I also wrote the blurb for the stories:

The last thing Arielle Thompson needs is romance.

It’s tough enough risking your butt on a day-to-day basis fighting vampires, demons, and mud monsters for the FBI’s Paranormal Investigations Unit. Adding stress over dying and leaving a lover behind? No thanks. Besides, who needs a man when you’ve got a vibrator?

Of course, that hasn’t stopped Arielle from checking out her sexy as sin vampire partner, Jackson. While she knows he’s got the hots for her, neither of them have acted on their impulses.

But when they’re sent to investigate rogue demonic activity in backwater Louisiana, the dam bursts loose and everything heats up …

I hate writing blurbs, but I don’t think they come out too bad.

I finished the review of Fire and Ice yesterday and sent it off; I’ll put a link here when it’s up. 🙂

I still need to:

  • Finish Resurrection
  • Write Stronger than the Night query letter
  • Keep hammering away at CSS
  • Write A&B lecture on Stakes (not the vampiric kind)

Resurrection … hopefully I should have it finished soon. Yeah, I know I’ve been saying that for awhile now. Like, a couple months? 🙄 I’m half-way through this scene; I got stopped at a sex scene I didn’t feel like writing. (And I’m unfortunately one of those writers who really can’t just write [INSERT SEX] and keep going.)

So I’ve got to finish that scene, after which Veren and Shaiandral face down the villainess Xalidora. Having some second thoughts about the last scene, though — I think I’ll probably do it more as an epilogue than directly continuing, as I’d originally intended. *ponder*

The query letter shouldn’t be too difficult to write … but it’s kinda like blurbing. I hate doing them ’till I actually sit down and start banging away at it. 🙄

Same with the lecture, actually.

As for the CSS … well. I’m still plugging away. I haven’t really worked on it too much. I need to figure out the sidebar and then I think I should be good… I really don’t want to deal with something that’s too complicated, for the sanity of both myself and viewers. If you’d like to see what I’ve got so far, clicky da link. 🙂

In good news, I’m getting excited about working on Stronger again. Maybe cause the Bites are set in the same universe, though a bit further along in the chronology. I was playing World of Warcraft last night and had to stop to jot down a bit of dialogue that came to mind. Dialogue snips coming to mind like that, usually a good sign. 😉

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