August 12th, 2009

Lizzie, Preterhumans


I’m planning on doing a video post sometime this week (before I go barbecue myself at Saint George Island), but I want to say a bit of this ahead of time.

First off, I won JulNoWriMo with flying colors: just under 51,000 words (about 120 pages). The novel is still ongoing, but I passed the writing challenge. The novel now has a title, more than “Untitled #011a”: Biscayne Beginnings. It’s even part of a series: The Seekers. I have high hopes for this series. When it’s done, I’m hoping to sell it to a great publisher — like Ace/ROC, Samhain, or Juno. Yes, I’m aiming high.

Next, I passed German 1120 with a 95% or an A. Because I rock. I’ll be taking at least one class again next semester, but it will be another one towards my Publishing and Editing certificate: Designing and Editing Newsletter.

And no, I don’t have the edits for Verdant: The Preterhumans Book 2 yet. Therefore, I have no idea when it will be out.

I will not be at Dragon*Con this year. It’s just completely out of my budget. And it really blows, since they’re doing casting calls for a TV series based on a book series I loved: The Vampire Diaries, by LJ Smith. (I do have to give Ms. Smith some props here: her writing, along with Mercedes Lackey and Maggie Shayne, is what inspired me to really want to write.) However, since I won’t be at Dragon*Con, I’m hoping to be at Necronomicon, if everything goes well between now and then. Hope to see some of you there!

And that’s about all my news for now. I’ll be doing a video post again soon. Because the world would be miserable without more of me.