Status Update

I started a job last week at the Register Guard, our local paper. I’m writing features for the special sections (supplements to the paper with titles like Home & Garden and Tastings). It’s 19 hours a week with no benefits, but I am truly grateful to have a steady source of income. And so far, I like it a lot.

I hit 52,000 words on my third Detective Jackson story today and am on track to finish the first draft by mid-March as planned. I’m excited about how this story is turning out; it’s richer and more complex than I first imagined it to be.

The Sex Club will soon be available as an e-book from Echelon Press. I’m excited to make this story available to a much broader range of readers.

I entered one of my novels, The Baby Thief, into the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest. I rarely enter contests, but decided there wasn’t any reason not to. There’s no fee, and it’s an upload submission so there’s no mailing costs either. What the heck?

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  1. Congrats on the job!

    I’m in the middle of editing/revise my novel Ivory. If it was done, I would have entered the Amazon contest too. 🙂

    I’ve started writing my next novel, it is sitting at a lovely 8,700 words right now. I’m looking for it to be done mid-April.

  2. Congrats on the new job, LJ. I’m in the middle of galleys.

    And you’ve been Scrabble Tagged:

  3. Congrats on the job. I hope it doesn’t interfere too much with your fiction. I just finished The Sex Club and I loved it.

    I’m revving myself up to take the plunge and send out my first submissions by month’s end.

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