Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The AWESOMENESS of Transitioning into Authorhood

Finally realizing what the heck it is that you could do for the rest of your life without your mind is awesome. For me, my journey into authoring (and writing in general) has brought me to some interesting (and exciting) discoveries about my new chosen career (which will be a career, I promise...I just have to start making some money doing it...getting there...argh...).

Ah yes, writing...


My favorite thing about transitioning into authorhood?

That this...



...most recently the Kate Daniels series, the Jane Jameson series, and the Elemental Assassin series...

...counts as research. Reading, whether it's a paperback in my hand, or my kindle, or my ipod playing my latest download from audible...it all counts as RESEARCH. How cool is that?!?

It makes me feel like this...


...all day long. Love it.

P.S. If you don't have audible, you should get it. For reals. Life changer. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

BOOK UPDATE: After The Ending

After The Ending, book one of The Ending Series has made TONS of progress over the last six months. We (me and my co-author, Lindsey Pogue) are nearing the home stretch, finishing our last round of edits and revisions. SO EXCITING!

And...

WE HAVE A COVER!!!


The first few chapters are available at The Ending Series website. The website also contains oodles of goodies like deleted scenes, short stories, character profiles, and The Ending Survival Guide.

Oh, and don't forget about the After The Ending Blog, where we post all the news and such relating to The Ending Series.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

MISSING WRITER FOUND!

Lindsey Fairleigh, soon-to-be published author of After The Ending and Echo Prophecy has been FOUND! She (I) was missing from the blog (writing, revising, working, finding a new "money job") for a ridiculous amount of time, but has miraculously returned. Wowie!

Back in the day, I used to play video games with my brother (watch my awesome older brother play video games) for hours. I'm talking about the days of Sega, Sega Genesis, Nintendo NES, and Super Nintendo. The good 'ol days, right? Okay, so imagine this...

Kris (my brother) is sitting on the beige carpet in front of the basement TV, a gray Super Nintendo controller in his hand. I'm on the off-white leather couch behind him, sitting cross-legged. It's summer, and, even though the AC is on and it's generally 10 degrees cooler in the basement than anywhere else in the house, my legs are sticking to the leather. Yuck. 

Kris is just rounding a corner on Mario Kart, his execution pristine, when the damn console freezes! NOOOOO! F*#k! Sh@t! Arrrggggg! My brother throws his controller on the the carpet and swears some more. I, on the other hand, sit on the couch, shifting so my legs make a squelching noise as they unstick from the leather, and say nothing. 

And then Kris hits the reset button

Ah yes, the glorious, beautiful reset button that all kids of the early video game generation are familiar with. Love that button. 

But what's the point, you ask? Well, I'm hitting the reset button on this blog. Sort of. I'm starting this beezy over...mostly. I'm leaving up a few old posts that I kind of like...kind of a lot. But I'm committed. And excited. And rejuvenated. And using WAY too many ands

So, in the immortal words of the Backstreet Boys, "Backstreet's back, alright!" Except substitute "Lindsey" for "Backstreet". And replace the five teenage/fake teenage boy's voices with that of one woman in her late twenties. And the woman is talking, not singing. Trust me, you DON'T want me to sing. Really.