Check it out! THUNDERBIRD recently underwent a transformation. New ebook cover. New print cover, and a new, more professional interior design! Same great story in a stunning new package. *Yay*
Deb Logan’s latest short story, Lexie’s Choice, has been released. If you’ve read Faery Unexpected, then you already know Lexie. She’s Claire Murray’s best friend!
Prom is just around the corner, but Lexie has mixed emotions. The guy of her dreams has issued the invitation, but she can’t afford the kind of dress that makes her drool. Fortunately, her best friend is a faery princess. No. Really. Claire is an honest-to-goodness faery princess with flower faeries at her command. The girls want gorgeous prom dresses? No problem! The flower faeries can deliver. Unfortunately, nothing in Faery is what it seems, and prom dresses for mortal friends carry a hefty price tag. Will Lexie earn her dream dress? The outcome is totally in her hands. Too bad no one told her she’s on trial…
Dani’s back and she’s getting ready for her first day at Longmont High. She’s been looking forward to high school for years, but now instead of worrying about the upperclassmen, she’s wondering which classes of demons she’ll meet in the halls!
Dani Erickson is a hereditary demon hunter. The seventh child of a seventh child, she was born to battle the nasty monsters she sees infesting her small Colorado town. With the help of her best friend Allie and her sensei Warwick James, she’s getting into fighting trim — just in time for her first day of high school.
Demons beware. Dani’s on the prowl!
Dani’s family is unusual. She’s the youngest–and only girl–of seven. Being the lone female, her family would like her to be all girly and sweet like her best friend Allie. But Dani is a tomboy born and bred, and on her fourteenth birthday she discovers why.
Life is about to get decidedly strange!
I’ve been having a terrible time deciding where to start my latest novel. Should I begin with Dani’s discovery that she’s a demon hunter? Or should I start with an action-packed battle sequence … one where she obviously already knows who and what she it?
DEMON DAZE solved the dilemma! This short story tells of Dani’s advent: her discovery that she’s not a too-tall, gawky imitation of her very feminine best friend, but exactly who and what she needs to be
Now, as my father used to say, “Let’s get on with the fighting!”
I’m a firm believer in goal setting for my writing. How can you know whether or not you’ve arrived if you don’t have a destination in mind? Consequently, the final week of every year is devoted to reviewing last year’s goals and setting new ones for the coming year.
I’m always over ambitious, and for some, that would be a downer, but not for me. I mean, why be safe and set goals I won’t have to stretch for? I figure if I don’t aim high, I’ll never know if I can soar. I didn’t meet all of my 2012 goals, but I met enough that I’m very pleased with my progress. 2012 was a very good year, but 2013 is off to an amazing start!
This year, I’ve discovered a new guide to my goal planning. Dean Wesley Smith has done a blog series on goals setting for 2013. He started with a retrospective of publishing changes in 2012 and then moved into goal planning, so be sure to look at the whole series. I recently finished an online class from Dean and learned a ton about publishing and my own strengths and deficits, so taking his advice is a foregone conclusion for me at the moment.
For 2013 I’m following Heinlein’s Rules as closely as I can:
- You must WRITE.
- You must FINISH what you write.
- You must NOT REWRITE unless to editorial demand. (That means an editor who’s paying you, not one you hire. Fixing typos / mistakes is acceptable.)
- You must put your work on the MARKET.
- You must LEAVE your work on the market.
I’m also working on a word-count goal: 3,000 words/week for 50 weeks, totaling 150,000 words for the year. Dean suggested 250,000 words for the year, but 150,000 will be enough of a stretch for me! That’s NEW words, by the way. He doesn’t count revision and editing work (which I shouldn’t be doing since it violates Rule #3), nor time spent on covers and layout and publishing work.
So far, 2013 is going well. I’m excited to see the stories that come to life this year.
Onward and Upward!!
The tree is decorated. The presents are wrapped. The chimney is clean so Santa won’t get his suit dusty. All is ready for the big day!
In an excess of early celebration, we went to see The Hobbit. *faints with joy* AWESOME movie! Peter Jackson and his crew have outdone themselves. If such a thing is possible, The Hobbit is even better than The Lord of the Rings trilogy. And he’s managed to take one small book and turn it into a trilogy of block-buster movies *happy dancing* Go, Peter, go!
Hope your Christmas is exciting, wonderful, and exactly as you’ve dreamed *smiles*