Archive for May, 2012

Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Queries Out and Phantom Warriors: Linx Started

I’ve officially queried a few agents for my young adult novel. My stomach is in knots over it, but I suppose it had to be done. Given the state of the industry, who knows what will happen. I have no expectations.

On the progress front, I have started PHANTOM WARRIORS: LINX. I can tell this is going to be a fun story to write. The characters are engaging and my hero is so deliciously naughty. I cannot wait for my heroine to put him in his place and for him to get her to lighten up. *ggg  One of the cool things about Phantom Warriors: Linx is it actually ties into a story that I didn’t see coming. (Scooch in, I’ll let you in on a secret.) The new Phantom Warriors’ book ties into my new ATLANTEAN’S QUEST series. That’s right, there will be a new Atlantean’s Quest book after I’m done with LINX. And Dorothy, we aren’t on Earth anymore. 😉

Stay tuned for more details…

Sunday, May 6th, 2012
Last Minute Panic

I decided before sending off my YA to have a few more sets of eyes take a look at it. I don’t normally delay a submission. It’s always better to strike while someone’s interested, but I know it won’t do me any good if the work isn’t as good as it can be. I believe that it is, but I don’t trust my opinion when it comes to a manuscript I’ve edited five times. Other than putting the last sparkle on the book, I went to see The Avengers. It was so much fun. Whedon did not disappoint. Someday when I grow up I’m going to be able to write dialogue like that man. Sigh. I am also going to learn how to be fearless when it comes to killing off likable characters. He rips your heart out and you thank him for it.

We will go see The Avengers again next week. Yes, it was that much fun. The fight scene between Loki (who was delightful) and the Hulk had me in stitches. When you see the movie, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

Anyway, I’ve been quiet because I have been working. Tomorrow I will send off the YA and start work on Phantom Warriors: Linx. With any luck, I’ll be finished with his story at the end of the month. I’ll keep everyone posted, when it comes closer to the release date.