Well, folks, this has been a rough week for many reasons. I was going to start by saying let's play a game, bad new-good news, but I'm not in the mood for games after Orlando. Let's just get right down to it, shall we?
Last week 49 people were gun downed in a gay nightclub, this isn't news a week later, but it is still shocking and devastating. I can't say anything that hasn't already been said. But I do implore you to contact your congressman/woman and become a pain in their side until they agree to work toward gun reform. Here's a pretty good example of what I'm feeling at the moment:
Indifference is this worlds curse, but I do believe that love will win...as soon as our government get their heads out of their asses. Look to Australia for the example on extreme gun control, I think they're doing pretty well.
Now onto the book bits, still bad news I'm afraid. I heard earlier this week that Samhain will NOT be publishing the second book in my Lost Alphars series, To Mate a Soldier, I have already received the rights back. I have asked for the rights on To Mate an Assassin be reverted to me as well but I have yet to hear back from Samhain on this issue. Samhain has done everything they can to make their downsizing transition successful and painless, and I appreciate how much care they have taken with the authors. However, they missed me in regards to the notification that anything unfinished after February wouldn't be published and I was still under the assumption that the book would be released until I asked about the status of it this week. I'm annoyed and upset but now I need to look to the future. I will bring this series to RWA in July and hopefully get some good advice on what I should do moving forward. Let's put this chapter to rest, shall we?
Time for some good news, sort of. I am almost finished with the first book in my science fiction romance trilogy. What does that mean, you ask? It means I will be bringing it to RWA to pitch to an editor and agent. I'm very nervous-excited-terrified to be going to RWA in San Diego this year. But I know it will be an amazing learning experience, and I will hopefully be able to put my introvertedness aside and meet some awesome authors.
More writing news, Loose-Id has released a submission call for a trio of holiday stories. As my past history suggests, I can't say no to holiday stories, so I've been writing away on the first one. Hopefully I can finish the first two by the end of July. Who doesn't love a good Halloween themed contemporary romance? I know I do.
That is all for now. The Lost Alphars Series is in limbo, put on the shelf to collect dust until I can find a new direction for it, and my science fiction trilogy will hopefully be the source of my author salvation. Here's to new beginnings and new chapters. #lovewins.
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