Writing and B-Fest and Editing, Oh My!

Besides all of this writing, I've been asked to speak on a panel at my local Barnes and Noble for B-Fest, the YA-oriented festival where YA authors speak at bookstores and hold events for readers. While I don't write YA, I couldn't pass up the chance when asked to talk about the creative process, that is, my characters, plot, and connecting plots in a series.

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Ending Up In A BuzzFeed Article - Writing Excerpt

It's a thin line to keeping your safety yours and contained and having freedom of expression.

A line I hope we can solidify soon.

This ordeal has left me feeling creeped out, surveyed, and scared of losing my job (something no one should ever have to deal with).

I'm glad I didn't give into the 'internet fame' mentality that blankets our internet-generation now (I did gain a slew of new Instagram followers thanks to the article, but that doesn't really mean anything in the real world). Sure it may translate to book sales in the future (huge may), but it doesn't really help my present where I have to work for a living and I'm actually excited about my job.

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Updates & Fuck Ups (Writing Them That Is)

As you can see, if you kindly click here, I've updated my Home Page. Added more information on my latest (and only) book out for consumption, and detailed that its to be a full-length novel. Long time readers will know that The Rather Depressing Tales of Patricia Lauren Bordeaux is a love work of mine, and although I've been on Chapter 1 for a very long time (how many years has it been?), I know once my contractual obligations are up to Permuted, I'm going to jump all over it like a Vampire jumping at a-

No, I lost the plot.

Anywho, I'm busy sitting here, staring at my screen, wondering what else I can do, that, for some reason, isn't writing. When that's the one thing I know I should be doing. Funny how that works at times, hm?

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Publication Dates

I know everyone over at Permuted is super excited this morning....er, afternoon. (Just realized it was 12 pm, as of typing this.) Anywho, we at Permuted just got a nice present in our emails this morning - we got the release dates for all of our novels/series...etc. And it's a relief, I must say, to see when my books will be out in the world. 2016 is the year you can expect, not only the first novel in The Dark World Series, but all 5, yes, all 5. Permuted and I will spit out all 5 books within a year, so you don't have to wait a year here or there for the next book in the series. Exciting to say the very least!

Unfortunately, I shall have to put all my amazing cover ideas on the back burner (ya-huck), while I churn out the rest of the series within the next year or so.

That said, I'm keeping this short, and will post the first release date, as I'm sure you're all dying (har-har) to see what it is.

As follows:

2/23/2016 The Dark World 1 - The Dark World

Awesome, no? Kind of like a late Valentine's Day present, if your Valentine is into Vampires and historical fiction and political squabbles between Vampires and Lycans?

They are? Oh, well, great! They'll love it!

The titles of the rest of the series have stuck in my head since I began seriously writing the second novel, and as the story fashioned itself, the titles of the remaining novels came out and stuck. And this was what, a year or two ago?

Who says I can't stick to one thing, huh?

Well, there you have it, the world of publishing at its finest.

I will post the rest of the release dates, the closer we get the release of THE DARK WORLD. What? Don't look at me like that. It's only fair.

I said stop it, Bela Lugosi's Dracula, I'm NOT releasing the dates of the next title!

Now, I'm going to go eat and tackle THE TWO SWORDS until my fingers fall off...or I have to go to work tomorrow.

Nevertheless, don't forget to

Keep your bite,

bite

scparris