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October 30, 2009

4 years, 10 months ago, in the late afternoon

Don’t forget! Tonight from 7-9ish (or whenever) p.m. you’ll find me spookin’ up the joint over at the Secret Garden bookstore in Ballard. Swing by and say hello – and visit with me, other readers, and some other writers, too.

And here are the recent stats for the fabulous urban fantasy adventure about a neurotic vampire/thief and her wealthy blind client, now with Bonus! half-Cuban drag queen and military intrigue:

Project: Bloodshot
New Words Written: 7445 (over the last 2 days)
Present Total Word Count: 61,764 words
Goal: 95,000 words by December 12





Things Accomplished in Fiction: Went excavating in a graveyard in a grave that isn’t a grave; bickered; pulled together some clues into a nasty revelation.

Things Accomplished in Real Life: Day-job work all morning; took new vehicle off to shop in order to get exhaust system fixed (we knew it needed fixing when we bought it); did some day-job reading, too.

Reason for Stopping: Time to go pick up the vehicle and/or get ready for the Secret Garden event. Hope to see you there! At the event, not at the vehicle …

Boneshaker Channel: Still Up and Running

4 years, 10 months ago, mid-afternoon

First of all, let me give a huge and hearty thanks to everyone who’s posted about Boneshaker — reviewing it, talking about it, recommending it, and otherwise being the best damn digital support group a girl could ask for. Seriously, you’ve been amazing! And I couldn’t do it without you.

And second of all, here I go again, running more programming on the Boneshaker Channel. Momentum has been good so far, but I fear it’s beginning to taper off; and the promotion that’s kept this book front and center at Barnes & Noble is drawing to a close; so I kind of feel like this last bit of October is a Last Chance Push — a final major attempt to keep it visible and selling.

Therefore, I come to you, the readers … asking for just a little more indulgence on your part. Please allow me to present a few more Boneshaker links, for your clicking pleasure:

  • Boneshaker is in-stock and ready to ship at Amazon – So if you’ve been waiting, or if you’ve had a hard time locating it locally, there’s no time like the present to pick it up. Or if you’ve already read it, I’d be forever grateful if you’d take a moment to leave a review or two.

  • Tor.com offers free and fabulous Boneshaker desktop/wallpaper art – People have been asking me about this for awhile now; but until Tor.com made the big files available, I didn’t know what to say. Well, here you go! Have at! Click, download, and call it an afternoon. A very fancy afternoon …

  • Jon Armstrong is kind enough to interview me – Click the link to find me over on his outstanding podcast, “If You’re Just Joining Us.” Don’t do it for me. Do it to hear Jon’s groovy radio-dude voice, and to hear us talk about the Seattle Underground, Boneshaker, book promotions, and all kinds of other rambly stuff.

  • Hey Seattle-area locals – Whatcha doing on November 4th? – Because at 7:00 over at the University Book Store, I’ll be reading and signing with Jeff VanderMeer and Cat Rambo. AND IT’S GONNA ROCK.

  • Hey Seattle-area locals, Part Deux – Whatcha doing on November 12? Because I’ll be having a Boneshaker celebratory event on Capital Hill, right on Fifteenth Avenue. Click that link for the Facebook page with all the details, and if you’re in the area, please stop by! We’ll have prizes. We’ll have schwag. We’ll have books for sale and signing. We’ll have a heck of a time, but it’ll be even better if you join us!

Whew! I think that’s pretty much everything, at the moment. But if you folks feel the urge to link this stuff around — or pass it around, or consider picking up a book or two for birthdays or Christmas or Hanukkah or for Steampunk Appreciation Month (okay, I totally just made that up) … then I hope you’ll feel absolutely and merrily free to do so.

Thanks again for reading, and as always, thanks for taking a chance on my books. Or at least, thanks for listening to me go on, and on, and on, and on about them.

:)

October 28, 2009

4 years, 10 months ago, in the late afternoon

Here are the recent stats for the fabulous urban fantasy adventure about a neurotic vampire/thief and her wealthy blind client, now with Bonus! half-Cuban drag queen and military intrigue:

Project: Bloodshot
New Words Written: 3482
Present Total Word Count: 54,319 words
Goal: 95,000 words by December 12





Darling du Jour: “So he stood in my kitchen, leaning over the bar and glistening with sweat — and a dusting of leftover glitter. That stuff really is the gift that keeps on giving.”

Things Accomplished in Fiction: Discovered backstory and may have offed somebody’s parents, accidentally. Then again, maybe they’re fine. Also, got a refreshing phone call from the client, who seems to be as hale and hardy as a blind dead man can reasonably be.

Things Accomplished in Real Life: Day-job work all morning; grocery shopping; delivered a couple of books to the staff where my event will be held next month; went to bank; did laundry; made phone calls.

Reason for Stopping: Time to go get that laundry out of the dryer.