Okay so it looks like I fell off the planet. Promise - I'm still here. The last four years have been ... hard. There's no other word for it. Everything is fine. I'm fine, but I've been the caregiver of my mom who has Dementia. Between her needs, work, etc I seem to have lost control of my time. I am still writing and am trying hard to get back to my blog.

In case you weren't aware Phaze and HSWF which where under the Mundania Umbrella have closed. I was smart enough to get my titles back before all this happened. I'm happy to say the three books I sold to HSWF have been picked up by Melange Books and are available through their Satin Books imprint. I have even sold a new title to them called Magical Quest due out in 2022

I have also been lucky enough to find a publisher for my Vespian Way series. I'm now with Blushing Books under the name of Bethany Drake. I have five titles out with them right now and am close to submitting two more. There's Desire's Destiny, Desire's Duty and Desire's Promise. Then there is two in my werewolf series, Tears of the Queen and Legend of the Tears. I have just finished the rough draft of the third book in the series and have plans for a fourth one the moment I submit it.

I'll probably still be sporadic here on the blog. Unless I win the lottery and can hire someone to help me I can't avoid it, but know I'm still here still working hard in the background and am hoping to do better at keeping my blog alive.


Friday, April 27, 2012

Editing Heck!

I am slowly losing my mind with all the things I have to do all the sudden. Life was nice and quite. Had plenty of time to work on my fourth book. Then the publisher I edit for asked me to work on two short stories. Sure no problem. It should be easy. Then the owner asked me if I could work on a longer manuscript. I should be done with the short stories pretty quickly  - I can do that. Then my next release hit my e-mail. So now I'm suddenly editing three stories at the same time.

I finished the short stories. Which did help - but I'm working on my sixth book in the series too so I have four books open and keep shifting from story to story to work on what I can - deadlines are looming and my brain is melting.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Brain Freeze

You know I get these moments when I don't know what to write. I'm not talking about my books - my characters keep me writing so there is no problem there - it is writing things like this blog. It's like my brain just goes 'urk' - let's talk about warm fuzzy kittens. Really? That is all you can come with?

I blame it on all the writing I've been doing for other blogs - with three books coming out in five months I've been trying to do as much promoting my tiny budget can handle and a lot of the blogs are great for that. I seem to be able to get those done but when it comes to my own little blog I falter. Oh well. I'm sure it will get better.