Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tune in Tuesday — In My Headphones

Tune in Tuesday is a weekly music feature that was originally hosted by the fabulous Ginger at GReads. However, for the time being, Katelyn of Kate's Tales of Books and Bands will be hosting. It's probably obvious by now that I love music almost as much as I love books! When I found out about Tune in Tuesday, I couldn't resist getting in on the action! Be sure to check back every week for new music and if you'd like to join us, just drop by Katelyn's blog and link up your post!

Who's slacking off on writing up a proper post by doing a meme instead?? This girl!

I promise I have a good reason for my slacking—I've been working non-stop on Revival's sequel!

For now, the less you see of me, the better. I'm the sort that needs to unplug from everything in order to get any real work accomplished...

But I'm also the sort that needs a quality soundtrack to listen to while I work. So, for today's edition of Tune in Tuesday, I'll be sharing a few of the songs that have been playing on repeat while I write...

Hope you find something here to enjoy!


First up on the list... Fall Out Boy — Just One Yesterday. I'm just going to come out and say it—Pete Wentz is a flippin' lyrical genius. Loving the new album!

Next it's Pistol Annies — I Feel a Sin Comin' On. Not a big fan of their latest album, but this song has been stuck in my head for a week now.

Some of you might recognize this one from The Walking Dead soundtrack... It's Clutch — The Regulator.

This one's an oldie but a goodie... Erm. Well, it's catchy, anyway... Here's The Downtown Fiction with I Just Wanna Run.

And last but not least... Bruno Mars — Runaway Baby.

So, there you have it. An incredibly random assortment of the music that's been on repeat in my headphones lately!

Now... I should probably get back to work...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Of Apologies and Sequels

Okay, guys. New plan.

Next time I go out of town for a month, I'm going to set up a few posts to be... well, to be posted while I'm gone.

'Cause... Yeah.


I'd like to apologize for the disappearing act. I can assure you that the rumors of my demise were greatly exaggerated... I was simply out of town working. (Helping out my family. Not writing... Erm. Well, not writing much, anyway.) While I was there, access to the Internet was a little hard to come by. And when I did have Internet access, I was too busy rocking out at the Beale Street Music Festival (and trying valiantly not to drown in a sea of mud) to do up any proper posts.

But I'm back now!

And since it seemed to be the most popular question while I was out of town...

Yes!! I can promise you that I am still working on the sequel to Revival! I can even go so far as to promise that it will be released before the end of the year! Also, that there will be excerpts for you to read in the months leading up to the release! AND THERE WILL BE CONTESTS! Yay, contests.

I know, guys... I know.

So in the meantime, I'll be working like crazy to make Book Two the best that it can be.

(Me. For the next two months or so. It's gonna be awesome.)

A few people wanted to know what's taking so long...


Funny thing, writing.

Sometimes it doesn't go exactly the way you planned.

You remember when I said that my muse likes to torture me?

Yeeeahhh. About that.

After months of writing and fighting with a non-cooperative plot, I came to a rather painful realization—I was writing the wrong #@^%-ing book.

... That entire time, I'd been writing the third book in the series and not the second. Too much needed to happen between the end of Revival and the onset of that plot-line to fit it all in the first fifty pages... It needed its own book.

The course of my breakdown in the wake of that realization went something like this...

(Stage one: Confusion.)

(Stage two: Denial.)

(Stage three: Oh, crap. Oh, crap. Oh, crap.)

(Stage four: Flee.)

(Stage five: Painful resignation.)

(And last but not least—Stage six: Scheming. Time to get down to work.)

The good news here, is that a great deal of Book Three has already been written. So, with any luck, the wait between the second and the third book shouldn't be quite as long.

*looks back over post* I went a little gif happy on this one, didn't I? Ah, well. It gets the point across. Also, I'm caffeinated. You're lucky this thing wasn't written in ALL CAPS.

...Just sayin'.

Take care, you guys!