What I’m working on!


DARK MOON RISING is currently on hiatus right now. But don’t take that as a sign that I have been a lazy-McLazerton.

Actually, I’ve been preparing for my two future releases, THE HANDSOME DEVIL and ASURA NIGHT. THE HANDSOME DEVIL will be going to an editor on the 5th and ASURA NIGHT will be going to another editor at the end of this week, so I’ve been working on revising them and trying to make the editing work less terrifying for my editors.

In other news, it’s December now! One more month until 2016. I’ll be writing an end of the year blog within the next few weeks, as well as a 2016 plan that I will (hopefully) be able to follow.  My goal for this week will not only be getting my drafts over their respective parties, is to come up with a realistic yet slightly optimistic plan for 2016, which will be future release dates and projects I’m hoping I’ll be able to finish next year. It would be great if I could release something new every month starting next year, but for now, I think I’ll just take it one month at a time.

Also, another news, I know I said in a previous entry not too long ago that I wasn’t planning on taking a plane any time soon, but I just booked a ticket to Korea for the Lunar New Year. So yeah. I will be gone from the 1st of February to the 12th and will be back in China for my birthday on the 13th.

And you know what’s weird? Even though I’m shuddering about the fact that I’ll be crawling back into a plane, I’m still super excited to spend the holidays with my family in Korea, and if it means I have to spend two hours in a flying machine, then so be it.

Too bad Leonardo Da Vinci is dead. I bet he’d get a kick out of all this technology around us :)

Tentative Release Schedule

For the next three months, anyways.




More updates on this schedule the closer we get to the release dates.


I hate traveling.

So…I am back from my trip to Seattle (had a family wedding that I could not miss). 48 hours of travel, 48 hours of actually being in the US. Needless to say, I am utterly exhausted, but glad to be home. The way back from Seattle to Shanghai, the plane went through some of the worst turbulence I had ever experienced. Usually I’m a pretty chill flyer, but it woke me up and pretty much kept me up for the entire 12 hour flight. I’m pretty sure I don’t want to get on another plane for the next few months, something I am not planning on, so that’s good.

Anyways, I was compiling a list of WIPs that are between 50%-100% complete as far as the 1st draft goes, and the list is kind of intimidating. I’ve got so many unfinished/half finished manuscripts lingering on my hard drive, I know I’m not going to write them all before I die, but I’d certainly like to give it a shot. I’d like to get these 11 projects off my hard drive and into the world within the next two years.

Speaking of new books, I managed to find a very nice editor who will be working on a new project of mine, a steamy contemporary novella, of which the sequel is already about 40% written, and with her finish dates, finding proofers, final edits, I’m really hoping to get this particular book out by the end of December. It’s a bit of a departure from my regular writing, but I enjoyed writing something kind of ordinary and normal for a change of pace.

More news on that in the next few weeks as I get my edits back and hear back from my proofers.

As far as DARK MOON RISING goes, I’m still writing it, still plugging away. This is by far the most ambitious book I’ve taken on, and am writing the first draft using various methods; transcribing, dictating, long-hand, typing, etc. I thought I was going to get the 1st draft completed by the end of this month, but that obviously isn’t going to happen. At this point, I’d be happy to get it finished before the end of the year, but who knows? Right now, it’s the only project I’m working on, at least until I get edits back from my editor for the contemporary novella.

That’s all for now. I’ll try to post more updates, but lately, it’s all been “Still writing” which I guess is a good thing. Boring, though.

In other news, I’m rewatching Supernatural from Season 1 and I forgot how much I enjoyed this show.

Future Releases…soon?

I must be sitting in the only Starbucks that doesn’t have its own bathroom. If I am, please let me know because this is just kind of confounding.

I meant to post yesterday, but I had just spent the whole night making sure Fallout 4 would download on our crap Chinese internet connection and basically slept away the rest of the night. Fallout 4 has been installed and it is currently being played with much enthusiasm by my husband. I just bought the expansions for Dragon Age: Inquisition and I finally figured out how to upload the custom world settings. Therefore, I have started a new character. I’m torn between romancing Cullen, the blond good guy, or Blackwall, the brunette resident angst King.

Oh wait.

I’m supposed to be talking about my writing.

Well, shit.


DARK MOON RISING is still going. As is my usual fashion, I am being stupid silly with my overwriting. The WIP is currently at 74k and I’m not even halfway through the story. I’m on the events of Chapter 8 and there’s supposed to be 26 of them.


Actually, what bothers me most is the fact that I’m still on Chapter 8. I’ve been writing this damn thing…how long? There are days when I wished I could just stop writing Tan’s story and move onto something else, but…I just can’t. I need to see this series through to the end, no matter how bored I get with the characters or the story. Honestly, though, I don’t even think it’s boredom with the series that is making it difficult for me to write. I think it’s more…hm…intimidation. At this point in the series, Tan and the rest of the characters are starting to seem more and more like real people to me and my poor, deluded mind and I’m worried about not presenting their story the best way I can. Yeah, that’s right. I’m scared I can’t do justice to their story.

My own characters are scaring me, wtf.

ASURA NIGHT hit an unexpected snag when my editor at the time decided to have a kid and gave me a half-finished edit. I thought I’d put it aside and just concentrate on DARK MOON RISING…but that was, like, half a year ago. DARK MOON RISING is still not finished and ASURA NIGHT is still not finished with edits.

And people say writers are enviable creatures. I think I had more fun writing when I wasn’t getting paid to do it.

Oh well. I’m going to quit complaining and get back to writing.

TLDR; DARK MOON RISING is probably going to get finished by the end of next month and ASURA NIGHT will probably get picked up by a small e-pub because I can’t be bothered to do all the legwork myself, wtfzors (i suck really badly at life).


That’s it.

See you all next time. I hope to post sometime this weekend with more news.

Stay warm and btw, these Starbucks bright red cups seem nicely understated to me.

Still writing away…

Hola, my nerd amigos!

No, just kidding. I’m not Howard from The Big Bang Theory and there’s no way I’ll call anyone nerd amigo. Or say hola. Sorry, folks, but I don’t speak Spanish aside from the pidgin Spanish every kid in SoCal learns just from exposure.

Anyways, I digress.

A lot has happened since my last long post. I apologize about not posting more often, mea culpa, mea culpa.

So…here’s an update.

Back in August, my SO got a job offer that, while putting us in a much smaller town, would’ve looked great on his resume and, for all your RP gamers out there, would’ve opened up a higher level skill tree for him. It was a long and arduous task to actually get to where we are, on account of his previous employment not wanting to let him go, but in the end, we are where we are and SO is doing what he wants to do. It’s harder than his previous job, but it’s far more rewarding, he’s working with better students and it’ll open up better paying, just better all around opportunities for him in the future.

So, this new town of ours. It’s small. I mean, really small. It’s only got four main roads and I’m pretty sure a twenty minute drive in any direction would place you squarely in the middle of rice paddies and construction sites. You know what, though? I think I kind of like it. We live in a pretty awesome apartment with a big back patio kind of thingie, a supermarket within ten minutes walking distance in three directions, a mall with a Starbucks and a Cafe Bene and a Miniso. The food here is not that bad and there’s a place that kind of does Western food right across the street.

It’s not the city, and I usually never leave the house now, but we have three cats and I’m actually quite content. There’s a juice bar thingie place on the first floor of our aparment building and I picked up a couple of private tutoring gigs for pocket money and whatnot.

Yes. I’m happy. I haven’t felt this happy since I arrived in China 2 years ago.

Anyways, that’s all for me for now. Tomorrow will be a blog about the future releases and whatnot, where I’m going with Tan’s story, blah blah, but for now…just for now, this is enough for me.

I swear I’m not dead.

Proof that I’m working on the next Blood Martyr book, DARK MOON RISING.


Moved…and exhausted

Both mentally and physically.

This move was quite unexpected, but I think we’re in a better town, better…everything, really. It was a great opportunity for my husband and I’m glad we got to take the chance.

Gotta tell you, I’m pretty sick of moving. The last time we moved was back in February and before that was in summer of 2014…twice in one month.

Suffice to say, I’m still recovering. We’ve been here for about a week, and I’ve just been cleaning, setting up, decorating, entertaining the new kitty in our house and just recharging my batteries.

No new words. Hoping to change that today, though.

More on this in the next few days.


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