A gritty New York summer, a killer with a machete, Hipsters who need to die. This week,
I’m chatting with Richie Narvaez about his critically acclaimed debut novel Hipster Death Rattle. I walked into a lot of walls reading this one. You’ll love it too.
I’ll be signing copies of How to Sex Your Snake at the Tampa Indie Author Book Convention July 14th and 15th. If you’d like free tickets, you can get them until June 30th by clicking here. I’ll have a few book bags to give away too.
Now I’m off to my little booth by the bathroom in Panera Bread to work on June’s next misadventure due out in September!
OnThursday, I decided to stay at it till I wrote the words, The End. When I was done, I was going to celebrate by making a delicious pizza at the bar and eating it all by myself.
Well, I didn’t get the pizza, cause the kitchen closed before I could get in there, but hallelujah, praise the saints, and stand to one side while the peasants rejoice; I got the first draft of the last chapters done. (yes chapter 18 is one long paragraph of dialog and action but it will get fixed.)
This happy camper says onto the word count.
How to Sex Your Snake
Genre – Mystery
New since Thursday – 2024 words
Total Count – 34032 words
Release date: late Summer 2015
Goals for next week: attacking various parts of chapters 11-18. I don’t plan on doing this in any particular order. I will probably jump from here to there and all around until it’s finished. I’m going to shoot for sending the book to my editor on August 9th.
The August 9 goal probably means How to Sex Your Snake will have a release date in September because my editor still has to have her way with it.
Cover design update: I’ve been in touch with an excellent artist who said he’d be in touch shortly. Not sure he’ll take the job but I’m hoping. I think his style would work really well with my June Nash series.
And now, I’m exhausted. We were up at 6 for a set of 8x800s at the gym. Run fast for 8 half mile stretches, walk slow for 3 mins in between each. Whatever you run on average is what you’d run for a marathon. We won’t talk about our times. We’re in it for the pics with Disney Characters. We’re looking at you Tinkerbell half marathon at Disneyland in May.
So, I put up last week’s word count on Saturday! Woops. Here’s this week’s count.
How to Sex Your Snake
Genre – Mystery
New this week – 968 words
Total Count – 26196 words
Release date: Summer 2015
Goals from last week: chps 12 and 13 to the editor. Well, ch 12 is in chunks and June feels kinda lost in it all. 13 is just notes. As you can probably tell, I stayed distracted this week. I wrote 30 new pages to my untitled script because I couldn’t get the characters out of my head and got a couple hundred more down on the YA piece. I need to work solely on Snake for the next two days. Once I have 12 and 13 in the mail to my editor, I’ll go back to the script. I’m in the barcart Wednesday night, so I’ll work on the YA piece between drinks.
I’ve stayed on my super hero viewing kick, finishing Netflix’s outstanding Daredevil series, re-watching The Avengers and then sitting through a painful first (and last) viewing of Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer. Wow. Anytime you see superheros dancing you know you’re in for a stinker. (Ironman 2, Spiderman 3(?) I don’t recall ever seeing any of the x-men dance though I can easily picture Hugh Jackman hoofing it up as Wolverine) The F4 actors must have been contractually obligated to return. I can’t imagine anyone reading that script and thinking, yeah, when do we start? Especially the amazing Michael Chiklis. Antman opens next week and I hope I can find someone to go with me. After Ultron, the hubby has vowed to never set foot in another screening for a superhero movie. I completely understand. Ultron was just tiring and even I was tempted to walk out of and I love that gang.
Speaking of that gang, Netflix needs to give Black Widow the Daredevil treatment and I need to walk the dogs.