I am *so* sorry for missing Indie Life this week! I'm just now wrapping up my work week--at 9:30pm on a Friday night--so that's how things have been for me the past five days. It's nuts. I plan to sleep through my entire maternity leave at the end of the year. (Ha. Wishful thinking. I know.)
At any rate, I felt guilty for not continuing my playlist posts this week, so. . . . Here's another!
**Due to sexual content and heavy subject matter, this book is recommended for ages 16+**
Fiercely liberal Monica Remy prefers to blend in. Despite her tattoos,
piercings, and outspoken personality, she transferred to Central to
escape—before she finds out that her next door neighbor is the uber
conservative governor's son, Trey Chapman.
No matter how hard she tries to avoid Trey, he still finds a way to get
under her skin. Monica can’t stand his crisp white shirts or his
staunch views on women. But she can’t help counting every freckle on his
face and wondering what it would feel like to have him stop talking
politics and kiss her.
A class debate project forces the unlikely pair to work together, and
the political lines are blurred in late-night make out sessions. But
despite their fiery chemistry, Trey’s politics threatens to smother
their relationship for good.
Two more episodes of the future-noir serial Debt Collector by Susan Kaye Quinn were released.
If you haven’t started this serial yet, you can get the first three episodes as a bundle.
Susan Kaye Quinn is the author
of the bestselling YA SF Mindjack series. Her new Debt Collector serial
is her more grown-up SF that she likes to call future-noir. Her
steampunk fantasy romance is temporarily on hold while she madly writes
episodes to keep Lirium (the titular Debt Collector) happy. Plus she
needs to leave time to play on Facebook.
Susan has a lot of degrees in engineering, which come in handy when
dreaming up dangerous mind powers, future dystopias, and slightly
plausible steampunk inventions. Mostly she sits around in her pajamas in
awe that she gets make stuff up full-time. You can find her at www.susankayequinn.com
Ugh. I feel wretch! This is mostly the day job's fault. All I have is more *crickets*, though I'm desperately trying to do these final read-throughs so I can release this project. I honestly NEVER expected it to take this long. I had no idea how important my 11pm-1am writing time was until it was ripped out from under me. So. . . . The plan is to try to release things related to the new project sporadically, leading up to a cover and summary reveal. I'm starting with songs from the playlist. The first: "I Can't Make You Love Me" (Bon Iver version) Enjoy! ~K~
There may be days when you feel like everything you write sucks. There may be days when everything you write *does* suck. There may be days where the words won't come. There may be days full of BBOS (Brown Bars of Shame--Kindleboards Reference!). There may be days full of zero sales. There may be days full of no reviews, followed by days full of one-star reviews.
The good news is: each book you write leads you to the next.
And the next.
Don't give up. Ever.
Indie = Hanging in There, Even on one of *Those* Days
Because being Indie doesn't have to mean going it alone.
Mr. Klein was sick, then I got sick, and now the girl-child is sick. . . . And I can't button my jeans, so provisions are being made. . . . but I had a good Drs. appointment. . . . And Easter was okay, despite the looming illness. . . . I'm still having formatting issues. . . . But I'm trying really hard despite the sickness running rampant in my world. . . .
And all of this is just crazy-making.
So this is my update. :)
All is well--just "placeholding" until I have something awesome (or even relevant) to post. :)