#1) Jordan Summers, a wonderful writer and all around super person, just signed a three-book deal with Tor! Mega reasons for celebration, but I'm especially happy for her because she'll be writing the gritty, edgy stories that have been recently setting her soul afire. Burn, baby, burn!
#2) I'm giving myself a makeover. Well, not me personally, although I could use one, but this blog and my website. The website is still a work in progress but--tah-dah!--behold the blog's new look. I liked pink-cartoon-chick, but she wasn't an ideal spokesperson for ALL of my writing. This template struck me as more generic (important since I write contemporary, historical, and paranormal). And though it still screams cheery, there's an edgy feel with all the stark black. Needed an edge. I'm not all fluff, and neither are my stories. I found this awesome template at Zoot's Designs. Truth told, I was quite fond of several of Miss Zoot's designs. There were at least six that really called to me, but again this was the one best suited to my brand, Romantic Comedy with a Twist of Suspense, as well as not pinning me to a specific time period.
I've been giving a lot of thought to brand lately, as well as my style of writing which seems to be evolving. I think I'm experiencing growing pains. *g* It's kind of exciting though. I'm working hard not to question the ideas and words pouring out.
Must. Embrace. Change.
I may morph into something that requires a more specific 'look' marketing-wise. But until then, I'm quite happy with the zippy creation. Thank you Miss Zoot!