It is July, thank goodness. We have made our way into a semi-normal world again where we are allowed out of our caves, homes, or whatever you want to call them into the world again. After many months, over a year of living in our confinement, it seems as we might; I stress the word might see the light at the end of an endless tunnel. That or I have lost my mind, and after all this time in lockup, I probably have.It has been a wild ride this year so far and so much writing. And no, for SO MUCH more writing. I have gotten on to the writing train this year.Anthologies are jumping right now, and I somehow lost my mind to sign on to multi-book series…
I do not know what I was thinking, but it sounded like a good idea. Now that I am writing pretty much full-time, I write a lot. It keeps me busy and scheduled. This was the dream to write all the time, and now that it is here, it is a lot more work than imagined. Less of that, staring off into the distance and pondering the writing. More outlining, fighting with the outline, writing this draft, editing, fighting with words, losing words, looking up perfectly normal words you usually know, writing for hours, chopping paragraphs, editing, tearing up yet another outline, and redoing these processes over and over. Not a lot of poetry in the writing process, but I love it.
My short “Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl” is out under my pen name W.M. Dawson. I enjoyed writing this story about a Pixie living in California meeting her cop buddy. She is wild and has a lot of fun with him, just trying to keep up. It is currently available on Amazon: Wings of Fate
And if anyone can, please drop a review of my story. Several reviews are out about these stories. I would love for extra reviews and maybe talking about mine—that about being super outstanding.
I hope everything is going well for people and that the world is opening up for everyone, at least a little.
It’s Still January
It is somehow still January 2021, this month seems to be moving slowly. I guess that is a good thing, depending on a point a view. Somehow we are not completely on fire. (Please 2021 don’t take that as a challenge.)
I have been living and breathing in my writing cave for many new projects for this year. I have a few projects out on deck and coming soon, woo hoo there.
Free books for mid-January to help us through this month! Please feel free to share with others!
Once Upon a Brother Grimm Anthology, this will be out on February 18, 2021 – my story is Cursed Flowers. Based on the fairy tales of Snow White and Rose Red retold in modern setting with the girls cursed in to a high school dealing with modern problems. They are also still hunted by the dwarf of the story and cursed to relive their lives until they can break their curse, near are happy and searching for answers.
This is my first YA story which also deals with LGBTQIA with one of the characters in a high school setting and bullying.
So far January of 2021 has been… chaotic in America. Let’s hope the rest of it gets better…
This month, Devoured by Gluttony is part of new Urban Fantasy books of 2021. I know it came out last year but is still part of newer books for 2021. This year I have a lot of new books and novella coming out and can’t wait to share with everyone. In February my first YA retelling of a Fairy Tale is coming out.
I do not think I have ever been so happy to see the end of a year than I am to see the tail end of this one. Not that I am looking 2021 in the eye or trying to annoy 2021 in any way, shape, or form… gosh forbid we piss this upcoming year in the course last year came off like. Maybe this coming year could be less on fire, plague-ridden, doom scrolling, house locked, and ever other horrible things like 2020.
There were some positives in 2020. I have gotten published more. Spent a lot of time inside and seen way too much on Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu, and other streaming services. Found out my brother can have phone conversations that last longer than a few minutes. Talked to people I haven’t in years and learned all about the joys of video calls to keep in contact with people, and I used a lot more of my unlimited phone calls and texting than I thought I would. I am grateful I have the technology to keep in contact with my friends and family worldwide to make sure everyone is holding up, and they can be given these difficult times and surviving. Celebrating our wins when we have them like friends having babies, getting news pets, publishing new books, or just not going ultimately bat shit crazy. Or even just to say Hi, we are surviving the madness. Not everything has been fantastic. People I know and love have had the virus. Thankfully most have made it through without too many horrific side effects so far. Maybe next year, I might get to see some people again in person, but I hope everyone stays safe and sound inside until then. Read more.
Devoured by Gluttony is part of an Alpha Romance group:
And my newest novella will be out in February of 2021 in Once Upon A Brothers Grimm
We can see the end of 2020, finally. I am so glad to see the end. It is nearly here. I thought I would get out of this year without it going completely downhill. I think I got cocky, and then 2020 noticed me. It saw me getting excited that it was nearly done, I was happy to make it out of this year without too much going to shit, and it came to crack me upside the head literally… Ok, I slipped on ice, fell on the cement-like cartoon character to give myself a nasty concussion. Then I decided after vertigo, swimming feeling, and nausea. I was fine to get up and fall again to start my seizures. (I have epilepsy too. This was the start of a very long week. of tests, more RX’s, an ER/ urgent care room for a CAT scan with no brain bleeding, just swelling, and many doctors call for the stupid, stupid concussion.) This made for a long weekend, with my family going through other medical drama on top of it. (My brother in Washington now has the virus that shan’t be named but seems to be OK for now and better darn well stays that way…) My dad has driving my mom and me around with my husband doing mass cooking since I was in the middle of edits through this mess. I learned I NEVER want to do edits with a concussion ever again. It wasn’t easy and man, my computer screen liked to swim after like 20 minutes of looking at it. I have no idea what professional sports athletes at thinking when they are like, let’s go with their concussions. I did get the edits out for Earth Invasion 2020, and it is live on many platforms. I will share below. I am proud I got to help write and edits this quickly. It was an adventure. Also, I got to set my part of the Sci-Fi story in White Sands, New Mexico.
But Earth Invasion 2020 is available!
Universal Link — It is available across many different platforms, not just Amazon, and paperbacks will be available soon!
Thankfully I am back to semi-human feeling and able to dive into my writing project. My edits are nearly done for my Fairytale Retelling coming out this February 2021. I have more projects coming out all through 2021 and I have started booking for 2022 and 2023. It is incredible that I have begun this writing journey and so happy I can share my writing with everyone.
Amazon Link for Once Upon a Brothers Grimm
At the end of December, one of my shorts is in Extreme Drabbles of Dread, which is a very dark Horror.
Amazon link for Extreme Drabbles of Dread
Devoured by Gluttony cover is up for the cover of the month. It is below the 100 mark and won’t make it to the next round, so please consider voting!
This beautiful cover was done by Emma at Moonstruck Cover Design & Photography
Devoured by Gluttony
The Seven Deadly Sins have begun to come out; Pride, Greed, Envy, and now Wrath are loose in the world as of October 23, 2020. The youngest three, Lust, Gluttony, and Sloth, are still yet to come each Friday. My book Gluttony is out on November 6, 2020.
Available on Amazon
Devoured by Gluttony Blurb:
One of the youngest sons of a demon on a mission to infect Earth with all the Seven Deadly Sin, Zion Lee got stuck with Gluttony. As a Sin-Eater, he has enough problems eating and purging the sins of others, and now he had one he can’t get rid of, neither can anyone else. Only rumors swirl about ways to rid oneself of a sin gifted by his demonic biological father. Since that day, he has become the eater of everything, sins, wealth, food, and everything in between.
Once the rumor of a curse-breaker reaches him in his native Singapore, he hires tracker Harry Watson, not expecting a kick-ass woman who knows how to find anything but already brings trouble in her wake. Between the two of them, they will find themselves on a journey across the planet amongst the supernatural and mundane world, looking for a curse for one of the Deadly Sins. If the curse can be broken, Zion can save himself and his other cursed half-brothers, each with a different sin.
Of late, my writing buddy Avalon has been helping me with several of my new projects. I have been recently working on my Young Adult retelling of Snow White and Rose Red, coming out in early 2021. My first time in YA and has been an interesting change in writing styles.
Next year looks like I am getting into several new anthologies and digging into more novels. Should be fun digging into a lot of new projects. Now I just want to get out of this 2020 year in one piece. I do hope that everyone is surviving this year.
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So much is going on of late. Let’s see if I can round it up quickly.
I have a pair of new stories out in a holiday horror anthology:
Dark X-Mas Holiday Drabbles: 100 Word Horror Stories (I have two)
Another short novella will be out in January 2020 in an anthology called Web of Lies, not currently available for preorder but will keep everyone updated. This one is not horror but romantic suspense writing under W.M. Dawson.
This weekend is my first signing at Estes Park, Colorado at the Stanley Hotel. I am ready to go, mostly packed and getting to spend time visiting friends first, do the signing and meet lots of authors, spend an extra day in Denver to see the Monet Exhibit before coming home at the end of a busy weekend. I am really looking forward to it and can’t wait to share it with others.
It is that time of the year, books of horror, fall has finally arrived, kids back to school and oh heavens above, the weather is cooling down. Finally, I can open my windows and not melt.
This month, the Deadly Realities Anthology for 2019 is available on Kindle and physical copies at the convention in November. I am really looking forward to meeting readers, authors, and people I have been working in the writing world. I convinced the husband to spend an extra day in Denver to see the Monet Exhibit that will be there until February. I do love Monet. Before we come home to relax.
I have a novella nearly through its second rewrite and edits before it heads off to an editor for a collection coming out this January, which is the start of my publishing stories for 2020. I know a signing in Kansas in July, hellloooo Supernatural fans. There will be an anthology there as well.
I am looking into a few other anthologies and short story collections while I am working on novels. I know for sure a book released in November of 2020, which has left my outline stage and into the first draft. I have been focusing on the novella that comes out sooner before heading back to finish the draft for it to rest and go into the second draft.
I am looking forward to this winter where I will have extra time for writing.
Today was my taking over the site for Deadly Realities: