Monday, February 9, 2009

Status Update

I started a job last week at the Register Guard, our local paper. I’m writing features for the special sections (supplements to the paper with titles like Home & Garden and Tastings). It’s 19 hours a week with no benefits, but I am truly grateful to have a steady source of income. And so far, I like it a lot.

I hit 52,000 words on my third Detective Jackson story today and am on track to finish the first draft by mid-March as planned. I’m excited about how this story is turning out; it’s richer and more complex than I first imagined it to be.

The Sex Club will soon be available as an e-book from Echelon Press. I’m excited to make this story available to a much broader range of readers.

I entered one of my novels, The Baby Thief, into the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest. I rarely enter contests, but decided there wasn’t any reason not to. There's no fee, and it’s an upload submission so there’s no mailing costs either. What the heck?

What's your status? Share your news!


Meg said...

Congrats on the job!

I'm in the middle of editing/revise my novel Ivory. If it was done, I would have entered the Amazon contest too. :)

I've started writing my next novel, it is sitting at a lovely 8,700 words right now. I'm looking for it to be done mid-April.

Jean Henry Mead said...

Congrats on the new job, LJ. I'm in the middle of galleys.

And you've been Scrabble Tagged:

Pia Veleno said...

Congrats on the job. I hope it doesn't interfere too much with your fiction. I just finished The Sex Club and I loved it.

I'm revving myself up to take the plunge and send out my first submissions by month's end.