Fun Fact: If Susan K. Hamilton had entered The Devil You Don’t in the 2017 Inkshares Horror Contest instead of the 2017 Launchpad Contest, she would’ve won.
12/1/17 has come and (in 2 hours) gone without me finishing the manuscript to submit to Inkshares. I figured this would be a bit of a stretch anyhow, but had to set a goal for myself. Between struggling with unemployment and all the joy it entails and the demands of this holiday season, I’ve been a busy camper. Still, progress has been made. I’m at a solid 21k+ words and plan to more than double that before I submit to Oakland.
It’s been a month and you probably enjoyed the quiet time, but wanted to let you know things are progressing well with Murder Happens. Gave myself a 4-month deadline, now one-month into it since the contest ended, and got a solid 40K done in that time. It’s all revisions, rewrites and new material. When draft two is done, will hand it off to Joan the Editor before putting it into the queue for the Inkshares dev/editing process.
Joan has another freebie for your kindle. The Dolls is my favorite horror short of hers. It’s really creepy. We tried to have it for Halloween, but some kind of crazy life thing happened.
Mike and I are still together, btw. It was tough, but he forgave me for that last minute pre-order that jumped MRDR HPPNS into 1st place…one ahead of The Vampire and the Dragon. He’s been sharing the plot premise of the trilogy which is a complete spoiler for me, but they’re going to be awesome for the rest of you. Guess that’s my payback.
Check out @deanfearce or my Facebook for the hell of it.
Hi everyone, just a quick update before we hit the Thanksgiving holiday.
First, I am delighted to announce (and tremendously thankful) that "Devil You Don’t" was selected by Inkshares’ Staff Syndicate as their pick of the month for November!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH to all the members of that syndicate for their support. I truly appreciate your enthusiasm for this manuscript, and am really looking forward to getting it into your hands as an actual book.
What does this syndicate selection mean? Well, it means that between now and December 31, I still need to get about 60 copies pre-ordered (before the selection that number was much higher!). I’ve had a few verbal commitments that I’m excited about, but I can’t just kick back and put my feet up. After Thanksgiving, I’ll be announcing another giveaway and updating my "about" page on Inkshares to officially kick-off my homestretch efforts.
I’ll send another update when all that’s ready for prime time.
Wishing all of you who celebrate it a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving with your friends and families. Please know that you are all on my list of things and people that I am grateful for!
Hello, friends and readers of "Nowhere Else I Want to Be: A Memoir" -
Here’s another 5-Star review. This one is from Ryan Lanz at Book Review Directory, and you can link to the original review HERE.