It is the new year. And one of my new year’s resolutions is this:
Yeah, I will admit, I’ve slacked for, um, far too long here on zee blog. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say. I have plenty to say. But usually it’s sent out 140 characters at a time on Twitter or with random observances on Facebook.
Blogging is a whole different animal. It takes a bit more time, a bit more thought. But I do still think it’s a worthy use of one’s time. Just not every day. Because, well, I don’t have THAT much to say online about myself and the world at large. Really, I don’t.
My goal is to blog once a week for sure. Twice if something is particularly interesting. I think I’ll be blogging on two main topics — 1) Seinfeld’s “nothing,” which, really, is everything life has to offer on a daily basis: entertainment, anecdotes, writing progress, upcoming appearances, pictures of my cats, etc., and 2) writing tips. Because I haz them.
And I haz news!
My novel, FALLING KINGDOMS, which I wrote under my high fantasy pen name Morgan Rhodes, is a New York Times bestseller! It snagged the #15 spot on the extended YA list for January 13, 2013. To say I’m super!happy about this would be a vast, VAST understatement. Thank you readers! Thank you FK street team and blog tour peeps! Thank you Penguin Teen and Razorbill Books. Thank you Agent Jim (who also sent me the lovely flowers pictured here). A great way to start off a new year, that’s for sure!
I’m also lucky enough to be included on the Breathless Reads book tour that’s going to be heading out next month. There are two tours, and I’m on the East Coast one, which means I (Morgan Rhodes) will be touring with Beth Revis, Fiona Paul, Jessica Spotswood, Elizabeth Richards, and Lili Peloquin. We’re going to Boston, MA; Chapel Hill, NC; Greenville, SC; Miami, FL; Memphis, TN; New York, NY; and Madison, WI. If you’re near one of these locations, please come out and see us. We’d love to meet you!! You can find all the dates and locations and more information HERE
Do I sound calm about it? I’m not. I’M SUPER EXCITED THRILLED AMAZED BREATHLESSLY OMG HAPPY. But I’m trying to be all cool like Fonzie. Because Fonzie is cool.
What am I doing to fill the time before that??
Well, Right now, I’m brainstorming a new proposal that’s been kicking around in my head for a while. I’m only giving myself a few more days on that to see what I get. Then I need, I NEED to get crackin’ on Demon Princess #4. I had to bump the tentative release date on this book since i was slammed with work at the end of 2012. While I love my DP books, they are, at this point, self published ventures (aka Labors of Love), so they take a back seat to my contracted stuff. Always. But I have promised to write the last book and I always honor my promises. Almost always. Well, I usually do. And this is one of those promises I will honor. And I actually do want to find out how it ends just as much as the loyal readers of this series. Who will Nikki pick? Michael or Rhys? Even I don’t know! (I’m lying… of course I know! Hee hee).
Next official book release is February 26th — WICKED KISS is out. It’s the sequel to DARK KISS. Did you have questions that needed answering after the first book? Well, they get answered. And people get kissed. Check out the first two chapters on the website (follow above linky). It’s a pretty epic book, if I do say so myself. I’ll be chatting WK up a lot more in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned!
Anyway, so that’s what’s going on right now at the beginning of this shiny new year.