it’s alive!

Today my writer has yet another story that goes live in an anthology. She is beside herself because she never thought she’d ever be published anywhere and to be published in two different anthologies with her vampire stories is mind-blowing to her.  The main editor, the awesome SK Whiteside, chose to move the release date due to several other books coming out on the same day. This way we get everyone’s full attention instead of being one of the many.

I’m excited to read these stories. They all deal with the Seven Deadly Sins. No surprise, my writer’s story deals with Wrath.  When my writer penned the story “Tranquility” she had no idea how it would take on a life of its own and open the door for so much more to happen. She had this short story kicking around and finally found the perfect home for it. This acceptance gave her the confidence boost to try for more and more anthologies.

My writer also has two short stories in an vampire erotica collection, Bloody Kisses 2, from Dark Moon Press. Her stories are not erotica, but they are sensual and steamy.

If you haven’t read any of my writer’s short vampire stories, then you are missing hunky guy vamps, curvy vampire chicks, hot cars, fast bikes, and interesting situations.  So I dare you to break out of your usual routine! Go read some of her stuff!!

Isis the Vampire

Do you NaNo (part 2)?

Hello my freaky ones,

I hope this fall has treated you well. Here in Kansas it feels more like late summer than fall. Slowly, we are creeping into cooler temperatures and longer days. This is a sign of winter, and for my writer, NaNoWriMo.

She participates in a month-long session of madness in which she cranks out 50,000 words in 30 days. She and the other foolish ones keep track of their progress, celebrate each other’s milestones, and grieve their losses. It is a contest against one’s own ability to stick to a deadline and finish a novel in a month.

My writer has done this for several years now and this year she has jumped in again. With no full-time job and too much time on her hands, this is exactly what she needs to stay motivated and not fall into another of her depressive episodes. I am enjoying how much time she has had to spend with me lately. 

My writer has been cranking out short stories this summer. She released “Tranquility” in Morbid Seraphic 2, through Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, and “One Last Thrill” and “Second Thoughts” in “Bloody Kisses, A Vampire Erotica Anthology, Volume 2” through Dark Moon Press. My writer sent off two more stories to two more anthologies, but hasn’t heard back yet. She also has taken what was the start of a short story and is refusing to count the first 5k of it and intends to finish it for the NaNo.

I am proud of my writer. Every year for the last three, she has taken on a challenge to write a novel in 30 days, and conquered it. This year will be no different for her.

To all of you NaNoers out there- good luck and take heart! You have decided to try for the impossible and set the bar  high enough that should you complete this month of insanity, it will give you the reminder of how far you can go! Happy writing, my freaky darlings!

until next time, 

Isis the Vampire