Busy getting A Gingersnap Cat Christmas ready for print! In the meantime, I posted an excerpt on its book page–scroll down to the bottom to read it.
As previous reported, A Gingersnap Cat Christmas was written last year but didn’t get out in time for Christmas 2017. So once I was finished, I vowed to use the extra time before Christmas 2018 to turn it into a print book.
So here it is! Being worked on in the free program Scribus.
I’m sitting here realizing that it’s kinda wild that I went from knowing nothing about book production to, you know, making pages of a novel I wrote. When the proof’s actually in my hands, though, then I’ll know I can conquer the world.
The DuFresnes are gone.
The sheriff’s horse disappeared weeks ago.
Now the vampire that took them wants to chat…
“Growing Shadows in the Desert” is a short story by Danielle Williams, free on this website for one week only. Also available as an ebook through various online retailers.
Hi, everybody! February knocked me down with a nasty cold/bronchitis illness so I’m still getting into the swing of things.
A Gingersnap Cat Christmas was finished, um…January, probably? And is in “post” so to speak. But since I missed my deadline, rather than releasing it right away, I’ll be looking into making it into a print book for next Christmas!
In the meantime, please enjoy the fabulous finished cover!
(My husband desperately wants me to animate the kitten rising up…Any volunteers?)
In other news, my nosferatu novel hit 40K…and it’s just getting started! Hoo-wee!
Wow! I just finished typing up what I have so far of A Gingersnap Cat Christmas and I’ve reached 31,000 words! A few connecting scenes, a proofread and a cover, and this’ll be out! Hopefully before Christmas! *fingers crossed FURIOUSLY!*
A Gingersnap Cat Christmas has hit 20,000 words and is still going! (I’m still in the process of typing up what I’ve hand-written.) I didn’t achieve my Thanksgiving goal, but now I’m curious to see how long it ends up!
My plan is to type up what I have, fill in a couple of missing scenes, make a cover while the typos get checked, and…well, hopefully publish it before Christmas! Whew!
Whoo! My latest story, A Gingersnap Cat Christmas, just hit 10,000 words! Since I want it finished by Thanksgiving, I’ve been trying to write on it even on days when I’m Not Feeling It™. So far, it’s working! Even on my argleblargle days I’m managing between 700-1400 words an hour. Stay tuned to see if I manage this audacious goal!
Dove in today and busted out 1,300 words on a sequel to my first Magic Fashion Frenchies novella. Kinda excited, but I hope this one finishes up faster than the first one!
“Books let you know what tense they want to be written in.” — David Mitchell, from Make it now: the rise of the present tense in fiction
As a writer working on a fantasy story (the greatest Nosferatu love story of all time) that for some reason is first-person, present tense, I found that quote to be hugely reassuring.
In other news, I am preparing a new horror novelette to go out to a proofreader. If you’ve ever had a cat bring you gifts, you will probably like it.
Finished (read: abandoned) my first draft of Magic Fashion Frenchies #1 and have sent it off to my proofreader!
This novella took so long to write that while I was working on it, I came up with three other ideas for the characters, so I guess this will be my first series!
How long did it take me to write? Well, its working title was My Frenchie Valentine.