We briefly interrupt this weekly check-in post to bring you…
That’s the Very Stylish ebook cover of Moth’s second novel: HUNTING THE DARK!! (Coming to an e-reader near you at the beginning of January.) I have to say that it looks fantastic on both my phone and my Kindle, so I am pleased that Random House did their best to find an artistic compromise between the prequel e-story (‘Moth’), and of course the first novel, FALLING TO ASH.
You can see all three side-by-side on my website here. Don’t they look pretty?
Here’s the official blurb, which is a bit vague I suppose. But trust me: this is darker, more action-packed, and more romantic than Book One. Also, despite how dark it gets for poor Moth at times, it is probably one of the most hopeful books I’ve ever written. Hmm… That sounds strange, but I guess you’ll just have to read it to find out what I mean. 😉
Moth’s adventures in the dark and twisted underworld of modern-day Boston continue in this thrilling sequel to Falling to Ash.
Once bitten . . . never shy
Adjusting to life as a vampire hasn’t been easy for Moth. Torn between her family and her maker Theo, Moth spends her time running from one deadly situation to the next.
That’s not her only problem. There’s a killer on the loose and no vampire is safe. Even worse, the prime suspect is Jace Murdoch, Moth’s friend and one-time crush.
He is in serious danger. Moth needs to hunt down the killer before Jace is destroyed.
Time is running out and the darkness is closing in . . .
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Okay, back to the #MiniNaNo update for this week. Our fourth and final week(!) – but I will do another check-in post next Monday to wrap things up and see what totals we finished with.
I somehow managed to increase my output this past week, despite a lot going on outside of writing. I’m still working in longhand, so really big word counts are out of reach for me, but despite that I just hit… *drumroll*
Which means I’ve reached my minimum goal a week early. I am thrilled and, quite frankly, amazed! I’m now tempted to dust off my trusty Alphasmart for the final push and try my hardest to write 5,000 words by the end of the week. I’d love to check in on Monday with 20K, but I don’t want to get my hopes up as all kinds of things could potentially get in the way – plus I’ve been having a few migraines, lately. (What else is new, Kaz? I hear you ask.) I am, however, loving this new YA book. I think I’d like to just write the whole thing on-spec, and worry about whether it’s something I could actually sell much later on. This project is all about me trying to remember that creating something just for the pleasure of creation is very much worthwhile.
So, I am doing pretty well and have learned that sometimes it pays to revise your goals and aim a little lower – especially when you know that Life is going to be challenging. How are you doing? Let me know in comments…
See you next Monday!