Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Change and Stuff

I don't like change. I'm a creature of habit and I like things to be familiar. Nu-Blogger makes me a little crazy, as does Firefox 12. Plus, when things update there are inevitably bugs and other issues to be fixed. No thank you. Anywho, that baby vent about change ties into why I've been so quiet on the blog lately. My old boss at my day job transferred to another store. So I got a temporary promotion to a full-time position--so temporary that it's been going on for the last five weeks, and there is no actual end in sight. Working full-time again has, in a way, been a godsend right now, with things so uncertain in the writing side of my life. But it's also been a drain on my time and energy, so my blog has been suffering. So has my social media time. And for all of that, I apologize. The good news is that I've finished a first draft of TEMPEST (MetaWars #3). I really had fun writing this book. It's from the POV of Ethan "Tempest" Swift, and he's one of my very favorite characters from the MetaWars series. You'll learn a few new things about him in CHANGELING (June 26) that I hope pique your interest in his story. TEMPEST and Metawars #4 will both be part of the newly revamped Pocket Star imprint, which is digital first content. Once I have release information beyond "in 2013" I'll let you know. Along the lines of other new things, the "Sekrit Project" is now on submission. Keep your fingers crossed for good things. This project is a closed trilogy, and it's something I'm very excited about. Oh yeah....GO SEE THE AVENGERS!!!! It was all kinds of awesome.


Josin L. McQuein said...

Hopefully things will settle for you in the near future. Until then, I can at least tell you how to make Blogger a little better. They don't advertise it, but there is a way to set your blogger back to the "old" format (I've done this to mine - the new one is awful). On your dashboard, look for the icon near the top that looks like a cogwheel. It opens a drop down menu of tasks, and one of those allows you to switch your format back to the old one. :-)

Paris said...

I hope life settles down for you and that the submission of your "Sekrit Project" works out. I love your work and can't wait to see what this new project is and I definitely can't wait for more MetaWars. So love those characters.

Nu Blogger has been bugging the crap out of me too. I finally got my blog schedule down (even though I'm just blogging for myself since I only have 1 follower), but Blogger's new interface sucks. Thank you Josin for giving us Blogger's secret. I think my life might have just gotten a little easier.

Calliope said... first but it will still be released in print...right?

Kelly Meding/Kelly Meade said...

Thanks for the hint, Josin!

I'm glad to hear you're enjoying MetaWars, Paris!

Calliope - There is an option to release in print if it sells enough in digital. However, the move to digital first was because Trance didn't sell well enough in print, so....we'll see. :)