Posts Tagged ‘night’s knights’

Video Update August 21, 2015

My first ever video to you all. An update on how things are going. I thank you so much for your support!

Love you all!
~Emz

Something That Makes Me Smile

All writers have those down weeks…

  • You haven’t received any fan mail in awhile.
  • Your current project isn’t going as you wished.
  • A couple of rejection letters popped into your email box.
  • You get a hater review on Amazon or iTunes.

This is not one of those weeks because I’ve had some really good things happen recently…

  • Two short stories have been published.
    *Holy Rites, is now available in thePodioracket publication, Glimpses
    *Wide Awake, is now available in the Flying Island Press publication, Pieces of Eight, Autism Acceptance.
  • I’ve made some real progress on four major projects I’m working on right now.
  • I’ve received a lot of recent listener/reader mail lately – which I absolutely love. How cool to have people talk about my characters and obsess about them the way I do! It’s absolutely the radest thing ever.
  • I’m on the home stretch of my 4th musical romance book, Undecided.
  • Night’s Knights has stayed up at #1 in the SciFi FREE Kindle list for a week, #2 in Horror/Ghosts, and hit #46 in the overall Kindle list. (I was happy to just hit under the 100 mark.)

And speaking of Night’s Knights, here is something that makes me smile. Never in a million years did I think people would be reading my books across the world, let alone be able to buy them in many different countries. Check out this graphic with my book displayed in several different countries on the various Amazon sites.

Now…. THAT MAKES ME SMILE.

Thank you all for your continued support!
Now, back to writing.

~Emz

W is for Whoooo Hooo!!

You might not find this very exciting, but I figured out the final issue with Night’s Knights 2, Dusk’s Warriors.

This is such a breakthrough. I have most of the novel written. Just have to sew it up and connect all the little pieces. But I’ve had one mental block that has been causing me trouble, and until that mystery was solved, it was like I couldn’t sew it up!

It’s all about the rules. When you start a novel, sometimes you don’t know what rules or guidelines your supernatural creature or cosmic event will have. You just write it. Then, you have to go back and make sense to it. That’s the hard part!

So here I go, off to start finishing this blasted thing!

Just when you thought it was safe to…

I’ve been so busy recently, I haven’t made many blog posts. It’s hard when writing life, day job life, and personal life suddenly crash together into some kind of giant tidal wave! Run Emz! Run!

I think things might slow down for a little bit now. Here are some projects I’m working on in the next couple weeks:

  • Season 4 finale of Horror Addicts tapes July 4th, airs July 8th.
  • True Love, the 3rd novel in the Sweet Dreams Series launches on Podiobooks.com tomorrow (June 30th).
  • I’m re-reading / editing Sweet Dreams volume 1 for a print version (not many people know about this yet).
  • I am attempting to finish up Night’s Knights 2, Dusk’s Warriors so that I can podcast it at the end of the year.
  • Season 5 of Horror Addicts probably won’t launch till September. I need a break and I think my staff do too.

Some things I won’t be working on in the near future (I don’t think).

  • Those of you looking for the horror romance I promised awhile back might see it later rather than sooner. I’ve decided to try the old dinosaur way with this one… we’ll see if any REAL offers come for it.
  • I know some of you are looking forward to my Northanger Abbey modern re-write and The Vicar’s Daughter which are both very near and dear to my heart, but I just don’t have time for these right now. I haven’t put them away, but they are on the bottom shelf.
  • Sweet Dreams 4? I will be working on this someday. Sweet Dreams 4 was supposed to be One More Try which is done– just needs a little fine tuning, but suddenly in between Sweet Dreams 3, True Love, and One More Try, a mini novelette popped up I’m calling Undecided. I have about half written and haven’t decided if I will write the other half fresh or pull from other books. If fresh, it will probably have more of Derek in it because to me he was always a minor character, but with the rewrites he has become something more. With the print novel of Sweet Dreams, I’m not sure if I will concentrate on getting the 4th one written and recorded first or get 2 & 3 in print format. A little email guidance on this is welcomed. Any Sweet Dreamers wanna give me their wish list?

That’s about all for tonight! 
Now I will log off to continue the Sweet Dreams read. Hopefully will get to the editor July-ish and I am hoping for a November release, just in time for holiday shoppers… after all, it is the ultimate holiday love story.

Talk to you soon,
~Emz

Recording, emails, and bands…

Recorded the rest of True Love tonight. Now just waiting on one song and 2 voice clips. Then I can start editing! 🙂
This is NOT an April Fool’s Joke! I know the Sweet Dreams fans *think* they have been waiting so long… but the Night’s Knights fans have been waiting longer.
Don’t worry NK fans!  NK2 rewrite is coming along smashingly!  I got to work on a big chunk of it on Wednesday and I think I know where I’m going now.
Someone emailed me not too long ago and said who would win in a Sweet Dreams VS. Night’s Knight grudge match? Everyone might automatically say that NK would win… being they have Jespa. But don’t discount Victoria’s will to survive in SD. In True Love, she might surprize you!
Course, if they did have a grudge match, it would make my husband happy as he is always trying to have me make the SD crew into vampires. Sorry— no supernatural stuff in SD, unless I do it for a spoof or something. If the two casts did meet, I wonder if Martin from NK and Kip from SD (or The Kipster as my husband calls him) would hook up? Hum…

Things tackled today:

  • Finished recording True Love! YEAH!
  • Horror Addicts will be having a Best of Bands for Season 3- I’ll be announcing the voting procedure and such this Sunday when I do the live taping.
  • I’ll be showcasing the Podthology writers on HA next time (Episode #40 – taping 4/18, go live date 4/22) and I’ve asked for some little shorts by them. Not sure what I’ll get since I don’t know most of them personally, but we’ll see. As far as I know they aren’t Horror Writers (a few are) so getting to see them in a Horror light may be fun. Stay tuned for this! We still don’t know the date of publication for the book.
  • Asked H.E. Roulo to do a newscaster voice for me on the last chapter of True Love. She has a great speaking voice and when I asked her to do the News Caster for a recent HA story, she got a lot of compliments, so… I figure it wouldn’t hurt. Thinking about a second male news caster voice… not sure who I can get to do it. It’s just a couple of lines.
  • Still haven’t found a replacement recording thingy for Audrey and my other call-ins to use to call into the HA show. Since Snapvine closed, it really sucks! If anyone knows of a place, please email me! I might have to pay some money for it. That would suck!

Nothing else to say I guess… I want to thank you all for reading and listening to my books and giving me such great feedback. Thanks for the support. You guys rock! Oh yeah, and for all of you who begged me to start this unplugged blog, I guess it isn’t too bad. Kinda feels like I’m back in High School and handing you a note between classes updating you all on how the day has gone. Wow… flashbacks!  Don’t get caught reading by the teacher!

Dusk’s Warriors– An Update

So you know how I was sure I’d finish Night’s Knights II the beginning of 2010 and have it podcast by summer? Not happening. I was all done… had it sewn all up and then I realized… It was too clean. Too pretty. Too nice and tidy. Forget that! There needs to be a mess and by mess I mean… knock out, drag out, mess everyone up, kick everyone’s butt… scar charries for life kinda fight. Jespa started it. Did you expect anything less?

Tonight’s all about DW. Editing, rewriting, and getting some of these messy chapters sewn up just a little. Not all the way… but so you can see a little stitching and a lot of puss-filled goodness. 🙂

News – Coming in April!

  • April 4th 9:30am PST- I’ll be taping Horror Addicts #39 @ Quills on Second Life.
  • April 11th – I’m going to be at Bookstacks on Second Life – talking about horror something.
  • April 14th 7pm PST – I’ll be at West Of Ireland on Second Life talking about Night’s Knights.
  • April 18th 9:30am PST- I’ll be taping Horror Addicts #40 @ Quills on Second Life.
  • April 25th – I’ll be at the Milkwood stone circle playing the first episode of Sweet Dreams and answering questions about romance, music, jazz, and anything else people want to ask. (If anyone reading this has questions… please post them or send me an email.)
  • Date Unknown – Podthology will be released – I’m in it!! 🙂 This is a new book by Dragon Moon Press.
  • Date Unknown – I know that there will be several Blog Talk Radio shows coming up and podcast interviews about the Podthology release. I hope to get you dates soon. As well as the date for the actual book!
  • Air Date Unknown – Soon to be interviewed by Dan Shaurette from Out of the Coffin podcast. I know a lot of you are fans of his, so whooo hooo!  Hope you enjoy the collaboration. Air date TBA.