I've been more scarce than usual. And that's really, really scarce.
But I have a good excuse. Really, I do.
You see, my NaNoWriMo goal this year was to have the novel I've been working on for four years finally ready for publication. At some point, I had to quit mucking around and just do it.
So I did.
I'm excited about this book. It's been a labor of love and I've learned
a lot about myself in the process. Namely, that I am who I am. I
can't imitate other authors. People will either love my writing or hate
it, but it's me. The more I tried to be someone I wasn't, the more I
hated the book. I dropped the pretenses and - viola! - I love the book. I've learned to appreciate (even more so) authors who can paint pictures with their words, for whom flowery descriptions flow from their fingertips onto the page. I have an editor who makes my writing much less clunky, but who doesn't try to change my "voice", for which I am forever grateful.
I'm blessed to be married to an incredible graphic designer who comes up with drool-worthy covers. Heck, even if you hate the book, you have to love the cover.
I'm also blessed to have a daughter who is a total BA and was willing to become the "face of Stacy Lyon". Note: Ashinator can, and does, shoot. Rifle, shotgun, pistol. Ambidextrously. Don't mess with GunDiva's daughter.
Barring unforeseen catastrophes, HUNTED LYON will be available for purchase from Amazon on Sunday, December 1.