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2014 Goodreads M/M Romance Member's Choice Awards Nominee!

Hello all! I just wanted to shout out a huge thank you to those who nominated me and the fellas for the Goodreads M/M Romance Member's Choice Awards! I have twelve nominations which is amazing! Eight of those are for Hell & High Water, THIRDS Book 1!

Nominations are going on until the 27th of Nov and voting will begin on Nov 28th. If anyone fancies voting for me or the fellas in any of the nominated categories, you can do so on these dates:

Round 1: Nov 28th - Dec 12th Round 2: Dec 13th - Dec 27th

Only group members will have access to the polls and you'll have to have joined the group before voting begins on the 28th. Results for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be revealed in January.

Favorite All Time Series 2014 THIRDS series Best Historical 2014 A Rose by Any Other Name The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe Favorite All Time Author 2014 Best Cover Art 2014 Hell & High Water Rack & Ruin Best Paranormal 2014 Hell & High Water Blood & Thunder Book of the Year 2014 Hell & High Water Best Sci-Fi 2014 Hell & High Water Blood & Thunder Best Established Couple 2014 Dex & Sloane Best Law Enforcement 2014 Hell & High Water Blood & Thunder Best Spies 2014 Hell & High Water Best Enemies to Loverst 2014 Hell & High Water Best Humorous 2014 Hell & High Water Thank you all so much!!

A Rose by Any Other Name Blog Tour over at Attention is Arbitrary

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Hello all! Today the A Rose by Any Other Name blog tour stops by Attention is Arbitrary where I'm chatting a little about Ancient Greek mythology, the heroes of our story: the erotes, and the young men who portray them. Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win some swanky prizes!

http://www.attentionisarbitrary.com/

Heigh ho, Heigh ho, it's off to write I go

Hello all! As you may have noticed, things are starting to get a little busy around here, and they're about to get busier. This year, my writing career has officially kicked off. I've had to make some sacrifices, but certain circumstances have allowed me the opportunity to write full-time. It's terrifying yet exciting. Like any job, if I don't work, I don't get paid. Unlike every other job I've had in the past, this is the first time I don't wake up in the morning with a groan. (They don't call it an evil day job for nothing!)

small_7829361646A lot of folks don't understand this crazy life of mine, especially friends of the family. They think I lounge around all day in my pajamas, chilling, and doing little else. Although I may indeed lounge around in my yoga pants or pajamas, I'm doing a heck of a lot more than chilling. A part of this misconception has to do with the culture I grew up in. To a lot of these old-school folks, unless you're doctor, nurse, lawyer, secretary, in pharmaceuticals, or just making a ton of cash, it's not a real job. It can get frustrating, but I've learned not to pay attention to it.

When I decided I was going to take the plunge and do this full-time, I knew I'd be giving it my all. I work from 8 a.m. until midnight, making sure to take appropriate breaks, play with my puppy, make human contact, get exercise, and eat healthy and so on. I take the weekends off, though sometimes when I have a tight deadline I might have to work. See writing full-time, means writing all the time, and I'm not talking about writing books. Before I was published, I wrote, so I've been building a book list, plotting out stories, and starting manuscripts.

I now have a writing schedule and tentative release schedule for this year and the whole of next year. This year the releases start in July through Dec (except for Oct), next year they start in Jan through Dec, so there (hopefully) won't be any big gaps between releases. I've learned a lot in the two years I've been published and I'm putting that knowledge to use. Like I said before, writing isn't the half of it. So what's my to-do list look like? Brace yourself.

  • Edits for Blood & Thunder (we're on round 3, followed by Galley edits with a tentative release date of Aug 4th)
  • Edits for A Rose By Any Other Name (we're on round 1, release in Sept)
  • Write blog posts for Hell & High Water release day party
  • Write 10 blog posts for Hell & High Water Blog tour
  • Edits start on Rack & Ruin end of June
  • Rise & Fall manuscript due July 1st
  • Set up he Blood & Thunder Blog Tour & Cover Reveal
  • Facebook chats in July & Aug
  • Twitter Takeover in July
  • Finish the THIRDS website
  • Sort out GRL swag
  • Writing deadlines Jul-Dec
  • Blogging

Aside all that, there's the emails that come in, my social media accounts I need to manage, and maintain a presence on, several other guest posts and I'm sure there's stuff I'm forgetting.

small_6574317555I know what some of you may be thinking--those who aren't hyperventilating--I don't have to do a good deal of what's on that list, or I could release less books, but like I said, this is my career. When I worked in management, I worked my butt off, so why would I give any less to something I'm so deeply passionate about? I love writing fiction and love sharing those stories with readers.

Despite all the work that goes into it, I love what I do and I'm lucky to have the support I do--the ones who don't think I should get a real job. I also have an amazing publisher that works things through with me. If anything gets to be too much, they're there to help. I make sure to rest and take care of myself, though I have plenty of amazing folks who remind me to come up for air should I need it. So yes, it's getting busy around here. I hope you'll join me along for the ride!

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I'm on tumblr!

tumblrHello all! Yep, I took the plunge and signed up to tumblr. I spend enough time on there as it is browsing my favorite fandoms and all that tumblry goodness, so why not join? I'd been mulling it over for ages. I like the micro-blogging thing and the way the platform is set up, so I'll be posting inspirational images from books, excerpts, artwork, and all the other good stuff. You can find my tumblr here:

http://www.charliecochet.tumblr.com/


My RainbowCon Blog Tour Post at Joyfully Jay's + a Giveaway!

JoyfullyJay sidebar_badge1Hello all! As part of the RainbowCon Blog Tour I'll be at Joyfully Jay's with a post on Historical Romance in honor of the Historicals roundtable discussion I'll be taking part in during RainbowCon.

There's also a swgatastic giveaway! Make sure to stop by and leave a comment on the post for a chance to win.

http://joyfullyjay.com/


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