Hello all! Sadly, GayRomLit 2013 has come and gone already. Since I went as a general attendee, I got to relax a little and didn't have to worry about swag or panels, though next year I'm really hoping to register as an author. I had so much fun. The writers' workshop was fantastic, not just because of the classes, but because it allowed you the opportunity to spend some time with your fellow authors before the big event.
I had such a great time seeing folks I'd met the previous year, plus I got to meet loads of new folks this year, many of whom I'd chatted with online but hadn't met in person yet. The themed events were awesome, and the photo booth was a genius idea. I didn't take pictures because I know myself. I get swept up in the people and events and just forget, but there are LOADS of pictures on Facebook, so if you go to my Facebook page you'll see me tagged in lots of them. I dressed up as a flapper for the masquerade (I couldn't resist).
I would list all the highlights but that would make this post silly long. I could gush about GRL for ages. Again, see Facebook. So what's next? Well, GRL is obviously a great place to be to get motivated and inspired. I had several folks give me a good kick up the backside--figuratively of course, while I was there about my writing. My WIP list is massive, but I realized unless I got myself organized and scheduled, it would remain a WIP list and not a New Release list--which I'd been struggling with the last few months. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to have out next year, and what I would like to have available for GRL if I was lucky enough to get an author slot. Those of you thinking Hunter's book, he will be worked into the schedule somehow.
Next year, I'd like to see the release of a four book shifter series I've been working on for a while now. I've been really excited about this series because it's a little different from what's out there (at least I think so) and I'm hoping you'll all love these guys as much as I do. They also happen to be pretty damn hot. Did I mention they're in law enforcement? Yep, I'm pretty darn excited. About the story. *ahem*
I've worked out a schedule so you won't have to wait a year between books. In fact, if life permits, they will hopefully be released within a month or so of each other. Eventually there will be spin-offs with two other pairings, but for now we have the two MC's across four books. There are lots of exciting ideas in the works for this series because I want to go big with it. Of course, this means that my blogging will likely fall back to about once a week. The schedule is pretty tight--especially for the first book, and as I'll be pretty much concentrating on this series for the next year, it means slower releases for my other WIP titles. We'll see what I can fit in where. Busy doesn't begin to describe it. But, deadlines are good for me. It means I get the books done. There will be more info on these fellas soon, so stay tuned!
I'll also be posting dates and stops for The Impetuous Afflictions Blog Tour next week! Lots of chances to win goodies coming soon!