I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this here already — I tend to try and keep things to myself until they are so official my paranoid little brain doesn’t need to worry about jinxing them, so I may not have 🙂 However, I got the contract today, so now I can brag 🙂

Abominations is a brand new anthology by Shroud Publishing. It includes “13 spine-tingling tales of murderous monsters” and one of those tales, is written by yours truly. That’s right. My short story, Spoiled Picnic, is included in this anthology which is now available for pre-ordering.

Am I proud?

Hell yes. How cool is that title? Abominations. *purrs* I love it. And the cover? To die for (though it does look better full-size than it does in my ‘shrunk-down’ version 🙂 ).

Yay me! 🙂

That’s not very professional-sounding is it? Hmm…well, still, yay me 🙂

Shadows — First Draft Done

Wheee! Yesterday I finished the first draft of my new novel, tentatively titled “Shadows”. I usually don’t let anyone see the first draft, but this time I’m changing things up a bit. I’m going to send it to my beta readers as is (well, minus all the comments I left for myself ie: “Check on the color of these curtains” or “Is she blonde?”) and then keep their feedback in mind when I revise…which won’t be for a least a month. I’ve found that letting my work age a bit before revising is definitely a good thing, and besides, I’m going to be busy with Writo de Mayo for all of May 🙂

It’s a good first draft, my best yet I think, so I’m very excited about it. Yay!