I’m such a readers’ pleaser… I suspect that I will continue to be one for a very long time. Many of you have expressed the desire to read my Thorn in Red web serial in ebook format. This, of course, delights me to no end. I’ve been doing a lot of silly grinning, my Wicked Luvs. I’ve also been working with Mattalina and Bran; after some serious talk, we decided that December 21, 2013, would be a good date for publication.
Does the idea of Thorn in Red for the Winter Solstice appeal to you? I sure hope so, because you are getting it anyway; the complete web serial plus a new wintry addition *cough, cough*.
Blooming Howls, the collection whose publication date has been usurped by Thorn in Red, will be ready to feed your Kindle in the spring. And there is a feeling in my Muse’s gut that suggests you’ll get something dark, uplifting and delicious near the end of February…
Now, a bit of outrage… *breathe, Magaly, breathe* The other day, while lurking around Lexa Cain’s cyber home, I ran into the YA Lit Reviews From A Librarian blog. Her latest post, “Looking for Beta Readers for a YA Horror MS,” left me half-livid. Inky Fox, the author of the blog, said that she “had some [beta readers] lined up—[she] read and commented on their works, and they were supposed to reciprocate. They are not replying to [her] emails, and it’s been months.”
I don’t really know this lady, but I still wanted to find the writers who stole her time and shake them. I’m disgusted by the idea of people who abuse the kindness of a fellow artist. Everyone is busy. Our time is valuable. We all know that. But if we tell someone ‘read my stuff and I will read yours,’ the least we can do is explain why we aren’t keeping our word.
Inky Fox is still looking for beta readers. If you like YA Horror (and have a bit of time for reading), shoot her an email: courtneyalsop (at) gmail (dot) com.
Read on, my Wicked Luvs. And I will write. Together, we will delight in yummy words ;-)
|borrowed from inkygirl’s comics for writers|
it made me giggle like a loon,
so I had to share ;-)