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Re: See you all tomorrow! (Boucher Meetup)

cheryl head
 

I'll look for you, Bess.  I'm not staying at the host hotel, but I should be on site by 4 p.m.
Looking forward to seeing you, again.
Cheryl

On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 10:20 PM Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:
Monduel's, 5 o'clock. I'll be the one with the pink hair looking nervous! :)

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Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com



--
Cheryl Head
Author, Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries
Director of Inclusion, Golden Crown Literary Society


See you all tomorrow! (Boucher Meetup)

Bess Carnan
 

Monduel's, 5 o'clock. I'll be the one with the pink hair looking nervous! :)

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com


Nanowrimo

Meredith
 

Hi all,
Are any of you doing Nanowrimo in November?  I have somehow been selected to lead 25 undergrads through the process 😱. So, this means I’m in this year!  I’m under MeredithWrites1 in the nano site if you want to talk nano and projects. 
I am really sorry that I will miss so many of you at Bouchercon😭.  Have a great time, and I hope to be there next year!
Meredith


Re: October Goals Check-In #Goals

Neil Plakcy
 

Oh, Brenda, I know that yo-yo place very well! But like a good yo-yo, remember the ball always comes back to you. If you believe in the work, it's good.

Neil

On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 8:48 AM Brenda Buchanan <brenda@...> wrote:
In October I finished revising Misguided, which I hope will be the first book in a new series featuring a lesbian criminal defense lawyer.

It is with my beta readers now, so I'm in that yo-yo place (optimism-doubt-optimism-doubt) about the book. 


Re: October Goals Check-In #Goals

Dharma Kelleher
 

I must confess I’ve been neglecting writing the new novel, focusing more on my book launch. 

I’m thinking of changing my podcast to once monthly rather than twice monthly, because it is so time-intensive. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick
https://dharmakelleher.com


On Oct 29, 2019, at 5:48 AM, Brenda Buchanan <brenda@...> wrote:

In October I finished revising Misguided, which I hope will be the first book in a new series featuring a lesbian criminal defense lawyer.

It is with my beta readers now, so I'm in that yo-yo place (optimism-doubt-optimism-doubt) about the book. 


Re: October Goals Check-In #Goals

Brenda Buchanan
 

In October I finished revising Misguided, which I hope will be the first book in a new series featuring a lesbian criminal defense lawyer.

It is with my beta readers now, so I'm in that yo-yo place (optimism-doubt-optimism-doubt) about the book. 


Re: October Goals Check-In #Goals

Eliot
 

Hi,

I got another chapter of my novel in progress written as well as new short story. I am really pleased since this month was full of distraction for me, for some reason.

Hope everybody else had a good month!

Eliot


From: main@queercrimewriters.groups.io <main@queercrimewriters.groups.io> on behalf of Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...>
Sent: Monday, October 28, 2019 11:52 AM
To: main@queercrimewriters.groups.io <main@queercrimewriters.groups.io>
Subject: [Queercrimewriters] October Goals Check-In #Goals
 
How did everyone do this month? Is autumn making getting your writing goals done easier or harder?

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Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com


Re: October Goals Check-In #Goals

Neil Plakcy
 

It's not exactly autumn here in South Florida-- perhaps the temperatures no longer reach into the 90s, and the days do seem a bit shorter. But no colorful trees or chill in the air, and if you carve a pumpkin and put it outside it will dissolve into mush quickly. (Been there, done that.)

I had published a story with MLR as part of their Christmas reindeer shifter cycle of stories, and when I got the rights back to it I thought I'd simply pop it up as a Christmas freebie. But reading through it again, I think it has much more potential, so instead of moving on to what I had planned to, I'm revising it in a hurry to get it ready for Christmas. I'm not sure if it will be a freebie or if I will charge a low price for it. I'll see how good it turns out.

So much for setting goals. At least I'm writing.

Neil Plakcy



October Goals Check-In #Goals

Bess Carnan
 

How did everyone do this month? Is autumn making getting your writing goals done easier or harder?

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com


Re: Non-Publishing Victory Day! #NPV

Brenda Buchanan
 

Congratulations all the way around, Cheryl!


Re: Non-Publishing Victory Day! #NPV

Bess Carnan
 

Way to go everyone! It sounds like we all had a nicely productive week. I hope everyone's pleased with themselves. :)

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com


Re: Bouchercon 2019 Meetup

John Copenhaver
 

Thanks, Ann!

On Oct 11, 2019, at 7:50 PM, aaptaker@... wrote:

Fingers crossed for you, John! Wish I could be there at Bouchercon!
Ann

Ann Aptaker

FLESH AND GOLD, Book Four in the Cantor Gold Crime Series

GENUINE GOLD, Goldie Award Winner, Book Three in the Cantor Gold Crime Series

TARNISHED GOLD Lambda & Goldie Award Winner, Book Two in the Cantor Gold Crime Series

CRIMINAL GOLD Goldie Award Finalist, Debut Author

Bold Strokes Books


John Copenhaver
Fiction Writer
Lambda Literary Columnist
www.jcopenhaver.com
Twitter: johncopenhaver
Instagram: johncope74

Debut Novel, DODGING AND BURNING. Available now from Pegasus Books.



Re: Non-Publishing Victory Day! #NPV

Anne
 

I’ve finally gotten a new book underway and have 5,000 words written. I had some struggles between projects, but I think this one has legs. 

Anne
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Runaway
The Acquittal 
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Re: Non-Publishing Victory Day! #NPV

John Copenhaver
 

All this fall, I’ve been in the midst of rewriting my new novel, converting it from the third to the first person. It’s a slow process (especially because I’m a full-time teacher), but I’ve been discovering new things along the way. It feels like an excavation. This week, I finally started to see some flecks of gold

I also answered some questions for a CrimeReads roundtable conversation with other the Anthony noms.

John



On Oct 18, 2019, at 1:17 PM, Neil Plakcy <plax1612@...> wrote:

I got paid this week for a story that appeared a while ago in the Bronzeville Bee, an online magazine. And I was asked to contribute a story to an anthology based on the songs of Jimmy Buffett. 

Plus I got some nice emails from readers who had been waiting for the next Mahu book. Certainly enough positivity to sustain me through the slog of writing!

Neil



John Copenhaver
Fiction Writer
Lambda Literary Columnist
www.jcopenhaver.com
Twitter: johncopenhaver
Instagram: johncope74

Debut Novel, DODGING AND BURNING. Available now from Pegasus Books.



Re: Non-Publishing Victory Day! #NPV

Neil Plakcy
 

I got paid this week for a story that appeared a while ago in the Bronzeville Bee, an online magazine. And I was asked to contribute a story to an anthology based on the songs of Jimmy Buffett. 

Plus I got some nice emails from readers who had been waiting for the next Mahu book. Certainly enough positivity to sustain me through the slog of writing!

Neil


Re: Non-Publishing Victory Day! #NPV

Eliot
 

Hi, all--

I managed to get another chapter of my thriller novel done! I am slowly making progress (3 chapters done)! I am so happy to hear you all had great, productive weeks! 🙂

Eliot


From: main@queercrimewriters.groups.io <main@queercrimewriters.groups.io> on behalf of Dharma Kelleher <dharma.kelleher@...>
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2019 11:55 AM
To: main@queercrimewriters.groups.io <main@queercrimewriters.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Queercrimewriters] Non-Publishing Victory Day! #NPV
 
I wrote about 7,000 words on my WIP  I re-worked the onboarding sequence for my newsletter. And I sent out several blurb requests for my upcoming launch. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick
https://dharmakelleher.com


On Oct 18, 2019, at 8:30 AM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

Happy Friday! Did you achieve anything exciting or satisfying this week?


--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com


Re: Non-Publishing Victory Day! #NPV

Dharma Kelleher
 

Wishing your wife a speedy recovery and you both some sleep. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick
https://dharmakelleher.com


On Oct 18, 2019, at 9:31 AM, Catherine Maiorisi <cmaiorisi@...> wrote:

I managed to review and submit corrections to the author proof for Ready for Love, my romance coming out in December 2019.

I count this as a major accomplishment since I’m knee deep in my wife’s extraordinary pain from her knee replacement surgery last week. Since neither of us was able to sleep I worked on it overnight so I’m not sure how good a job I did.

Catherine

The Blood Runs Cold 
A Matter of Blood - Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Readers rave: Complex characters, well-written, intelligent, page turner, clever plotting, multi-layered, intense, instantly hooks you, couldn’t put down

 http://www.catherinemaiorisi.com








Re: Non-Publishing Victory Day! #NPV

cheryl head
 

On Saturday, at Noir at the Bar, I read a piece of my micro fiction that named Audience Favorite.  That was exciting and gratifying.  Also at the event was James Grady (author of Six Days of the Condor) who won my book in the raffle and asked me to sign in.  I did a bit of fangirling.  I also did a book launch this week...a quiet roll out that I will spread through the rest of the year.  

On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 11:57 AM Dharma Kelleher <dharma.kelleher@...> wrote:

That’s awesome, Kristen!

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick


On Oct 18, 2019, at 8:50 AM, Kristen Lepionka <kristenlepionka+q@...> wrote:

I finished 2 huge projects this week--one for a client that has been ongoing since May of 2017 (!), and the other was a website redesign that I did pro bono for a local Legal Aid org. Very pleased to have those off my plate! 



--
Cheryl Head
Author, Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries
Director of Inclusion, Golden Crown Literary Society


Non-Publishing Victory Day! #NPV

Catherine Maiorisi
 

I managed to review and submit corrections to the author proof for Ready for Love, my romance coming out in December 2019.

I count this as a major accomplishment since I’m knee deep in my wife’s extraordinary pain from her knee replacement surgery last week. Since neither of us was able to sleep I worked on it overnight so I’m not sure how good a job I did.

Catherine

The Blood Runs Cold 
A Matter of Blood - Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Readers rave: Complex characters, well-written, intelligent, page turner, clever plotting, multi-layered, intense, instantly hooks you, couldn’t put down

 http://www.catherinemaiorisi.com








Re: Non-Publishing Victory Day! #NPV

Dharma Kelleher
 

That’s awesome, Kristen!

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick
https://dharmakelleher.com


On Oct 18, 2019, at 8:50 AM, Kristen Lepionka <kristenlepionka+q@...> wrote:

I finished 2 huge projects this week--one for a client that has been ongoing since May of 2017 (!), and the other was a website redesign that I did pro bono for a local Legal Aid org. Very pleased to have those off my plate!