A sunny Sunday

What a lovely day! It’s gorgeous out there. I really should go out and enjoy some of that sunshine, it’s so rare these days that it’s a shame to waste it. And, besides all that, I really need to hit the store for a few things to make it through the coming week. Food people, get your minds out of the gutter. Although, I can’t blame you, mine would have gone there so fast the rest of ya’ll would have had whiplash lol!

In other news… Tax season is once again over in my household. GAH! I hate doing taxes. I really do. And it’s only going to get even more complicated now that I’ll have a second income coming in with my writing. Oh lord, maybe I should hit the liquor store while I’m out too, I may need it after that thought truly settles in.

Onto much happier thoughts though! I’ve created a Facebook group for my writing and the readers that will (hopefully) be anxiously awaiting the next book. Yes, I dream big, sue me. Actually, no, wait! Don’t sue me, I’m broke, I did mention just doing my taxes right? See, no money! Not a dime. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Nary a penny to rub together – if I still had pennies that is.

Anyway, back into line brain, the group is called Moira’s Maidens. But really, anyone can join. The group address is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/297960527024072/ so feel free to join up and invite others to join. There will be behind the scenes information before my books come out, there will be special exclusive contests and, if I’m feeling really generous, I’ll even share my cookies too.

Well, that’s all I got today. So I am going to venture out into the sunlight and hopefully not blind anyone with my pasty winter flesh as the light hits it. Have a lovely Sunday ~ Moira

Hello you gorgeous

Friday you! Long time no see. Where the hell have you been hiding you sexy beast? Guess it doesn’t really matter, you came back and, really, that’s what truly matters. And you brought your friend the weekend along with you! Perfect.

With it being the weekend I figure I’ll do a bunch of writing in between the usual household chores that are a must each week. And I think too, since I know my first release is coming up in the next month, that I shall turn my mind to what to do for this first release. It is epic, of course, firsts always are. So I will need to do something epic to memorialize it. Not the first clue yet what, but I will rack my brain and pick my friends too as she’s done this once or twice…or so.

So yeah, that’s where I’m at this slightly overcast and mildly chilly Friday evening. But, I have a bit of time yet – still have to see edits before I truly panic – so I will let the ideas mull around and go from there. Until then ~ Moira

Happy Easter!

Since I will be sans-computer this weekend (I know, it’s horrible!), I thought I would send this out now. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend and gets to eat way too much chocolate. I plan on indulging, heavily, since I won’t have a computer (ARGH!) and am really hoping it helps to keep me from wigging out.

Not placing any bets there, but I’m hopeful. I will be with my family and, while I love them all, they drive me to drink. Often.

In other news, just sent off the cover form for my latest accepted book by Evernight. This is the one that will be out in June. It is (tentatively) titled: Dangerous Times, C&M Security. It is book one of a five book series I currently have planned. There will be four books and then a prequel that will come out either part way through the series or right at the end. Not sure how I plan on mucking up your reading list yet but I will do it in a way that has you twitching. Promise.

I think that’s about it. I have a few things yet to finish getting ready for my early morning (ugh!) departure. So I think I will go do that, veg in front of the TV for a little while and then hit the sack. Good night, have a marvellous weekend, and I’ll see you on the flip side. ~ Moira

Great news

Tonight, I just got an acceptance for my second story. Holy crap! So quick too, I’m stunned and more than a little flustered. Excited and stunned. Wowza!

LOL! So I’m have a great Monday now, earlier…m’eh, not so much. It was kind of a crummy day at work, the whole having to go really sucked and then they actually insisted I had to stay! WTF! Don’t they know I could be doing much more interesting things? But, the point is, it started crummy and then I open my email after dinner and got an awesome surprise! Made it all better with just a few words.

On another note

**** SPOILER ALERT ****

I am a HUGE GoT (Game of Thrones) fan. I don’t know about anyone else but, because I a) have a PVR and b) taped it, I have been watching the final scenes over and over and over. It was most joyous to see how the very best thing to ever happen on the show to happen.

Last warning if you haven’t seen it!

JOFFREY IS DEAD!! WOOT! O.M.G! Finally! That little shit (great actor, pulled it off with true skill) had it coming. Pretty much from day one of his reign, he needed to be put down. That the writer waited this long… grrrr! Only thing I feel bad for is that now Tyrion has the finger being pointed at him by his psychotic sister Cersei.

Anyway, that’s all I have for tonight. I’m going to go and watch the scene a few more times. The gurgles are the very best part… ~ Moira

Heard back

From my bestie about the new prospective book and got the thumbs up from her. So I’m just getting it ready to submit – worst part of this whole process I think – and should be shooting it off tomorrow at some point.

On other fronts I’m doing all my prep for the new book I’m thinking on. So far I have a horde of folks, a bunch of background and a lot of neat little facts and shit I can use in it. No story yet started but that’s step number…let’s see, it should be around, twenty I think from what I’ve got done already. LOL! Should be a fun little book to write. It will likely be short though but I’m thinking it too, like my second book, will be a series.

Which should be great, I can flip flop back and forth between the two and keep everything fresh and interesting. No clue how long either series will be, though I think the first one (the one I’ll be subbing) will be shorter, likely around the 4 maybe 6 book mark. The second one (the one I’m prepping) will be longer – no clue how long though.

Guess it doesn’t rightly matter at this point, I have to write the book first to get it started before I really worry about the length of the series. LOL! Ah, but that’s me, getting ahead of myself just for the hell of it. Oh well.

That is it I think for tonight, I’m off to do some more work on these folks for my next book. Have a good night all ~ Moira

I got it

Finished. My latest WIP I mean. Done, completed, ended. Sooooo happy!

It’s off with a friend for the first read through to give me some thoughts, insights and all that other stuff from a non-biased-about-how-wonderful-it-is point of view. After that I’ll give it another read through and, hopefully, find anything I goofed up on before I dare to submit it. Course, I’m still flinching over a boo-boo I left in on the first one I subbed so I’ll be giving this one a really thorough look over.

And, because my brain is apparently not taking any down time, I already have another one beginning to form in my head. So far all I see is ménage, shifters (unknown what sort yet) and a fight to the death. This will be my first ménage and also my first paranormal that I’ll be writing in the hopes of submitting. I love paranormal romance, love, love, love! it. I’ve been a fan for years of the paranormal romance genre. Heck, I have bookshelves full of paranormal romance (intermingled with historical romance, contemporary romance, mysteries, horror and a few others that don’t just fit one genre) that basically got me into writing. All those amazing authors and their wild and amazing worlds are to fault. I fully blame them! Shame on you, you wonderful and sensation writers you!

On another topic, sorry ahead of time for this, what the EVER LIVING FUCK IS UP WITH FACEBOOK?! Okay, I know that’s bad, using a question mark and then an exclamation mark but pfft!, it’s my page. And my rant. Seriously, what drug addled fool actually thought that screwing with the way Facebook was set up (again I should mention) was a bright idea? Really?! (I know, I know – shush) First they change how things are seen, then they change how things are secured, then they change how we (the users) get feeds from sites – sites we LIKED!!!! I should mention – because “they know best” (NOT!) and now they are changing the entire flow of shit…AGAIN! This would be why people are annoyed with you Facebook. Really? You aren’t getting this point yet? Do you not actually read and listen to the stuff people TELL you? Obviously not because, if you did, you’d know that not one of us actual users like the fact you keep screwing with our pages. Especially without the option of, oh I don’t know, opting the fuck out of your hair brained ideas!

Okay, end of rant. I’m sorry…but I had to say something. It’s been bugging my ass since I signed on today (I was only off for two days for the love of god!) and saw the idiocy unfolding before my very eyes. Ugh! Again, sorry.

All right, I have things to write down for this potential new story before my brain tucks it in a dark corner somewhere never to be found again. ~ Moira

PS – Spring has sprung at my end of Canada! Shh, don’t tell anyone, they might take it back.

Well folks,

Evernight-FamilyIt’s official! And now I can tell you all just who my publisher will be. I’m happy to announce that I signed on with Evernight Publishing and am now a part of the family over there. Squee! Very excited.

And absolutely terrified, lol! This shit just got real people. It’s actually happening. Holy moly, it’s ACTUALLY happening. Wow! I think I need to sit down. Oh, wait, I am sitting down.

So, my first book ever will be coming out roughly in May 2014. No firm date, of course, this is still the early days. The book is titled Forever Kind of Love though this may change if the publisher feels something else would better suit. I will put up the book cover as soon as I have it but, in the mean time, if you go over to the Coming Soon tab for a little sneak peek into the story. Just remember, it’s all pre-edits so…be kind people! LOL!

All right, that’s all I’ve got for the moment. I’m off to let this sink in a little more and do some writing on the potential book 2 I might have come out. ~ Moira

It’s another

Hump day! Yep, that’s right, here we are at the middle of the week and cruising for a weekend. Sadly, not a long weekend, but a weekend nonetheless. Weekends are great, they give me the necessary time to decompress and to think about what to do to my latest characters.

Speaking of characters, I sent off my cover “to-do” list to the publisher late last night after hemming and hawing over the “blurb” that would help “sell” this book. Damn thing was hard to write! Harder than the entire book I should mention. But, it is done and gone, hallelujah!

Now I can just sit back, relax and come up with book number two. No clue what it’s going to be about, still haven’t really figured that part out, but I’ll get there eventually. I have the characters yacking up a storm so that’s good. Still need to figure out a bit of conflict for them both though, add a little something to the story.

M’eh, I’ll figure that out eventually I think, maybe, probably. All right, enough of that, I’m going to go and surf the Net for a while ~ Moira

Hello World!

Hi,

I am a brand new author though I’ve written for as long as I can remember. I often help out a friend of mine who is already an established author, an amazing author – with plot details and when she get’s stuck on a word.

Recently I finished, as in from beginning to end, my first story. Oh, I have hordes that I’ve never been able to finish for one reason or another, but this one I’m quite proud of. I asked my friends opinion about it, letting her read through it of course, and she told me to submit it, now! Pretty much her words on the subject.

I was more than a little unsure about doing it but figured, what the heck, what could it hurt? So, I did it all up nice and pretty and sent it off (she had a recommendation that I went with) and now it’s just a waiting game to see what they think. Who knows, may actually get something out of this.

Moira