August Update

It’s the first of the month, so I’ve posted a new Hot Flash.

I’m working on the final line-edits of EEL’S REVERENCE for Echelon Press. It was supposed to be released in July, but I was appalled by the number of typos that I retained after my first line edit and am going through very slowly this time. These are mistakes I made, you understand, not Echelon. I’m telling you, kids, if I could afford a professional line editor, I would so totally hire one! My #4 daughter, Sara Deurell, is an editor, but I’m all, you know, Christ-like and Buddha-nature and everything, and I wouldn’t want to take advantage of her by asking for a special price. I’m also tight as a tick, and I wouldn’t want to pay my own daughter a reasonable price. Still, next time, maybe I will. Hmmm….lazy…cheap…lazy…cheap…. Which deadly sin will win this contest?

I’m setting up a blog book tour for EEL in September, during which I’ll also preview the next book Echelon has scheduled to put out, FORCE OF HABIT.

The contest is over–Did you remember I was having a contest? Well, I was. Barbara J. King guessed that the crescent mystery was a swarm of ants. Kaye George had fun with guessing it was the scalp of someone with a Mohawk, and Patricia Stoltey thought it just might be hair trimmings. Since only three people entered, I’ll be sending all of them coupons for a free e-copy of LONNIE, ME AND THE HOUND OF HELL. Now, don’t you wish you had entered? Oh–by the way, it’s a swarm of ants.

WRITING PROMPT: Have a character who is proud of an accomplishment find that the accomplishment is not yet…fully accomplished, but needs to be improved. How does he/she respond?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “August Update

  1. Patricia Stoltey

    August 1, 2010 at 6:48pm

    A swarm of ants. Well, now that I look at it again, of course it’s a swarm of ants. 🙂

    Thanks for the coupon, Marian. I do appreciate it.

    And FYI, I finally figured out how to put this site on my blogroll and have it include the post title and timing of post. Took long enough, and again, it should have been obvious.

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  2. Kaye George

    August 1, 2010 at 7:32pm

    Thanks for the coupon! I’ve downloaded the novel and will dive into it soon.

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