Looks like the end of February hit New Mexico with a blizzard. We were so happy to see some moisture, after a winter season of wind and dirt storms. We sure could use more, so if you’ve got rain, send it our way!
Unfortunately, February was also a month of loss and one of the cats and two ferrets went on to little animal heaven. As always, I am heartbroken. We are also having an illness in the family. Those of you who have been through it know having a family member with cancer isn’t pleasant, and you deal with things day by day. There are good ones and bad ones, and so/so ones. Since you only get one day at a time, you just do the best you can. Since my writing schedule has become hit and miss, I have cancelled my release schedule for the time being. I am writing as I can, but I have good days and bad days there, too, and sometimes a lot gets done, and sometimes nothing gets done for a week or so. That is just the way things are at the moment.
So on to writing news: To date, I have been unable to interest an agent in The Resurrectionist, my steampunk series. It’s been disappointing, but I am told the market for the genre is just not good and agents are just not picking up what editors are not buying. For the moment, I’ve set it on the back burner. Some queries are still pending, but I am guessing they will not bring positive results. I would like to be wrong, but I have a feeling I am not.
That isn’t to say I haven’t been writing. I am working on the 3rd Eternity book, Genesis Awry. I’ve even got a sneak peek for readers. You can download the first 6 chapters by using the link below:
Please keep in mind this is pre-publication and some text changes might take place during the final edit and publication. If you have problems opening or downloading the PDF file, email me at devynquinn @ aol dot com and I will send the file directly. I am looking forward to hearing what readers of the series think.
For those of you looking for the first two books, Echoes of Angels, (Book 1) is currently on sale at Mojocastle Press. I am told Descent of Demons, Book 2, is in the pipeline for release. Just as soon as I have a release date, I will get it posted. I have also heard from the publisher the books are getting new covers. They are getting rid of the Manga style covers and going to do a more realistic style more in tune with the books. Can’t wait to see them.
So that is the latest. I hope this month finds everyone well and reading their favorite books!