Tag Archives: series: The Bellica Trilogy

Blood, Gravy, and my Cill shift

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It’s been an interesting week. By interesting I usually mean in the curse sense of the word, May you live in interesting times, etc etc etc life has been kind of sucky. But whatever. If you’re going to say anything about me or my mom, you have to admit we bounce back. Things break and we pick up the pieces… Read more »

Post-Partum Depression and Names

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I finished The Jade Star of Athering on the 6th. And immediately went through post-partum depression. First time it’s happened after finishing a book. Third time’s the charm? I’m not really sure. I do know I’m still heavily invested in some of the characters in The Jade Star, and I have enough material on them to do two more books… Read more »

Mercury, You Are Drunk. Give Me Your Keys.

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Mercury does this thing about three times a year. Well, actually, it doesn’t really do anything; it just looks like it’s doing something. From Earth it looks like Mercury is moving backwards. They call it retrograde. And dammit if it doesn’t just fuck everything up. I  mean, yeah, sure, it’s just a planet and it’s probably not really affecting you,… Read more »

SFFSat, Feb 16th: Introductions can be awkward

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And we’re back! I’m giving you more snippets from The Jade Star of Athering now, as I’m working on it again. (I may even finish it soon!) Last time, you’ll remember, we had Bellica Agate completely failing at diplomacy in her meeting with the Ixile’an queen who has taken over an Atherian town with her army. Now the Queen has… Read more »

I just finished a novel, no big deal

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You read that right. I just finished Stranger Skies, the NaNoWriMo novel I’ve been posting snippets from for SFFSat. First draft clocks in at just over 70,000 words. Definitely shorter than Bellica‘s ~250,000 words, but then Bellica was meant to be a standalone (ha ha) and Stranger Skies is going to be the first in what’s looking like at least… Read more »

The Next Big Thing Author Blog Hop

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KariAnn Ramadorai tagged me for this blog hop, and I figured it’d be a fun thing to do. She also said some very nice things about me in her blog post, which made me blush. Yes, I’m blushing. Shush. And it’s totally still Sunday. Because I haven’t slept yet. That’s how it works because shut up. What is the working… Read more »

Win Bellica (and 18 other awesome books) in a Literary+ giveaway!

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Literary+, that wicked-cool group I’m part of, is holding three separate giveaways! The prize? 19 ebooks, including a copy of Bellica! Woah, you say. That’s a lot of ebooks! It sure is. And entering to win couldn’t be simpler. Go to this post and leave a comment saying why you love and support indie authors. Boom. That’s it. That’s your… Read more »

Weekly Round-up, November 16th: Bellica, SFFSat, Savita, and mom’s book

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The title of this post makes it seem like the “weekly round-up” is an actual thing here at Bacon and Whiskey, but this is probably the first time I’ve ever done it. Also, not sure if it’ll happen again; there are just several short things this week that I want to cover in one post. ~*~ Science-Fiction Fantasy Saturday If… Read more »

Eight Days In, Halfway Through — the magic of planning my NaNo-novel

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You read that right. I’ve already hit 25K in my NaNoWriMo project, Stranger Skies. The story is fleshing itself out nicely, and I’ve gone ahead and done the Smashwords NaNoWriMo promotion — you can read chapters 1 and 2 for free. Curious as to what it’s about? Here’s a short description: Silva, Lady of the True Woods, Goddess of the… Read more »

SFFSat, November 3rd: Communication Problems

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Welcome to another week of SFFSat! In this snippet, Agate and Damien have been lead to the Ixile’an sovereign who has taken her army to occupy the town of Southland. There was a silence as the two women stared at each other, assessing one another like enemies on the battlefield. Normally Agate would have held out, but she was supposed… Read more »

Day one of Nanowrimo

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I stayed up late on Hallonanoween so I could start writing at midnight. I didn’t start writing until 12:30 or so, because my Samhain ritual ran a bit late. Kept writing till 4 am. Totals Longhand: 7.5 pages. Typed: 3,814 words. Those are about equivalent with each other — I typed up almost all I handwrote. My goal for the… Read more »

SFFSat October 27th: A Diplomatic Mission

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Welcome to another SFFSat snippet! We continue on from the last two weeks’ snippets (here and here, in chronological order) from The Jade Star of Athering. The leader sized her up, recognized her as another leader, and made a small bow indicating wary respect. Agate affected a look of confusion and did a clumsy imitation of the bow, though she… Read more »