Author’s Log: It’s Our Birthday, Precious (#ROW80)

GossamerBugs To the person at Evil Day Jobbe who spread fear, discord, and, yes, GERMS last week, I want to take this opportunity to thank you. No, really. If it hadn’t been for you, I would never have gotten my first cold in two years the week of my birthday AND Comic Con. This is quite the coup, let me tell you.


I understand people have to come to work sick occasionally. I really and truly do. However, it’s also my understanding that most people’s mothers teach them to COVER THEIR MOUTHS when their bodies go into plague-spreading mode.  So be ye warned, whoever you are, because I will hunt you down like Buffy the Sneeze Hunter. I will find you. And I will mess you up with latex gloves and those surgical bio-hazard masks because obviously you cannot handle the membership responsibilities of civilization.


So, the anticipated birthday feast the Tech Monkey cooks every year is being put off until next weekend, because making me eat all my favorite things when I can’t taste them goes under Cruel and Unusual Punishment, not to mention Vile Mockery. The good news is, as you are reading this, I am at TAMPA BAY COMIC CON! W00T!! This is my first con in a really long time (since Gen Con left Milwaukee, actually,) so let’s assume at this point I am having a really awesome time, shall we? *has a geek happy*


ROW80LogocopyProduction Schedule (&ROW80):

Keepers #2 (In Production): All’s quiet on the production front. This is good, because this weekend I’m attending I a self-publishing panel in anticipation of Sooper Sekrit Projects 1 & 2, directly related to Keepers of the Flame. VERY. EXCITED.

Minstrel’s Daughter (Drafting): Rewrote the last chapter of Act I (aka Plot Point 1), wherein our stalwart heroes battle Minor Bad #1, to lead into ACT II. This coming week I get to introduce Minor Bad #2, a crafty and most malicious Assassin, certainly malicious enough warrant the capital A. I adore her. The idea of the first half of the novel is for Stalwart Heroes to battle all the weapons of Big Bad before he is revealed at Midpoint. Thankfully, careful planning has ensured that my foreshadowing is all in place. It’s all proving to be a delicate balance.

Keepers #3 (In BETA): Enjoying the respite of having Keepers #3 out of my hair for the moment. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but I’ll have a better idea of what once The Stunt Monkey returns to me with notes. I’m too close to it again to have much perspective. Possible sub date is 9/30/13, which I believe to be doable. My goal at this point is to be out of BETA and polished all shiny for submission at the end of September.

So a little behind on my Production Schedule, but still getting a lot done so I’m fine with that. A busy writer is a working writer–and a happy one! 😀


6 thoughts on “Author’s Log: It’s Our Birthday, Precious (#ROW80)

  1. Julie Glover says:

    That was a hilarious rant! At least your co-worker didn’t hurt your sense of humor (although they should be wet-noodle flogged, at the very least). Oh, and happy birthday!

    Enjoy Comic Con. Looks like your production schedule is doing well overall; you certainly have progress to check off. Best wishes for a healthy, productive week!

    1. catemorgan says:

      Fortunately, I’m pretty much over the cold, so I’ve been able to enjoy myself. Of course, a healthy amount of swag doesn’t hurt. 😉 Thanks for stopping in!

  2. stephseclecticinterests says:

    The included picture . . . love it! Old Bugsy brings back memories.

    It is nice to set things aside for a time. Great, too, to come back to them, enjoy what we read, and polish what still needs work.

    And kudos! You’ve even included hooks in your check-in, making Minstrel’s Daughter intriguing.

    I bet you learned tons from the self-publishing panel.

    All the best, Cate.

    1. catemorgan says:

      Omigorsh Hugh Howey was so lovely, and informative, and funny. I can’t wait to share WHAT’S NEXT with my readers. I believe in shaing as much as possible without “spoiling”. 😉

      Thanks for stopping by, Steph!

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