Books by Brindle Chase

Friday, April 30, 2010

Fingers Crossed

I sent my short story, Divalicious, back to the publisher for consideration. They rejected it last time, but asked me to revise and resubmit. After a major overhaul and thorough cleansing of the manuscript, its ten times better and now... on its way to the publisher. Here's hoping!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Tagged

I got this from the beautiful and amazing J.A. Saare


So how it works, is you answer the 5 questions, each with 5 answers and then tag five blogs at the end, for people to read up on next!

here I go...

1. Where were you 5 years ago?

  • 1. Where I am now.

  • 2. Dead end job, going nowhere.

  • 3. I hadn't begun to start writing.

  • 4. I was contemplating getting a laptop to start writing.

  • 5. Preparing to take my oldest daughter to Disneyland for her 6th birthday.

2. What was (is) on your to do list?

  • 1. Finish novel to submit to agents.

  • 2. Revise short story for ePub.

  • 3. Finish a joint effort short story.

  • 4. Finsh yet another short story I have in progress

  • 5. Finish sequel to Gothic City Lights (not really a sequel, but another story in the same world, setting, characters)

3. What five snacks do you enjoy?

  • 1. Mrs. Fields Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 2. Fritos

  • 3. Starbucks Black Cherry Mocha

  • 4. Popcorn, with lotsa butter!

  • 5. Twizzler Pull and Peel sticks.

4. What five places have you lived?

I've lived in Washington state my whole life, so...

  • 1. Believe it or not, spent some time under a bridge in my teens.

  • 2. Various cities and small towns in WA state.

  • 3. A variety of apartments, houses and townhouses rented with friends.

  • 4. I'm currently in Vancouver, WA

  • 5. once lived on someone's back porch when I was young, stupid and broke.

5. What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?

  • 1. Pay off all debt.

  • 2. Pay off all my close friends and family's debt.

  • 3. Buy a wind and solar power company and put it right in Wyoming, where they cling to dirty polluting 18th century coal power, without a care for the damage they do to the world. But I digress...

  • 4. Set aside trust funds for my daughters to assure no matter what, they would have college funds and a nest egg for their own retirements, in case I blew all my money.

  • 5. Write full time.

And, for the five bloggers I'm passing this onto... check out these cool sites...

Fallon Blake
Sable Grey
Honoria Ravena
Keta Diablo
Nicole Ducleroir

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Momentary Lulls

What does a writer do when their edits are done and waiting for them to come back for approval? Well, for me, the first thing I do is stress. I worry that maybe my edits suck and will make more work for my editor than they helped. But so far that hasn't been the case. once I get over that paranoia, I find I can't relax... so... I write!

I started another short story this morning while I'm waiting for more edits to come back. I only write on my lunch break for the most part, but I managed to slap out 1700 words. Which is prety fast for me. My muse was in high gear today. Anyway, thought I'd share.

For all you writers out there, what do you do to pass the time between edits?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Feeling Accomplished

This is old hat to seasoned veterans, but I'm a rookie, so bear with me.

I just completed the first round of edits on Gothic City Lights !!! I decided to make some major scene changes on it and so it took longer than it should have, even for a rookie I imagine, but still... its done and I learned so much from it.

Additionally, I completed the 3rd round (and possibly last) of edits on The Grass is Always Greener and turned that in as well.

So to fill the void, I'm working on revisions for short story that was rejected, but given an open invite to re-submit directly to the editor.

Anyway, I feel very accomplished, having gotten through the biggest obstacles thus far. I'm confident the remaining edits will be less and easier from here out.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Jessica Lee visiting J.A. Saare today

Hey all, Jessica Lee (a fellow Loose Id author) is blog touring over at J.A Saare's Blog today. Drop by and comment for a chance at a $10.00 Loose Id gift card!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I don't recognize my own work

So I'm up to my eyeballs in revisions for my first novel. My editor is wonderful and she has been so patient with my rookie-ness. But I have to say, its been more than huge event for me.

I've learned soooooo much about writing, my own flaws, strengths, tendencies (both good and bad), in such a short time, its amazing. I know it's not easy to get published, believe me I know, but if you have the chance... Oh wow, the things you will learn about the craft!!!

My editor for Gothic City Lights urged me to tone down some aspects of the book that she felt might detract from its marketability and I agreed. But also, it sparked my hair-trigger muse and I decided,(probably to my editor's dismay) to gut huge sections of the book and rewrite them. But... I feel so amped about it. The revisions are based on the editors suggestions but my muse needed to go several steps further, that I barely recognize the book I submitted. It's already tons better and we're not finished. I can't wait for my beta readers to see the finished book. I think even they will see a completely different book!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Going, going, sold!

Woot! Time to celebrate. I signed a contract on my short story, The Grass is Always Greener yesterday morning with Breathless Press. I'm so happy to be on board with this up and coming publisher. They have been so fantastic and I've only just begun with them. Thanks to Sable Grey for recommending them!