Going half-time on DGC this summer really, really helped me get on top of my other writing projects. TAKING THE LEAD (#1 in the heterosexual rock and roll romance series I'm doing for Hachette/Forever) is done and in proofreading now, The Vanished Chronicles (paranormal erotic fantasy series for Tor) book one is with beta readers now and goes to my editor on Sept 15, and I am about a third of the way through WILD LICKS (#2 in the rock and roll series) which is due at Hachette on October 15. Whew! So we're doing great.
And I'm happy to say I've written ahead by several chapters in DGC, too. Why? Because as of this week we go back to our regular ol' twice weekly schedule of Tuesdays and Thursdays! Just in time for Ziggy to show up, eh? His timing is impeccable as always. I'll go back to charging for each week, as well. (Patreon will process the charges once a month, remember.)
We've had some truly excellent and wonderful fan posts this month. Sanders, Amanda, and a couple other folks in the fan community are talking about starting a monthly fan post feature too--they'll have news for me to pass along soon.
In other news, MEME CONTEST to celebrate the release of ebook volume 7! I'm offering a grand prize, more swag, and various stuff to folks who create more "quote art" and memes. All the details are on my blog at: http://blog.ceciliatan.com/archives/2459
Here are the rules:
- PRIZE: Grand prize will be a DGC Prize Pack including a Moondog Three tote bag, both paperback omnibus editions of Daron’s Guitar Chronicles, and a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Five runners up will get a prize pack of a tote bag and all seven ebook editions.
- Deadline for entry is September 9, 2015.
- HOW TO ENTER: All entries must be made by posting to one or more of the following social media networks: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, or Instagram with the tag or hashtag #daronquotes. If you post the same meme/quote art to more than one, you will be entered more times!
- VERIFY: To verify your entries and make sure we didn’t miss them, email links to your meme posts to [email protected].
- REQUIREMENTS: The size of each entry must be a minimum of 640 pixels wide and 360 pixels tall, and a maximum of 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall. (If your art is too big, use a free resizing tool like PicResize.com or ResizeYourImage.com.) To be on the safe side and make sure you’re not infringing on a photographer or artist’s copyright, either get permission from the artist to use their image, or use images that are licensed for re-use, are public domain, or Creative Commons. You can search popular photo sources like Flickr and Google Image search with a filter to only show you CC or non-copyrighted images.
- OPTIONAL: You don’t have to add the DGC logo to your meme or quote art, but if you want to, you can grab the images from the bottom of this post: http://daron.ceciliatan.com/archives/3693.
Quotes can be from any part of Daron’s Guitar Chronicles. They don’t have to be from Book 7.
Anyway, here's what's been going on at the DGC website:
7/28 Too Much Too Young http://daron.ceciliatan.com/archives/4313
8/4 Ready Steady Go http://daron.ceciliatan.com/archives/4349
8/11 California Uber Alles http://daron.ceciliatan.com/archives/4361
8/18 Crowded House http://daron.ceciliatan.com/archives/4369
8/25 Drifting, Falling: http://daron.ceciliatan.com/archives/4374
In fan posts:
LenaLena's recs in web fiction: http://daron.ceciliatan.com/archives/4315
Amber's hot vids of Adam Lambert/Tommy Joe Ratliff: http://daron.ceciliatan.com/archives/4331
Transcript of the fan chat with Daron and ctan: http://daron.ceciliatan.com/archives/4357
"The Other Side" fanfic by Chris: http://daron.ceciliatan.com/archives/4335
LenaLena's recs in web comics: http://daron.ceciliatan.com/archives/4378
We now return to regular posting! Hope you all had a great summer!