If you need me, I’ll be over here killin’ some peeps. #amwriting

Good morning, you sexy mofos!  I’m excited this morning.  I have nothing to do today except WRITE.  I’ve busted out the Dance With the Devil manuscript document and I plan to spend my entire day writing between calls at the day job.  Luckily, the benefit of working this close to Christmas is all the NORMAL people around the country assume we’re probably closed and leave us alone.  Makes for a quiet day on the job.  I’m hoping to have this bad bitch wrapped up by New Years (that would be AMAZING) so I can announce the release date.

Here’s a little snippet from Dance With the Devil.  Last week, I released a piece of it as a part of a teaser.  Instead of making a new teaser image, I figured I’d reveal just a little bit more of the conversation.  😉  Enjoy!

“You may be having trouble controlling your powers,” he said in a gruff whisper, his tone intimate, making her spine tingle, “but I know you, probably better than you know yourself.  What sets you apart from them is the very core of what makes you Deziree.  My Deziree.   I know every part of you.”  He leaned closer to her ear and she heard him inhale, slow and deep.  “I know your scent, I can smell the effect I have on you.  The energy I feel between us is the same vibration that’s been there since long before your powers ever manifested.”  He came around her side again, circling her like prey. 

“I’ve tasted you, Deziree.  No matter how hard you try, you will never be able to hide from me.  Try to play unshakable all you want, I know the truth.  You’re scared.”

Vegas, Dance With the Devil, Coming 2016

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Oh!  Also, I finally finished Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series (to date) and I didn’t hate it.  I still have a hard time with some of the concepts in the book (like the main character being backbone impaired), but overall, it was good.  The steam factor was WAY up there.  Hot hot HOT sex scenes.  Sylvia Day would be a truly gifted porn director.  lol  I will be (im)patiently waiting for the last book to come out in April.  For the record, I’ve still yet to read any erotic romance with BDSM that holds a candle to Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinners series.  She set the bar in my mind and nothing else has been able to compete as of yet.

Alright, I’m off to write!  Talk to you all soon!!!!

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Dance With the Devil Teaser #1

Okay, I’m going to start dropping these all the way up to the release of Dance With the Devil.  Here’s the first one.  🙂  Enjoy!

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Dez and Vegas decide to take the summer off to relax and be a normal couple for once. They quickly fall back into their old routine, mostly evenings spent together at Onyx. The nightclub for the supernatural denizens of New York City now hosts live bands and DJ’s nightly, and Dez is elated to find the club at capacity seven days a week.

Everything seemed perfect…until it wasn’t.

Without warning, their cozy life together gets tipped on its axis. Dez isn’t acting like herself, and Vegas believes something mystical is to blame.

Will Vegas get to the bottom of things before it’s too late, or will he lose her forever?

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Almost there!!! #amwriting #DanceWiththeDevil

I need someone to be excited with me and I don’t really have anyone right now.

What I need is a sounding board – a writer who has read my shit, likes my shit, and would be willing to allow me to bounce ideas off of them when I’m stuck on writing new shit.  I do that for a handful of other writers, some more than others, but I don’t have anyone like that for myself.  Eh, well.  Maybe someday.

In the meantime….

I just figured out the missing puzzle pieces to tie together Dance With the Devil!!!!!!!!!  Now I know how stitch together all the scenes I have written so far, and I have squared away how each puzzle piece is going to impact the others without causing plotholes.

I hate plotholes.

I’m beyond excited right now.  I have several Word docs going on this book now, and I just tallied them all together, and the book is about 60% written, not the 30% or so I was thinking.  Again, STUPID EXCITED!!!  This is really good news, and now that I know how everything will tie together, there is a very real possibility that the first draft of Dance will be done by next weekend.

Be excited with me!!!!

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Okay, that’s sufficient.

Back to writing!

#amwriting

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Jena Sig XXX

 

Not 5k words, but I’ll take it! #amwriting #wordcount

Okay, my loves!  I’m officially out of steam for the night.  I’m clocking in at a final word count of 2,817 on the WIP.  Combine that with the 1,543 from my earlier blog post, and that brings today’s writing total to 4,380 words.  It’s not the 5,000 I was hoping for, but I’ll take it.

It’s funny.  I’m not there yet, but the thing I’m working the hardest on is the ending.  Like, I’m writing the final chapter, but I still have to write the whole MIDDLE of the book.  lol  The ending is probably the longest chapter I’ve every written, but it’s a huge moment.  It’s pivotal.  This one chapter shapes the spinoff, the Executioners Guild series.  The more it comes together, the more excited I’m getting for this series to start.  I already have about 15,000 word written in Bad Wolf, the first installment of that series, and I cannot WAIT for you all to meet Jimi.  She’s soooooooo much fun to write.  She’s me, enough sarcasm and snark for a lifetime, but way more of a bad ass than I could ever be.  The ending of Bad Wolf is already all mapped out, and that shit is going to suckerpunch you right in the feels.  It’s a raw, messy ending, but it’s totally worth it.

That’s it for now, my loves!  I’m off to dream of Jason Momoa, sandy beaches, and tasty alcoholic beverages in coconuts with cute little umbrellas.  Good night and lots of hugs!  Talk to you all tomorrow!  *smoooooch*

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Break time with Jason Momoa. #amwriting

Evening, peeps!  I’m on a writing binge tonight, and since I’m taking a brief break, I thought I’d check in and say hi. 

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Got myself a glass of wine, my house smells AMAZEBALLS thanks to dinner in the crock pot, and I’m in a spectacular mood.  The absolutely beautiful Mr. Momoa is here for inspirational purposes.   *wink wink* 

I’m going for 5,000 words before I go to bed tonight.  I’m at 1,346 so far.  I’ll let you guys know where I finish.  Wish me luck!

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Why why WHY did I think it was a stellar idea to try to quit smoking???? Send me your good vibes!!!!

Good afternoon, party people!

As I mentioned yesterday, I up and decided to quit smoking.  Like, when I woke up yesterday morning.  That’s when I decided.  Lol  I realized when I opened my pack of butts that the day when I would be “ready” to quit doesn’t exist.  It’s a fairy tale.  I am one of those people who actually enjoys smoking, so, I don’t see that day ever actually happening.  I just decided it was now or never and went for it.

As soon as I smoked my last cigarette, I became VERY aware of the fact that I didn’t have any more and that was ALL I COULD THINK ABOUT for the majority of the day.  However, I pulled through.

Then I get to today.  Today did not start out very well….

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It’s a drive-by blogging!!!!! #amwriting

Just a quick couple of notes.

1)  I am back to writing!  Working on Dance With the Devil today.  Making some serious progress!!!

2)  I’m strolling down Nostalgia Lane today.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer is playing in the background while I write.  Started again at S01E01 last night.

3)  This morning, I smoked what I am hoping ends up being my last cigarette ever.  I have my e-cigarette at the ready in the event of a craving.  Definitely ready to fuck some shit up as a result. Wish me luck.  I think I need it….   Gooooooozefraaaaabbbbaaaaaaaa……….

Back to writing.  And Buffy.  Back to writing and Buffy.

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ATTN: Seether fans!! The boys are playing live online RIGHT NOW. @SeetherOfficial

Hey party people!  I know it’s a little late BUT I needed to share this.  Seether, my favorite band and the muse for the book I’m working on right now, is playing a live shown at the House of Blues in Cleveland Ohio USA and Yahoo! Live is airing it LIVE.  RIGHT NOW!  This band and their music are the driving force behind the plot in Dance With the Devil.  Definitely worth checking out if you like hard rock.  *wink wink*  Enjoy!!!

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I’m all zen and shit. #amwriting

Good morning, you sexy bitches!

“Today is a new day.”
                                     – Captain Obvious

I don’t know what my problem was yesterday, but, I did not wake up in an aggro state of mind again today.  I shouldn’t be allowed to human when I wake up all with this attitude towards everyone:

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Today, is different.  Today, I’m all:

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On my way home last night, I got some amazing news I wasn’t really holding out a lot of hope for.  I cant break it yet, but I promise I will as soon as I can.  *wink wink*

I’ve also been stressing over a few pending decisions, and rather than just talk to someone about it, I’ve been keeping everything to myself.  Last night, I sorted some of those things out and that may have something to do with my extreme improvement in attitude.

Today is all about day-jobbing and working on Dance With the Devil.  I am still getting all of my notebook pages typed up (give me a break, that’s a LOT of pages) and I am hoping to start “stitching” Dance back together this weekend.

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Did you get a chance to see the snippet I released yesterday???  The reactions I’ve received via email have been awesome and filled with smile-making comments.  It’s just a small piece of the story, a glimpse, but, you get to meet Silas and that’s worth it.  *wink*

Okay, I am off.  I have pages to type and phone calls to answer.

Peace, love, and poptarts, bitches!

Jena Sig XXX

I have nothing good to say today, so I’ll give you this instead… #amwriting

I woke up today in the worst mood ever.  Not necessarily a bad mood, just a funk of sorts.  I have tried the usual suspects – drank a cup of coffee, listened to some music, read some funnies, tried chatting with friends.  Nothing has worked.  So, rather than try to come up with something nice to say, I figured I would give you all a little taste of my WIP Dance With the Devil, the third full-length book in the Demon Legacy series.  This is just a little taste of a new character none of you have met yet, and our girl Dez is going to get in all kinds of trouble with this one.

Please be kind as it’s unedited, raw draft snippet.  *wink wink*

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Naughty websites, a new way of writing, and #TheBlacklist is on tonight! (@NBCBlacklist)

What up, peeps?  Today has been a busy day, but, I have gotten very little accomplished for myself.

I started out my morning by finishing up the website concept design for NYT Bestselling Author T.J. Michaels and doing a little store addition for Nicky Jayne’s website.  Nicky’s website is live if you want to go show her some reader love (here) and as soon as T.J.’s is live, I will share it here for you all to check out.  Here’s a little taste:

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Hot, right??  I love it.  I cant wait to show you guys the whole finished design once I make it live!

Anywho…

I decided I am going to do something a little different with the writing process of Dance With the Devil.  I have almost the entire book hand-written in notebook pages by scene.  One of my really good writer friends, Amber Lynn Natusch, is what you would call a “scene writer.”  She writes out scenes, then goes back and sort of stiches them together by writing in what is needed to blend the scenes into a continuous book.  Well, I essentially do the same thing (writing scenes, I mean), I just do it in a note book, then write it in a linear progression.

I am going to try Amber’s method.  Starting this afternoon, I am taking all of my notebook pages and I’m going to type up the individual scenes.  If I am guessing right, that should put what I have at just about 40,000 words typed out, and then I am going to “stitch” them together.  If this works the way I am expecting, I should have Dance With the Devil’s first draft finished in about two weeks.  Then I am going to do the same thing with Bad Wolf.

This will be the first time writing in this way for me, and I honestly don’t know if I can even make it work, but I am going to give it a try.  So, wish me luck!

 

Also, tonight is a new episode of The Blacklist!!!  Do any of you watch this show???

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I am so madly in love with whoever is responsible for writing the character of Red Reddington.  It’s easily some of the best writing I have ever seen come across on film.  Actually, the show as a whole is some of the best screen writing ever, but, I am particularly partial to Red above any other character.  The Blacklist is one of the very few shows I really look forward to every week.  With only three episodes left in the season, I don’t know what I am going to do with myself until next fall!   (*I have confirmed that the show has been renewed for a third season.  As I was typing “next fall”, I had a minor panic attack at the thought of the show being cancelled.*)

I’m planning to live tweet during tonight’s episode if you want to watch along with me and join the convo!  Follow me over at @PureTextuality.  Let’s use the hashtags #QuonZhang (the name of tonight’s episode), #teamreddington (because why wouldn’t you be Team Reddington?), and/or #TheBlacklist (pretty self-explanatory, I think) tonight.  I would love to see The Blacklist trending like mad on Twitter because of all of you!  Hope to see you there!

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Dance With the Devil and My Cat’s Nuts

Good morning, my loves!  I feel like I need to clarify something right out the gate.  The title of this post is Dance With the Devil (obviously, you know what that is about) and My Cat’s Nuts.  I felt I should just get out of the way right now that we are using Cat’s in the possessive sense, as in the nuts are belonging to my cat, and not some backwoods contraction of “Cat is.”  Well…….I guess it could go that way as it is a fitting description of his mental state, but that’s not where I was going with this.

Let me explain….

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#TNEEVegas Confessions, WIP’s, the Goon Squad, and some super-fun #giveaways! #lasvegas #amwriting

Phew!  This has been a LONG month, but not in a bad way.  Busy is good when you do what I do, so, you’ll hear no complaints from this camp!  Aside from the Virtual Tour of Speak of the Devil and the Batman v. Superman trailer, I have yet to do a real blog post update since before the month of April kicked off.  I have a lot to bring you all up to speed on.

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This is a LONG one.  No, like, REALLY LONG.

 

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Have I mentioned how much I missed you guys????  For realsies.

 

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This is way too many post-script inscriptions.  This has officially gotten out of hand.  Okay, I stopping now.

 

In this post:

  • My trip to Las Vegas and how things *really* went down at The Novel Experience Event…
  • WIP Update – Dance With the Devil, Bad Wolf, and my filthy little romance…
  • Authors After Dark Spring Registration Drive (and GIVEAWAY!!!!)…
  • DVD Boxed Set GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!…
  • Goon Squad Street Team applications are now open!
  • Plus some other stuff I can’t think of right now!…

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