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*

Jena Sig XXX

In this post:

  • Dance With the Devil Snippet

 

 

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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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Jena Sig XXX

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….

Jena Sig XXX

 

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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.

Jena Sig XXX

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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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Updatey little update… #SpeakOfTheDevil #DanceWithTheDevil #amwriting #TNEEVEGAS #TNEE2015

Good afternoon, minions!

I posted this to my Facebook page yesterday, but I wanted to share this info on here as well.  🙂

I know it’s been a while since I have been overly active on my Facebook page, but I assure you all, it’s a good thing. There is a long list of reasons for this and I figured it’s time to clue you all in to what I am up to:  

#HINT:  You have to keep reading.  *insert winky face here*

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