Author Status Report

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by Kate Sutter

The almighty author is in the midst of Camp NaNoWriMo. We’ve decided to rename camp for her this year, though. We’re calling it RoWriShiMo. Has a lyrical sound to it, no? It stands for Roz Writes Shit Month. Seriously, she’s writing short stories from only writing prompts plastered all over her floor-to-ceiling whiteboard. She thought it would be fun, but, apparently, she failed to realize that she’d basically be starting from scratch every two-three days. She loathes the “between ideas” place more than anything, and maybe even worse, she technically finishes one but can’t edit it yet because it messes with the blessed word count. She calls it “unedited shit” and has no choice but to move onto the next one. In my estimation, this it not camp, not a retreat. No, this is author hell.

Luckily for us, though, the other day she had driven herself so mad that she chucked it all across the room and began working on LAC 20. We’re whispering that LAC 19 hasn’t been released yet, another thing that drives her mad. Maybe the next time she chucks her work, she’ll get on the stick and finish up with LAC 19 and get it out there.

Regardless, if you see RoWriShiMo emblazoned on a cabin, run the other way as fast as you can.

 

And the S-Word is…

Posted on March 20th, 2014 by Kate Sutter

Sentinels is the title of LAC Book 19, and the author has finished it! It moves on to editing now. She’s doing Camp NaNoWriMo in April, though, so I am not sure if it will be released in April or if we have to wait until May. Your favorite reporter will keep you posted.

In the meantime…

Chapter 1

“Ginny, even if you do manage to get us all killed, Holly will go to hell for it, not you.”

Claudia’s words were followed by a tense silence.

Finally, Ginny snorted a laugh. “Very true. She’s an arm-twister to beat all arm-twisters.” She shook her head and said, “And if Laura manages not to get either of them killed, we’ll all be just fine.”

Kris reached from the van’s passenger side, patted Ginny’s leg, and for the fiftieth time commended her driving. Then, Claudia reached to place another bit of donut in front of Ginny’s mouth, and after she accepted it, she eased back into the seat next to me.

Claudia and I, obviously, sat in the bench seat directly behind our competent driver. Laura’s sister, Jaye, sat on the other side of me, immersed in the book Ginny had loaned her many miles back, Dickens’ Great Expectations. Knowing that was hardly a page-turner in good weather, I guessed she tried desperately to keep her mind occupied and her eyes off the road ahead.

Behind us sat Maggie, Susan, Janice, and Alison. They were respectfully quiet, and just how nervous they were, I couldn’t fathom without a gawking about-face that I just couldn’t muster. Unlike Jaye, I needed to keep my eyes on the road—okay, if you really could call it a road. There really wasn’t any road to be seen.

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Author Update

Posted on March 2nd, 2014 by Kate Sutter

The author was working on short stories. That meant a whole frickin’ bunch of new people were kicking around up here in her head. Some were running around aimlessly, without their stories complete. Hell, one guy’s still running for his life. Anyway, we got damn sick of it: people asking for directions, people asking who the hell they even were, et cetera, et cetera.

So, we did what we had to do. We hijacked her by screaming our story louder than all of them collectively could ever have. And, most importantly, it worked. She’s more than halfway done transcribing our LAC weekend for us. We’re pretty happy with our devious selves, but we also know enough not to let our efforts lessen. She will finish our story first. We will see to it.

 

LAC Starter Pack

Posted on January 24th, 2014 by Kate Sutter

Hey, check this out. The first three books in our series have been bundled for the poor folks who have yet to discover us. Cooler yet: Hit the Buy Now button and purchase it right from here.


Buy this on Selz

 

Releasing L’ Babes

Posted on January 10th, 2014 by Kate Sutter

Tomorrow morning, Book 18, L’ Babes, should be released as an ebook in the LAC bookstore. It will be available at other ebook sellers and in paperback next week.

Between Laura’s books and ours, we now have two dozen out there. Pretty damn cool. We will get her moving on the 25th ASAP.

In the meantime, the cover and the blurb…

L' Babes' book cover

Maggie and Susan are doing their last hurrah as hostesses before their family grows and responsibilities change. It’ll be a Best of the Best weekend. But since there’s always a ‘but’ with this crew, the best may not simply be the good things. Pack your bags!

 

Last Swipe of the Year

Posted on December 30th, 2013 by Kate Sutter

She finished the first draft of LAC 18! I took the liberty of swiping its first chapter. I will behave myself for the rest of the year.

 

Chapter 1

“I want you,” I said, my breathy words punctuated by the well-timed screech of my tires as I brought the car to a breakneck halt.

Claudia laughed, a wordless reply capable of breaking a girl’s heart. Okay, under normal circumstances it would have, but this was hardly normal. I had been joking, although given half a chance, I would have taken her right there.

Right there… My eyes scanned. We were parked mid-block in a residential neighborhood not far from our home. So “right there” proved hardly the place for an impromptu love-in. But still, I would have. … Okay, maybe not.

How had I gotten myself into this situation? Fair question.

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Ho, Ho, Oh No

Posted on December 24th, 2013 by Kate Sutter

The author had every intention of finishing and releasing LAC 18 before Christmas. While some of us believe in Christmas miracles, no supreme being is omnipotent enough to pull this one off. She’s still a few hundred words short of finishing the first draft, which in a writer’s world equates to a few bricks short of a load. It should be easy, but she’s driving herself mad just trying. She’s going to walk away from it for a few days and then have at it. She’s shooting for completion in a brand new year. Oh, and it has a title: L’ Babes. Yes, for the first time in my life, I am a babe.

So, we’re pretty damn close to being there.

If you celebrate: Merry Christmas from the DWD! If you don’t: high-five, just ’cause. :-)

 

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NaNoGusto

Posted on November 25th, 2013 by Kate Sutter

Lookie over yonder! Yep, she crossed the finished line five days early with 50,266. Go, Roz! She’s going to finish this chapter and then get her word-count validated so it says she’s a winner and not just a wiener with a bunch of words.

The book still isn’t finished. It’s still Saturday night, and a good way to tell what we’re up to is to consider the fact that her 50,000th word was “chocolate.” Put “hot” in for the 49,999th, and you can pretty much tell what we’re up to.

Raising our ten cups of hot chocolate with yours…

Here’s to her getting there and her continuing to see us through our weekend.

 

She Thinks She Can! She Thinks She Can!

Posted on November 23rd, 2013 by Kate Sutter

There’s a week left of NaNoWriMo, and she got less than 5,000 to go. Obviously, she’s ahead, and true to her overachieving self, she’s shooting to hit the magical 50,000 on Monday when the validate-to-win option comes into play.

As for the ever-lovable DWD, we’re still in Saturday evening, and there’s no way our weekend will be wrapped up in 5,000 words. In other non-countable words: Even if she wins Monday, the book will not be complete. We just finished dinner, and I know it’s hard to believe, but there’s a complication, a frickin’ wrench in the works.

We’re moving, though, and it’s pretty amazing that she’s actually keeping up with us this time. Where there’s a will, there’s a word-count.

To 50,000 and beyond!

 

Another Update

Posted on November 17th, 2013 by Kate Sutter

NaNoWriMo has passed the halfway mark. The author is ahead on the blessed word count, despite all her pissing and moaning that her brain hurts.

Laura just did the “Sutter! Cigarette?” thing, and I could sure use a break.

Life goes on.

 

 

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