vg_ford: (Default)
( Mar. 18th, 2010 04:51 pm)
So you all remember that I won a custom musical theme by Alex White (of The Gearheart fame) in the Boom Effect auction, right? I got the theme last night, and I am SO excited to share it with you guys!!!! Alex is an amazing writer and musician, and all I can say is this is one very, very cool piece.

Without further ado, I give you "Ride of the Horseman," by Alex White, which will be the intro/outro theme for the "Not Your Father's Horseman" podcast, coming in...June!!! (yes, I have firm dates. I start recording this weekend)

Ride of the Horseman (The link plays as soon as it opens)

What do you guys think?
vg_ford: (nano)
( Nov. 6th, 2009 02:40 pm)
This is from the Not Your Father's Horseman soundtrack. This version is by a band called Celtic Crossroads, because Youtube didn't have my version on it (by Kate Rusby). The song is called Ned on the Hill, and it is Francesca's song.


Tags:
Damon Lord - you've won a set of Not Your Father's Horseman and Dark Moon Seasons, signed by me and [livejournal.com profile] utilitygeek!

[livejournal.com profile] silvarastar = you've won a copy of Writers for Relief, signed by me!

Congratulations to both of you, and thank you everyone for entering!

Everyone else, keep an eye out - there's another special announcement coming VERY soon!
Not only is it Friday, but it's a JEANS DAY Friday at work, so I'm very comfortable. The sun is shining, it's supposed to hit 70 degrees F today, and life is good. Royalty check came in yesterday, I have books, I just dropped books off at the post office for former contest winners and I'm contemplating writing again.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day as well! Don't forget to enter the contest for signed copies of Horseman, Seasons and Relief!!!
I arrived home after school very grumpy (it had been a long day, and I was tired), and then I looked out on the porch. In truth, I was trying to coax Sebastian inside so I could shut the door, but the sight of FIVE BOXES from my publisher changed my mood immediately!!!

I have books! Lots of books! Two boxes each of Not Your Father's Horseman with its new cover and Dark Moon Seasons, and one box of Writers for Relief, which has a StarChild story in it that I wrote. And since I have these lovely things, what else could I do but hold a contest?

So, here it is. Seasons doesn't launch officially until April 24th, but I love my fans, so I'm going to give away one prize pack to a lucky winner: one matched set of Horseman and Seasons, both autographed. A second winner will get a copy of Relief, also signed.

All you have to do? Tell me what Horseman you'd want to be, and why. I'll leave this thread open until Sunday, April 19th. At 5 pm EST that night, the thread closes. I'll draw two winners randomly and send the books out on my way to work Monday morning.

So enter! Tell everyone you know! Tweet it on Twitter (because I forgot my phone in my car and can't access Twitter from work)!

And yes, this means there will be books at RavenCon. :D

Edit: Feel free to repost this or link to it - the more entries, the better!

Edit the Second: And a new twist! One of the RL characters in the book, [livejournal.com profile] utilitygeek, has offered to sign the book as well! So you get not only MY signature, but one of the character's as well! How cool is that?
Yep, the new desk (thank you again, [livejournal.com profile] beard5!) is now up and fully functional. The cats are confused. (edit: Dear lord, they've discovered they can jump on top of it. This could be very, very bad. Sebastian is sitting on top of the shelves, looking scared.) The only thing that I don't like is where the keyboard is - the keyboard tray succumbed to the elements (unfortunately, part of it had to sit in my yard for about a week before we could get it inside) and my keyboard only has one foot. However, I have another keyboard (I have about 3, actually), so I might swap it out. We'll see.

You all know what this means now, right? It means that I can write in my office again! (It also means I have no excuse to boot [livejournal.com profile] argus7hills off his super-fast computer to play WoW) And I can now podcast! That will be happening very, very shortly. I want to start getting Horseman on the air...

And maybe, just maybe, there will be a podcast of Snow for Christmas. If I can read sex I wrote without blushing, stammering or anything like that.

Off to bed now. I need sleep so I can get up tomorrow and get back on the exercise horse.
And damn, I am SO about the Christian symbolism. I'm not sure WHY (okay, okay, I'm writing about the Four Horseman, I get it) but wow.

Cut for those who don't want possible spoilers about my world )

Now that I've gotten that out of my system, it's time to write.
Work: No packing last night - I'm contemplating coming in Monday and doing a bunch of stuff while no one is at work to bother me. We were busy, so I got good stats but no packing.

The good news? I'm not on the phones until TUESDAY. YAY!!!

School: The good news is that they've scheduled no OT for the first week of classes. But I still haven't heard from my director if I can get out at 4:30 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays when we don't have OT. I'm hoping so, but we'll see.

I got my books Tuesday, and I turn in my paper today, so this semester is in the books. Unless I totally bomb the paper (which I doubt), I should pull an A this semester too. If only I'd done this well in college the first time... oh well.

Writing: Snow continues apace. I need to get in touch with some folks regarding Elements and I need to get the revisions in for Seasons. I also have two crits I need to do for DII, and I need to clean my writing desk up. I'm also working on the first chapter for the podcast of Horseman - I'll be looking for some beta "listeners" for my efforts. Anyone want to volunteer? I'll warn you now - it's not going to be nearly as spiffy as Tee's stuff, but I'm hoping it won't be too horrible. I just need to make sure I'm audible and stuff. Email me or comment and let me know if you want this inflicted on you at some point in September.
I got some VERY cool graphics today! VERY cool.

As in, new covers.

Take a peek.... )

Aren't they GORGEOUS????
vg_ford: (faery)
( Jun. 14th, 2007 04:08 pm)
Now, guess who has tickets for the midnight showing tonight??? :D

Yup, hubby won them at work today. And I just happened to have some hours of vacation unallocated...

So I'm out of here at 11 pm, and going to enjoy myself.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] domynoe for the brain kick that allowed me to come up with tag lines for the Horseman series:

Not Your Father's Horseman: Be careful what you wish for.
Dark Moon Seasons: Be careful who you trust.
Last Rites: Be careful where you go.
vg_ford: (last rites)
( May. 31st, 2007 02:30 am)
This is a great podcast in and of itself (Stuart and Glory talk about the most INTERESTING stuff), but I'm even more excited about this episode, because Stuart reviews Not Your Father's Horseman.

The Eclectic Review

Check them out - I think you'll like them.
So today, [livejournal.com profile] argus7hills and I went to Baronial Birthday. What fun! [livejournal.com profile] dorio was there, with his daughters, as well as Baron Harold, Baroness Aine, Clare (whose LJ name I've forgotten *sigh*) and some new people. We hung out on the porch (I got 3.75 favors done for Baronessa Maria, who needs them!) most of the day - it was gloriously sunny and cool, a perfect fall day. Then a yummy feast (Donica did a FABU job, and there was only one dish I couldn't eat. Out of THREE courses!), and then dancing. I even got to dance with my hubby! He's such a good dancer. It was a great day.

Of course, got a speeding ticket on the way home *sigh*, but the cop was nice and only wrote that I was going 15 miles over the speed limit, and not the 19 I was clocked at. So only $75, but still. Well, I got OT this week. :p

Tonight and tomorrow are all about getting stuff done. I finally got the money to [livejournal.com profile] scarlettarcher for the website: now I just have to get her content. *grin* Well, that I can do!! Also need to do some household chores, so here's the To-Do list for the rest of the weekend:

1. Finish the summaries for June for Horseman
2. LAUNDRY!!!
3. Grocery shopping

4. Cooking dinner (garlic-roasted chicken - yummy!)
5. Website content to [livejournal.com profile] scarlettarcher
6. Ajax and Basil character sheets for Wings
7. At least 5k on Seasons
8. Get the insert in my blue/white dress stitched in (while I'm at the laundrymat)
9. Swim


So that's the agenda for the rest of the weekend. Wish me luck!

Oh yeah - gotta call Mom in there too, and remind her about shopping on Tuesday.

ETA 1: Got a bunch done. Chicken and potatoes are in the oven, dress is partially sewn (hmm, what will Val be working on in between calls this week? Can we say, dress?), and I'm starting on website content. More later.
vg_ford: (repent)
( Oct. 9th, 2006 06:26 am)
Got nearly 5k written tonight. Go me! And got to write all sorts of cool stuff *insert evil grin here*

Metrics for Dark Moon Seasons

Starting line: Nikki bit back a sarcastic comment. One did not piss off Shadow Lords who could turn one into frogs, after all. Even if one was Death Incarnate.

Ending line: With a sigh, he pushed those thoughts out of his head. “Okay, here’s what we’re going to do.”

Deaths: Not recently.

Cool Things: Lit things on fire. *grin* Rick got words, too!

Evil Things: Gave Nikki the creeps. Gave Rick the scare of his life, then embarrassed him. And made Justin feel guilty.

For Tomorrow: Back to Tony and Alex. Poor Tony - he's about to get a nasty surprise.

***

I think my writing has really grown. There's a lot more description in this first draft than there was in Horseman, and I'm happy with it.

***

I paraphrased George Lucas! Go me! :D
Either that, or no one's posting. Darn it all, don't my friends realize that I'm trying to procrastinate find out all about them?

Ahem. :D

I did get the most recent episodes summaries off to June for Virtual Tales, so I haven't been TOTALLY bad. Now I guess I really have to buckle down and write.

*sigh*

Oooh, I could go check my auctions on eBay! *runs off*
vg_ford: (haunted)
( Aug. 29th, 2006 01:18 am)
Yup, it's out! Fictionwise now has Not Your Father's Horseman in eBook format. Check it out!

http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/eBook39151.htm
vg_ford: (kittens)
( Aug. 3rd, 2006 02:39 am)
Well, not any new writing. Did more episode summaries for Virtual Tales (http://www.virtualtales.com), so they can continue sending them out. If you haven't checked them out, do so! It's really neat, and you can get some fantastic books.

Including mine, of course. ;)

Off to bed now - I don't want to sleep all day tomorrow, so I'm hoping the heat breaks. Yeah, I know, I'm being optimistic, okay?
vg_ford: (Default)
( Jun. 27th, 2006 02:26 am)
Got more editing done tonight on the vampire novel I'm editing for DMP. Very cool book - needs some tightening, but a spiff storyline. Should be out by the end of this year.

Also, news! You can now get Not Your Father's Horseman as a serial! Check out http://www.VirtualTales.com - I'm in the Fantasy section. The first episode is already available. I'm very excited about this, so check it out!

Don't know how much I'll get done tomorrow - I have a funeral to go to during the day, and then I'll be home.
So, I'm in a conundrum.

I really like Dreams, the paranormal romance. But I have a TON of worldbuilding that I realize I need to do for this book, and it's slowing me down. Meanwhile, I have a contract for Seasons, the sequel to Horseman that I really feel I should be working on, but I hate leaving Dreams unfinished. (Seasons is due end of this year, beginning of next year, btw. Not next month or anything like that.*grin*) But I don't see an end in sight. *sigh*

So, I'm turning it over to you guys! What do you think I should do?

[Poll #755925]
Here's the final to-do list:

To Do Tonight:

1. Download the Dreamweaver trial version and install it.
2. Teaser (up to 250 characters) to get the reader's attentions.
3. Excerpt (up to 3500 characters) - a scene that best shows off the story and the writing.
4. Back cover blurb (up to 3500 characters).
5. Bio - This should be a short biography of the author(s) told in third person under 250 words.
6. The issue template can also include the following:
a. Link to story/author personal website:
b. Link to author mailing list:
c. Link to author blog:
7. Send the instructions for the pants and caftan that Nedra gave us, if Nedra okays it.
8. Update LJ.

9. Write what happened at the Elephant House.
10. Background on the talents/magics of Sapph’s world.
11. What do Kate, Erik, David and Heather actually DO for this story?
12. Dammit, get the rest of the series at least on paper (ie, what the rest of the arc is) so I have it.

Not bad, if I do say so myself. :) Now time to sleep - gotta be up early to get [livejournal.com profile] argus7hills's tire fixed.

See you all tomorrow!
Okay, so today was an EXCELLENT writer's meeting! Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] amcnh, [livejournal.com profile] empath_1111, [livejournal.com profile] aishabintjamil, [livejournal.com profile] firebreathnchkn and Mike (who is LJless, as far as I know) - we had fun! And they gave me some really good feedback.

So, here's my list for the weekend (because it's 12:08 am EST and I will NOT get it all done tonight):


To Do Tonight:

1. Download the Dreamweaver trial version and install it.
2. Teaser (up to 250 characters) to get the reader's attentions.
3. Excerpt (up to 3500 characters) - a scene that best shows off the story and the writing.
4. Back cover blurb (up to 3500 characters).
5. Bio - This should be a short biography of the author(s) told in third person under 250 words.
6. The issue template can also include the following:
a. Link to story/author personal website:
b. Link to author mailing list:
c. Link to author blog:
7. Send the instructions for the pants and caftan that Nedra gave us, if Nedra okays it.
8. Update LJ.
9. Write what happened at the Elephant House.
10. Background on the talents/magics of Sapph’s world.
11. What do Kate, Erik, David and Heather actually DO for this story?
12. Dammit, get the rest of the series at least on paper (ie, what the rest of the arc is) so I have it.

Numbers 2-6 are for the serialization of Not Your Father's Horseman that will be coming out from Virtual Tales, starting I think in July. Yeah, that just came up. We're doing an audio book too. Not sure if I mentioned that earlier.

Oh, and just for [livejournal.com profile] lessy37 and [livejournal.com profile] aulus_politus, I got my Beanie fix today. Sharpe's Company and Sharpe's Enemy were on BBC America today. (loffs my DVR!!!)

Updates later.
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