As usual when I hit crunch time on a book, I tend to get quieter everywhere else. It’s hard, when you’re pouring all of that time and focus into a project, to pull out long enough to handle other things.
But I ducked out of my cave for long enough to remember that I hadn’t yet shared anything about this book with you! So here I am with a pretty cover to show you, and a teaser.
The Krampus Collective books were meant to be shorter reads. I planned to do two per Christmas season specifically because they were going to be much shorter than my usual books– whoops.
The reality is… that hasn’t happened. While the first one was the length I had planned, since then the books have gotten longer and longer. The current book, Lord Krampus, will be the longest one so far.
Because I’ve been going so hard the past few months, I’m trying to wind down a little as we go into December. If you’ve been following since last year you might know I normally do a lot of stuff for the Yule holidays.
We’re talking eight kinds of cookies and fudge, which get mailed all over the place. Plus, I have a long card list, and I do a small drawing in each card to make them more personal. It takes a full work week of 40+ hours to finish them on a good year.
No matter what holiday you celebrate, I hope it’s a great one for you. There are about a dozen holidays this month and I don’t want to leave anyone out, since Yule is officially today I’m going to post my online holiday card now. I’m fairly proud of it so I hope you enjoy it!
In other news: I’m currently working on a holiday story, that I plan to post on Christmas Eve or Day, depending on how quickly I’m able to get some work done on it.
I did come up with an amazing idea for a dark holiday novel or novella, but there was no way to get it ready for this year. I was tempted to post a little teaser for you guys instead of writing something new, but since it likely won’t be finished until late next year that seemed cruel. I am aiming to put that novel out next November/December if all goes well though. It has a Krampus theme so it could end up being very dark indeed; I guess we’ll see!