Movetime Chronicles of Writer Gal
And A Happy New Year wish to you :)
I’m writing this edition of The Writer Gal Letter listening to Only by RY X, which is fast becoming Nashit and Pehel’s song. Yes, that Nashit and that Pehel from Tempt. And today, after a long time where I packed two households, unpacked into one giant house, tried to set it up while battling severe sinusitis, unprecedented period cramps and a bad mood that just did not go away for the longest time, I had Nashit talk to me.
It was a short conversation squeezed between checking on the electrician and my Internet guy (yay, I’m online) but suffice it to say, Only has been playing in my head, ever since then. Now, if only I could wave a wand and set up the rest of the house so I could devote all my attention to my words…
Alas, I am the magician and the wand here :)
Along with my supermom and my super aunt who transformed our existing kitchen into something mom could actually use. Yours truly, unfortunately, is not of that much help in the kitchen department. I’m more Mili in that sense than Shruti (who makes an appearance in Mili’s book :P).
I had my heart broken because I had to give away 106 kilos of books. And tear so many old notebooks filled with half-baked story ideas, future plots, and random scribblings. It is a special kind of pain to see your own creations being given away like this. But, I have solace too. Because I still own this magical brain that created those early stories. If I could do it then, I can do it now too, right?
Let’s find out in 2023.
This brings me to the most important of greetings, Postmate.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Happiest of new years to you and yours. May you shine with the light of a thousand gentle moons and light up all the dark parts of you that need nurturing. That is all I hope for any of us anymore.
And because this is a new year announcement/update edition of TWGL, let’s dive into them all, listicle-styles, shall we?
Masthead Brag - Check out the awesome cool sleek new masthead of The Writer Gal Letter! Isn’t it so sunny, optimistic, and sleek? Basically, the opposite of the stories I tell :P (I know, the irony was intended). I just needed a change of masthead, something that signifies the monumental thing that happened in September with Dissent, because of you!
Backlist is King - 2023 is the year of sharing my backlist of 30+ books with you and giving you a chance to discover oldie but goodie stories with tortured heroes and hot mess heroines. So, be on the lookout for something uber-special in the upcoming TWGLs.
Of Paperbacks - I’m in the process of figuring out a paperback publishing schedule. I KNOW, it’s been forever. But…reasons and all. So I do solemnly swear I’m up to all kinds of print-y good.
Novella News - For those who’re impatiently waiting on The Writer Gal Novella No Other Love’s next chapter, it’s coming in the next newsletter. So, next week! :P
4.1 Links to The Writer Gal Novella will be updated every two months so you can catch up on back chapters while you wait for the new one.
Book Club News!
Okay, this update/announcement is too exciting to just be part of a listicle. I’m honored and super kicked to share that I’m part of not one but TWO romance book clubs. I have teamed up with 23 (the last one’s me in both cases) other kickass contemporary romance authors who write all shades of steamy romance - from cowboys to protectors to billionaires to blue-collar hawties - to send you two free books a month!
One of the book clubs even has a name! The Kissing Books Club. Aren’t we the CUTEST? :P
Be on the lookout for these for-nothing books from some of your favorite authors in upcoming editions of The Writer Gal Letter. I might even send a separate edition just for these books once I finally have a full day of organizing my calendar and groaning to-do list! :P
I have two special releases coming for you in the next few weeks!
One’s a surprise boxset (with a Mili-Nihaal connection) I’m delighted to share with you. This boxset will be a live release and will go straight into KU for now after I publish it.
Then, there’s Ruthless Billionaires’ CLAIM couple Drake and Anya’s Vows’ which appears in the Shades of Love anthology! Grab SOL at a special 99c pre-order price everywhere ebooks are sold, avail these free ebooks while you wait for the book to drop, AND do not forget to grab your bonus goodies after pre-ordering Shades of Love, coming February 7!
I have more release news for you (like at least seven more) that I won’t share just yet because I don’t want to overwhelm my already exhausted brain or create breathless anticipation for you. I’m not cruel like that. Much. Am I? ;)
I thought I’d be more reflective as I write this edition of TWGL to you, Postmate. After all, last year had the highest of highs and the lowest of lows for me. Professional and personally. But, somehow, maybe because I’m just so tired of unpacking boxes and putting things in their new and improved places, I find myself moving to a new and different place too. One that feels a bit like beginning a climb to Mount Everest’s base camp. Once again. Where the air is clear and thin and I’m raring to reach the top and see what views wait for me there. I’d like to find out what I’m made of, as a storyteller, as your Writer Gal.
You’ve given me the privilege of your time and energy and attention for the last four years. I fucking hope with all my newly awakened heart that you continue to do so in Year 5.
Ooh, one last thing. The giveaways kinda fell by the wayside after stuff happened to me. But they will be back. Watch out for them along with everything else I have planned for this year, for you and me.
I’ll be back next week with the novella chapter, release updates/excerpts/ cover reveals, and Book Club goodies!
Till then, stay safe and awesome.