Once again I dropped the blogging ball. But I have good reasons. Lots of them. The summer was crazy busy, but now my teens are back in school and the house is mine again. Let’s celebrate! I’ve gotten more accomplished in the two weeks they have been in school than I have all summer long. LOL But, I’m not complaining. Really, I’m not. I know it won’t be long at all before my house is quiet because they’ve gone off to college, so in the meantime, I’m enjoying every second of time they’ll give me.
But, I promised an update, didn’t I? Like I said, I have been busy, and writing when I could. So here’s a look at what’s coming up from me. Note: Updating the website is on the list, but until then…
September/October – I’m going to an awesome, fantastic week-long writing/publishing workshop in which I will learn how to do some awesome, fantastic things when it comes to writing/publishing.
October: BLIND MAN’S BLUFF will be released in electronic and print format. (No preorders yet but I’ll be sure to remind you here when it’s available. ) And, yeah, I know. Finally something new!
But wait, there’s more!
Also planned for October: Print versions of THE CRASH BEFORE CHRISTMAS and RETURN TO EDEN will be available! I’ve had so many requests for print versions, so due to popular demand, you’ll get them–soon! I hope you’ll add them to your collection and make them annual Fall and Holiday reads.
In the meantime, I’m writing/finishing a two-book series that literally popped out of nowhere after I finished BLIND MAN’S BLUFF. Long story short: I began writing one of the stories as a fun short story or novella, but IT had different ideas and became a full-fledged novel. Then, halfway through writing it, I realized I had another entire story, from start to finish, right there in front of me, one that had to be written first. (Yeah, I realize how crazy that sounds but when an entire book appears in your head, you don’t fight it!) So, I stopped writing what is now book 2, and began writing the first, using the backstory information I’d already established.
I finished the rough draft of book 1 today, and hope to have the rough draft of book 2 (which is 1/2 complete), finished before I go to the workshop, then it’s time for tweaking and polishing before they’re both sent to the editor.
No firm release date yet, but I believe they will be available in Spring 2013.
And last but far, far from least–more stories will follow BLIND MAN’S BLUFF. Yup. I have a series planned there as well so hold on for the ride. I LOVE these characters. And the heroes?
So, even though I’ve been hibernating from blogosphere and dealing with the summer rush, I have been working. And if it isn’t too forward of me, I’d like to ask a favor in advance. WHEN these books are released, please help me spread the word. Book Buzz is key and if you like the stories, chatting about them in cyberspace, to your book clubs, hair stylist, etc would be a wonderful thing.
That’s my news. Next on tap is to get my newsletter out announcing my contest winner, and posting a new contest on my page. Be sure to check back, okay? My apologies for the time-lapse between posts. There just aren’t enough hours in the day and October is quickly approaching!