...to set this world ablaze!
The fire under my ass must be massive to propel it anywhere and I'm reaching out to share it with those who care to partake. I mean, what good is motivation if you don't use it to help someone else every now and again? Of course, I'm not motivating you in the same way a personal trainer might, but I'm going to motivate you in the sense that I'm going to share all the dirt we writers don't often talk about while also reaching my goals because #goals is a thing and we should all be striving for success.
Here's what's on the menu:
Thea's Reawakening releases October 31st! Originally, I had planned on releasing Blood Promise, but it was just not in the cards this month. I don't want to rush the story, so instead I'm bringing you a BRAND NEW story! You can preorder it now for $.99 and it will also be available for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!
NaNoWriMo kicks off November 1st. I might go live on IG here and there to discuss my "process" (which is code for procrastinating because I'm regretting actually sitting down to write). I have no idea if I'm going to write something new or just finish the next book. One way or another, I'll jump in and try to win it this year.
Falling Undercover releases November 23rd! That's right, another release!! This book is (currently) a stand-alone romantic suspense novel. The first contemporary romance type of genre I've written, but it's been fun! I'll be putting on the finishing touches and getting it out for those cozy nights when you need a good book to hold you tight. ;)
Blood Promise looks like it might drop for a Christmas release, so be on the look out for that update. Legacy of Secrets is so near and dear to me, I just can't rush the release. The last night I'd ever want is to skimp on the story for the sake of a deadline. Stay tuned -- it's coming!
Print copies of all my books are in the works. I'm working on formatting and cover art for all the books and plan to start releasing some after the first of the year. This will put these books in the hands of customers who still enjoy the scent and feel of prints (and who could really deny that?) and I'm pretty excited about it! I might end up shipping out some signed copies so stay tuned for that, too!
Legacy of Stories has been a work in progress, but I'm working on it! I've been sick off and on the last few weeks which has made it increasingly hard to record unless you want to listen to my coughing the entire way through. I don't even want to listen to that if I'm being honest. I do have some guest friends planned to come on the show in the coming months so that's pretty exciting, too. Please be patient while I try to get well enough to record and I look forward to bringing you more chapters and friends!
I think that's all I've got tonight. Until next time!!
So, one would think it's the perfect time to also get some writing done - and by the goddess, I'm trying. I've been chronicling my #wordcountgoals on IG and all was going well for a while until I started getting sick. Now, I'm trying to stay awake long enough to get my kids in bed and have some mind-numbing free time to try to recharge. I'm just a hot mess.
Since Falling Undercover is available for preorder, I'll likely switch my focus to it for the next few weeks so I can make sure it's all squared up before release. I'm pretty excited as I've never written anything in this genre before. I mean, it's either going to be great or complete crap, but at least I could say I did it! :D
PREORDER FALLING UNDERCOVER NOW!!!
I plan to participate in NaNoWriMo this year, although I haven't outlined anything, yet. I'm thinking about starting the last Legacy of Secrets novel, but I feel that's dumb if I haven't even finished and released Blood Promise. I've been working on it, truly, it's just hard to focus when your brain feels like it's in a fog.
So, where am I? I'm at a bit of a crossroads, I suppose. I think, right now, it makes the most sense to switch gears and focus on Falling Undercover to prep for its release. Once it's done, I can determine whether finishing Blood Promise is the most important, or to move on to something else. I have so many story ideas and so little time to write! Truly, every month should be like NaNo if I want to be successful and, one day, I will get there. Someday.
Until then, I'll be here on my couch tapping away at the keys. Or sitting at my desk, with my dual monitor displays, writing on one screen and watching social media (a.k.a. procrastinating) on the other. Or, I'll be recording chapter reads for my podcast, which is off to a rocky start since I've been sick the last few weeks. Ugh...FML.
When I started writing this post tonight, I was prepared to come out swinging with bold statements and statistics, etc. Then, I decided it was probably to worst thing for me to do right now, and decided to instead discuss what you come here for: books and bookish things.
I don't like to discuss politics and other current events too much, mostly because I don't want to impose my will onto anyone else, but also because I don't think it's fair to make people choose between my beliefs and my work. So, let's all forget about the craziness of the world right now and talk about something fun!
If you're not following my on IG (you totally should, btw) I've been posting frequently about my #wordcountgoals. I'm planning to keep going with this until I finish Blood Promise, which will hopefully be in about two weeks. Then, it will be off for editing and I'll be moving on to my next project. Phew!
EXCITING NEWS!! Falling Undercover is now available for PREORDER!!
You will be able to read it on November 23, just in time for some holiday comfort reads to go with the comfort food!! I couldn't be more excited to be bringing this brand new genre into the fold and see where it takes me. I have a bit more work to do in order for it to be presentable, but I have no doubt it will be, at the least, moderately entertaining (lol).
There are so many more projects I have in the works and ideas that are constantly flowing, I honestly which I could just pull the info from my mind without needing to go through the painstaking process of ACTUALLY writing it. I already know all the details in my mind -- it's just so inconvenient to have to type all that shit out. (Am I right?)
In all seriousness, I've got some good stuff going on and I'm reinvigorated for this new chapter in my life and career (pun only slightly intended). I'm looking forward to more trade shows in the coming months as well as some local signings and readings. There is just so much to plan!!
Off I go to get some more words in tonight.
'Til next time!!
I wish I could say that I was the most organized person and was on track with all of my plans, but I'm not. Being a working mom with three kids and school just starting and extra curricular obligations, I'm lucky to sleep some days. I'm doing my best, though, and I'm trying really hard to stick to my initial plans. That being said, there aren't too many updates, but I'm here to tell you what little there is, if you really want to know.
Ultimately, my goal is to adhere to my release schedule as well as to add some fresh stories to the roster. I have plans to release some short stories on Wattpad, but I need to finish my upcoming releases first. I can't work on those and new stories at the same time because I'm just not that good, to be honest. I have a hard enough time finishing one story! I hope to, one day, be the type of writer who can write multiple stories at once, but I'm just not there yet.
So I did a thing...
Aside from that thing, my next release will be Thea's Reawakening. My graphic artist is working on the cover currently so once that's done, we'll be on track for release in a few short weeks! The Shifter's Tales will be a series based around this particular group of characters and the world in which they live. Not all stories will be immediately related, but they'll definitely tie in together at some point.
Well, I think that's all I've got for you today. Look out for the next episode of my podcast Monday and the upcoming release. I'm more active on Instagram these days and will likely start going live there periodically so look out for that, too. I've made some half-year resolutions (another blog about this coming this week) to be and do better, so you should start hearing more from me once I get my schedule finished.
Thanks a bunch for all your support over the years!
Hey hey, it's your friendly neighborhood fantasy writer here! I'm just popping in to give you an update on the goings on in my neck of the woods!
The cover of Blood Promise was released on Instagram a few weeks ago. If you didn't catch it, head on over to check it out! Along with the cover reveal, we have a tentative release date of 10.31.18! I'm crazy excited to finally move into the next chapter and give this story the conclusion it deserves. Sadly, all good things must end.
I have a new series, Shifter's Tales, I will be releasing. These novels will be available exclusively on Amazon. The first one, Thea's Reawakening, will be released 8.31.18. They will likely be shorter than my normal novels (probably closer to 40,000 words), and will be stories based in the same realm, not necessarily all dealing with the same characters.
The next, and possibly most difficult, release is Falling Undercover. I realized after writing almost half of this book that I need to re-write much of it so that put me behind. I had initially intended on releasing this book months ago, but alas, I couldn't have done it justice as it was. This book will be released for 12.25.18! A good, cozy, Christmas romantic suspense novel to keep you warm :)
That's all I've got for this year, but it's definitely a full plate when you factor in a full-time job, three kids, and a brand new school year on the horizon. All of the dates listed are tentative, but I am committed to reaching them by any means necessary! I'm ready to close out 2018 with a bang and hopefully you want to stick around with me. As always, drop me a line any time and follow me on social media to get the latest!
I'm a writer, a mother, a wife, a friend, a sister, and a daughter. My journey as a published author is in full swing and I'm inviting all my friends along for the ride!