It's been a few months and a few things have happened! I gave birth to a healthy 8 lbs, 22.5 in little boy on 12/12/16! He was born with a head full of dark, crazy hair that he still has, thankfully! I went back to work at the end of January and have had to adjust my life to having a baby. I mean, my older children are 12 and 10, so I haven't had a newborn in quite some time!
My contract with Raven's Seduction Press was fulfilled, so I reclaimed and republished the first four LoS books on Amazon. I will also be republishing Fiery Secrets, once the editing is complete. I've also decided to publish all of them as print versions so those who enjoy print books can read them :).
While I already started Blood Promise, I wasn't thrilled with the direction, so I have decided to start fresh. I haven't had the writing bug for a while, but just recently I began plotting Shattered Secrets and I am liking the story so far, which is good news for writing!!
I have other projects I've worked on, that will be released this year as well. I have a novella short, The Shifting of Ember, that I'm working to get back out there. This will probably be a short series, maybe three long, or possibly a series that will discuss multiple characters from the same world; I haven't yet decided. Falling Undercover will be completed and released before the end of the year, but I don't think that book will be a series. I have a hard time keeping stories to only one book, but I'm working on it!!
So, other than that I'm just trying to get my life in order. Newborns really throw off your groove! Drop me a line if there's anything you wanna know and look out for new releases!! <3
I'm just going to cut through the formalities and list out the important info for you. I mean, most people don't really read the whole post, right?? Ha!
1. Legacy of Secrets will briefly disappear and be re-released on Amazon and then soon on other platforms. Look out for some holiday deals!! (wink, wink)
2. A new shortish story will be released before the end of the year as well. It will have a continuation either in the Spring or Summer of 2017.
3. I will be writing the remainder of Legacy of Secrets over the next year. Three more titles (at least) will be released before the end of 2017. If I don't do it, you have my permission to send me hate mail!
4. I will release the box set of LoS once all stories are completed and released. I will post the release date of this once it is confirmed.
5. Falling Undercover will also be released in 2017. It's possible that this will be a series, but this hasn't yet been decided.
6. I will have another series to start after finishing LoS. This hasn't been announced yet, but it's currently in the planning stages.
I think that about does it. I'm also going to be working on having all of my books available in print for those who prefer printed versions. As of the moment, I am looking for the best distributor. Please note that I will be having a new baby in December, which is why I'm not posting EXACT release dates for my titles. I don't want to short-change anyone. If you have any questions, drop me a line and BE SURE TO FOLLOW ME EVERYWHERE!!! (You might just see cute pics of my pug, Frankie! She loves taking pics while I write :P )
So what I'm about to talk about has nothing to do with the book world, although I know that similar issues arise in all areas of life. One of the biggest issues plaguing my day-to-day lately has been drama. I. HATE. DRAMA. There are people that I've stopped speaking to in the last several years because they carry drama with them everywhere, like a blanket of hate that they just drape all over everything and everyone around them. It's exhausting, unnecessary and completely childish.
I like to think that I can conduct myself fairly well as an adult and handle my relationships as such. I don't like confrontation, but I'm not afraid of it either. If I have a problem with someone, I try to talk it out because you never know when there's just a misunderstanding. However, I'm also one of the rare breed of people who can separate their work life and personal life. This means that if I have a disagreement with someone on a working matter, it likely will not carry over outside of work because I don't tend to bring work home with me if I can help it. I'm realizing that this is a rarity.
One of my faults is honesty. I say this is a fault because people DO NOT like honesty. It often hurts or makes them uncomfortable. I just prefer not beating around the bush because, well, what's the point? We're all adults, right? Shouldn't we be able to handle criticism by now? Shouldn't we be able to differentiate between constructive and destructive criticism? Am I just living in La-La Land? Is there some unspoken rule that I don't know about which dictates that this thinking is wrong?
Each day, I have to remind myself that there are people who can't, don't or won't see things this way. These people aren't wrong, but different and that's okay. I guess what boggles my mind is the reluctance to adapt to change and overcome challenges that exist in the real world. I don't understand how these things are feared. I don't understand how people are so frightened of something as silly as switching from writing something on paper to typing it in an email because heaven forbid it's not the same as it used to was (improper grammar intended). It just doesn't make any sense.
In closing, CHANGE IS GOOD! Change makes the world go 'round. Without change, we wouldn't be where we are technologically or socially, for that matter (although one might argue not ALL of the social change has been good). If nothing ever changed, nothing would ever get done. It's just that plain and simple. With that being said, the number one thing that requires change is often ourselves. Whether we realize it or not, we must continue to evolve as individuals in order to survive and that's just the way it is. If I didn't evolve, I wouldn't be able to form intelligent and legible sentences or thoughts. If I didn't evolve, I wouldn't be able to properly mother my children or wife-like to my husband. Most of all, if I haven't evolved, I wouldn't see these problems existing around me on a daily basis. Unfortunately, we can't force anyone to see these things or to do anything to change them. All we can do is look inside and use what we know to keep moving forward in spite of the stunted environments around us.
It ain't pretty, but it's life.
What are your thoughts?
Six minutes is all I have. Six minutes until the pain is over, six minutes until I finally die...
If anyone has been following me throughout the years, you'll know that I'm fairly active on social media. Well, over the last several months, you might have noticed that I haven't been on at all. Here's why...
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!