The End of a Series

Three years ago, I published my first book and right now I’m diligently working on completing the whole story arch.  I’ve learned so much along the way.  I never knew how challenging it is to write a series.  I learned a lot about what kind of voice I want my books to have and my style as a writer.  I think this story (all three books) will always hold a special place in my heart.  With that being said, if everything goes right, Time of Prophecy will be released sometime in October of this year.  Yeah!  What this really means is that I need to buckle down and get back to work.  I spent most of today editing in between laundry loads but I need to carve out some more time in my week for writing. If I hope to meet my deadline, I will need more time than just the weekends.

Here’s to you characters of the Lost Guardian series!    Let’s finish this thing strong and together!

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I’m alive, I promise.

My life has become a roller coaster right now.  My grandmother is not doing well and may be loosing her battle with cancer.  Work has become a whole basket of crazy this year. And I’ve finally started to the get the clinical help that I need.  So much is going on and so much is changing that writing or anything related to writing has taken a back seat.  But while things haven’t gotten any better, the ride has gotten a little smoother.

Today I finally finished writing Frank Tales.  I have been trying to write this children’s book for two years, but The Lost Guardian series has continually pushed it to the back burner.  But now that Souls in the Dark is published, I have some time to dedicate to it.  I still need to revise and make the illustrations but at least the hard part is done.  I’m planning on having that book out by Christmas if I can help it.

I’ve also continued to outline Time of Prophecy.  I’m not 100% sure I’ll stick with that title but it works for now.  I don’t plan on starting the actual writing until after the first of the year.  I want to give myself some time to catch up on some other projects and finish outlining.  I haven’t even done a poem of the month for some time now.

Any who, time goes on and I struggle to keep my head above water.  I just have to hold on until things smooth out a little more.  It’s going to be rough, but I know I can do it.  Stay wild my friends!

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Outlining

So after weeks of neglecting my writing (I know, I know) I ‘m in serious outlining mode.   I had previously gotten up to six chapters but I had hit a wall.  I started writing in hopes of breaking through my blockage.  Well, it worked.  I’m outlining up a storm and if things keep on the way they are, Souls in the Dark will end up being bigger than The Lost Guardian.  I’m not sure how I feel about this.  I mean, as long as the story is told well I really shouldn’t care about the size, but I’m slightly worried that I’m adding too much.  I guess I’ll have to wait till I start writing the newly outlined chapters to know for sure.  But on the other hand, I’m very excited.

I’ve often marveled at authors who can write such large, but well written stories.  One of my goals is to one day write such a novel myself.  Well, that’s enough slacking off for me.  I have to get back to work if I want to keep up with my deadline.

‘Til next time folks!

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I’m up!

Today I got an email saying that I finally accepted into the Goodreads author program!   Yeah!  I’ll provide the link below.  But for now let’s celebrate!

anigif_optimized-876-1421732732-22anigif_enhanced-buzz-12907-1405560890-6tumblr_mftgmwLiHI1rjftg0o1_500I don’t know why, but finally getting into this program validates be as a writer and as an author.  I’m just as excited that my book is just about ready to be sold!  I know right!  AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!

anigif_enhanced-buzz-17363-1390566621-15I just have to wait a little longer till Amazon gives me the green light.  Once I get that I will let everyone know!  Whoop! Whoop!  Oh and for my Kindle people out there, you’ll be able to get a copy too!  Oh, and before I forget….here’s the link so you can check me out!

 

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7914853

So Hard to Say No.

While I was proofing The Lost Guardian, I took it to work so that I could work on it during my down time.  I also wanted to show my kids.  They were amazed.  They’ve never meet anyone who has wrote a book.  One girl kept saying, “Oh my God!  You’re famous!”

Needless to say, I laughed and set her straight.  No…I’m not famous.  I’m just published.  Would I like to be famous?  It could be fun, but for now, I’m just happy to be done.

Then I got bombarded with questions about my book.  They looked so sad when I told them that my book was for adults and not children.  Then one little boy told me, “Then write one for us.”  The rest of the class immediately agreed with him.  How could I say no to those little faces.  So reluctantly, I’m digging through some of my old stories to see if I have any that are age appropriate.  anigif_enhanced-14358-1412804594-2

I’m touched that they wanted to by my book.  I hope that this will show them that anyone can do anything, as long as they work hard and keep going.  I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but I knew that I would never get anything published because it’s such a hard field to get into.  But now there are so many options available.

So to my kiddies…follow your dreams no matter what.

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