It has been a LONG time since I’ve blogged and a lot has been going on with me so let me just give you guys a brief overview. In May, I parted ways with my ISP because they were just ridiculous BUT they were the only one in the region…or so I thought. Turns out their bigger badder competitors FINALLY made it here and well, they are much better. But with that great result, I have some tech issues that just won’t be fully resolved for a while. However, in the time that I was offline, something magical happened: I actually got some writing and research done. I finished the first draft of Book 3 in the Baxter Family Saga, Story of Us, in two weeks! I had been struggling and avoiding it not because I didn’t want to write it but because there were some hard scenes in there.
So wrote it and submitted it to a fellow author who’s a historian to help me figure out if I got the references right. She gave me some feedback, I made changes, submitted it to the publisher and it’s in edits. I have the hope of August release but we’ll see how that goes as Beau Coup has grown by leaps and bounds. I even got a teaser that I won’t be sharing yet until later but it is great!
Also, I had been toying with an ancient Rome idea and thanks to some 19th century texts I found on Amazon, I got A LOT of material and have a couple of solid ideas. That won’t take shape until 2015. Because of the amount of work I got to do offline (and the major dramas I missed thank goodness) I like the idea of being offline and am doing that more often because I really do get a lot of writing done.
In the meantime, I’m working on my first non-Baxter story that I’ll call EG and it’s slowly coming together. It’s different in many ways and I want to be very careful because it’s a character that’s in a transition, a serious transition and I want to make sure I tell her story properly. That’s always been my goal; to make sure I tell the story properly and I’m sticking to it.
Storytelling is not easy but when you have a calling and it’s pulling you, it’s all worth it.
In any case, I will be offline again for a while BUT Book 1, Unchained Hearts (news about that one to come 🙂 ) is FREE 7/18-7/20/2014 SO if you’re bored and want a hot read, Grab a copy here: http://amzn.to/1hlEr7H and if you think it’s worthy of 5 stars, please leave a review for the potential readers