So it may not seem like much but I’ve been very busy.
I started a new blog. I really don’t feel like I have enough of a grasp on what it takes to be an author to give out any kind of advise. I abandoned this blog a little like a sinking ship. Instead I’m going to be focusing more on what is going on with me.
I decided to do movie reviews. I try to do one a day or two a day if I can make up time. I love watching movies. I am always watching movies and TV Shows. Right now I am focusing on movies but I may be breaking into analyzing individual episodes on TV shows. That may or may not come later. I may also be doing entire TV Show seasons.
I started it in May so happy 1 month anniversary is coming up. I’ve already got 20 reviews posted. I try to find more obscure but interesting looking shows on Netflix at least once a week.
Check it out here: An Authors Take
This is my fantasy pirate book coming out in August. Woot! I am getting books slowly back from my Beta readers. There are only two pending and they have until June 15th. Then I have 2 weeks to get it finalized and given to my editor. This is the first book I’m paying to get professional edited; let’s see if it pays off.
I am still waiting on the cover. It is a little frustrating but I know the artist is busy. I know I am just impatient and I won’t actually need it until July 1st. I just WANT it! A accumulation of all your efforts coming together. I’ll upload and update on cover information as I can.
I am struggling with the back of the book. BoB is being a real jerk face. I have an excellent finishing hook that says ‘please read me’ but not one that says ‘please finish reading the back of the book until the end.’ I am working on it and hope to update that as well soon.
For those of you who scratch your head wondering…What is this? It is my coauthored book. You can get the first part for free on Wattpad. That way you can get your toes wet and decide if the next 3 parts are worth it or not.
Just click on this link: Frost Burn
Currently we are wrapping up Part 3 and hammering out the final details of part 4 this Sunday. Hopefully we can wrap this baby up by August and get it out by the end of 2015. I know some people love the idea of a Fire and Frost Nation and can’t wait to read it. I’ll keep everyone posted on our progress.
This novella is a contemporary romance I wrote back in 2012. I saw an article about a woman that lost her husband to a traffic accident on their wedding day. She describes standing in the hospital in her wedding dress and it just struck me. I had to write this story. I was compelled to get it down on paper and wrote it in a month flat. It is completely fictional and didn’t take any of the themes besides the woman standing in her wedding dress in the hospital.
However, it is only 37,000 words and not something I plan to pursue. Instead I’ll be putting it up soon (hopefully this month) on Wattpad for free. I hope to have something up here for everyone read about soon. I am working on the back of the book now and hope to have a simple cover up soon as well. Stay posted!
In Progress Book – The Gate Doulogy
I started writing these for a friend of mine. She says ‘these characters, plots, and stories all suck.’ I looked at her and since I had just finished writing another book said ‘I’ll write you one.’ She looked startled but was actually sort of excited.
It is a Dark Fantasy about coming to terms with who you are. It is about self discovery, family, friendship, and not at all about depending on a man. She was very specific on that last one. I was about 10 chapters away from finishing the first one ‘The Sixth Gate’ when I realized I wasn’t done yet. So now I am 10,000 words into the second book. She is thrilled and harasses me to stop writing the second on and finish editing the first one. I’ll get around to it eventually (hopefully before she actually strangles me).
Elisabeth is a half-blood; half-demon, half-human. It makes her a Spiritwalker or Seer (depending on the planet) with the ability to see beyond the world. TO see the dead, to see things for what they really are, and to travel through the spirit lines that ran through every world. Her adoptive father, a reformed demon, is a Gate Guardian. The gates connect the planets to each other. Elisabeth denies who she is until a strange man appears and tries to kill her. When strange things start happening and the Netherworld’s creatures start leaking through to the planets they all know something is wrong. More wrong then Elisabeth being followed around by her personal assassin who promises to kill her the first chance he can. Who is this strange assassin and what is causing the Netherworld to leak through?
This was my NaNoWriMo book for 2014. I hope to finish book 2 before November and move onto my next NaNoWriMo book which right now planned to be a historical romance.
I’d also like to offer to anyone on Wattpad who needs a review. I don’t do fan-fiction but just about everything else.
So that is what I am doing right now. Busy at work.