Yesterday I received the Galley Proof on Storming Love: Flood – Adrian & Lockie—Today I finished them and sent them back to Kris J at MLRPress to make sure everything gets fixed before the April 3rd release
I’m not sure where that new story idea: Eternally Bound came from yesterday, nor do I know where it’s headed. All I know is it’ll get written at some stage this year—maybe for NaNoWriMo this year. I know when I’m feeling stressed or ill—when I need to rest the most. My brain goes into overdrive as it’s inundated with a plethora of new ideas and characters.
I’m up to chapter 15 on The Lines Of Marsden 3: You Make Me Die In Pieces… actually I’m writing chapters 15 & 16 at the same time—is that weird? At the moment I only have 6 chapters to go. Chapters 11-14 have been shipped off to my beta reader James A. I’ll find out what he thinks about the story twist and let you all know.
Next on my list is my DRitC story: Hollow’s Trouble. Now that I have the cover I know how I want to proceed, so that my character’s match the cover. I hate it when the covers are completely different to the characters.
“How many tears does a person have to shed, before things start working as they should… Tears of anger, tears of frustration, tears of resentment, and tears of sadness? Sometimes the ones you love the most, have the capability of hurting you the worst. I find when dealing with people close to me I’m beginning to shut myself off. I don’t want to be hurt any more. If I can’t block them all out, I’m going to end up going insane.”
“If you give in things will never get better. I can promise you that. If you can’t be strong then I’ll be that for both of us. I’ll be the one you can lean on when things get tough. No matter what, you can always count on me.”
Dwight stared into the reflective surface. When he concentrated hard enough he could see past the smoke and mirrors to the world beyond. So many times, and in different ways Dwight had tried to breach the barrier and each and every time he’d been shut down. Reaching out he placed his palm against the cool surface and waited. It wasn’t long before the gesture was reciprocated. Heat passed through the barrier. Dwight felt the bond between the two of them growing stronger, and somehow Dwight realised he was more alone then ever.
“You can count on me, D. One way or another I’ll always be here to protect you.”
Tears leaked from Dwight’s eyes. “How can you promise me that when we don’t even exist in the same world. You tell me you are there for me. Yet they tell me you’re not real—that I have to let you go. They say I’ll never get better if I cling to you, but I don’t know how to let you go. I don’t know how to be me without you.”
Wiping his eyes, Dwight peered into the other reality and studied his best friend and confidant. Kylan had always been there for him. The guy called to Dwight in a very guttural sense. He was beautiful. His long dark hair fell in a waterfall to touch the top of his arse. his brows were the same midnight black colour, and his long lashes framed his scarlet eyes. Kylan had a perfectly aquiline nose, and lips so full all Dwight wanted to do was kiss them. The saddest part was knowing they would never be on the same space and time.
Kylan sighed, “I swear by my very life that I’ll come for you. They’re wrong, you don’t have to give me up to get better.”
“Don’t promise me things you can’t deliver.”
“I promise I’ll figure a way.”
Before Dwight could say anything else Kylan stepped back from his side of the barrier and the other world faded away and once more Dwight found himself standing in his room alone. He knew the staff would be watching him through the windows like they always did and passing judgement on him. They didn’t understand him, and they never would. Dwight moved across the room and lay down on his bed, determined more than ever not to give the watcher the show they were waiting for. This time he wasn’t going to rant and rave—this time he was going to wait, and pray that Kylan was telling the truth. That this time Kylan would come and save him.
Save him and take him away from the prison he’d been living in for most of his life. He hated being here. Hated not knowing how old he was. Or who he was. The only reason he knew his own name was because Kylan had told him. Kylan had told his so many things over the years when no one else would even talk to him. The truth was for as long as Dwight could remember he’d never physically been in the same room with another human being. his meals were passed through a slot that opened up in the wall. The same thing happened when he with new clothing, and anything else that he needed to exist.
“Please come for me, Kylan.”
Rolling to bury his face in pillow Dwight finally let go. Huge shuddering sobs wracked his body as he let all his fears surface. If Kylan didn’t come for him soon Dwight hoped he didn’t wake up to live through another day in his lonely world.
“Please, Kylan. Don’t leave me here alone.”
This week I’ve been playing catch up on The Lines Of Marsden 3: You Make Me Die In Pieces. The weird thing is I sat down and painstakingly wrote out an in depth synopsis for this book and then around Chapter 12, this book decided it didn’t like where I was heading and changed course and I didn’t even realise until two chapters later…so the synopsis is out the window and we’ll have to see how this story plays out.
The thing is I was actually trying to address something that I’d written in book 1: Rules Are Meant To Be Broken. When I answered what I had left open ended it suddenly changed the whole tack of where this first line was headed—or more where they had started. So I know that now the other three synopsis for this line isn’t going to pan out. I will have to change them to mesh with the new story line.
But to be honest, I’m loving where this new story basis is taking me. This story is definitely mainly based around Michael and Doyle, and now I know why Doyle Kerwin is one of my all time favourite characters to write. I’ve hummed & hared about this story for a while, and now that it’s taken a new turn I’m writing so much faster. I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel. I just can’t wait to see where the tunnel opens out to, because this mystery tour I’m on is freaking awesome.
Once I have the cover form the awesome Tracey Soxie Weston for DRitC 2015: Hollow’s Trouble I will start planning out the story and then I will send a basic synopsis to DareDevil who gave me the prompt to get their opinion on where I’d like to take the story.
- I’ve been doing last minute edits on Storming Love: Floods—Adrian & Lockie.
- I’ve been organising cover art for DRitC 2015: Hollow’s Trouble.
- I’ve been writing up a plot for my DRitC story.
- I’ve been organising promo on my upcoming releases…as well as promo for other people on my other blog.
- I’ve been writing up the synopsis for the missing chapter synopsis’s for The Lines of Marsden 3: You Make Me Die in Pieces—I never did find what I misplaced.
- I’ve started organising cover art for DRitC 2015: Hollow’s Trouble… I’ll share with you all when I get the final cover.
- I’ve organised some promo on Storm Love: Floods ~ Adrian & Lockie. I will share the links here when I get them.
- I’ve started organising my story idea folders so that I can have easier access to the notes I want. This means I have to do some more rearranging in my office, so that all my writing stuff is in the same area instead of spread out.
I have been slacking off of late because I’ve just had a very bad bout of Ross River Fever—not something I would ever wish on anybody. The truth is, this bout his hanging on for all it’s worth and making my life hell, but it’s time to make some changes.
I have to re write some of the synopsis for The Line Of Marsden 3: You Make Me Die in Pieces only because I lost what I had down for chapters 14-18… I seriously need to get my head back in the game and get this story finished before my editor and publisher start to get cranky with me.
Synopsis needed for my 2015 schedule
TEB — MLR — FBP — GR — NSY
The Connelly Chronicles 2: Beautiful Goodbyes[done]
- Hidden Hearts 1: Harder & Harder To Breathe
Experimentals 3: Messages From The Dead[done] Lancaster’s Way 3: Pre-loved[done]
- DRitC 2015: Hollow’s Trouble
- Moon Runners 2: I Won’t Let You Go
- The Gaean Prophecy 1: Admetus Gaea
- Toowoomba Boys 4: Securing The Heart
- The Diamond Rose 2: So Pretty On The Outside
- Quaide’s Crossing 1: Meghan’s Way
Sons Of Evenmore 3: Fear The Scarlet Moon[done] The Lines Of Marsden 3: You Make Me Die In Pieces[done] The Lines Of Marsden 4: The Trail Of Red Roses[done]