I know I have been absent for quite some time… It’s not on purpose I can assure you… the truth is my 8 year marriage (14 year relationship) has come to an end. so for the past six months my life has been through the ringer and then some.
Mind you, in saying that, I don’t want to bog you down with all the details… My near future consists of moving house… Which has kind of ground my writing to a halt… I’ll be starting fresh in the new year… I honestly just have to concentrate on getting everything organised before I start again.
I have just done first edits on The Connelly Chronicles 2: Beautiful Goodbyes… I’m hoping that I get cover art soon that I can share with you all… I will keep you informed on what’s going on.
I have 6 months and this means I will probably write between 6 & 9 novellas (Barring any family distractions) so to be on the safe side I’m going to aim for 6. I think it’s better to play it safer than to fail miserably at the end. I know that novella length stories will be easier to manage than a full-on novel.
Here is a tentative list of what they’ll be…
- Wardens of the Guild 2: All That Shimmers
- Wardens of the Guild 3: Heart Strings
- Wardens of the Guild 4: Gilded Cages
- Sons of Evenmore 3: Fear The Scarlet Moon
- Moon Runners 2: I Won’t Let You Go
- The Diamond Rose 2: So Pretty On The Outside.
The 3 possible extras will be…
- Experimentals 3: Messages From The Dead
- Lancaster’s Way 3: Pre-loved
- The Freedomers 2: Craine’s Everlasting Faith
As everyone knows… whenever I’m sick I have a tendency to fall back to my original story. The one that got me started in writing in the first place… In the beginning it was subbed at Silver Publishing… after they went bust… I subbed it to Wayward Ink Press,and got feedback saying it was too busy and I needed to pull it apart and reconstruct the first story into three… giving each couple their own story…
At the time I was like what the fuck… I really didn’t want to reconstruct an already written story… I know in the years that have passed I have talked about doing it… but, just never got around to actually starting… With the 6 month hiatus I’ve had from writing I sat down and re read the story and finally saw what the people at Wayward Ink Press were talking about… so tentatively I’ve been writing up notes on how to do what was asked. I even wrote 4 chapters in the new storyline… I wanted to keep the bases of my original story, but tweak it enough so each couple has their time in the light. So now I have to change one 40K novella into 3 X 40K novellas and still end up at the same place. More to the point have the first novella’s prologue be the last novella’s epilogue..
I have changed the series name to Admetus Gaea and the first story title to: The Gaean Prophecy… so basically I just reversed them… I have also realised doing it this way there are potentials for more stories… but here are the first three.
The Gaean Prophecy
New World Alliance
I’m hoping that it doesn’t take me long… I might even set it aside for my first for 2017 book. I’m trying to figure out the 22 I want to do for the challenge I had to postpone a year… sorry folks… I need to write what fires my imagination… I will just say that there will definitely one The Lines Of Marsden… and The Connelly Chronicles and the rest will be up in the air… for the Penny Brandon Challenge.
Okay, I know I’ve been gone for nearly a month, and there’s not much I can say except… SORRY! I’m hoping things will start to settle down soon for me and things can get back to normal… I’ve just had so much going on in my life that I don’t know where to start…
1) My mild cold turned into full-on bronchitis.
2) My family situation changed…. a lot… and I’m still waiting for my life to get back on track.
3) My brain took a little vacation without me. Vlad says he’s got it secured away somewhere good, and hopefully soon he’ll bring it back in one piece.
4) It’s not just blogging that I’ve been slack on. I haven’t written a word in months. I just had too much to deal with so something had to give… sadly it was my writing.
5) My Ex is here at the moment fixing up some stuff around my house… he’s been here for 2 weeks and has 2 more to go… he’ll always be my dearest friend, but bloody hell he can be annoying… though, I’m very grateful for the jobs he has done for me.
Other than being ill… I just haven’t had the energy to do anything. I have been spring cleaning parts of the house on the days where I feel kind of okay… I’m trying to de clutter, but it’s so hard when Emily is also packing to make her move to Brisbane in November of this year. so my house kind of looks like a war zone at the moment.
As per usual when ill… a whole passel of new story idea’s come to take up residence in my head… when I sort them all out I will start talking about them to you all… maybe you will have ideas on which directions the stories should go.
The weather has been crazy here at the moment… In my neck of the woods we have been having wild wind and in my sister’s place (NE Tasmania) they’ve had heavy rain… 10 inches in 24 hours… so she is trapped on her property as the bridge to town was looking a little worse for wear.
Okay… Now give me 2 more weeks of being a slack arse, and once the ex goes back to New Zealand… and Em is off to Melbourne… I’ll only have Mum at home so I should seriously get back into my writing and get some more stories finished. I’ll also try not to slack off on the blogs as much.