First Edits

B - UDJust finished first edits and I have to say I hate writing blurbs. I suck at them so badly, and I feel so bad at my poor editor who has to read them and try and help me turn them into something that actually makes freaking sense.

but at least now Moon Runners 2: I Won’t Let You Go is back in the hands of Jamie DR for Fireborn Publishing. So until I get them back tomorrow I’m back onto  The Lines of Marsden 4: The Trail of Red Roses for MLRPress.

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One Week In

WU 1My first week of the new year and I never got as much writing done as I would have liked. Life just got in the way.  Or rather, I should say, one little Houdini of a cat named Oliver came to live with us. His penchants for escaping has kept us rather busy in modifying the cat enclosure to make sure it is impossible. I guess I took for granted there would be marked differences between a 17-year-old cat and a 4-year-old cat. At least Oliver and Willow didn’t fight—maybe a little hissing on Willow’s part, but on a whole, they get along.

For those who don’t read my other blog I’m working on THE LINES OF MARSDEN 4: The Trail of Red Roses first up for 2018.

I promise as the year goes on I will get better at my blogging and not be useless like I have been for the last year or two. I’m determined 2018 is my year to get back into the swing of things. here is a list of what I plan on working on this year. I may not get all submitted but I’m aiming for at least 12 of them. to be ready for submission.

FIREBORN PUBLISHING—6

  • Hidden Hearts 3: Going by The Book (Travis) (0/40)
  • Moon Runners 3: When the World Stops Shaking (0/40)
  • The Diamond Rose 2: So Pretty on The Outside (5,003/40)
  • The Diamond Rose 3: Sometimes It Hurts (0/40)
  • The Freedomers 2: Craine’s Everlasting Faith (0/40)
  • The Freedomers 3: Drake’s Broken Prophecy (0/40)

 

MLRPRESS—9

  • Experimentals 3: Messages from The Dead (1,509/40)
  • Intended Mates 2: Dancing to The Sounds of Madness (0/40)
  • Lancaster’s Way 3: Pre-Loved (5,052/40)
  • Lancaster’s Way 4: Riding Fences (186/40)
  • Lancaster’s Way 5: A Stuart Family Christmas (0/40)
  • Sons of Evenmore 3: Fear the Scarlet Moon (1,186/40)
  • The Lines of Marsden 4: The Trail of Red Roses (26,003/100)
  • The Lines of Marsden 4.5: On The 12th Day (Asher) (500/40)
  • Toowoomba Boys 4: Securing the Heart (0/40)

 

PRIDE PUBLISHING—5

  • Destiny House 1: Saving Shane (0/40)
  • Destiny House 2: Needing Norman (0/40)
  • The Connelly Chronicles 3: Because Of You (0/100)
  • Wardens of The Guild 3: Heart Strings (108/40)
  • Wardens of The Guild 4: Gilded Cages (0/40)

Lost Story & NaNoWriMo

question-mark-godOkay… I have searched my Dropbox, every memory stick, and even my external hard drive… and I seem to have lost the first 10K of Experimentals 3: Messages From The Dead. that I wrote for NaNoWriMo back in 2015… so when I start NaNoWriMo this year I’ll have to start from the beginning… On a good note, I did find in my cleaning up, my hand written synopsis for Messages From The Dead… I just don’t know how someone who is as anal retentive as I am about keeping track of shit could lose a story.

Last night I did take the time to take a couple of hours to skim through both #1: Blessed With A Curse, & #2: Running Into Zero Tolerance, and wrote down all the character names getting ready for the big write in November… when I’ll be writing 3 & 4: Movements In The Dark back to back. To get both done, I need to write 2,667 words per day for November.

As you can see, I’ve made it to 5K in The Diamond Rose 2: So Pretty On The Outside… I won’t be writing today as I have a family BBQ to attend today… it’s going to be fun. The story so far is heading where I thought it might. Though, it’s not exactly about who I thought it would be the main characters. At first, I thought it wold be about Tori & Darkan/Goliath… turns out I was wrong. It’s two years later, and it’s now about Wynn & Teagan… But I’m still hoping you will enjoy the read.

I’m at a standstill on The Lines Of Marsden 4: The Trail of Red Roses... but only until my glasses come back. Because, I know once I start back on it, I won’t want to stop, and I can’t do that with fuzzy lenses.

I’ll also be starting soon on Wardens Of The Guild 3: Heart Strings… but again I’m just waiting on the glasses. I’ll have to go and do the whole write down all the character names for this one too. I’m really bad at forgetting names.

Still no news on Moon Runners 2: I Won’t Let You Go… but hopefully I will hear from Fireborn Publishing soon.

Moon Runners 2

10247310_1569603066657954_1667610901529016488_nI Won’t Let You Go… I have pulled apart and reassembled (well, I’m still trying to do that bit). because I had this awesome idea how to make the story better. I’m not sure how well that’s working out for me as yet, but it has given me the working base for book three. well, I think it has, because we all know I have a tendency to change my mind at least a hundred times while I write any story. I hope to have this particular story finished by the end of the weekend. That’s if nothing crops up between now and then to stop me from completing my mission.

I’m still not sure who the next book is about as yet I guess we’ll all find out when I actually start writing the damn thing. But my next for Fireborn will either be book 2 in The Diamond Rose, or book two in The Freedomers.

Fireborn Plan

10259753_695003427211884_6309451945217256490_nThere are so many stories where I need to figure out where I’m heading. Okay, I should clarify somewhat. I know where I’m heading I have to work out how to get to the end result—the path I should take with the least resistance. Sometimes my stories like to walk in circles for a while before they say okay enough piss-arsing around, and let’s get on with the damn story. But, I know I’ll get there in the end. Especially, if I have all of you out there kicking my arse with encouragement.

Moon Runners 2: I Won’t Let You Go 01/01—27/01

The Diamond Rose 2: So Pretty on the Outside 29/01—23/02

The Freedomers 2: Craine’s Everlasting Faith 24/02—23/03

Hidden Hearts 3: Going By The Book (Travis) 24/03—20/04

Moon Runners 3: It’s Gonna be Okay 21/04—18/05

The Diamond Rose 3: Sometimes It Hurts 19/05—16/06

The Freedomers 3: Drake’s Broken Prophecy 19/06—17/07

Hidden Hearts 4: Couples Cover (Macen) 18/07—14/08

The Freedomers 4: Finding Arotol’s Destiny 15/08—11/09

The Diamond Rose 4: Monsters Like Me 12/09—09/10

The Freedomers 5: Maven’s Guardian Angel 10/10—06/11

Moon Runners 4: Something That You Said 07/11—04/12

Moon Runners 5: Finally Figured You Out 05/12—01/01/18

What’s Going On #3

10259753_695003427211884_6309451945217256490_nI’m lucky to have such great publishers who accept the often crazy-arsed paths my mind take while writing.

Hidden Hearts: There are only two more books to come in this series #3 is a friend of the families’s story, &#4 is Macen’s story. I’mm looking forward to writing these two, but will have to wait until they come on the roster. I wish I could write them all at the same time, but I’m limiting myself to 3 books at a time.

Moon Runners: This has been a series that always seemed to get pushed to the back-burner, but not anymore. I’m determined to let these characters reach the light of day. # 3 Marcus & Kaleb carries on from the first where our pack is protecting those who need it against an enemy they can’t quite figure out who is coming after them. The Moon Runner Pack has to change with all that’s heading their way.

The Diamond Rose: I’m still struggling with this one. I know as soon as I get my head around the probably non-existent (all except to me) it will start to flow quickly. I’m also still deciding just who’s stories to tell as there are so many characters I could go with. I’m also figuring out if there are other worlds out their besides the one discovered in #1.

The Freedomers: If the truth be told, I’m kind of freaking out over this one because I’ve never written MF before and I so don’t want to suck at it, and I have to figure out how to write the MM & MF as a cohesive whole back story, but make it so if you don’t like MF you can just read the other four stories and still know what’s going on… Though for the life of me I don’t understand why you wouldn’t want to read the whole series.