Just 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.
My 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.
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
Okay… 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.
I’m done and it’s now at the beta reader
Moon Runners 2
I Won’t Let You Go
Is with James A
I 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.
There 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