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.

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Edits

allthatshiimmers_800Today I finished second edits on Wardens of the Guild 2: All That Shimmers… and got them back to the amazing Rebecca B at pride.

the second time around I only had to address three things which was good… first time around I ended up adding nearly or just over 3K to the story line. and there seemed to be so much red… mainly because of overused words… in this book it was (was/ as he/ just). and the other thing is I forgot descriptions again.

I’ve been told the story is off for final line edits next… wish me luck.

Pride Plan

PRIDE_transparent-3-300x143Even though there is only a small amount of books here it doesn’t mean that this will be the end of my time with Pride. It just means once I get to the end of the lists for this publisher I’ll be able to think about submitting different stories and series. there will still be 3 more in The Connelly Chronicles, and 4 more in the Destiny House series—which is a spin off from The Connelly Chronicles.

Wardens of the Guild 2: All That Shimmers 01/01—27/01

Wardens of the Guild 3: Heart Strings 29/01—23/02

The Connelly Chronicles 3: Because Of You 24/02—04/05

Wardens of the Guild 4: Gilded Cages 05/05—02/06

Destiny House 1: Saving Shane 02/06—29/06

Destiny House 2: Needing Norman 30/06—27/07

What’s Going On #2

PRIDE_transparent-3-300x143I’m lucky my publishers have all been wonderful & understanding over my train wreck of a 2016.

Destiny House (formally House of Destiny): This will be a spin off series I’m starting which will be coming this year (6 books in all). In essence it’s a spin off from my The Connelly Chronicles series. The characters from TCC won’t be main characters, but will be floating around in the background stories. I want to tell the stories of the young men who come to reside at the refuge GG set up.

The Connelly Chronicles: I love this series and can’t wait to start writing it again. Originally I had planned 5 books, but in my year away I came up with a story for one last book, so now there will be 6 I’ll have this whole series finished by the end of 2018 because I want to not let too much time to pass between each writing. #3  Dan & Nate, #4 Declan & Sean, #5 Jamie & Bear, #6 Ben & ??? (I’m still thinking).

Wardens of the Guild: I’m still figuring out where I’m heading with this series. I have so many ideas, but not sure which direction I should take to get to my end place. I know #2 is about Eric & Murtagh, but after that I’m still a little hazy.

Belated Happy New Year

b-rtI have had a busy and somewhat frustrating start to 2017. I’m glad the new year is giving me a fresh start. I have determined what I can realistically work on writing wise this year… = 6K 5 days a week… I need the other 2 days for edits and running errands. Any-hoo this is what I’m going to be working on (written in no particular order).

10259753_695003427211884_6309451945217256490_nFireborn Publishing: 11 (all 40K)

  • HH 3: Going By the Book
  • HH 4: Couples Cover
  • MR 2: I won’t Let You Go
  • MR 3: Something That You Said
  • TDR 2: So Pretty On The Outside
  • TDR 3: Sometimes it Hurts
  • TDR 4: Monsters Like Me
  • TF 2: Craine’s Everlasting Faith M/F
  • TF 3: Drake’s Broken Prophecy
  • TF 4: Finding Arotol’s Destiny M/F
  • TF 5: Maven’s Guardian Angel

36764_105130762871417_6990716_nMLRPress: 13 (1 x 100K/12 x 40K)

  • EX 3: Messages from the Dead
  • EX 4: Movements in the Dark
  • IM 2: Dancing to the Sounds of Madness
  • LW 3: Pre-loved
  • LW 4: Riding Fences
  • LW 5: A Stuart Family Christmas
  • SOE 3: Fear the Scarlet Moon
  • SOE 4: Pieces of You
  • SOE 5: Always Been Yours
  • TLOM4: The Trail of Red Roses
  • TLOM 4.5: On the 12th Day
  • TB 4: Securing the Heart
  • TB 5: Bending the Law 

PRIDE_transparent-3-300x143Pride Publishing: 6 (1 x 100K/ 5 x 40K)

  • WOTG 2: All That Shimmers
  • WOTG 3: Heart Strings
  • WOTG 4: Gilded Cages
  • TCC 3: Because of You
  • HOD 1: Saving Shane
  • HOD 2: Needing Norman 

question-mark-godNot Yet Decided: 6 (all 40 K)

  • QC 1: Meghan’s Way M/F
  • TC 1: Lie To Me
  • SI 1: Claiming Roxby’s Heart
  • MM 1: Jessup’s Retreat
  • TGP 1: Admetus Gaea
  • GOTDB 1: Cullen Arianan