Once again I have my wordage count met. I’m actually even surprising myself. I thought I would’ve crashed and burned long before now. I must admit that at times I thought: What the hell am I doing? I was getting the stories and characters mixed up—but we all know that’s nothing new for me. Anyway… here’s where I’m at:
Moon Runners 2: I Won’t Let You Go 30K
The Lines of Marsden 4: The Trail of Red Roses 30K
Wardens of the Guild 2: All That Shimmers 30K
These are the books I have wanted to get written—or—rewritten, because they mean something to me. I’m just hoping that everyone enjoys them as much as I do. It’s so hard trying to figure out which story belongs with which publisher. I only hope that I choose wisely. I’m also hoping I can finally try my hand at writing some more one off books and some young adult books. I’m not sure if I’d be very good at them, but I want to give them a go.
Admetus Gaea 1: The Gaean Prophecy 28/07—24/08
SPAM Inc. 1: Claiming Roxy’s Heart 25/08—21/09
Taking Chances 1: Lie to Me 22/09—19/10
Quaide’s Crossing 1: Matthew’s Way 20/10—16/11
Guardians of the Dragon Born 1: Cullen Arianan 17/11—14/12
The Brothers McCrieve 1: Justice 15/12—11/01/18
Even 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
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
If I keep my mind on what I’m doing this will be the writing list and the dates I plan to start and finish. I plan on getting them all written, but that doesn’t mean they will all get submitted as I want to pace out the editing factor. Honestly, I don’t mind if i only just get them written because I know I’ll have time in the future to submit the to where they need to go. I’m just enjoying the whole writing process again. I’m going to do everything in my power to stay on track.
The Lines of Marsden 4: The Trail of Red Roses 01/01—08/03
The Lines of Marsden 4.5: On the 12th Day 09/03—05/04
Sons of Evenmore 3: Fear The Scarlet Moon 06/04—03/05
Lancaster’s Way 3: Pre-Loved 04/05—30/05
Lancaster’s Way 4: Riding Fences 31/05—27/06
Lancaster’s Way 5: A Stuart Family Christmas [Ends] 28/06—25/07
Experimentals 3: Messages from the Dead 26/07—22/08
Sons of Evenmore 4: Pieces of You 23/08—19/09
Intended Mates 2: Dancing to the Sounds of Madness 20/09—17/10
Experimentals 4: Movements in the Dark 18/10—14/11
Sons of Evenmore 5: Always Been Yours 15/11—12/12
Sons of Evenmore 6: Touching Shadows [Ends] 13/01—09/01/18
I’m slowly getting to where I need to be. And for once I’m right on track. I’ve even sent some stuff to my beta reader James A to work on for The Lines of Marsden 4: The Trail of Red Roses.
I think my typing is picking up a little each day and is getting faster—I still make just as many spelling mistakes, but I can’t become perfect over night—or ever…
I’ve also been rereading my own work making sure I’m clear on where I was heading with each story and hopefully allowing me to close up any and all story line holes from previous books..
Each week on a Friday I’ll stop in and let you know what the hell is going on, and so you can kick my arse if I fall behind again.
I’m halfway through
Moon Runners 2: I won’t Let You Go
I’m a 5th of the way through
The Lines of Marsden 4: The Trail of Red Roses
I’m halfway through
Wardens of the Guild 2: All That Shimmers
Catch you all next week.
I’ve spent part of the past week coming up a writing plane for the next 3 years that will in effect clean out my WIPS page—all except for some back burner books. This plan allows me time for writing each day and edits as they come in. I plan on writing all these books but I’m in no hurry to submit them I’ll do that as time permits. as I don’t want to be swamped with too many lots of edits at once. I think I could handle one from each publisher at a time.
So I need all of my readers out there to keep leaving me messages to make sure I don’t lose sight of my goal and get sidetracked by life. 2016 was bad for that, and now I’ve moved I’m in for a new start in both life and my writing. There are too many books to list here, but they are all on my WIPS page… if not on this blog than definitely on my blogger one. in the next few months I’ll be updating both my blogs so they are up to date.
Each week (starting tomorrow) I’ll give you a report on how I’m doing.
Catch you tomorrow