Hey guys, just a quick update: everything is on hold right now as my husband got a new job, and we are in the process of selling our house and relocating. As soon as everything is situated, I will be back at it. The good news is, if things pan out I’ll be able to switch to working part time and writing the rest which will hopefully boost me from one book a year to two books a year. Fingers crossed!! I’ll post again as soon as I can.
Blood Cure has been out for roughly five months, and already I am over halfway to my break even point (the number of books I need to sell to pay for what I spent on an editor and the book cover), and I can’t even tell you how ecstatic that makes me!!
Blood for Blood, book 2 in Keira’s story, is well on its way, and I have put myself on my editor’s schedule for mid-October, which means it’s crunch time in my writing world right now, so if you don’t hear from me for long stretches of time, that’s why. Also, the first book in my Death Maiden series, which I have not named yet, is waiting patiently for me to pick it up again once Blood for Blood is off to the editor.
I have been reading whenever possible, and have found two new series by authors who are new to me: the first book is The Change by Teyla Branton (which I really enjoyed), and the second is Grim by Thea Atkinson (which I mostly enjoyed). I plan on reading the next book in both series, and I hope Thea Atkinson can reel me in a little more. I picked up the last book in Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampire series, but am reading each book slowly (I’m about halfway through the series) because I really don’t want it to come to an end. It has been one of my all-time favorite series.
That’s it for now. I’ll keep writing, and will offer updates whenever I have them.
Spring is here!
I love this time of year. The flower beds are done, new flowers planted, and the hummingbirds will be happy to find nectar waiting for them when they arrive. I plan on getting a sliding rocker to place on the front porch so I can enjoy the sunshine.
As for my writing, I am learning a new writing software with the hopes it will help me organize all my notes in one place, instead of having them and my research scattered all around. Blood for Blood, Keira’s second book is just warming up, and my first Death Maiden novel is moving along quite nicely.
Upcoming events: I have a book signing coming up this month on the 29th at Boarding House Books on Main Street during a Taste of Claremore from 6-9pm. I have some door prizes planned, so if you haven’t made it to any of my other signings, this would be a good one to come to as there will be a lot of activities going on out in the street, as well as a lot of fun in the bookstore. I hope to see you there!
I don’t know about you, but I officially have Spring fever.
Over the last few years, debris accumulated around the house into several piles, and became bunny havens (I can’t believe how many rabbits we have!), and ultimately, huge eye-sores. It was time to do some cleaning. So I called a young man that helps around the farm when I need him to, and we got to work. Two hours later, we had the piles cleaned up, loaded in the horse trailer to be hauled to the dump tomorrow, and the front porch even received some attention. I’m completely exhausted and sore, but it was a very productive day.
Now I’m sitting here working on my Death Maiden novel, and soaking my achy feet in an epsom salt bath. Sometimes I wonder how I’m ever going to keep up with all the work around the house, work a full-time job, be a good wife, and write. It’s tough at times, but I’m determined to make it work. Maybe some day, I’ll be able to quit working full-time, and switch to writing full-time….that’s ultimately my goal.
I better keep this short so I can get back to it. Have a great day, and enjoy whatever you’re reading!