Hello to everyone reading my blog. I hope that your weekend was fantastic and that your week is going smoothly. I’m still recovering from back to back colds. It’s the down side of having kids who go to two schools. They bring home different colds...and we did teach them to share rather well. LOL!
Something Wicked This Way Comes - Volume 1 came out in print this week. Have I mentioned how blessed I feel to be a part of these anthologies? More of them will be coming but I don’t know the dates of release yet.
I want to apologize for getting behind on emails and responses. Buying a house has been time consuming. We’re moving to Nevada from California so it’s a bit of a drive back and forth. We’ve had to go to Vegas twice in a matter of a few weeks. We won’t have to return until the house closes. Let’s just say I’m going to be relieved when we’re all moved in and settled. It has cut into my writing time but once I get my office all set up...I’ll more than catch up. I’ll have a door I can close and just write without interruption or distractions. I WILL post pics once I get my office all set up.
I finished updating and fixing Tiger. It’s going to be sent in first thing in the morning. Yippee! I had to do a lot of rewrites on it and added quite a bit of word length to it. It took longer than I planned because of that, these colds, and the trips I’ve taken. Now I can move on to working on Sky (Cyborg Seduction series) and finishing Cousin Brand’s story from Mating Heat. I plan to write a Raines book too. I have one that is half done. I never work on just one book. I’ll spend hours of my day writing in one series, then the rest of it on another. Sometimes I’ll spend a few days on a series...yeah. I’m a mood writer, I write by the seat of my pants (I’m not a plotter when I write books), but the up note is I never suffer from writer’s block this way. If one book stumps me...I switch and work on another...then come back at it after taking a break. It works for me.
I’ve gotten a lot of emails. I keep debating on adding a ‘frequently asked questions’ page on my website. I just haven’t had time to do it. I’m writing. LOL! I’ll answer some of them here. I haven’t done book trailers recently because I do them myself and haven’t had the time. Once I catch up on the books where I want to be...I’ll probably spend a week just making trailers to catch up where I should be on them as well. What is the best advice I have for aspiring authors? Write. Don’t give up! Write because you love to do it and only write stories that you really love. Do I have any trouble coming up with book ideas? Um. NO! I get hit with them daily. Often. I can’t write them all, there are too many, but the ones that stick in my head are the ones that end up in books. I will daydream about a character, get obsessed, and that’s the winner of my muse! I get asked about New Species characters and people send me pairing suggestions often. LOL. I’m going to be totally honest. I know the advanced storyline of them for quite a few books forward. I really appreciate the suggestions though but any characters that you’re meeting...their books are already written, at least partly.
Mr. Laurann and I hooked up all my old computers to check what files were on them and there were...a lot of partially written books. So many that I’d forgotten I’d even written them. It has been some years, in my defense, but yeah. A LOT of them. I used to write a book and I’d end up writing at least a few chapters of about every character mentioned so I’d know where I wanted his or her story to go. LOL! I’m still guilty of doing that. I have partials for the Raine brothers. For Mating Heat. Zorn. Cyborgs. A TON of them for New Species. LOL. I just have to finish them. I’m writing as quickly as I can. Sometimes I finish them out of order so they sit. Drake Raine’s story is one of those. It’s mostly done but I want to finish Ryder’s story first. To keep the timeline. Drake’s story though gripped me and yeah...I wrote most of it since I got obsessed with him. Deviant from Cyborg is another book that is mostly finished. I got obsessed despite Sky’s story coming first. I’m always writing. I just wish I could train my brain to write in timeline order! LOL! But they will all get done and turned in as quickly as possible. I love to write and boy am I happy! LOL!
My other project is gearing up for Romanticon this year. I hired a graphic design/cover artist to do some things for me for promotional items to pass out at the book signing. She’s super talented!!! (WickedSmart Designs). For those of you unable to attend, I’ll do some contests!
I hope everyone has a great week!