It’s been a bit since I lost blogged, so I’m here today to give you the lowdown on what’s going on with my writing 🙂 I have plans, my lovelies. Plans!
First: The Blood Queen is now in the hands of an editor. I plan to release the novella January 7, 2020.
Second: I’ve submitted my YA (the protagonist is 19 🙂 ) to a publisher so keep your fingers crossed!
Third: I have some books whose rights are reverting back to me next year so I will be doing a quick round of edits to freshen the books up and then I’ll self-publish them. I don’t expect to make any major changes but if I do I will announce that when I have re-release dates.
Fourth: I have several books that are in the editing stages, and I am working hard to get those ready for either publisher or to self-publish. Lots of new stuff in the pipeline!
Lastly: I have a publishing plan for next year! Starting with The Blood Queen, I plan to release one book per quarter (new material). This does not include any short stories I may publish in between releases, and it also doesn’t include any re-releases. This is just for brand new works.
So, starting on January 7th, there should be a steady release schedule. I know this year has been slow, and I thank all of you who’ve enjoyed DARK SCORPIO! I can’t wait to share more new stories with next year and thank you so much for sticking with me ❤
Despite being grumpy and irritated due to a combination of things, I have managed to pass the 20k mark on Tuck 4 (which does have a title, I’m just not ready to share it 🙂 ). I am happy with that, though I’m frustrated that I can’t write faster due to my broken arm.
It is my upper arm, so I am able to move my lower arm a bit. I can sometimes move the laptop close enough so that I can use both hands but I can’t do that for too long. Physical Therapy is going well and I have another CT scan next week to determine if I need surgery or not (cross your fingers for not!). My bruises are finally fading and the swelling is finally going down, though I’m still in pain and can’t drive too far from home without my arm screaming in pain.
But, progress is progress and I’m roughly at the halfway point in the healing process as long as I don’t need surgery.
Unfortunately, between the pain and lack of sleep, I’m really not feeling that great. I am also grumpy. There is no way to comfortably sleep, I have to sleep on the recliner but I can’t go back too far because it hurts my arm and is terribly uncomfortable. I wake up about every hour and a half/two hours and have to adjust myself. I tried sleeping on the couch with pillows stack behind me but no, not gonna happen.
I try and keep myself in a positive mood, and I’m generally a happy person, but sometimes…that’s not so easy. However, I have a lot to look forward to this year so that keeps me from wallowing and crawling into a black hole.
I’m happy with the progress of Tuck 4~ it has found its feet! I have also started work on another UF that I’m excited about. Have about 2k on that one. I am doing one last revision on the short novella for the anthology before sending it out to my editor~ I will announce the anthology soon and release a blurb for the story, but right now I just want to focus on getting it ready for the editor.
So, as frustrating as slowing down has been, there have been some good things to come out of the injury.
…but I still hope it heals enough so that I can at least sleep on the couch 🙂 I’m really tired of sleeping in the recliner!
I hope everyone who has read/reading A Taste So Bittersweet is enjoying it!
I didn’t get much writing in this weekend, as I had edits to complete and some friends visiting. This week I hope to get started on a new book, the first of new series, and to make some progress on the fantasy book as well as the slayer world book (new characters!).
So, not much to report on this Monday Madness. Hopefully next Monday will be different and I’ll have lots to list! 🙂