Friday, April 29, 2016

And so it begins... Chapter One.

As most of you know, my life has been a bit of a whirlwind--a wonderfully epic whirlwind, but a whirlwind nonetheless--these past six months. From releasing the final Ending Series book, Before The Dawn, in November, followed by the holidays and the release of book one, Whatever It Takes, in my new series, to getting married and travelling from February through April, it's been a crazy-ass ride. But now, it's time to get down and dirty and finally start writing book two, Nothing But Trouble.

The goal is to get this book out before Christmas, and I've picked an unofficial date in December, which I'll reveal once I've made more progress on the manuscript. For now, let the creativity flow, the voices speak, and the endless nights and nail-biting days begin.
Here I go....

Book Two, Nothing But Trouble

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Nothing But Trouble, Book Two Cover Decisions

As announced in January, Nothing But Trouble, book two in my contemporary new adult series, will be released this coming winter! Although I've only just begun outlining, it should be published right on time! Meanwhile, I've started playing with cover design, trying to determine which direction I'd like to go in, given the third book with be told from a male's (Nick's) perspective. Here are the two directions I'm considering. While many people have said they vote for the image I'm calling "Hair," the majority of feedback I've received says, "Butterfly," hands down.

Thoughts? Feedback?

Keep in mind that neither of these are the final product, but a starting point only until I figure out which direction to embrace.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Gearing up for Nothing But Trouble, Book #2

I've been lost in a world of wedding celebrations and travelling and family visits since, well, it seems like a year now. BUT starting at the end of this month, no more parties, no more planning, only writing and getting back into the author swing of things. I'M SO EXCITED!

When you're an author, not writing is VERY difficult. You live and breathe your characters, they mind-chat with you and they commandeer your thoughts at the most inconvenient times--when you're working, doing chores, when you should be sleeping, you name it. So not having an outlet to get your thoughts down on paper is SO DISTRACTING!

To be able to use my writing time to actually start writing again is something that will be both challenging and liberating. Challenging because when you stop writing, or at least when I stop writing, I get out the habit and find myself staring blankly at a screen, uncertain where to start. Liberating because there isn't that gnawing sense of "you should be" and "I really want to be" going on underneath everything else you're trying to accomplish.

So, again, I'm super stoked that after April 24th my life will be somewhat back to normal. And because I'm so excited, I've snuck in some outlining this week, ahead of schedule. Mac and Colton and their twitterpation are SOOOO close to being explored, it's making me giddy. Until then though....

Happy Reading!
(p.s. you know it's close to happening when I start my new story notebook. ;)


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