New Outlook On Fiction

Update in 2023

Hi Everyone,

This has been a crazy few years for me, and sadly writing just was not able to be at the forefront for much too long. I’ve spent most of the last 3 years either pregnant or deep in the infant stage. Which is lovely and wonderful but very time-consuming. But my family is now complete and I am slowly emersing myself back into my fictional worlds. Writing is still something I am doing more part-time, however, I have been writing diligently for months and I am excited to have new works coming out this year!

Golon’s book, name TBD, has some real shape to it but is not finished. Realistically, his book will not be finished for several months to a year. BUT, since it has been so long from when I originally wanted to release it. I am going to be releasing his book early, chapter by chapter, as I write it this year onto Amazon’s new platform Kindle Vella.

His book has been a monster to write because so much of his book is retelling scenes from the first series in his own perspective and keeping timelines straight with both Arsenio’s and Nix’s books. And so I have written it in chunks and sections and then had to leave it and then jump back to it.

I want his story told, so I am going to let it be open on Vella first. Once the draft is complete, I plan to do a final edit myself, then send it off to my editor for professional edits, and then make my final tweaks and then release the book on Kindle as a full copy as well. If you are interested in reading it more in a Vella style, keep an eye out for the first chapter in February when it goes live. I will send an email when it is available both on Vella and when the full novel is available.

In other news, I have rewritten Kowan’s and Etan’s short stories into complete stories and they are being released to Kindle Vella now. Etan’s story has 4 chapters available right now, with two more coming next week and then one more every week until finished. Kowan’s goes live next week and then will follow a 1 chapter per week format until his story is finished. The first 5 chapters of both of them are very similar to what used to be on the blog, but chapters 6 and on are all completely new and will wrap up each of their stories.

And finally, a completely new book- Hate at First Sight- was written and designed for the Kindle Vella platform and is just about ready to be released. I am just waiting on the artwork to be finalized. It is a new stand-alone contemporary romance book. I am excited about it, and I hope anyone who is interested in it will give it a read!

Thanks for listening to my ramble.

As always,

Happy Reading!

New Outlook On Fiction

Life and Book Update

So… I’m back! I have been writing. I swear. Quietly. In a corner. But I did disappear for a bit and there were reasons for that hiatus.

So the cute one of those reasons… I had a baby! And unfortunately the complications that I had with my first were not a one off thing (detailed in another Blog post) . It was a “going to be every pregnancy and escalate with each one” kinda thing.

Now I knew there was that risk, I was prepared for that. Or at least I thought I was. But there were some things I just didn’t know about, like permament organ damage, maybe not going to full term kinda things, and it turns out I was really, really, REALLY not prepared.

But, thanks to an outstanding doctor my second baby girl (and sadly most likely my last) was born earlier this year and we are both doing great now.

The trauma of my personal 2020 not to mention the massive elephant in the room we all know about that ALSO derailed 2020 means Golon’s book is way behind any schedule I once had. I currently have the story fully outlined and about half of the manuscript drafted. I am making progress but it’s still slow going.

This was just something to let you all know about the delay, and that I honestly don’t have a time frame. I refuse to just spit out words to finish the book, Golon and Marilee deserve better.

I have some ideas to help bridge the long wait between books but haven’t committed to anything yet. Giving some thought to creating a patreon and sharing what I have written as a sneak peak for subscribers along with a few other added bonuses and perks, such as being in the acknowledgements, having a say in the story development by telling me what you are hoping to see, etc. But not fully committed to that yet. Would depend on interest really.

Another idea is posting just the first chapter to the blog, similar to the sneak peaks given in each of the other books.

Or both.

If you have a preference let me know! I am currently posting more things on IG, FB, and Twitter but most of that is just day to day life and writing updates. No spoilers or anything juicy. And I’m notorious for spacing and abandoning social media for months once writing really gets going. But, I’m going to try to be forth coming.

That’s all I’ve got for you wonderful people, thank you for reading my words and as always Happy Reading!