Thursday, October 13, 2016
After my eldest started school we were flooded with the inevitable chain of colds and sicknesses that come with kids being in close constant proximity to other kids. I weathered the first one - a stomach bug UGH! - in a matter of hours and went back to work... but the second one a few weeks later hit me hard, causing a sinus infection that still hasn't resolved and near daily migraines for the past three weeks straight. (If you missed my post about my constant migraine issues and diagnosis you can find it HERE).
My hopes for getting Curse out in early October have been flushed down the drain. I still haven't been able to get back to the last two rounds of edits since every time I sit down in front of my laptop the throbbing in my head makes it difficult to focus my eyes and read. For an avid reader and writer this shit is exasperating.
Basically, I'm feeling incredibly impatient and frustrated. I WANT to get back to work, but my body is holding me back. The practical part of me knows I need to wait and rest until I'm better, but it's just taking sooo damn long that it's driving me crazy.
So this is me, venting because I don't know what else to do... and also once again feeling sheepish for having to apologize for delays that are beyond my control.
It's hard when your own body stops you from doing the things you desperately want to do. I'm sorry once again for the delay, but I promise I'll keep trying. It's important to me to finish this series. I hope to be back regularly in the near future...
Friday, September 23, 2016
Unfortunately, as soon as school starts, my kids bring home every cold, flu and virus. My frantic momentum this past month has slowed while I recuperate, but I anticipate diving back into editing in the next few days when I'm feeling better.
In the meantime, I thought I'd share a little something I've been working on for fun while my brain recharges for the next round of edits on Curse. If you're already a fan of The Crow Series, you may get a kick out of this.
I present to you: The first time Silas and Denora meet from Book One, told from Silas' point of view!
Sunday, September 18, 2016
My brain is on fire.
Not sure what happened but the story won't leave me alone right now.
After struggling all summer to edit Curse, the moment I said I was taking a break Redeem started pouring out of me - I wrote the whole first draft in a week.
Then, I picked Curse back up.
I finished the first round of edits I've been struggling through for months in less than a week.
I don't know what's going on but my inspiration is burning a hole through me. The story has consumed me again and it's all I can think about.
So, it looks like you may be getting your hands on Curse earlier than I'd expected.
I still have to get through line and grammar edits so I won't set a release date yet - but it's coming, and soon!
I'm so pleased with how the story turned out and I really think you'll all love it too... especially now that I know how it all ends in Redeem.
I really want to get back to work now, so I'll keep this blog post short. That's a good thing, right?
Be back with more updates and perhaps a release date very soon!
P.S. Also want to mention, if you're one of my Patreon subscribers, I've posted the second Advanced Access chapter of Songbird of Souls for your reading pleasure.
Enjoy your weekend!
Saturday, September 10, 2016
It's official. The Crow Series now has a beginning, a middle and an end.
If you've been following me on social media at all lately you'll likely be aware of the massive wave of inspiration that hit me last weekend, resulting in me writing 15 hours a day for a week straight. I poured out about four to five chapters a day, writing like a woman possessed.
More like deranged, but that's just the way it goes.
I wrote the very last chapter of Redeem last night. There's nothing left. It's done.
I'm both melancholy and elated. I feel like I'm losing friends I've grown to love over the past four years, never to see them again (unless I decide one day to write a spin-off series. I have ideas but not settled on doing it yet).
Everything just fell neatly into place. This makes me overjoyed and excited as well.
So I'm sort of floating in this sad-happy place right now, trying to figure out what the hell to do. Writing Redeem hadn't been on my agenda for a while and it busted my schedule wide open.
I literally don't know what the fuck to do with myself right now. I know diving back into editing Curse now that the story is complete would be the wisest choice. I'm going to attempt it tomorrow and see if it comes easier now. We'll see...
In the meantime, I have this song stuck in my head:
(I chose the video without the girl dancing in her underwear... because I'm behaving myself today.)
So, basically I have nothing else to say. I'm going to go try and figure out how to get this song out of my head and keep myself busy.
Thanks for reading.