There’s not a whole lot going on around here right now. Whenever I have downtime, I find myself going to open my manuscript and then remembering Oh yeah, I finished that… Good news is I’m working on my chapter for the blogvel, BLOOM, which will post on Monday. It’s a thrilling tale about…well, just check it out for yourself. CLICK HERE for the complete table of contents. Each chapter is written by a different author, which keeps things interesting.
There’s no news on the publishing front, other than my release date was pushed back to JULY 21, 2013. I know, I know, it’s 8 months later than what I originally told you, but things happen. The upside? I’ll have 8 more months to promote myself and entice all my readers to buy ANTITHESIS when it’s available. The editing is done and I’m waiting to hear from the designer on the cover. Hopefully within the next month I should have more information.
REFLECTION POND is in a holding pattern right now, circling somewhere above my head, in manuscript land. It’s ready to be edited, but I need a few days away from it so that I can be impartial with my editing. I do need to write one more scene that may or may not involve a giant spider…I’ll get around to that eventually. I’ve started plotting for the sequel, which will be titled either POISON TREE or UNDER THE POISON TREE, in which case, REFLECTION POND will become THROUGH THE REFLECTION POND. Decisions, decisions, I’m taking suggestions. There’s also plans for a third book, which is yet untitled. It’ll come to me eventually.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about STEPPING STONES, the book that started it all for me. I needed to rewrite it, so I started, but then got distracted by REFLECTION POND. I really LOVE the characters in STEPPING STONES, but I just don’t know if I can revisit it and do it justice, unless I completely change the storyline. I think it’s the pantser in me. I already know everything that happens, so I can’t write it and keep it fresh. It all sounds old and tired to me. I don’t know how to get around it, but I really want to eventually write Chase’s story (my favorite character from that series). Maybe there’s hope, and I’ll just start with Chase. I can always work backwards, it’s been done before (not by me, of course. But if someone else can do it, so can I.). It’s bittersweet, really. I want to let it go, but then I feel like I’m letting my characters down. Us writers…we’re so weird…dedicated to our fictional beings.
So, I’ll leave you with a title poll. What’ll it be, readers?
All the best,