Thought I’d give an update on where I am and what I am writing about these days.
Here We Come- I was stunned at the sales for Here We Come. They were much higher than I expected. I’m not sure why, but I kind of thought I’d sell fewer of them, but I think I sold more than I sold of Ready or Not. It was weird. However, I wanted to thank everyone, while I have the floor here, for all the encouraging words that I received from it. I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to get an email or Facebook message that says, “Hey, I just finished this book and I loved it! I can’t wait to see what you come up with next.” It just gives me that extra boost to keep writing faster, stay focused, and do an even better job so my editor doesn’t want to quit. 😉
Everard- I know, you keep hearing about him but where is he? He’s coming! I promise. Seriously. For some reason I had a drag out with him in March. I’d planned to finish it by then and just couldn’t. I needed a break. So, he and Sassy got set aside and I moved along to a new and exciting project (stop laughing at me).
Valle de Morado– No, this isn’t the title of the book. It’s the title of a SERIES of books that I’ve gotten pretty much planned out now. Ten of ’em. Yep. Ten. The series follows a family in California from 1841-1941. I am so excited about this series that I am a bit giddy. I have also been driving my friends crazy asking all kinds of questions about WWII, Napa Valley, the Battle of San Jacinto, and snow on grapes. Yes. It’s all related. It is going to take FOREVER to write all these books. We all know me and my ADD issues. It will be impossible for me to just write ten books about the same thing, knock ’em out, and move onto the next subject. I’ll have a dozen other books going at the same time. So, because of the length of this series, I won’t be publishing any of them until the last one is written. I just am not going to do that. Then I can put them on a 4 month schedule and voila. Not too far between them but not so close that it becomes a financial burden. Oh, and go ahead and laugh at me and my historical series. Apparently my distaste for it doesn’t extend to me writing ’em if the fancy strikes. Snort. The first book, Casa de Sueños (house of dreams–and no, I am not channeling my inner Anne Shirley), is actually complete. Can you believe it? Not bad at all! I hope to finish at least one more this year, but two would be GREAT.
Webster’s Bakery- This will be this year’s “Camp WriMo” I plan to write it this June. It’s not going to be an easy write, but I think it’s time that this story is told. I’m already plotting the timeline and getting the outline fleshed out. I have great expectations for this book.
Legends of the Vengeance- Book two is August’s Camp WriMo story. I can’t wait to get back to Sebastian, Jaime, and the angst-riddled Nicolo and see if they can figure out that piracy is not their only option (Sorry, Mr. Ferrars. It really isn’t.). Once the third book is half finished, I’ll publish the first!
As you can see… I’ve got a full plate. Back to writing! Oh, and I really think Adric (Thirty Days Hath…) should be out by June as well. One for the kids, one for the moms… life is good, no?
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