Greetings from the writing cave! I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer, we’re rather warm here in Texas, though that’s not unusual for August. Another thing common for the month is school is about to start, which means my summer is about to end. I did work some at the daycare, my former employer during my time off. I enjoyed seeing my co-workers and the kids. I also managed to get away and spend a couple of days at the beach, and it was awesome.
Did I get any writing done? Weeelll, not as much as I’d like—says just about every author.
On that front, I did get a release date for Toxic (woohoo!), which is set for September 23rd. I’ve been anxious to get this one out, I have a great story on how the book came to be…y’all will hear more about that later.
The Texting All Hearts boxset, where I contributed a story with six other great authors was divided, and we’re publishing our stories separately. I was never happy with mine’s outcome, I felt it needed to go deeper for the suspense level. I spent several weeks in revisions and rewrites and it reads much better. I will have it reedited and a cover done, the plan for release is January 2016, so stay tuned.
I also completed my suspense I’ve been working on for way too long, Afraid to Breathe. That took a lot out of me. It’s a little different from my usual style, but I’m pleased with the results. It’s with beta readers, thus far I’ve gotten positive feedback. Once I clean it up and put together the blurb and synopsis, I’m going to submit it to Avon and see if I can swim with the bigger fish. Fingers crossed.
Currently, I’m working on Hanging on an Instant, a story that’s been “hanging” around for a while. Of course it’s changed from what I first envisioned, a little more of ATB’s style, I hope it’ll come together a little easier, but I’m not holding my breath.
I’m also doing a sequel to Echoes in the Wind, titled Echoes in the Storm. This one is for fun. I plan to do one more, Echoes in the Heat—kind of got an idea in my head, but I need to get number two completed, then start on three.
I’d like to wrap Hanging and Echoes II up and submitted by years end, hopefully karma will be on my side. Which means—if I’m going to fulfill those goals, I need to get back to it. Thanks for stopping by. Everybody keep cool! D.