Last week I told you I would have some exciting news to share with you this week. I’m going to hold off another week. Why? So I don’t jinx myself.
It’s no secret The Veiled Path to Destiny, the second book in my Veil Series, has taken me longer to write. I have second guessed my abilities to give this second book the words that adequately portray what I was seeing in my mind’s eye. Iauron and Daria deserved to have the second half of their story told well.
There had been a stretch of time where I thought, after this book is done, I’m done. Maybe I don’t have what it takes to be more than a one book author.
If truth be told, if it were not for the readers and my author friends who have been asking for The Veiled Path to Destiny, I think I would have chucked it. The doubt was STRONG. Thankfully, that thought path didn’t last long. I have refound faith in my ability to spin a tale and do it justice, and this story will be out soon.
It’s been a struggle, but then most things worthwhile are. The trick is to not give into the urge to give up, because nothing is ever accomplished if you don’t push through the tough times.
I have a story to finish, and when I say…this story is for you…I sincerely mean it. You have been my inspiration.
Until next week…Happy Reading!
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I hope by this time next week to be able to give you a forecasted release date for The Veiled Path to Destiny~The Veil Book 2. Keep your fingers and toes crossed, and if you have any influence with the gods and goddesses of writers, if you could put in a good word for me, that would be totally awesome!
In the meantime…I’m off to get words on the page and this story that much closer to the magic words….”The End”.
Until next week….Happy Reading!
Lately I feel like I’ve used that hashtag to the point that it should be falling apart. Guess not, cuz it still works just fine. 🙂
I wrapped one WIP Sunday morning just before 2:00 am. I spent most of the day getting all my ducks in line to give to the accountant for taxes, and then…like I have been for weeks, sat back down at the desk to work on yet another tale until the wee hours of the morning. See…I meant it when I said I was going to try to make up ground this year.
I have set an aggressive schedule for myself and with a little help from the family (insert, less than 2 interruptions per hour), I’m on track to get there. By the end of April I will have a book, a boxed set, and an anthology out. I have a novella planned for May, another book for July, and yet another book for mid-fall in the midst of Con-crazy. A second anthology is scheduled for October as well. The only unknown now is a story that kicked me awake and has been taunting me to get into the mashup. The jury is out on if that will happen in ’17 as well or not.
Come on…I’m crazy but sheesh.
Add to the mix that professionally I’m up for a promotion, which almost certainly translates to relocation, making ‘aggressive’ is a mild word. Beyond all this…I will be re-booting Book of Time with a new cover, and Book of Change got a facelift too. If everything comes together, next weeks post will be GORGEOUS!
Last, there’s a cover overhaul planned for Viva Zapata & the Magic 8-Ball as I’ve gotten tons of feedback about the cover and the need for it to be more indicative of the subject…I heard…I’m trying to line that up too.
Signing season begins in just over a month with Booking in Biloxi…do you have tickets? Do you want a pair?? Find me on Fb to claim a set.
I need to get back to words, cuz you know…they don’t write themselves. Until next time, read something good and share with a friend. See you on the pages.
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