Hello, faithful readers!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update on my various projects, so here it is!
After two straight weeks of chapter-by-chapter posts, Waiting | A Shift Series Novella (aka Shift Series 3.5) now lives on its own set of pages under the DRIFT tab here on the website. Waiting has a special place in my heart–I hope it earned a special place in yours as well.
My latest novel-length project, Cloaked 2, is complete, and currently being reviewed by my primary beta readers. (If you think you’re up to the task of Beta Reading a couple of novels for me, I’d welcome the feedback! Shoot me a message on Twitter or Facebook!) Now I just need to figure out what I’m actually going to call the thing!
Finally, I recently solidified my book-plans for the remainder of 2017 and 2018:
For the rest of 2017, I will be working on and finishing Cloaked 2.5 and Cloaked 3. In 2018, I have grand plans for The Mythologicals Saga, including a re-write of Harbinger, and overhaul of Augury. All of that to get the series ready for the release of the third book, Corollary (finally!) in early 2019. Also in 2018, I’d like to do an editing pass on the Shift Series books and re-release them with new covers.
So that’s the real rundown of what I’ve been up to. The mid-year plan review was incredibly helpful. I’m feeling motivated and focused, ready to close out the year and keep up the momentum in 2018. The Mythologicals Saga re-work is something I’ve wanted to do for a while, so carving out the time to really do it feels pretty great.
Do any of you like to reflect and re-plan midway through the year? What are some tools you use to plan your work/projects throughout the year, be they for home, career, hobbies, etc?
I’m on my way to Vegas (again!)
The first time I went to Vegas was with Katy when we went to Tubac, AZ. (We flew into Vegas and drove 8 hours to Tubac–it was excellent.)
Now I will have gone two more times–in one year.
First (of the year) was a work trip (fun, but not debaucherous)–but this! This is for my sister’s bachelorette party.
Needless to say, fun will be had. Keep an eye out for pics on Twitter and Facebook!
PLUS, all that time on the plane means plenty of time to write! And buzzed writing = easy writing (for me, at least,) so YAAAAY WORD COUNT!
Go Word Count, Go!
Tomorrow (June 3rd) is Leah’s birthday!
I re-read STAND (Shift Series #4) last week. Not sure why, but it felt like the right thing to do, and I’m so glad I did! I miss Leah (and Drake!) a lot. There are still some small scenes from Leah and Drake’s life that I want to write and share with those of you who love them. For now, I am focusing on a project that doesn’t even take place in the Shift/Mythologicals Universe (come to think of it, maybe that’s why I was longing to read something in Leah’s world so much!) I’m in love with the project, but I definitely miss Leah.
It also occurred to me, as I finished re-reading STAND, that I no longer think of Leah as “Leah Brayton,” but “Leah Brayton-King.” Because, well, that’s her name once she marries Drake.
BUT, for those of you who haven’t read that scene, you have no idea! So go check that out if you haven’t given it a read.
It’s funny–I just realized my last post was to say happy birthday to Drake. I guess I was due a re-read regardless 🙂
P.S. LeeLee Sobieski is the actress who most resembles how I picture Leah in my head but the name is purely coincidence. Really. (Also Saoirse Ronan–maybe even more so!)