One is TOP SECRET! I’ll be able to disclose more about it in early 2017, I hope. But it’s something I’m super excited about and can’t wait to share. It’s the start of something fun!
The second is Joey and Evie’s story in the JACT series. I’m having a lot of fun with this one. It won’t be a full-length book, maybe a novella. It started as a short story, but it’s growing…I’m already at 16,000 words and I’m probably a little less than halfway done with the story, so I’m probably going to zip passed the “short story” mark. Anyway, you’ve already met them in Our Moon and Hearts in the Sand, so you know they’re both a little quirky and fun, and you know where they ended up, just not how they got there. It’s been fun filling in the gaps and bringing some of the present in, too. I think you’ll enjoy seeing how they came to be, and getting an update on the rest of the group. I’m hoping for a Fall release of this one and I’ve already got my date with Pink Ink Designs for my cover (I don’t divulge release dates until I’ve typed “The End” and made a date with my editor). I can’t wait to share the finished product with my JACT fans.
Why am I not working on Alex’s story? Because he’s gotten reeeeal quiet all of a sudden. For a little while there, he was talking my head off. Seriously. I mean, you know Alex, right? He was going on and on and on, and I took some really good notes, then nothing. Radio silence! So I shelved him. Joey, on the other hand, already had 10,000 words in his pocket before I hit publish on Our Moon, so he’s just been waiting for his time to shine. And he will shine. Plus, the ideas I have for Alex’s book…he NEEDS to be the last book in the series. There’s just no other way to do it.
Last project…this baby is brand new. If you know me, you’ll know I get a lot of inspiration from music. Whether it’s just a scene for a book, a character, or the entire premise…music speaks to me. While on vacation, we were driving somewhere and a Breaking Benjamin song came on the radio. Every time I hear this song, I feel it. It goes right through me. This particular instance filled me with the inspiration for a new story and I couldn’t let it go. I zoned out the rest of the ride thinking of what I could do with it. Granted, my finished mental product isn’t exactly what the song is trying to say, but it did send me off into the little creative space in my mind where my stories develop. Without saying too much else about it –since I’ve only written the prologue and the first sentence of the first chapter — this will be a military romance. It’s going to be hard for me to write because I’m going to have a really, really tough critic — if I can get her to read it. My sister is a military spouse and she has a hard time reading military romance because she’s read a few that have been unrealistic. Yeah, I don’t really like the word “unrealistic” being used to describe a book that’s fiction because…Hey! It’s fiction! It’s make believe…pretend…it can be unrealistic. But I get it…I’ve read some books that have random stuff I’m passionate about, and there have been errors and I’ve been like, “No…noooooooo!” So I get it. (There’s no such thing as a Dodge Camaro, ok? No. Such. Thing.) Anyway…I’m hopefully going to be picking her brain, and maybe the brain of my brother-in-law, to make sure I get certain things right. Google can only help so much, you know?
So that’s where I’m at.
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