What’s Up Next…Retirement?

Now that I’ve hit the home stretch with the King’s series, I’m looking forward to the future and what’s up next for my writing related life and things that are not.

I have several book ideas floating around in my head, including The Hurricane Effect, but I don’t expect another book to be completed for awhile. As I was writing The Kingdom’s Revolt, my mind started spinning around the idea of The Hurricane Effect and completing it right after I finished my current series. That’s the funny thing about life…we can plan all we want, but life has it’s own agenda.

And honestly, things always turn out better than I could ever have planned.

Some opportunities have come up for my husband and I that we will be working on together, including a business opportunity that will occupy a lot of my free time. In this opportunity I will still be able to write, but it will definitely be in a different way.

So is this like a retirement speech or something?

No, I still plan to continue to write novels. It’s a love of mine and the characters running around in my head won’t let me stop (seriously, I already have a new gal trying to get me to write her story).

But I have other loves and dreams, and when a door opens for them to walk in I want to greet them with open arms.

This won’t be the last you hear of me, because all my opportunities require me to stay connected in the social media world. I will continue to post updates about The Kingdom’s Revolt, but the tone of my website might change as it evolves right along with my life.


Books are Like Snowflakes

Things have been hectic around here, and well to be very blunt…The Kingdom’s Revolt has been delayed.

It’s partially due to some issues with the actual publishing of the book and partially due to the fact that I tried to accomplish one too many things in a short period of time.

I’m going to go ahead and say 25% is publishing and 75% is my own fault for missing the deadline. I tried to juggle too many things and ended up dropping the ball.

The first book in the series was written and rewritten over a year or more span from conception to final product ready for publishing. All the King’s Men was done in a much shorter period of time and because of that I thought I could deliver the same on this book. For the lack of a better analogy, books are like snowflakes, no two are the same. All the Kings Men was a breeze to write. Before I wrote the opening lines I had a clear picture of the story and where it was going. This book had virtually no rewrites from the original first draft. That’s how sure I was of this story.

But trying to end a series and make sure it comes to a satisfying conclusion, at least for me, hasn’t been easy. From the get go, this one was more difficult because the story didn’t already play out neatly in my head. There were a lot of unaccounted for factors that have popped up through out the writing process. The only definite has been the ending. Since about midway through All the King’s Men, I’ve known exactly what would happen to Casper and Cal in the end. But how they got there hasn’t always been so clear.

So after that rambling explanation, I want to assure you that The Kingdom’s Revolt is on it’s way to being published and it’s looking to be slated for May 2014. I’m choosing to look at the bright side of this delay. One, I know for certain that the book I will be presenting will be worthy of finishing Casper and Cal’s story and two, it will come out just in time for summer reading!

Thank you for your patience and for all your support. It really brings joy to my heart to know how many have enjoyed The King’s series. It’s been one of the greatest experiences of my life!