Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Grandma Duty... & Other Stuff

Yesterday, I was on Grandma duty. I'm not saying that Oliver and Robson were Jealous of having to share me with Grace... but they stuck glued to us all day. Mind you, I think Oliver believes Grace is one of his kittens (like he thinks Robson is). Thank God she's not allergic like her mum.

I didn't get any writing done yesterday, but I am still working on The Lines of Marsden 4: The Trail of Red Roses. All I'll say is that I hope I can get it back to where it needs to be by the end of the damns tory for the next book to start.

Though Grace and I did watch the last season of Haven... I'd forgotten some of what had happened. I love that show... Duke Crocker is still my favourite character... followed closely by Dwight Hendrickson. Though after reading Stephen King's: The Colorado Kid... I never worked out how they based the show off that book except for the murder of James Cogan... because the rest of the TV series was so different... 

Other than that all is well in my world... a few headaches here and there, more so when I forget to take my medication. I have a ripsnorter of one today.

Still waiting to hear about a publication date and cover on Moon Runners 2: I Won't Let You Go.

I've also been working on retweaking TASH into a series of 6 books instead of 1... now I just have to come up with a series title... and find the time to write it.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

What's The Hap?

I had to spend the morning in the garden again because the cats knocked down all of my mother-in-law's tongues (snake plants), so I had to transplant them to a safer area of the garden. Hopefully, this time they'll stay safe. I still have a little bit of rearranging to do down there but I'll get it all done eventually. I also have to mow at some stage today.

I spent yesterday writing out plot notes on a new story idea... but then thought I might intermingle it with what I already have for THE HUNTED... to see if I can get that story out of my back burner pile.

I'm still waiting to hear back about cover art on MOON RUNNERS 2: I Won't Let You Go. I have sent an email asking for an update on the cover and a release date. I will let you all know as soon as I hear something.

Also working on THE LINES OF MARSDEN 4: The Trail of Red Roses I'm trying to get a bit more done. I don't want to start slacking off now.

Mother's Day has come and gone and I got a beautiful collage of pictures of my granddaughter, Grace... I just have to find a spot to hang it up in the house. She is such a little cutie.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

For The Love Of A Grandchild

My granddaughter Grace might only be just under 2 months old, but I have never seen a movie calm her down like this one does. It's good that it does, but bad for us that listen to it over and over and get the damn songs stuck in our heads.

The minute she hears the music she starts flinging her arms and legs around and gurgling as if she's singing along. Thank God she is with her Mum & Dad most of the time and I only get it sporadically. but every day Emily sends me a new video of her dancing to one of the songs.

I think she likes Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron and the Bearded Lady the best out of all of them. though I think the song she goes craziest for is [This is me]. Unlike her mother who lets the whole movie play. I just skip through to the songs, but that will only last until she's old enough to work out what the hell I'm doing.

If I have to have it stuck in my head then so do you...

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Playing Catch Up

Trying really hard to get to 50K today on The Lines of Marsden 4: The Trail of Red Roses. I've already marked it off on my blog so now I can't stop until I reach my goal.

Chris and the guys are out and about to kick some but where it comes to Venetia. They've found a way to deplete some of her power base without her knowing.

I'll spend the rest of the day on this and update you again on Monday to let you know how I'm going with it all.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Just Me & Updates.

I have a really bad headache today. nothing I can do has helped. I can't even concentrate enough to get past 2K in my wordage on The Lines of Marsden 4: The Trail of Red Roses... I can tell you the story has gone AWOL from my plot outline there is no hope of recovery.

Though on other news I had to redo the cover art sheet for Moon Runners 2: I Won't Let You Go and send it back in. So hopefully I'll have something to show you all soon.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Guest: Aria Peyton

One day of perfection.

Five minutes to change it all.

All it took was the cruelty of one man and the actions of their clan to tear them apart.

Fated Mates; destined for each other. Forced into a solitary life until another enters their story.

Will his presence reunite them? Or will the past rear its ugly head and destroy them?

Death. Solitude. Grief.

And one bright star in the darkness.

When he discovers his guiding light he is related to the person responsible for two of the deaths will Nate welcome her with open arms? Or turn her away from the stain now marring his family name?

What happens to Kirsty when the darkness bleeds over, forever tainting the life they could have shared?

Will Nate stick around or cut and run?

Tiffany knows Santa is real. After all she caught her mother with him ten years ago. What Tiffany doesn’t realise is that the shifters she reads about are real, too, and there’s one on her roof.

Robert was kidnapped as a child and forced to live a life of slavery until one night he meets his mate. She frees him from the spell he’s under and escapes the clutches of the one who stole him.

They think they’re getting their HEA, only now Tiffany finds herself wielding incredible amounts of unmanageable magic, and there’s only one person who can help her.

Roberts captor.


Okay, I'm getting back into writing. I have someone cracking the whip on me to make sure that I keep on track. I even managed 5 K yesterday and that's with gasbagging to people on social media. and the funny thing is they don't even work for my publishing houses they work for another one... but they are taking the time every now and again to give me the kick in the arse I need.

I'm hoping to hit 60K on The lines of Marsden 4: The Trail of Red Roses by this Sunday  I know once I get past 50K I'll start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Sad to say, I'm already deviating from the synopsis that I plotted out. Will I ever learn to follow the damn plan? now I have to try and work my way back around to the storyline so it ends up where it's supposed to. Life would be so much easier if I could just stick to the notes I'd meticulously written out... but no... not me... my characters had to go and get all gnarly and start ad-libbing the story to suit themselves. Honestly, I'll be damn glad when this story is done.

It also doesn't help that as soon as I get into a good writing rhythm I suddenly have new story ideas jump into my head... so I have to stop everything and write down notes so that I don't forget anything. It might only be a couple of hundred words, but the last one was 3 K... which would have been better spent being written into one of my current WIPS instead of story idea notes that will just wind up in my back burner books until I can get to it at a later date.

On that note, I will away as I have another 5K to write today.