Monday, 29 June 2015

This Is My Day

Okay, I have received and returned to Christie N at MLRPress my 2nd edits on The Lines On Marsden 3: You Make Me Die In Pieces... doing these edits have given me some ideas for #4: The Trail Of Red Roses...

I have to go to Toowoomba this morning to pick up Emily's text books from the University of Southern Queensland for her next semester of uni (they had to order them in from the factory). She is so excited she did well in everything except accounting which she has decided to re take so she gets a better understanding of the subject.

When I get back I will be back onto the last couple of K for Hidden Hearts 1: Harder & Harder To Breathe. Then I will do one last read through of both it and #2: One Last Kiss Goodbye just to make sure all the names match up, as does eye and hair colour. I always tend to stuff those things up.

With the hubs being home writing has become hard as I've had to help him out with getting things done. Lucky for me school holidays started last Saturday and so until the 12th of July he has the kids to help him out and I can get some writing done. He should be heading back to New Zealand around July 20th.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

What's Going On

I still have at least 15K to write on HH1: Harder & Harder To Breathe > I have been going through HH2: One Last Kiss Goodbye and making sure they mesh. I'm so close to finishing I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Though I have found out I really over use the word that... I've been through and changed a whole heap of them in HH2 and I'm sure I will have to do it for HH1.

With my hubs finally being home from New Zealand for the next few weeks I've been yanked away from my writing to deal with more stuff to do with the change over of our company. I'll be glad when it's all over and done with and our lives can get back to normal. 

As soon as I'm finished with HH I'll be back onto finishing The Connelly Chronicles 2: Beautiful Goodbyes. We'll learn more about the lives of Ray and Chris (Viv) Connelly and there ever growing family. I won't go into too much detail as I wouldn't want to spoil the read. I can't wait to get back to writing this story as I love the dynamics of this family. They remind me so much of my own. Though, this time  I've promised my family I won't use them for inspiration... Well I mostly won't use them, because believe me some of their antics are funny as shit. I'll leave you all guessing which parts are fictional and which parts actually come from my family.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

More Updates...

Today I received, did, and sent back my first round of edits on my DRitC story: Hollow’s Trouble… to my editor Jennifer M over at MMRomance on Goodreads. I’m not sure if I’ll get second edits or if it will go straight to formatting—I’ll keep you all informed. 

Now I’m back to working on Hidden Hearts 1: Harder & Harder To Breathe. As soon this is done I’ll send it and HH2: One Last Kiss Goodbye off to Fireborn Publishing. I'll make sure to keep letting you know what's going on.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

What's Up...

Okay, I know I've been slack in the whole updating my blogs... I don't really have an excuse. I could blame it on my family, but really it's because I got sucked into watching the X-files... I'm just about to start on season 4... the kids and I love it.

Updates on my writing... 

1) I have just done and sent back my first round of edits to MLRPress for The Lines of Marsden 3: You Make Me Die In Pieces
2) I'm still waiting on edits for my DRitC Story Hollow's Trouble... I hear the MMRomance Group are really backed up though so I don't mind waiting. I think mine was one of the last ones to be submitted.
3) I'm half way through Hidden Hearts 1: Harder & Harder to Breathe. As soon as it's done I'll send it along with HH2: One last Kiss Goodbye to Fireborn Publishing.
4) I'm about a third of the way through The Connelly Chronicles 2: Beautiful Goodbyes for Pride Publishing.
5) Found my missing notes for one of my stories Quaide's Crossing 1: Meghan's Way... seriously I had gathered them and put them all together in a folder labeled with their series name... do you think I could find it? Nope. Turns out it was beside my computer the whole time. I had just forgotten that I had moved it all to the folder and it was fricken fluoro orange so how I missed that is beyond me.

PS: The picture of the bat is here for no other reason than because I love bats... 

Friday, 19 June 2015

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Tentative Writing Schedule For The End of 2015

I’ve been busy in all aspects of my life, but as for writing I’m still working on The Connelly Chronicles 2: Beautiful Goodbyes, and Hidden Hearts 1: Harder & Harder To Breathe (#2: One Last kiss Goodbye is already written). I have a little bit of catch up to do, but I know I'll get back on track. If by chance I get thrown a loop there are two books I can put on hold -- I won't say which ones -- just know if they do get put on hold they will get done in the beginning of 2016.

HERE’S A TENTATIVE WRITING SCHEDULE FOR 2015.

  • Hidden Hearts 1: Harder & Harder To Breathe [FBP] JUNE 40K
  • The Connelly Chronicles 2: Beautiful Goodbyes [TEB] JUNE/JULY 100K
  • Lancaster’s Way 3: Pre-Loved [MLR] JULY 40K
  • Sons Of Evenmore 3: Fear The Scarlet Moon [MLR ] AUGUST 40K
  • Moon Runners 2: I Won’t Let You Go [FBP] AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 40K
  • The Gaean Prophecy 1: Admetus Gaea [?] SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 40K
  • Quaide’s Crossing 1: Meghan’s Way (M/F) [?] OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 40K
  • The Diamond Rose 2: So Pretty On The Outside [FBP] NOVEMBER 40K
  • Toowoomba Boys 4: Securing The Heart [MLR] DECEMBER 40K

Friday, 12 June 2015

Formatting & Edits

I was reading a styling guide for one of my publishers and realised that for some reason I've been formatting my work for them wrongly. I always try and set my formatting correctly for each publisher. I think if I start my manuscript with the correct formatting then I won't forget to do it before submission—believe me I have done it before and had the manuscript sent back because of that reason. When I submit the next two stories -  Hidden Hearts 1: Harder & Harder To Breathe, and HH2: One Last Kiss Goodbye.
B - HTI also heard from the MMRomance Group that I'll be getting edits for DRitC story: Hollow's Trouble. sometime soon and it may take a month to get everything done before my story will be ready for release.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Why Is It...

Why is it when you are as busy as all get go, something comes along to throw you off track. I was totally keeping up with my writing schedule...Okay, maybe I was almost keeping up. I'm still working on The Connelly Chronicles 2: Beautiful Goodbyes... and Hidden Hearts 1: Harder & Harder To Breathe... I'll be playing the catch up game for the next week so that I can finish on time... I have no doubt I will finish. When I get closer to the end of the month I will tell you what I will be working on for July.

Ethan tripped over his own feet at school while playing sports and clocked his head on the footy posts. The school rang me and told me what had happened both the school and Ethan reassured me when he was okay. When he got home from school that afternoon and showered I realised he should have gone to the hospital. So Emily and I took him to the hospital who said he should have had stitches when it first happened. By the time he git there it was too swollen to stitch so they glued him back together. I thought I was clumsy--Ethan is way worse than I am.

Emily is moving home again and has been for the last couple of weeks. I swear to God it feels like she just moved out. But due to unforeseen circumstances and the hubs being fly in fly out to NZ. We need at least one person at home who can drive at night (I'm night blind and useless). Emily is about to have her exams for her first semester of uni in the next couple of weeks.