Okay, I have been busy as all get go... between finishing up the Australian taxes and getting taxes for the hubs in New Zealand... Sorting/ separating and filing to the right places... By the end of the year I will be down to two lots of taxes instead of three... so looking forward to that day...
Why is it when you're as busy as fuck characters try and hi-jack the brain. Here I was happily--okay--grumbling as I organised dockets... when all of a sudden Benj Marsden has decided to screw Michael over as the next book in the series is going to be his and Christian story. With Maffa and Keely (who are not a couple) tagging along. So in between everything else I was doing he dictated to me exactly how the The Trail Of Red Roses is going to start.
So today I have to finish up everything before I need to for the hubs and then I can get back into writing. I am working on The Connelly Chronicles 2: Beautiful Goodbyes... also... The Freedomer's 1: Zephania's Chance... also apparently... .The Lines Of Marsden 4: The Trail Of Red Roses.
Today I'm doing Line Edits on The Lines Of Marsden 3: You Make Me Die In Pieces... mostly overused words such as (that/just/—).
I'm hoping to have these finished and sent back to Christie N at MLRPress by tonight. Tomorrow I'll be out as Em has a Dr appointment about her foot and then she has a dress fitting for the dress she is wearing to the Vampire Ball she is attending.
I also had to fill out new Cover Art and Book Information forms for Hidden Hearts 1: Harder & Harder To Breathe, and #2: One Last Kiss Goodbye and send them back to Fireborn Publishing. I must have done something wrong with the first lot as they only showed up half the info—fingers crossed it will work this time. I think when I sub the next one I will just use the new versions of the forms.
**SIDE NOTE** #2 is an extensively reworked and expanded storyline. I apologise that you will need buy the new copy but the original will no longer match the storyline.
SUBBED YESTERDAY to Fireborn Publishing & received contracts today with tentative release dates.
Hidden Hearts 1: Harder & Harder To Breathe (20/11/2015)
Hidden Hearts 2: One Last Kiss Goodbye(01/01/2016)
Just did QA edits on Hollow's Trouble [DRitC story] Not sure where it goes from here.
I went and had my extra tests done and have gotten the all clear... which is a load off everyone's mind in my family.
Emily has started her second semester of her business degree in her first year of a business degree. she goes four days a week... Ethan is still in year nine of high school, plus he's building himself some trike thing...The Hubs goes back to New Zealand this Sunday so I will settle back into my writing schedule... Mum is doing okay as am I.
I'm working on The Freedomer's 1: Zephania's Chance... once the hubs is back in NZ I'll get back onto The Connelly Chronicles 2: Beautiful Goodbyes.
stared at the space between him and Simian total shock running through his body
as he stared at the beautiful transparent creature hovering above them who had
taken both his and his cousins hand. How did the vision know they needed to be connected?
How did he even know where to find them? But most importantly who was he? Ant
why the hell did he call to Raevyn’s very essence.
beautiful man something he and Simian conjured to them in their moment of need?
Raevyn wanted to scream out as the vision exploded into a thousand shards of
nothingness. He didn’t have time to think on it more as in that exact instant
he felt Simian’s power combine with his own and his strength came rushing back
to him, combined with Simian’s. Giving him enough force to break the bonds tethering
him to the ground. The last beating Simian had taken at the hands of Tondran
and his men kept his cousin slightly subdued and unable to focus his power.
was still in shock over the whole waking up one day with his cousin staked out
beside him. He’d never thought to ever see any of his true family again. The
law stated—they were to be kept separated because combining the powers of the first
line would be dangerous to the lives of every living thing in the known
universe. Did the fool holding them captive even know who he was messing with? If
he did, he obviously didn’t care.
but surely, Raevyn worked his tethers out of the ground until he was free. He
rested in the pose as if he was still held by the restraints. He needed to make
sure the time was right before he took out the person who had held him tied
down like an animal for the last three cycles of the moon. The idiot and his
minions had made an enemy of him when they treated him as a lesser being.
awoken to find Simian beside him his anger had grown tenfold. If it was the
last thing he ever did in this life he would see his cousin free—Simian was
destined for far greater things—things he couldn’t do if he was caged.
wondered if Tondran would still have put them so close together if he knew they
didn’t need words to communicate. Raevyn turned his face to the side until his
gaze locked with Simian’s. “I will get
you out of this. I promise. I swear to you I will get you back to your mates
before the next cycle of the moon.”
shook his head slightly, “They will come
for us, and our new found friend will lead then directly to us?”
“How do you know?”
“Because when he was here I could sense my
mates on him. Wherever he has come from my mates are with him.” Simian
sounded like he knew exactly what he was talking about.
“Do you know who he is?”
smiled sadly. “Don’t you?”
filled Raevyn’s brain. Yes the guy had somehow seemed familiar but Raevyn
couldn’t remember meeting him anywhere before. Why would his cousin think he
would know a total stranger?
“Look inside yourself, cousin, and listen to
what you find.”
could tell by the tone in his head Simian was laughing at him. What the hell is so damn funny? Why
couldn’t he just come out and say what he knew? He hated not knowing what was
going on in his own damn life.
his eyes and concentrating, it didn’t take long for the ghostly image to appear
in his mind. There was no denying the man’s image was so beautiful it hurt to
look at. Maybe their ancestors sent the man to him in his time of need, but why
send him something and just rip it away from him again. Raevyn hated being one
of the cursed. Whoever said the pure lines where the sacred beings sure didn’t
know what the hell they were talking about. Tondran just didn’t care about the
legends at all. Then again, Raevyn was betting Tondran didn’t even know who
they were—or more so from whom they were descended. Because if he did know, he
would’ve secured them a hell of a lot better than this.
his thoughts back to the present he concentrated again on the beautiful man’s
image until it became clearer in his head. He took in the sharp blue eyes, his
lips were a little fuller than most, and looked softer. His face was oval shaped
as his dark hair fell in waves around his shoulders. Raevyn saw the beads which
had been intricately woven near his left temple showing he was a being from the
hawk. So it meant this dark hair beauty was from the Earthen lands, and not
from the realms of the Gods.
If he was
a real person than it meant Raevyn had a chance of finding him again. A chance
of finding out just who he was? And why he felt like he should know him? His
heart lurched as he felt what his cousin meant. Why would Simian feel the
connection between them when he couldn’t?
“My mate—but how?” All his life he had
known he would be alone Varnuse would never have mated someone to one of the
pure line. Except, Simian had two mates, didn’t he? Did that mean he also had
another mate out there? His gaze locked on his cousin once more. “Should I be expecting another?”
his head, “Yes, our father ensured we
would need two souls to tether us to reality.Your mates will come for you together. They have already bonded.”
Bitterness seeped into his tone. “At
least they like each other. I have also have two men to love me—Two men who
cannot stand each other. You are lucky that Varnuse has given you men who want
to be together.”
“Your mates will work it out.”
“I am not so sure.”
silent as they heard feet approaching their gazes no longer focused on each
other. Not wanting to give away their secret. Raevyn swore everyone in this encampment
had to pay. They were going to die for all the things they had done to him and
No clue who this guy really is, but he is how I see one of my main characters in The Freedomers... He is how I see Chance Hastings.
Again No clue who or where from, but he is definitely how I see my other main character Zephania.
I will keep you updated on all other characters as they come to mind. I will gather some pictures of how I see both worlds I may have to draw how the two worlds interact but it should give you all he gist of what's in my head... right now all I can say is thing of a cat ball. You know one of those hard plastic cage dealies with a tinkle bell inside.
Hidden Hearts 1: Harder & Harder To Breathe, and HH 2: One Last Kiss Goodbyeare done and at my beta readerJames A... then back to me and then to my beta readerJessica H and then to Fireborn Publishing.
Now I'm back to writing on The Freedomers. I have to write on a book today where I can stop and start as my hubs will need help unloading trucks.
Today I am determined to try and get Hidden Hearts 1: Harder & Harder To Breathe finished. I've shut down all social media for the day so I can try and get the job done... I know I get distracted way to easily.
Now if I can only get my family to shut up long enough for me to get some peace and quiet (the kids are on school holidays... whether the be in high school or uni, they still think their drama should be at the top of my list of things to care about). I have half an hour of freedom left before they get up for the day.
At the same time I am fixing up parts of HH2: One Last Kiss Goodbye... mainly the timeline.
This is the kind of look I get in my eyes when I get a new story idea, even if it is for an old story.
EXAMPLE: A story I haven't touched in years is called The Freedomers...It's kind of a futuristic... set on a very different, but still our Earth... with hints of sci-fi. I already had 18.5K written on the damn thing but one of the main characters decided he needed a name change and he need the story told from a different angle. So Joshua Anderson became Dayne Mills and he wants his story told.
I still have 6K to write on Hidden Hearts 1: Harder & Harder To Breathe, and some changes to make in HH2: One Last Kiss Goodbye, just so the timelines follow on. I thought it would be easier writng a prequal second as I already know where the couple ends up, but let me tell you it's fricken hard as I keep having to go back and change stuff already written.
I'm also still working on The Connelly Chronicles 2: Beautiful Goodbyes... in between everything else. I'm taking my time with it so that I get it right. I want to do Ray and Viv justice and not come off seeming like I rushed the next instalment of their families story.
Why is it every time I start writing these last 7K of #1: Harder & Harder To Breathe... I wind up going into#2: One Last kiss Goodbye... and changing things around?
Why is it when I finally have time to myself one of the family (mainly the kids) has to come and annoy the crap out of me? I feel like I never get anything done because I have to help everyone else out.
Why is it as soon as I settle in to write my cats (I have 3: Droogie, Willow, and Toby) all decide they need to lay all over me?
Why is it people use the last of something and then put the empty container back into the fridge? My hubs is really bad at this.
Okay that's the end of this weeks rant... Thank you all for listening.
I still have the dreaded flu which is kicking my arse. I wish I could get rid of the headache and stop sneezing for at least five minutes. I've sneezed so much I think I've dislodged half my brain.
UPDATES:The Lines Of Marsden 3: You Make Me Die In Pieces is off to line edits. So no idea when I'll get them back, but it's getting closer to being released. I can't wait until I get the cover so I can show it off to you all... I love receiving new covers.
Hidden Hearts 1: Harder & Harder To Breathe, I still have 10K to write and hope to get it done by the weekend. as soon as it's done I will be sending #1 & 2 off to Firborn Publishing. Wish me luck.