I've been going over some things the last week. Some of it I'd been thinking about for much longer, I'd intended to post on it sooner than this.
I haven't felt like writing this last week. I talked to a friend and she thought I should keep writing, as it will force me to actually DO something. I realized there were some books I can't work on right now. Either too many emotions, scenes I know I will just sob through, or other reasons.
One of the books is the third Haphazard book, which I'd had plans to get out this year.
I think I should try and post about this another way, or it is going to get confusing.
I reread Haphazardly Implausible when I began working on the third book. I wanted to make sure I tied together all the smaller plots I had going. When I published book one I didn't have an editor. I'd tried to get one, and ended up so annoyed I couldn't get help I decided to do it on my own. Rereading it, I saw screaming obvious mistakes which had my inner editor dying in agony.
That is one of the first things which gave me an idea. Another was Brothers-in-Arms. Everyone said I should find a traditional publisher for that one. (I'll post later why I didn't go with one, but not right now. I don't want to make this post too long.) I finally decided to do an independent publisher. (Again, more on this later.)
While rereading Haphazardly Implausible I thought I should redo that one as well and fix the huge mistakes which stared at me. And then I thought I should try and send it into an independent publisher while I was at it.
I left everyone with a horrible cliff hanger. I wanted to resolve it MUCH sooner than this. I just know that, right now, I can't get through the third book. There are things with Darcy in that book which remind me too much of my friend and I would just cry the whole time.
I also can't finish the last Blade book. I mean right now, this isn't a forever kind of thing.
In the near future this is going to be my writing goals.
I have some lighter books, some fun ones. I plan to work on those. Some of them are connected to the Blade world, so when I get them going I can talk more about them as I do more world building posts.
I will also be editing Haphazardly Implausible and looking for publishers for it and the Blade series. I have a few publishers I'm already looking into.
I also have an announcement for Brothers-in-Arms which I will post about later on.
Publication for Finding the Magic is the same. And I'm working on John's book, which will be released September 4th. I even have a cover to show you all today! (He posted about it, naturally. http://johnthehedgehog.blogspot.com/)
Everything is going to be a bit off for awhile while I work on things and get through this. Most of the time all I want to do is read or curl up and watch Doctor Who. (I likely would if I didn't have friends making me get out and do things.)
Again, thank you for everyone who has been praying. I know it has helped.
I'll do the cover now. I'm off work today, so I plan to go out on a walk somewhere, sit under a tree and read a Snicket book.
We watched Stardust last night so I thought I'd do a quote from it.