Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"What do stars do? Shine."

 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.

 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.



  1. Lovely book cover. And best wishes on editing and writing. All in God's timing. =)
    By the way, I finished and reviewed "Brothers-in-Arms" a couple weeks ago but haven't posted my review anywhere yet - but I'll be doing that soon, and I'll let you know. But I did absolutely love that book SO much. :)

  2. Those sound like good plans! And John's book cover is wonderful!

  3. Take your time with writing, Jack. We all understand, even though we are devoted fans who gobble up your writing. <3 Sending lots of hugs your way.


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