Wow, it's been a long time since I've blogged...anything! I thought, since I've gotten a few questions in real life, asking 'When's book 2 coming?', that I should provide a little update; letcha know what's going on in this head of mine. First, my nephew was born a week ago today. Man, time flies! He's such a little cutsie pie! Check this out:
I am one happy auntie...
Second, I just sent off my newest WiP, with a working title of Soul Avenged, to my beta readers. This is book 1 of the Sons of Wrath series...clearly a distraction for me, but one that I couldn't let slip past without writing it down. Here's what happens: I'm this walking, open vessel for ideas. It's a curse, really. I can't get over how many silly things manage to inspire a story. I hear a song...BOOM, a story pops in my head. I rifle through pictures of a recent trip...BOOM, a story pops in my head. I read someone's brilliant poetic words...BOOM, a story pops in my head. I don't even know where Soul Avenged came from, what of the million little inspirational gems I've been exposed to since last October, might've given rise to these voices and scenes. But they did and I went with the flow. In the end, I wrote a 100K novel that I'm hoping is being torn to shreds by my betas at this very minute.
So my nephew is born...my distraction is sated (sort of)...what happens next?
I've already begun the prequel novella to Halos. You want answers and I'm going to start giving you some. But I think you know me well enough by now, to realize you're not getting everything...hehe. Well, because I like to torment. That's just how I roll. So I'll sneak a few answers in to hold you over until book 2 comes out.
When is the prequel expected to arrive?
Because it's just a novella, I am going to shoot for completion at the end of summer. It will go through the same process - beta readers, editor, cover reveal etc. AND BOOK 2?! You ask, with your hands on your hips and that unyielding expression on your face. Book 2 will be out shortly after the prequel. So hold tight...but don't worry. Distractions are a natural part of my genetic make up. They don't mean I've off and left y'all hangin' like a dangling chunk of tuna bait over shark infested waters. Uh...sharks being your overwhelming curiosity...
I'm hoping to give you more to devour. Soon.
Just want to tell you how much I love your continued interest in the trilogy. The emails, the comments on my FB pages, the conversations in person...all so humbling. Thank you for being such awesome readers.
In the meantime, check back this Friday...I'll be posting another flash story based on some characters from Soul Avenged!