Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Oh boy!! Have Seen Cover Art

I figured, since I bugged an author friend of mine about blogging and keeping in touch with the masses, I had beeter make good on my words. *smirk* So here I am. Typing away here instead of writing away on Gunnar and Raven's story. *sigh* Choices that have to be made. I'll jot a little here then pop back into writer mode and get another scene out before heading to bed...last as usual. *grin*

Alrighty then...Monday I got the cover art for Twin Flames: Soul Bound! Talk about an excitement!! I hopped between being teary eyed and giggling like a school girl. I just didn't know what to do and wanted to do it all at once. *laugh* Yep, that's the emotional roller coaster called an author's life. Either we're throwing things and fits, because our lovely characters aren't doing what we -as their creators- want them to, or we're laughing and crying because all our hard work and long hours absent from society has finally paid off with a coveted contract with a publishing house. Even now, my heart is running faster than I know it should -safely that is- and I feel...well, extremely bouncy. And for me that's sayin' something. Cause I just don't do bouncy. Unless of course there's a trampolin and alcohol involved. Thank God there aren't too many people out there who remember that event!

Anywho...Release date is July 27th and the pre-order option is up at Muse It Up book store, there will now be a cover that I might add is extremely AWESOME!! Of course, it's my first but I can't help but be excited about people seeing it. Lex Valentine did a great job. *happy sigh*

Okay, okay, enough of the mushy mush. *grin* I have got to get back to writing or there won't be a follow up. Ya'll have a great rest of the week and an awesome weekend. Enjoy the summer holidays and wonderful weather. But please, as a person who lives in the western states, refrain from using flamables. We already have too many fires. Please, use caution. :)


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Current Workings

So, I've been rather busy recently with some old friends of mine. And by old I mean the reasons behind the Twin Flames series. Yeah, right? I agree! *laugh* You see, Nickolai and Tarrinaysa are the bane of my writing existence these days. One day they are willing to work with me and other days...well, not so much. I've pretty much learned to leave them alone until they start clamoring for my attention. When that happens I start jotting things down and eventually hammer out a couple of chapters or even just a scene or two that will eventually make their way into whatever book they belong too. *grin*

Anywho...The past week it seems they have wanted my FULL attention. By that I mean, they want me to work on their modern storyline and not the past. In other words, they demanded I pay my writers' creativity to Immortal Choice. Um...that was a shocker, because for the most part, neither one of them are willing to take that final plunge that will bind their souls together forever. However, I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth -mind you, I don't think I'd actually look in a horse's mouth, but I am a city girl after all :)- so if that's where I'm supposed to be working, that's where you'll find me. Hip deep inside the minds of my immortals, praying each step of the way they won't leave me hanging like they tend to do...and often I might add! *groan* I am one step closer to closing the distance between those two deities I created and made so blasted stubborn I want to strangle them. *sigh* What does that say about me as the creator? Yeah, I know, I have problems. People who know me personally say the same thing. Did I ever mention a friend suggested I go to counseling for Tarrinaysa and Nickolai? Yep, sure did. I thought she meant them, nope. She actually meant I should pay someone to listen to me rant about the characters I fashioned. What does that tell you about my friends? *snicker* But I still love them dearly. All of them.

Back to what I was saying before I wandered off track...Immortal Choice is now 31 pages longer! *snoopy dance* I couldn't believe it when I finally stopped early yesterday morning (we're talking 4 am, btw). I had to pick my jaw up off the floor when I realized how many words I'd added. It was AWESOME!! Talk about giddy with happiness. I was bouncing with excitement. And today I spent rereading what I jotted down and contemplated sending it off to my Beast to read through. But decided I'd wait to see if I would add more. *smile*

Have I ever told you about my Beast? No? Okay, well, he's a wonder. Yes, my Beast is a he. He keeps my thoughts in line and reminds me when I have ran into something that needs to be fixed. More often then not he's my worse critic. Well...outside myself that is. *smirk* I can tear my work apart in a mean way. But anyway, I don't do anything with my work until Beast (I'll just call him Beast, cause it's more...idk...fitting, don't you agree? *snicker* He's also a prankster and joker, so if not that it would have to be one of them) has thoroughly gone through each page and word. Once he's given me the go ahead, then I send it off to my sister-in-law who happens to be a dragon. No, seriously, she is. You should see her when she's pissed! Damn! I swear she breathed fire and singed my eyebrows. Seriously. I have a Beast and Dragon making sure my manuscripts are coherent. I could even add I have the Prince of Darkness popping in every now and again too. *snicker* Yeah, I didn't think you'd believe that either.

Back to my Dragon...she a beaut. I don't know what I'd do without her honestly. Between our chats and phone calls we do actually get some work done. Although I think we work faster when we're chatting on-line. I've wandered again, sorry. *smile* She takes a gander at whatever I've sent her and either gives me a thumbs up or a slap upside the head. But I still love her, cause without those slaps, I think I'd have lost what little common sense I still have. Truly, I'll take the slap to the head over the boot in the ass. That one hurts, cause she uses shit kickers with steel toes every time. *chuckle* It's not a pretty sight once she'd done. I will say this though, she keeps my head screwed on straight and moving forward.

Since I've jumped around I think that means I need to stop while I'm ahead before I really lose ya'll and end up on some other topic all together. Maybe I'll share a snippet of what I'm working on? Still thinking on that one. *grin* Have a great week!


Friday, June 15, 2012

Sharing the Excitement!

Okay, so I got news that Twin Flames: Soul Bound can be pre-ordered at MuseItUp Publishing. Whoot! Whoot! So, now you can pre-order it through the Muse book store at a discount. Can you say awesome?? *giggle* Okay, okay, so now I have the happiness running through my veins. *sigh* That means I won't be able to sit still to get anything done today. Oh joy! *chuckle* So the question is now...what to do since I can't sit still?

As of right this moment, I've been bouncing around between writing projects. In other words, I haven't completed anything but I have done much writing. I've added scenes to Immortal Council and Immortal Divides. *grin* I've also added to Immortal Choice. Other then that, I've mapped and planned and plotted other ideas that have lodged themselves in my creative brain. No, I haven't worked on Twin Flames: Soul Destiny or Twin Flames: Soul Damned. And no, I haven't heard anything back about Twin Flames: Soul Memory. *sigh* I will eventually head back in their direction and contact the submissions department on Twin Flames: Soul Memory, maybe now that I'm getting closer to the release date for Twin Flames: Soul Bound? *shrug* We'll see.

Alright, I'm jittery again so that means I need to move around for a bit. *laugh* I did mention I couldn't sit still, didn't I? *smirk*

Oh, here's the link to pre-order Twin Flames: Soul Bound if you're so interested. And I thank you beforehand for taking a chance on an unknown author. :)


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Fill in Ramblings

Hey ya'll! I'm back for a moment before I head in the direction that usually means more ideas forming and more story lines brewing. *grin* The craziness that is a writer's life. So, anywho...catch up time! *laugh*

Book Three and Four now have titles!! Whoot! Whoot! Thanks to my wonderful sister-in-law Book Three is now titled Immortal Divides. Cool, huh? I think so. *smile* And Book Four has become Immortal in the High Council that rules my wonderful characters. Now, remember, so far none of my characters are human. And as of right this moment, I don't for see least in the near future anyway. But we shall see. *snicker*

It's now three days past the 8 to 10 weeks I was given for Twin Flames: Soul Bound. I guess that means I should type up an inquiry asking if they have gotten to it. I know they received it as I have the email in my inbox letting me know they have it. However, the question is...did they read it or forget about it? Oh joy of joys! Guess that's now on my to-do list for the weekend.

As for real life events? Um...yeah...about that. Depends on the day and who is involved. Other then that it's been...well...I guess you could consider it...normal. As far as normal is considered. I've cleaned my house and prepared for the heat that always attacks us and got things around to give away. You know, those clothes and things you no longer use or wear? Yeah, they are all now sitting in my garage waiting to be loaded into the trunk and dropped at the Goodwill or Salvation Army, either or and both if needs be. *smirk* I need room and spring cleaning is pretty much complete.

Now back to the writing life...oh yeah! I'm putting together a few ideas that may or may not ever make it into written form. For example...a series about Near Twins. Those people who seem as if they are your Twin Flame, yet they aren't. Did you know that's why many don't ever find their Twin? Yep, that's the reason. They locate their Near Twin and stop searching because they are happy with who they have. So that's been an idea brewing and I've jotted some things down to see what happens. Maybe I'll even do a crossover between the two? Like have the hero/heroine in the Near Twin locate their Twin Flames? That would make for interesting reading I'd say. *snicker* And if I worked it right -of course it depends on the characters themselves- there would be a total of three books dedicated the two characters. One in the Near Twin Series and then two in the Twin Flames Series, as in they both locate their Twins. So in a sense, even though they found each other and are happy with what they have, neither one stops searching for their ultimate relationship. Their mirror image and exact opposite...Twin Soul...Twin Flame. I think it would be neat to document the differences and similarities between the two. Wouldn't you?

Maybe I'll add some things later on here to share with you all. Still thinking along those lines. Haven't decided at the moment. I'm sure something will snare my thoughts and attention and I'll jot something here and you will all have a good laugh. Remember...laughter is always good. It's a great stress reliever. It makes life enjoyable, even if for only a few moments in time. Live for the little things, cause life can and is a bitch at times. But it's a ride we all signed up for. So why not enjoy the view and savor the good times over the bad?

I'm off! Have a great weekend everyone!