I think I’ve realized why I don’t blog as much as I used to. I figured it was because I didn’t have much to say, and that’s true. But I think that is partly to blame on Twitter, where I tweet several times a day.
I also signed up for Goodreads recently. Please friend me there if you’re a member. My initial reaction to Goodreads was one of — “Oh dear god no… not another place for me to avoid reading other people’s opinions of my babies…err, I mean books, that might wound my fwagile wittle ego.” But, obviously, that was the wrong way to approach it. Really, it’s fabulous. It’s a social network of people who love books, and that is seriously fantastic and definitely something I want to be a part of.
I’ve shifted my focus the last couple of days to work on the second book in my Eden Riley paranormal series, tentatively titled EDEN’S DEMON. I need to get the first chapter approved by my lovely editor before I can continue on with the writing, and since this puppy is due August 1st, I figured that time is of the essence. Doesn’t August sound like forever from now? But, it isn’t. It’s only five months.
FIVE MONTHS, PEOPLE.
I really love these characters, so it’s fun to get to hang out with them again (and, you know, torture them shamelessly). I’m hoping this will be a longer series, but only time will tell if I’m going to be lucky enough to write more than two books (fingers crossed!). However, I did take the time to sort of, kind of, figure out my series arc. I’ve planned out a potential seven book series and I have a deadly sin as my theme for each one to help with my story focus. Book 1 deals loosely with pride. Book 2 deals with, well, lust. And not so loosely, actually. Should be an interesting write.
So… I’ve got EDEN’S DEMON and REIGN CHECK to write in the next little while. I’m also working on a women’s fiction proposal which I’m a little bit in love with. And the muse landed the other day with an idea for a Blaze trilogy — I’m not even ready to touch that yet. I like to be busy, but I don’t want to go too completely insane. The muse, however, has different plans since any new ideas seem to be as sparkly as Edward Cullen standing in a sunbeam.