2021 Plans (Featuring *TWO* Special Announcements)

Books

I’ve had two main things on my writing plate lately. The first of these is working on editing The Reflections, which currently I am about halfway through editing. I’d like to have it sent to a content editor later this year, which I’m pretty excited about. While there are certainly parts that, while I’m going through the book for the several-dozenth time, I cringe at, overall I really love this story and fall in love with the characters again every time I read it. I hope, when my book-baby goes out into the world, you guys will too.

The second thing on my writing plate, as you may have guessed, is this lovely little blogging experiment. Over the past month, I’ve posted about 31 times. My site was visited by people from thirteen different countries, with the USA, Canada, and Denmark being the three with the most visits. (As someone who dreams of travelling, has traveled, and knows that some places are very far away, the fact that people around the world are reading what I’m writing is kind of mind-blowing. *waves to all you non-Americans* Thank you guys. :D) My blog has grown from 16 followers to 31 followers, and it’s still growing. That’s about one follower every two days (if I have my math correct) which means, at this rate, I could have almost 200 followers by the end of this year.

Except because I’m an ambitious little Slytherin, I really would like to have 300.

So, if you enjoy reading my blog, it would be muchly appreciated if you subscribe. ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you have subscribed, thank you so much– and would you mind sharing my site with a friend or two who might enjoy it?

Okay, well I guess you’re probably tired of me rambling about blog stats and such, so I guess I ought to get on to the

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Kidding, I’m not going to make you scroll down that far.

Okay, so if you’ve checked my “Books” page on my blog lately, you’ve probably noticed there’s a new addition to my WIPs. I present to you, Wings.

This is just a mock cover. Don’t worry. ๐Ÿ˜›

Celeste has wings, and the wings are the reason everything has gone wrong in her life. Well, actually she is the reason everything is wrong in her life. A five-year-old might go with a stranger who promises to teach her how to fly, but a seventeen-year-old who has wings grafted into her back and is locked in a scientific facility while being considered a WMD regrets that choice every single day. She doesn’t trust herself to make decisions anymore because she knows they’ll turn out badly.ย 

So when her fellow experiments and best friends, Avery and Melia, devise a plan to escape the facility and make their way to the nearby city of Charleston, SC, she goes along with it. It doesn’t take long for them to realize that their former captors, along with the local police and the FBI, are searching for the twelve escaped experiments from Flight Phase, and are determined to capture them, dead or alive.ย 

That is, until Celeste is barely stopped from committing suicide by a rather handsome local, and suddenly there’s a dozen new directions for her mind to go. As the Flight Phase-ers are struggling to avoid capture and the world seems to be blowing up around them, Celeste is forced to confront her fears, take the lead, and learn to fly.ย 

So… Yup. That’s my current novel that I’m working on. I’m about 3,000 words in, and it’s going pretty slowly, but I also don’t want to have to rewrite the entire thing three times like I’m having to do with The Recalling, so you can’t blame me. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wings is still probably two years out from publishing, but I love the premise and the characters and do enjoy writing it.

Annnnnnd now for my

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Ladies and gentlemen, I’m going to be publishing The House That Didn’t End before the end of this year.

*excited noises from the peanut gallery*

I’ll probably be publishing in late fall, and I’ll let you know when there’s an official publication date, but yes, it’s true, I will be a published author (Lord willing) by the end of this year.

So what does this mean for me?

  • I’m editing over the next few months, a lot.
  • I really need to grow my blog and email list
  • *panic*
  • Posting consistently.
  • Work more hours at my job so I can afford self-publishing. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • etc.

So like… not that much.

And what does this mean for you? Well, it means that you’re going to start getting more consistent content for one, and for another it means that The House That Didn’t End is being taken off the blog for major rewrites. (Also, I just realized that THTDE is the seventh book I’ve written in four years.) All that to say, not too much changes on your end.

Anyways, that is all. ๐Ÿ™‚ What are your thoughts? Are you excited for THTDE to be published? What do you think of Wings?

While You Wait

Characters

On Tuesday I have a special announcement for the blog that you are not going to want to miss. However, tomorrow I’m sending a quick update in my newsletter that fills you in and has extra details. If you want to get the news early, go ahead and subscribe to my email newsletter.

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But, if you’re too lazy to imput your email address, or just have way more patience than I do, go ahead and wait.

*crickets*

And while you wait, I have these lovely collages of Lysithea (Ly) O’Dare, Jackson Evergreen, and Hecate to share with you.

The House That Didn’t End: Aesthetics

Characters

For clarification:

Jackson is the handsome dark-haired boy. I simply couldn’t find any pictures that looked like him and included glasses.

Ly is the light-haired, innocent looking girl.

Hecate (Jackson’s cousin) is the dark-haired girl/woman. (She’s about 25, but her kind is ageless looking and practically immortal.)