Wednesday, September 9, 2015
I would be focused on getting Suddenly reworked right now, but I'm in the process of finishing my new adult novel, Standing Her Ground. This is a story about a young lesbian mother who stands up to her parents and their church when they try to take her son from her. This is not a romance, but it has an important message about not letting someone push you around. It has a little bit of sex ( of course) and I think a lot of young women will relate to Jodi Nelson's (the main character) story.
Also, I'm editing the first part of The Circle of Confusion. I've decided to publish this in shorts from different characters point of view. The first story will be told from P. J.'s point of view and start at the beginning of the first semester of college. Please keep an eye out for this story. I think fans of Suddenly are going to love following P. J. and Jamie's story through college.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
I'm going over some of the parts of Suddenly that I'd gone over in an earlier edit and making note of some of my favorite scenes, including this one:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
I wanted to share this paragraph that comes from one of my favorite scenes in the book. It's during Homecoming Week, and Jamie dresses up as Amy Lee from Evanescence and this is P. J.'s reaction to seeing her.
“Nice,” she said. Her eyes raked over my whole body, “Very nice. Amy Lee, right?”
“Yes,” I laughed. “I must have really done a good job. You both guessed right away who I was supposed to be.”
“It’s the corset,” she said, looking at my boobs that the corset pushed up. Her eyes had a new look in them. It was more than appreciation. She met my eyes briefly and I felt like I’d just been touched by a flame.
I've been reading my first posts on this blog about Jamie and P. J.'s continuing story, and it has been almost as fun as reading Suddenly again has. Even thought the blog originally started the summer before their sophomore year of college, I still feel like I need to go all the way back to their first year of college and tell the story from there. I've had some ideas for twists that will hopefully have readers on the edge of their seats.
This project has been on the back burner for a while because Kayla and Lori's characters were not developing the way I wanted them to. I'm reworking those ideas. I would love to hear what you all think about the characters as they appear in this blog and what you would like to see happen in Jamie and P. J.'s lives.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Life has changed a lot for me since my last post in January. My partner's mother has been moved into our house in October and we are caring for her. She is bed ridden and requires a lot of help. My partner's oldest son passed away shortly after her mother moved in with us which caused a lot of trauma for everyone.I wrote a new story during NaNoWriMo in November that will hopefully get published in 2015. And, I've had writer's block with this sequel so I had to walk away for a little while to rethink it. I'm going to revisit this story later and hopefully finally finish this sequel.