Sunday, May 31, 2015

Wrapping Up LUKE

I can not believe I am almost done with this book! It was unthought of a month ago, because I hardly even planned it yet—and now it is 90% complete! I can't wait to see my first proof; I'm like a kid at Christmas! lol

The release date for Book of Luke will depend on my own edits, on my beta readers and my editor's schedule, but I should have a more accurate date by late June! It would be so awesome to have this out by my next birthday (end of summer), it would be like my birthday gift to me!

I'm not sure if I'll move on to book #3 after this or finish up Spirit Guide, I guess time will tell. I do know that I love the characters in the My Best Friend's Brother series; I had so much fun writing this, and my teenage sounding board had so much fun reading it and seeing it come to life—no wonder it got done so quickly!

More to come! Thanks for dropping by!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

LUKE! Progress!


Well I must say, Book 2 of My Best Friend's Brother is coming along faster than I thought!

It still won't be released for another few months, of course, but I am 45% through it!

I thought it would be harder than this, as I have so much going on with kids and business as well, and sometimes suffer from writer's block. But these characters are really active in my head!

As of right now, I would say there's quite a bit of bawdy humor in this book. It's definitely intended for an older YA audience, but my 14-year-old sounding board really really likes it, so perhaps not too old.

It looks like a new hottie will also be introduced in this book—you know, since two weren't quite enough! lol

I am having so much fun writing this, and will be posting updates and maybe even a more accurate non-official release date as I make more progress!

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

BOOK OF LUKE: My Best Friend's Brother 2

I've been kind of absent lately. And by that I don't mean I'm off vacationing in exotic places or spending thousands at the mall. Though that would be nice... It essentially means I'm chasing two toddlers around, homeschooling, assembling signs, shipping orders and writing. And marketing my books.

Although mainly, I've been writing. Every chance I get.

I was supposed to finish Spirit Guide (officially my third book) but I was pleasantly—very pleasantly—surprised by how successful the book launch for My Best Friend's Brother was. It hit several bestseller lists. It was downloaded more times than ParaNorman. It actually got as high as #224 in Kindle Store. Out of so many books, that's pretty damn high.

I got lots of great feedback, and I made a lot of people laugh. Which is the point. So I decided to write a sequel, while it's still in my head.

Speaking of my head—if you've read my novels, you know there's some weird stuff going on in there. They are both quite witty, and My Best Friend's Brother is more so.

My mind is an interesting place. I can take just about any situation and turn it funny. I get ideas 24/7, and I don't even write most of them down. I'm not afraid of forgetting them, because if I do, I know I'll get plenty of new ones.

I can't turn them off, and sometimes they'll come at a bad time. Like I'll be in a store, I'll think up something bizarre and start laughing to myself like a moron. Sure, I get weird looks from people, but it's okay, because I'm a writer.

The sequel to My Best Friend's Brother is titled Book of Luke. Yes, it's technically a working title, but I love it and will almost definitely use it! Yes, I said "almost definitely", because I need the wiggle room. lol

I am having so much freaking fun writing this, and I can't wait until the world has so much freaking fun reading it! I plan to release the book this coming fall!

So, you know, GO ME!