Dear Reader, it’s all starting to make sense.
If you caught up with me last month’s reader letter, you could definitely tell I was distracted there for a bit, but I’m finally settling into my next major milestone I’m working toward. I’m still in the research phase of this next proposal, which basically means I’m reading anything I can get my hands on from the authors who write what I’m working on and breaking down pacing, characters, etc, and it’s going well. I’m hoping to have this proposal drafted and submitted to my agent by June so I can keep up with the rest of my deadlines for the year.
For the first time in probably a year, I’m feeling aligned with my goals, and it feels really good. Right now, there are no bad days. There’s no dreading opening my laptop. I’m slowly falling back in love with writing again and enjoying every second. Helps that there’s sunshine outside my window, too!
What I’m Working On
I’ve just started the draft of the third book in my Marshal Law series, The Marshal’s Baby, and once this baby (no pun intended) is off to my editor, I’m moving straight into writing the fourth book in the series. My editor recently let me know Intrigue would like to rapid release this entire marshals series at the start of 2021, so all of my deadlines have been moved up by about six months.
Along with that, I’ve also been asked to write another installment of the Tactical Crime Division continuity, and my editor wants to release my next Intrigue series rapidly as well. So for right now, I have to put a pause on finishing my Blackhawk Security: Search and Rescue series and any other projects I had lined up for this year.
Seems there is a point in every author’s career where they have to decide between writing the things they want to write (or are inspired to write at that exact moment in time) and making a steady income from contracts. I chose the latter these past couple years to help support my family, and it looks like that is going to continue on for me for now.
So look out for more Intrigues from me!
New Website and Brand Coming Soon!
A couple months ago I hired a web designer to do a top to bottom redesign of my website and brand. We’re aiming to have the new site, tagline, and logo in place by May 1 in time for my upcoming Intrigue release, Midnight Abduction, and I can’t wait to show you what we have planned!
Thanks for catching up with me this month! Check back here next month for more updates.