So I just got another set of edits on my latest version of DREAMER, and as I’m scrolling through my editor’s notes, I started to get worried.
There weren’t many. I mean, nothing. A word here. A sentence there. Few, and far between.
This is when my stupid insecurities come into play. Continue reading
Reader Oshani asks:
Can you give me a clue about when we can expect DREAMER [the sequel to TRAVELER]?
And Reader Kaylee asks:
What’s going to happen in DREAMER?? I have to know!!!
Here’s the scoop –
As far as I know, DREAMER is breaking in Feb of 2018. That is subject to change, depending on publishing schedules, but tentatively, that’s the date. And as for what’s going to happen – well, I can’t give everything away, but here’s a vague synopsis: Continue reading
His hand comes across to grasp mine.
My head turns at the sound of my name on his lips.
Topic: Open Door
Big news coming people! Terrific, great, awesome kind of news – but I can’t tell ’til Tuesday so you’re just going to have to deal with the cliffhanger!
Speaking of which…
I’m cooking with fire on Dreamer. Holy moley, I wrote such a good scene last night. I mean sooooo good. I was dancing in the kitchen afterward, and I re-read it again this morning to be sure I wasn’t just hallucinating and it’s still hella good. Go me.
So I’m going to spend the rest of the weekend pulling loose threads together and tying them into a pretty bow so I can call Dreamer done (this revision, anyway). Hope you have a great weekend…and stay tuned! Tuesday will be terrific!!
This is the weekend that I finish the first round of major edits on Dreamer, and just like Traveler, they have been substantial. Luckily for you, they’re for the better, and that’s why having an editor is so abso-freaking-lutely critical.
I had to axe a scene that I just absolutely loved, I ripped out an entire subplot that took up three (count ’em!) whole chapters, I added some closure on a character arc that was desperately missing it, I rewrote the buildup to the ending (Yay me – the ending was slamming so it could stay), and I added in an entirely new chapter full of imminent jeopardy that really moves the plot forward and ties out into an amazingly beautiful moment between my two leads. Continue reading
I had a really hard time delivering on my promise to share a piece of Dreamer, book 2 of the Traveler series. Just about 98% of it is a total spoiler for things that happen in book 1. It’s a no-win scenario, but I did manage to find this little bit set between Ben and Jessa early in the book. Ben hasn’t gotten as much attention as Finn in my shout-outs and tidbits, and I really need to remedy that. Ben steps up his game in book 2, and I assure you, hearts will flutter… Continue reading
It’s slow and steady as his breathing evens out. I’m still awake, and I can’t stop the thought that leaks from my mind through a whisper on my lips:
“What if I can’t save you?”
From: Dreamer (WIP)
I know if I look at those green, green eyes I’m going
to make a sound no human being should make.
1 Line Wednesday
From: DREAMER (WIP)
Well, my editor sent me her notes on “Dreamer.”
And then we talked on the phone for over an hour about it.
Now I have less than 60 days to get it where it needs to go. It’s mostly there, but there needs to be some creative re-arranging, some dismissal of a useless subplot, and I have to swap out someone’s death for someone else’s because it was just too much.
I have no doubt it’ll get there, and it’ll be so much better getting there. Continue reading
Ben may be six feet of solid muscle and poetry in motion on a
soccer field, but on a pair of ice skates he’s just plain hilarious.
Topic: Heart Throb