Newblood & the Ice Princess

I’ve been burning up a lot of brain cells figuring how I want to revise my first published novel, Sugar Rush.  I got the rights back to it, but not to the cover art.  That’s totally okay.  It wouldn’t work anyway.  Newblood & the Ice Princess is its new title and it will feel more Urban Fantasy than Paranormal in its new incarnation.

Sugar Rush had a sequel, Sweet Bytes, which was published by yet another ePublisher, which has since gone out of business.  I got my rights back to that one too.  The cover art was even more gorgeous, in my opinion, but I don’t have the rights to it and it would not work either.

See, I’ve come to realize that I want to follow a different path on the close of Sugar Rush.  The heroine, Ophelia, has an identical twin sister, Bianca, who famously throws a sewing machine out her window.  On the close of this novel, I’m more interested, at least right now, in what happens to Bianca who is a time traveler.  I love me some Time Travel, you know.  Probably thanks to Star Trek. 

So, I’ve decided to write a new ending to Sugar Rush to close it out more and set that fictional universe up to follow Bianca’s adventures next.  But, also, I want to end so I can pick up with Ophelia later on too.

This is what I get for having a visually cluttered, non-linear imagination.  But, at least, I’m not bored.  🙂

At this point, I’m in the middle of reformatting the novel.  The next step will be to make the revisions.  Being a visual thinker, I’m very excited about developing my own cover art for this story.  I’ve found the perfect images and I hope to share them with you soon.

A Christmas Present

I’ve posted a free short, short, you know, really short story on my Ice Princess Trilogy sister blog.  I wrote it years ago and it’s set in that fictional universe.  I love it for the fun, but also because this was the story which inspired me to write stories for Bianca.  After that story, I was trying think of good stories for her and I asked myself, “Now, what kind of story could Bianca get herself into the most trouble?  Ah!  Time Travel!”  And so now she’s running around medieval England loudly wondering how women survive without coffee and chocolate, especially when the men don’t bathe.  Anyway, here’s the story, it’s called ‘The Christmas My Sister Blew the Head Off Malibu Barbie.’  https://iceprincesstrilogy.wordpress.com/

The Free Serial Short Story is Complete

I just posted the sixth and final chapter of The Finding of the Ice Princess.

Now, I must focus my writing energy on the final revisions of A Vintage Heart in Hollywood.  That should be complete in January.  Then, I can begin revisions of the first real novel in the Ice Princess Trilogy, which I will Indie Pub.  I’ve been curious about Indie Pub for a while and I’m looking forward to the learning experience.

Anyway, here’s how to get there-   https://iceprincesstrilogy.wordpress.com/

Ch. 4 of My Free Serial Story is Up

The Finding of the Ice Princess has its own blog.  You can pop over and read it for free at  https://iceprincesstrilogy.wordpress.com/chapter-four/

I’ve actually been struggling with whether or not to Indie Pub this previously ePublished set of stories.  I put in so many hours the first time around.  Do I have enough passion to see this project through to the end?  Again?  I think maybe I do.  I love the White Knight character, Tristan Li.  Yes, I named him after one of King Arthur’s knights on purpose.  He’s the hero of the second novel, so I haven’t written him as much as the other characters.  He’s over a hundred years old and full of dimension.  So, we’ll see.

Chapter Three of My Free Serial Short Story is Up

The Finding of the Ice Princess continues at the new blog I set up for this fictional universe-   https://iceprincesstrilogy.wordpress.com/

I’m far enough into the posting of this Short Story to realize the trilogy itself is going to take longer to revise and Indie Pub.  At this point, I’m thinking I won’t have Book One out until after the New Year.  I need to juggle it with that Revise & Resubmit project I have going on for A Vintage Heart in Hollywood.  Folks, this is why I write on a schedule.

Also, it might be useful to point out that I need to work on two writing projects at once.  Every storyteller has their own strengths and weaknesses.  And we all have to figure out what to do about them.  Working on two very different stories at once helps me manage the emotional cost.  By working on two at once, I never stay in one fictional universe long enough to get emotionally overwhelmed by it.  That’s just me.  Your mileage may vary.  Do what works for you.  ;_

Free Serial Story Starting Today

I’ve gotten the rights back to a previously ePublished short story of mine.  I’ve revised it, retitled it, and I’m going to begin releasing it today, one chapter each Friday.  The Finding of the Ice Princess is seven chapters long.

At some point during those seven weeks, I will release it as a free eBook which you can download, complete with cover art.  This is a learning curve for me, so I can’t tell you exactly when yet.

The release of the serial story chapters will lead up to the release of the first novel in the Ice Princess Trilogy, which is titled Newblood and the Ice Princess.  These stories were also previously ePublished and will be revised.

I’ve always wanted to try Indie Pub.  And now I am!  The trilogy will be promoted, as others in Indie Pub have done.  I love to learn cool new stuff.  I’m hoping this will help me learn how to better promo my future projects too.

Okay, I’m off to put final touches on the first chapter of The Finding of the Ice Princess.