Saturday, August 17, 2013

First Four Chapters to Illuminatus ready for my editors

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I was planning on writing a chapter a day on the second book to The Girl in the Leather Jacket series, but it's been kind of slow going which translates into: that ambitious endeavor is pretty much scrapped. However, I am writing on it, focused on getting it done although life does tend to get in the way.

The good news is, I've finished the first four chapters to Illuminatus and I'll be sending them to my editors today. I don't know how long it will take before I get them back with their suggestions and/or corrections because my editors have lives, too, and they're doing this just to help me out, but I'll hopefully have another four to send to them by that time since the fifth chapter is pretty much done.

As a heads up . . . the story is coming around well. This second book to the four-book series will focus on Lola's newly minted coven, Illuminatus, and of course there'll be some growing pains before it can finally come into its own. Lola is also discovering what it's like to fall in love and discovering that she's developed feelings for not one but two guys who are both vying for her. There's also a traitor in their midst prompting the sudden need to initiate a new member to complete the six members, and Andy is the chosen one. This, of course, isn't going to go over well with the member that's being retired! 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Focused on writing the 2nd Book to The Girl in the Leather Jacket series

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It's been a long time in coming, but I'm finally focused on writing - and finishing - the second book to The Girl in the Leather Jacket young adult series entitled, "Illuminatus".

What I like about writing on this series is the fact that I'm writing it in the first person, from Lola Fox's p.o.v. I usually write from a third-person perspective, so this is refreshing and new to me. I was pleasantly surprised to discover what a joy it is to write a novel from this perspective. I never thought it would be this much fun.

I only decided to write the TGLJ series in the first person perspective since it's about Lola Fox and how she sees and experiences her world. It just seemed to be the smarter thing to do; to write the story from her p.o.v.

It's been doing very well, and I've been asked to please hurry with the second segment. So that's what I'm going to do now that I've finished with my contemporary romance for 18-plussers, "For Elise ~ A Romance About the Deepest and Truest Love".

If you're interested, you can find a description of Illuminatus on my official author's website. It's on the Home page near the bottom. So if you're interested, follow the link and find out what's in store for our courageous vampire/human heroine in the second book of the series.