With the insane goddess Andrina on the loose, Janelle and her friends have no choice but to seek out Huracan, the ancient Mayan god of storms, to combat her. But their solution could lead to more problems than they ever anticipated… Told from the point of view of five different characters, this is the conclusion to the Destroyers Series.
At last, I’ve started on the climax for the fifth and final Destroyers book.
I’m perhaps a week from writing the final sentence of the series. Of course, I’m also editing as there is still much to do in that department. That’s where the bulk of the work lies.
It’s been different working with the points of view of five different characters. Ancient will certainly be the most complex book of the series.
In other news, the entire Destroyers series will be getting new covers, hopefully at the time that I release Ancient. I have hired Robin Ludwig Designs for the makeover, which promises to be excellent. I’ve seen the general idea of what the new covers will be, and have to say I am very impressed. If you want to check out some of their great work, it’s here: http://coversbyrobin.deviantart.com/gallery/41584233
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When a date to the dance goes wrong, Julia learns that her past may not be what she thought. The mystery deepens when Simon shows up and claims they shared that past together–in another time–and warns that a powerful force wants to send her back. Julia finds herself growing closer and closer to Simon as she works to unravel her true past. Unfortunately, both he and the truth may kill her.
With much help from the Flint Area Writers’ group, I have at last wrapped up the edits for 2:20. I will begin submitting it at midnight, with the hope that it will become available later on tomorrow.
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Okay, so both books won’t be out at the exact same time, but they’ll be pretty close.
The actual writing of 2:20 is done, but there is still much editing to do. I’ve been focusing on that for the past few weeks. I’m also still writing Ancient, which is mostly done but will need more editing than I can do in the next couple of weeks. I hated to push the date back, but I don’t want to put out a book that’s not ready. As this is the end of this series, I want to make sure everything is tied up nicely…sort of.
(There just might be more books about the Tempests and Outbreakers and other walking disasters in the future. Did I mention that just now? Oops.)
I got a lot accomplished this weekend, including the cover for the final Destroyers book. There may still be further tweaks or improvements I need to make to the cover (such as making the title stand out a bit more), but here’s what I have so far:
As of now, I am still aiming for a mid-April release date for both Ancient and 2:20. It’s been a lot of work and I do have a bit of catching up to do as several obligations and things have sprang up on me in the past couple of weeks, preventing me from writing at all on some days.
I do, however, plan to get about 1,000 words done on each book tonight to make up for missing yesterday.
I know I haven’t posted for a good month now, but I’ve been super busy prepping for the dual release of the fifth Destroyers book and 2:20. In the last month I’ve definitely been working more on Destroyers 5 in an attempt to get its progress caught up with the other book. Now that they’re even, I’ll likely switch between working on each one every day.
Right now, I’m about halfway done with both books and plan to do some editing during my spare time in order to reduce some work I’ll have to do come April. Thanks to my critique group (which I started going to in October) edits should be better than usual.
I still need to create the cover for Destroyers 5. I’m playing with some ideas and hope to do a reveal on it sometime next week.
This month, I am participating in another young adult ebook giveaway, hosted this time by YA author Elle Casey. I encourage all of my followers to check it out. Up for prizes are literally dozens of young adult ebook titles, including Tempest among many others! eBooks come in most formats (kindle, nook, pdf, etc.) for a variety of e-readers.
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The writing progress meters are back up now!
Now I can show everyone that I’m about a third of the way done with 2:20. I’ve also been working on the fifth Destroyers book, but it’s coming along a little more slowly. I have a lot of ends to wrap up and five main characters to focus on in the last book of the series. It’ll be complicated, to say the least.
Mostly I’ve been sticking with my 1,000 word per day quota and it’s been working pretty well. I do have an occasional day where I’m unable to write much due to not feeling well, but I’m trying to make up for lost work on weekend days or days that I have off from work. Right now, I’m aiming to have my first drafts of both books done early April and plan to release both of them in late April or early May at the latest. If the timing is right, I might release both books at the same time.
So what’s coming after I finish the last Destroyers book? I’ll be working more on the Timeless Trilogy, of course, but I’m also open to writing more books about Tempests, Outreakers, and other walking disasters. And I do still plan to finish the Rita Morse series. However, this isn’t my main worry as it’s nowhere near in as much demand as my material for older age groups.
I’m not sure what happened to my writing progress meters on the right side of the page. For the past week they haven’t been displaying, and the website they link to is supposedly down for maintenance. (For over a week?) I’ve been trying to find another writing meter to display, but those I can find either aren’t compatible with WordPress or come as outdated plug-ins that I can’t figure out how to install. There are a lot of html ones available, but WordPress doesn’t like html.
For now, I may have to do without a writing progress meter. I apologize for this.
As for progress I’m up to about 10,000 words on 2:20 right now, or about 20% of the way done. I’m still working out the plot of the fifth Destroyers book in my head. This might take a while. I generally know how it’s going to start and how it’s going to end, but getting there is the problem. I hope to begin the first chapter this week.
It’s possible that 2:20 will be out before the fifth Destroyers book, though I hope to release both of them in the spring of 2013. I’m also working on the third Rita Morse book when I have spare time.
I do have goals for myself, though. As of this week, I plan to complete 1,000 words per day, total, on either 2:20 or the fifth Destroyers book. If I stick to this goal, I’ll have 120,000 words done or both books largely completed by April, which isn’t too far off. Some days I might write 500 words on each book. Other days I might write 1,000 on Destroyers 5. There will be a few days here and there where I won’t be able to write, but mostly these will be the days I go to critique group after work.