Truth be told, there isn’t much to update now. It’s pretty hard for me to write without some of my stuff here. I have to rely on my memory and there are certain things that I don’t remember all too well. I’m going back to Texas on the 29th and then I have to leave on the 3rd. Which means I have three days to clean up either Perfect Human #3 or CP #2 and send it to my editor. I’m going to have my ass kicked here. I really thought I’d have a book out by the end of this month but that won’t be happening. So here’s more or less the schedule now for 2017 books.
May 2017 – Perfect Human #3
May 2017- Crossing Paths #2
July 2017 – Perfect Human #4
Aug/Sept 2017 – Crossing Paths side novel
Sept 2017 – Patterns & Parallels #4
Nov 2017 – Heart of the Night (new standalone romance)
Also possible – TRA #4
Again, this list can change. I have really no idea what the future holds for me in terms of writing. I do still have plans for SASS 17 in Baltimore. All others are signed up but no guarantees on them yet. Truth be told, I don’t have much I can update on. I’m still writing and I’ve scheduled a cover design moment that’s it. Audiobooks are also in progress. Other than that, things are slow.
Will hopefully have a better idea of what’ll happen later. I’ll get back to regular newsletters too.
My greatest apologies to anyone who is still following this. I am still in North Carolina and will be till probably the end of the month. As a result, writing has slowed down too. It’s very hard to write without some of my references (and my computer is in Texas right now). So my works that were going to come out in April will now come out in May. That would be Crossing Paths #2 and Perfect Human #3. Patterns & Parallels #4 has to be postponed since I don’t have any of my references for that.
However, I have started work on Perfect Human #5, Crossing Paths #3, restarted TRA #4, and a new project called Heart of the Night. More news on all of this later!
I’ll try to update more if I can.
Hello and welcome to March. First off, I have to apologize for a severe lack of updates in February. The reason for it is that my husband and I were going through some personal stuff. However, a lot of it has been resolved. We are actually going to move to Texas in a few weeks. Neither of us has been there before so that will be something to look forward. It will be a challenge for both of us. With that said, I probably won’t get too much more writing done during this time. I’ll probably get a regular writing schedule back once we’ve settled in.
So here’s the schedule. I leave next week for North Carolina to do Authors In the City. While there, I will try to write but no guarantees on anything. I do have good news and that’s that I finally hit 50K on Perfect Human #4. I need to clean up #3 first. After that, I’m going to try to get to 30K on Crossing Paths #2, 30K on Patterns & Parallels #4, try to get back to my PC special, and maybe a little something new. We’ll see though.
On a plus side, Perfect Human #2 is finally out. I got it out in time! Perfect Human #1 is also available though I think you can understand things in #2 pretty well. #3 and #4 are where things get pretty intense though.
As soon as I’m settled down, I’ll get back to using my social media more often. I think I’m on Twitter the most at the moment. It’s easy to get small thoughts out. @CyberPeacock is where you can find me. I will also try to get the newsletter out before I leave!
I am sincerely sorry for the lack of updates this month. I’m just trying to buckle down and get everything ready before Authors In the City next month. I have to slow down a little bit since we have a bit of a financial issue right now. Throw in my own personal issues and I’m worn out. Hopefully, March will go a little easier.
The newest Portman’s book, Blood Drops and Desperate Measures, is finally out. I’m sorry I took so long to announce this. I’ve been so busy with so many things at once. Also out is the audiobook for Castles In Flames and Ice #1: Rebirth. I’ve done a poor job of marketing this month and I want to apologize. That was the last thing on my mind and I will try to get back into it soon. I’m hoping our situation gets better so I can focus on finishing up some stuff.
The next book to come out will probably be Perfect Human #2. Then it’s up in the air until Crossing Paths #2 comes out in April or May. Other things are getting worked on slowly but surely. At the moment, I’m just writing like I’m running out of time.
That’s it for now. Hopefully, more will come next month
Hello, and welcome to the middle of January. It’s been a very busy month regarding writing. Some of you may have seen that Castles In Flames and Ice #1: Rebirth is out now on Amazon. Castles In Flames and Ice #2: Return will be released February 1st. In case you’re wondering, no, there won’t be a third book to this series. It ends right here.
Secondly, I have completely my next book in the Portman’s Creamery series, Blood Drops and Desperate Measures. It’s a book focusing on Stacey. Now we’re going back around with the girls again. I’m also working on The Reaper’s Apprentices #4, started another PC arc mystery, wrapping up Perfect Human #2 and #3, and I’m trying to get back to writing Patterns & Parallels #4. I got halfway through that and let it sit on the back burner for a while. Getting back into that universe will be tough but I will try. There are a few others thing I started but I don’t know if I will finish them. Other works are calling.
I got my first little bit of new swag for the new books for AITC #17. They did end up giving me a ton of other people’s magnets by accident so they told me to discard those. I feel bad for those people whose magnets I got.
Anyway, it’s time to get back to work! Too bad my day job is a bit slow these days. I’m spending the time writing other stuff.
Hello and welcome to 2017. A new means new work and does mean some changes came to my stuff. You may notice the big changes is that there is a new book out. Yes, it was a surprise release. Some of you may have heard of me talking about a skating romance and I did complete both it and its sequel. I gave my sequel to the editor today and am waiting on the cover art. I’m aiming for February 1st for the sequel’s release. In the meantime, check out the first book. It’s called Castles In Flames and Ice. Book One is called Rebirth and Book Two is called Return.
Secondly, you may have noticed that some books are down. I have unpublished them for the time being. It’s only so I can focus and try to finish up some other lingering things. Castles is the first series I’ve actually completed. I’m hoping I can complete something else soon.
Third, I finally got my pre-order form for Authors In the City up. I’m only bringing six books to this one unless someone requests something else. I don’t want to bog myself with too many books. I’ve also started ordering some swag for it.
As my birthday approaches on Thursday, I’m thinking of how to change the way I do things. There will be more changes coming along. More news on that soon.
I just want to make one more post regarding things with writing. I have taken down some of my books FOR THE TIME BEING. That doesn’t mean I’ve given up writing them. It doesn’t mean I will stop writing them. I just need to focus and finish some other stuff before getting into these again. I just took down the ones that are the least priority now. I also want to publish them elsewhere. They will be back! I promise you that!
Secondly, my decision was also affected by the people around me. I have not had a good holiday season, I’m sorry to report. I don’t want to go into details regarding that. Let’s just say that I’ve taken quite a few blows and it’s knocked me down. It’s hard to keep standing when you’re falling apart deep inside. So I had to prioritize and focus on one thing at a time. 2016 was a pretty poor year and I don’t think 2017 will be much better.
Finally, here’s my book on Kindle Scout for nominations. I doubt I will get a contract for this but in either case, I’m aiming for early February for its release. I want it to be out around February 1st.
Perfect Human #2 will probably be the first book of 2017. Once my mother leaves next week, I will attempt to finish it and have it by mid-January 2017.
That’s it for now. I hope you all have a better new year that I’m going to have.