Well…I’m being a bad parent today. I am writing while I let the kids stay in their pajamas, eat what they want and watch tv or play Minecraft while I do. Now that I have finally completely restarted my manuscript, it is going well and flowing. I haven’t done the synopsis yet, I admit I have a horrible time trying to make a synopsis before I’ve written the manuscript, but I’m going to give it another try next week. Until then, I’m getting as much of the story out of my head and into the computer. I am trying to stop thinking of book 2 as a bridge to book 3 and more of an independent story. It’s all about getting out of my own way.
I really want to make sure book 2 and 3 manuscripts are complete before next years RWA. I am really looking forward to attending. So I’ve made that my prize for finishing both Not to mention, it’s been uplifting to hear from readers about how much they liked The Guardian of Bastet and want more. I don’t want to disappoint them. Or myself. But I have to admit, writing with two children and a one year old dog in the house during the summer is extremely tough. I’m doing my best and hope everyone can be patient. This past year has been a difficult one, and I am working hard to catch up on everything.
Back to work….
Hopefully, by the end of the day, my website : http://www.jacquelinebattisti.com will finally be back up and running! Only took 3 months!
I received my box of the The Guardian of Bastet in paperback. I have set up a second blog tour set up through Bewitching Book Tours to market my book for the first week of August and am giving away signed copies, free ebook copies and a gift basket. Very excited. I also dropped off three copies to the Henrietta Library to put out for circulation, just to get my name out there locally. Bookmarks are ordered and will also be sent out by request and to conferences to market my book there.
Now…if I could only finish the second one! Back to work…
Harlequin’s “Direct To Consumer program” picked up The Guardian of Bastet and I just received the cover art for the printed novel! So excited!
After realizing that my website went down and GoDaddy wasn’t helping me fix it, I decided to concentrate on my wordpress site until I can get someone, better than me, to design my home page on jacquelinebattisti.com. Of course, that meant I had to update all the links, etc. But…oh well…gotta love technology.
I am still brainstorming a synopsis for book 2 that is a cross-genre. And I am getting some help now from my editor so I stop banging my head against the wall. I need to focus the book onto one main arc…and my mind is still jumbled with all the subplots and twists that it’s hard to unknot the tangled web of arcs. But I am working hard at it. I am actually learning quite a bit on a few author loops I’m on…RWA’s Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal and Carina Press authors are keeping me sane. I am also anxiously awaiting my first writers group meeting in quite some time to catch up with the girls and see what everyone else is working on. It’s a great motivator for me to get my stuff done.
I guess it’s time to take the Nyquil, get some sleep and try to kick this virus that my family, whom were sick last week, were kind enough to share with me. Good night all!
So, I’m working on book two (the sequel to the Guardian of Bastet) and one of the questions that keeps bothering me is the love interest. In book 1 my protagonist fell into lust with the Alpha werewolf. But he’s overprotective, possessive, etc. In book 2 I want to have her hook up with a normal human (her BFF from childhood) but have her meet other “potentials” at the beginning, (vampire, necromancer and witch) and decide at the end that her BFF is the better choice for her. But, how many “potentials” are too many to choose from in one book? Decisions, decisions. Would love some feedback!