As always, there are at least ten things going on in my life, and all at the same time. After we got home from our 11-day Europe trip, late Wednesday night, hubby and I took a 6-hour road trip to Northern California early Friday morning to pick up our daughter from her summer school. She’s back and acclimated to home life. Our son comes home tonight from his 3-week East Coast trip and I’m very excited to see him and to hear of his adventures. Out of all of us, he probably had the most exciting 3 weeks.
Home life is all good and I thought it was time to give you an update on the projects I have been juggling.
Emily’s Story – is almost ready for distribution. I will upload the cover today and they will print and mail me a first copy of the book. Then, I will order them and get them ready to distribute to you. You will then have two choices. You can order them directly from Amazon. Or, you can order a limited supply from me and I will personalize and sign each copy. Prices will be the same, except I will have to add a shipping cost. More exact info will follow as I get pricing info, soon. There are two extra chapters in this book that I deleted and rewrote when publishing the ebook. I thought you might like to read those two deleted chapters.
Jake’s Story – is also now in the physical book publishing stage. It will take a good two months for this one to be done, but I’ve started the process on this book as well. I think of all my books, this has been the Reiders’ favorite. Because I know you want it, I’ve decided to include an extra chapter here as well. I just started writing a bit of what happened at the wedding reception between Jake, Donovan, Max, Laney and Jane, and what eventually happens when the reception is over and Jake and Emily are in their honeymoon suite. As I’m only a page in, we shall see where this one will go.
Entwined – is probably my best and favorite work of all my books, though it’s really hard to choose. It looks like it’ll be dethroned by Unlikely Attraction, but for now, it still stays as my favorite. This will be the next one up to be put together as a physical book. If you haven’t read this story, I highly encourage you to take the emotional plunge. But be warned, you will need a full Kleenex box next to you.
MJ Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 – will be combined when it comes out as a physical book. I’m unsure if I’ll add a few more extra blogs to this one. I only add extra storyline when I feel I haven’t done a complete job of telling the story. That’s why there are prologue blogs that precede MJ’s Story in Vol. 1, and extra blogs in Vol. 2 that fit throughout the book. I hope to have this as a physical book by the end of 2013.
Unlikely Attraction – is coming along beautifully and those of you who’ve read the 15-page teaser know how gloriously heart-wrenching this one will be. This is the book that will make you reminisce about your first love, regardless of whether or not that love was returned. Remember those days when you felt like a bipolar patient going from giddy to grief-stricken depending upon what your crush did or say to you? It’s all going to come back when you read about Laney and Mr. Donovan Taylor. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this will be finished by late fall.
Near Perfect Attraction – Yes! This one is the companion book to UA. As I write UA, Donovan keeps talking to me so I’ve started jotting down what he was saying to me. I’m sure you are all wondering what was going on with the three women on his mind and in his heart. He will tell all. This one will be different from Jake’s Story. Though it will all be from Donovan’s POV and follow the timeline of MJ and UA, it will come off as a completely new book. There are always scenes that we never get to witness at an event because we can only focus on so many people. Well, Donovan’s Story will come from that angle, and he will not be shy to tell all.
The Next Blog – There will be another blog after MJ, but not until the end of 2013, or early 2014. I wrote the opening blog last night but have to sit on this story for a while. I will play around with it and give you more info when I have more definitive info.
As you can see, I have a lot on my table for someone who writes part-time. Yes, I still have a day job, and yes, I’m still a full-time mother and wife. And yes, I am wondering how all of these projects will come to fruition. Yikes! What have I gotten myself, into??? Enjoy the rest of MJ’s blogs and once that’s done, I do have one more surprise for you. But for now, I think I’ve said too much…