It’s been a crazy busy year for me. Early in the year I decided that I’d take my writing to the next level or not bother at all. I stated, in public mind you, that I’d complete a rough draft ever two months. And I’m happy to report that I have, indeed, completed three rough drafts over the last six months.
I’ve actually completed four this year, but the first, I decided, wasn’t quite ready for prime-time and didn’t fit the YA\MG path I’d chosen.
Mind you, I have now written eight novels over the last fifteen years of trying. If you’re keeping track, half of those were this year.
The first of my YA creations, Now I Knew You, is in the final editing stage and I expect to have it up on Amazon by the end of February, if not sooner. This is the first of my Cherry Hill series, which I call YA contemporary with a touch of romance and a pinch of the supernatural. The second of that series, Angel ‘n Me, was written mostly during NaNoWriMo and completed a couple weeks ago.
In between those two I wrote Scorpion Summer, which is a Middle Grade (upper middle grade) set in 1968 Norfolk, Virginia. This one is special to me. The USS Scorpion was the last sub lost at sea by the Navy. Scorpion Summer is the fictional story of one of the Navy Brats left standing on Pier 22 on Memorial Day of 1968, when the Scorpion failed to return home. As a former Navy Brat myself, this is one of those stories I felt had to be told. Will there be a series? I think so, but still deciding on the direction.
So that’s where I’m at so far in 2014. Busy year. 2015 will be even busier.
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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll enjoy my stories in 2015!