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June 2015 Roundup, What’s Coming in July

PictureTime for the monthly roundup and look ahead:

June was, again, all about working on revisions and edits on To the Gap. This book is longer than books 2 and 3, (over 60,000 words, while Bad Hunting and The Rancher’s Daughter are under 50,000) so it’s taking longer to finish it. I also finished the A-Z Reading Challenge (see the previous post for the final installment) and I’m now back to reading whatever I feel like. Finally, the month ended with a bang with a bunch of dental work. My mouth still hurts, but at least we addressed the problems before they got bad enough to require root canals.

Coming up in July: the release of To the Gap, though probably a little later than I had anticipated. A week ago Sunday, our older son and his fiancee informed us that they’ve moved their wedding up from this fall to the middle of this month. They aren’t having a big huge fancy deal, but there’s at least one wedding-related event in addition to the wedding we’ll need to be at, and it’s all out of town (though only 100 miles up the freeway), which means a couple of road trips. So that has thrown a slight hitch into my work schedule, but I’m working as hard as I can to still get the book out as soon as I can without compromising the quality. I know there are at least a few of you waiting for it, and I don’t want to keep you waiting too long! Of course, we’re thrilled and delighted for our son and his fiancee, and excited to have our family grow. Maybe best of all, she has an absolutely precious 2-year-old daughter, so we get an instant grandchild out of the deal 😀

All other projects are on hold while I get through this busy time and try to keep to my release schedule.

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Camp NaNo Report Day 29, and I’m Being Featured!

Had a strong finish for Camp NaNo:

4/27 1013 words
4/29 3615 words
Total: 34,412/30,000

I passed my word count goal, and finished the draft of Book 3 of Daughter of the Wildings! There were some very interesting developments in this book, lots to play off of for Book 4. Not sure when I’ll start writing that one; I may wait for Camp NaNo in July, so I can spend May and June concentrating on getting Chosen of Azara out and doing the next round of work on The Lost Book of Anggird.

In other news, I’m very excited to have been chosen as this week’s Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia, and Romance Writers and Reviewers group featured author! I’ll have the opportunity to get some more reviews for Urdaisunia, and to be featured on other authors’ blogs as well as being mentioned on Facebook pages and Twitters. Every week, those who help out the week’s featured author are placed into a drawing, and the next week’s featured author is chosen. It’s been fun getting to know and help out some fellow independent authors, and I’m so excited to be getting a turn. Watch my blog and the front page of my site for news about where I’m being featured! For starters, W.H. Cann has been kind enough to feature my book and bio on his blog. Go check it out, and while you’re at it, take a look at his “Guardians” series.