Final Update of 2013 & What I’m Working On

Since I’m a very Introverted personality who has trouble enough interacting with people for more than an hour a day, and can’t handle more than one person at any given time, I usually save my human interactions for my family and people who contact me. That said, social networking has never been on the top of priority list. As of today, Pinterest has become my social networking place of choice. I love the visuals and pinning storyboards of my books and office wants. Twitter is my second choice, though I usually only go there for business related fun.

Why am I mentioning it? Not sure. Just figured that I would for any who hang out there and what to connect. Just because I’m an introvert, doesn’t mean that I don’t want to be friends with people. I love people! 😀

Now on to the updates…

Disruption to my Schedule

Which is causing some troubles in its own right. I’m at my most creative in the morning hours, so writing and blogging is done at this time. Cover designs are usually done in the early afternoon, with administrative and business tasks, household chores, and cooking in the afternoon/evening time.

Winter time is also very hard for me to keep to this schedule because Hubby works swing shift for the Department of Transportation. This means that every month for 7 months my schedule revolves around his.  One month his goes to work in the early morning hours and is back by noon. The next month he’s gone by noon until late in the evening hours.

This wouldn’t affect me so much if there wasn’t kids and a ranch to care for too. I made a deal with my girls this year not to work during the hours that they are home. So if I have the energy to work in the evenings it’s after they go to bed. The 3 to 4 months of summer isn’t much better as the kids are home from school. So most of my work gets smashed into 2 months of the year. The rest is spread out to when I can get to it the rest of the year. Not ideal, but it’s what I have to work with. LOL

{Work-in-Progress} Death’s Lover

I know that I said that this story would be late coming and that I’ll most likely miss my deadline. I might have lied. But it wasn’t intentional. I promise.

Death's Lover, Children of Khaos Series, Stephannie Beman, fantasy romance, based on greek mythologyIn November, the writing of the book stopped because there was a minor problem that was bothering me and I needed to think it through. I figured out the problem and returned to writing only to find a major problem with the relationship plot that caused me to grind to a screeching halt.

Not sure why it took almost two weeks to figure it out, I’m blaming imagination/creative fatigue and a change in my routine. I needed a break from writing to read and store up more of the creative juices my brain requires.

Anyhoo, I figured out the problems with the hero’s motivation for something he’s doing, and the problem with the relationship that has to be fixed, thanks to the first scene I ever wrote in the book and that got regulated back to chapter 6 or 7. Now I’m hoping to catch up on lost time and finish the story.

The Raven King

This book has been placed on hold for the time being. The reason is that I can’t decide if I should make it part of its own series or stick it into the Descendants of Edyn Series. I’m leaning toward making it its own series of books, most likely a trilogy. If this is the case I want to plan out the next books and have a general plan of where the books are going. I might also be changing the title of the book and make The Raven King the series title.

Loving Khyrsolia

I’ve put a lot of thought into this and I’m going to be moving this book back into its own series. The Shaa’Madr Trilogy will be about Khyrsolia and Tyr. It will share more about the events that begun to form in the first book and will focus on the couple and their relationship.

There is so much more to the story behind this book and it really doesn’t fit into what I want to make the Descendants of Edyn Series. The Shaa’Madr is more of a Fantasy Romance where the Descendants of Edyn is more of a Science Fiction Romance.

The Rancher’s Wife

This is the book 2 in the Wild Hearts Series, the historical western romance that I’m co-authoring with Ruth Ann Nordin. This story focuses more on Mic’s sister Abby from The Stagecoach Bride and what happens to her after the siblings were separated. Ruth and I will start writing this book in January, when I hope to be done with Death’s Lover.  I’ve worked up a mockup of this book cover and hope to have the final version of it up in the next few months.

Christmas Sale on my ebooks

I want to thank everyone who has bought the books on sale. You guys are awesome! For those who haven’t bought them and wish to, do so now. Here’s the link to the post about the books on sale. I only put books on sale when there is a new release or when I remember during the Christmas holiday. 😀

Best wishes to you all! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Talk to you next year,