Author News June 2016: What I’m Doing

I hope everyone’s June is going great so far!

May and into June have ended up being super busy months for me as I’ve been juggling bottle calves, a sick calf that needed tending, prepping to help with branding calves and moving cattle, house repairs, with kids being home for the summer and starting our summer learning program, designing book covers, editing and redesign My Lord Hades, and trying to write The Rebel’s Bride and rewrite Escaping Hell.

Sadly, it’s my writing and publishing business that suffer because of this. Oh well, such is life. Maybe the rest of the summer will be easier, but I doubt it. 😀

I’m Currently Writing:
The Rebel’s Bride by Stephannie Beman

Yes! I’m still working on this book. I pushed past the mid-point last month and I haven’t really gotten too much further. I hit 52,880 words last week and I estimate there is another 40,000 words left to the end of The Rebel’s Bride before I can start the third book in this trilogy, The Warrior’s Lady.

The_Rebels_Bride_2_webimageDespite my excitement  to be nearing the long stretch to the end of The Rebel’s Bride I have had to bring my daily writing goal of 2,000 words a day down to about 1,000 a day because of all the other things I need to do. Sometimes I make it, other days I don’t. Since I’m really enjoying how this book ends, I’m hoping I make it more often so I can share it with you all soon.

I’m Currently Outlining:
Escaping Hell by Anne Johanson

This is the series of short stories I was writing with Inna Don before we decided not to finish them. Now I’m reworking the ideas into a series of novellas with Escaping Hell as book 1 in the Hell’s Gate series.

EscapingHell_webimageI’m really looking forward to telling Cayn and Kat’s stories and I hope you guys will like reading the Hell’s Gate Series as much as I love writing them.

The more I work on this series, the more stories for a related series I’ve wanted to write for years now pop up. Things are falling into place and though I’m sure that things will change with time, at least I’ll have a base to start from.:)

I’m Currently Editing:
My Lord Hades by Stephannie Beman

My big project for this year is to redesign My Lord Hades. I’ve gotten it back from the editor and I’m slowly going through the editing changes. If I’m lucky I should have the redesign done by the end of the summer.

My Lord Hades eBook Redesign

Best wishes to you all this June,

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