In case you hadn't heard, I started attending the California State University at Monterey Bay in August and the workload had been fairly manageable, until recently. Things are heating up and I have less and less time to work on my novels, including "The Vampyre Blogs". I had planned on getting the latest draft finished, edited, beta-read, etc. so I could have it out in time for Christmas.
Unfortunately, that is not going to happen. I've said before I will not release a book until it's had all those things done to it. Currently, I'm still trying to finish the 2nd draft and I'm still not entirely happy with the piece. Plus I haven't even started on a cover for the book. I have one that I made with the computer.
However, I'm not totally sold on this version really. I'd prefer to try and do a soft pastel piece and then super-impose this image on top of the scene I create with the pastel.
Furthermore, with the holidays getting closer and closer, there's not way I could expect any of my beta-readers to go over the book and give me their feedback on the eve of major cooking and shopping.
So I'm putting things off until next year. Mind you, I'm still going to be posting more mini-stories of my vampyre Nathaniel and his friends over at The Vampyre Blogs - Private Edition. If you haven't checked them out yet here's the link:
At this point I want to let you all know you won't be without anything new from me this holiday season. I'll be putting together a short story that I'll release through Smashwords just in time for Christmas. Smashwords carries e-books for Nook, Kindle, Sony, Apple, or even PDF for those who don't have an e-reader so you can enjoy it on your regular computer, laptop, or even your phone. This will be a holiday tale that will involve a crossover of sorts. My vampyre Nathaniel will be interacting with several characters from "The Bridge". Who will appear, I won't say at this time. Just be assured you'll be seeing some familiar faces within the pages of that story.
Finally, I want to also let you all know that you won't have to wait until October or December of next year for my next novel. As soon as I get a break from university, I'll be getting back to work on "The Door", which will star Alex, Veronica, Julie and Cassandra. The story will take up where both "The Bridge" and "The Ship" ended and will answer a number of questions that have been hanging over both novels, including the secret of Brandon and his white-haired nemesis.
Where will I go with my Para-Earth Series after that? Well here's a list for the next 2-3 years and what they will involve:
So there you have it folks. That's my plans for the next couple of years. Most of this will depend on how much time I have to write in between my studies of course, but I'm going to do my best to keep to this schedule. I hope you like what you've seen here and look forward to the books as they come out.
That's all for now. Thanks for reading and take care of yourselves. And as always, keep writing.
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