I just wanted to bring you a quick writing update. I currently have two books in progress, both on opposite ends of the spectrum. So here’s the latest about what’s happening on my desktop.
Out of the Ashes is FINALLY in the hands of my critique team again. They had looked it over, shot holes all through it, and had sent it back to me back in April. Due to a long-term bout of mono, four kids, and about 25 pages worth of revision notes it took me a while to tear the novel apart and put it back together again. Lol I now know how poor Humpty Dumpty felt! I was beginning to wonder if Ashes would ever become a complete story again.
I did a complete overhaul on Ashes. New layout. New scenes. New chapters. But still with the same solid message: All healing comes through Christ. I can’t wait for you to get your hands on a copy. If you haven’t started the Ancient Words Series yet, you’ll want to read them in order so go grab a copy of my first two novels and enjoy them while we finish up Ashes. For those that are caught up…well, we’ll learn how to be patient together. 😉
We’d really covet your prayers as my team looks over the revised copy. They need a blessing on their time and discernment. I want to bring you a story that you can’t put down or stop talking about when it was over. And I can’t do that without my critique team and the efforts they put into pointing out my flaws. 😉 And if I sound bitter towards them, I’m not. I LOVE my team. They have a difficult job and they do it with grace. And I really do appreciate them.
In other news, I had announced a brand new series to you a month ago. I’m still in the early stages of the newest manuscript. I’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this month. Lord willing, If Only it were Yesterday will grow and swell. Already this month, I’ve added 4,835 words, bringing Liz’s story to 12,625 words so far.
You can catch up on the details of my new series by clicking here. You’re going to love it. There’s time travel, tidbits of Alice in Wonderland sprinkled throughout, and it’s all wrapped up in a BEAUTIFUL message about God’s purpose for our lives.
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Yay! Can’t wait to read both! I have no doubt when you get through with the revisions they will be books that us readers will certainly enjoy!
Thanks for updating on how your writing is going. I have the first two books to read in the Ancient Words Series and was waiting till I knew book 3 was close to being release. I enjoy having all the series available instead of waiting, but I have learned to wait patiently for the next release. Continued prayers and blessings from our Heavenly Father.
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Thanks so much, Marilyn! And I don’t blame you the slightest!! Lol You sound like me. I prefer to wait and read them together when I’m able. And with the Ancient Words series, you’re really doing yourself a favor.
The series DOES continue after book 3 but you’ll be in a good place to read and catch up. The way the series is laid out, the first 3 books are based on the same families during/following the war. The last 2 books focus on a current generation. So even though there is more to the series, book 3 is a closing of sorts. We’ll see how this family impacts a new generation but we won’t “continue” their story.
And you’ll be happy to know that the new series I’m working on, A Season Passed, can be read as stand alones so you’ll be able to read as they come out. 🙂 And that’s just one reader helping out another.
Thanks so much for your prayers!!
I’m excited to hear this. A, M. Sounds like you have a lot of characters keeping taking you places. God bless!
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Lol That I do!! No shortage on characters…just time. lol