NEWS & THINGS

3-01-2020

Hello, readers!

I'm currently busy at work on my third book: The Onyx Prince. I'll keep this short for now. But I'll be adding tidbits about my progress, right here on this page. 

Currently, Part I clocks in at 45,560 words, which is approximately 160 pages in a 6 x 9 novel. Part II starts at Chapter 10. But I'm already in Chapter 16: Only for the Onyx. Whew! I keep getting stuck. Somehow, I'll get through it. I'm very excited to have this third volume finished, so you can get busy with reading it. I have a feeling it's going to be a good one. But, first, I've got to finish rolling out the second volume. It's set to be published on March 4th (I might change that to today, though). Should ship out the 22nd. Two years ago, in 2018, March was when I got my first book's manuscript back from my editor. I thought, why not release the second volume in remembrance of that. It was a big deal, sending my book to an editor. That was the first step of me, pretending to be confident. Truthfully, I wasn't. But I try to improve my craft of writing, and the confidence I have in myself. It's not easy. All I can say in parting is chase after what you love doing. Life is short. And it would be sad to waste it, doing what you hate. Chase your happiness, not someone else's.

All the best,

Julie

3-15-2020

 

Hello again!

I hope you all are doing well, during this crazy time. Here's a couple of tidbits I thought of from my first book that seem really fitting this month. If only Muraine were a real place, right? We'd have ourselves a bathroom enchantment to help dampen the panic. Lol!

Anyway, back to updates on Volume III. I've finished through Chapter 18 of The Onyx Prince. Got a lot of work still left to do. But I can feel the drive ramping up. The drive to write and read and edit and proofread. All of it, until it's ready for the editor. Three weeks, starting tomorrow. It's gonna be a great time. A wild ride. Check back next week. Let's hope I've done what I think is impossible . . . To complete the first, complete draft of Volume III, by next Sunday. Wish me luck!

All the best,

Julie

4-03-2020

Julie here!

Things just keep getting crazier by the day, don't they? I hope you all are staying healthy and happy, at least, as happy as any of us can be these days. 

So, I've fallen behind with my third book. Oh surprise! Had to extend the deadline to the end of April, for sending my manuscript off to the editor. Sad! But it was the right decision. Currently, I'm at 104,000 words. Only about 40,000 words left to take care of. Half of that is already written. Energy's been depleted, it seems. But this past Sunday, Jessie and I went out for a much needed picnic (don't worry! we observed social distancing and such). Here are some pictures he took, while we were out. Aren't they great! Love that man, and his work.

Take care, lovelies :)

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