As I don’t have any interviews to post this week, I thought that it would be a good time to update you about what’s going on with Mia’s writing right now! I have some exciting news that I’m glad to share.
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For fans of Sanctuary, the sequel–featuring Lydia and Flynn’s continuing story–has been drafted. I’m making the final tweaks now. It will soon be edited, with cover art, and released. Expect this in the next two months. I hope that folks who liked the first will equally enjoy Refuge! After the release of this one, books three and four will follow new characters in the same world, though Lydia will be in both stories in some capacity, big or small as fitting the tale itself.
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Anyone who keeps track of my “Am Writing/Reading” page or who reads my interviews will know that I’ve been working on this epic fantasy forever. It’s threatened to pull me under a few times, but today I realized that I’ve challenged myself outside of my writing self. I had originally planned a trilogy, with a cumulative 270K words (90K per book) but that takes a writer whose style is more verbose than mine.
I’m a succinct teller of tales, and I don’t want to stretch beyond myself.
I want my readers to read a story that’s still true to me, and not me being something I’m not. I’ve decided that since the three books were following one plot/story anyways (one story split into three pieces), that I’m going to write one long book and put my aim to something more in my style. I also believe this will keep my from stressing it so much and make it so I’m able to finish it and get it to my readers, because I’ve been working on it for years, from plotting to writing now.
So, I’m excited now to be more realistic and hope to get this story to you all before, you know, the end of the world.
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Adelheid! This is my big one and I know it is. I’m still on the marketing trail following the release of book four–gearing up for another blog tour starting Monday– but I’m not one to let the grass grow too long, and I’ve already begun writing book five. I’ll be taking it slow, focusing on my epic fantasy and other projects, as well as traveling in September, but after I get back from familial visits, I’ll dive in hard and work on Vance’s story. Got some stuff with that one that I’m excited about.
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Very strangely, as time allows, I may actually be writing my first Young Adult story! If it works out, it’ll be released under a pseudonym, but I like my concept so while YA hasn’t usually been my cup of tea, I’m kind of looking forward to giving it a shot! Watch this space for that in the future, as that’s a project that’ll fit in “as time allows” for right now.
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Finally, and the project I’m most excited about right now for a lot of reasons, is this: I’m organizing an anthology of romance stories involving cat form shapeshifters, called Here, Kitty Kitty and featuring myself and five fellow authors, some of whom you’ve met here on this blog!
All profits from this book will be going to charity, to benefit the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Indiana. I’ve always been enchanted with big cats, especially tigers, and I’m hoping this does well and provides people with romantic, entertaining paranormal tales! This book will be featuring, as I said, myself, alongside Dariel Raye, A. Star, BR Kingsolver, Abigail Owen and featuring a new voice in Jessica Nicholls.
Watch this space for news as it progresses! Right now, we’re hoping for a late September release.
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That’s all from here! I’m excited about all my projects, and hope that you will be too!