Hey there! Sorry to go all MIA on you all again. But life happens. After all, writing is my second job, parenting being my number one priority.
So what have I been up to, you ask?
Well, I have been aimlessly promoting Neverland Academy. It hasn’t been as much a priority on my to-do list as it should be, but hopefully I’ll get more drive to work on it in the coming weeks when it will go on free promo (10/21-10/25) and on a book tour (in November).
I have been also been writing. It’s been slow, but I’m taking my time with this one. My next project is planned to be a series, probably five or six books total. So I want to make sure I get it right from the beginning. In fact, I will doubtlessly be taking this project with me to NaNoWriMo. That’s right – I’m doing it this year! Er, well, I’ll attempt to anyway. I’m not too confident in my ability to pound out 50k words in a month, particularly a month which will bring family together for a distinct popular holiday week (I know it’s only one day, but my kids are out of school for the entire week, so I can’t possibly hope to get any work done). Like I said, I will attempt it.
I don’t know the title of the book or series yet. Right now I’m calling it 13509 until something jumps out at me. Here is the blurb:
This isn’t your ordinary vampire novel. And this isn’t a sparkly love story, either.
Audrey was born #13509 in a dairy factory farm. For twelve years she’d never seen the light of day until the morning of her scheduled insemination, when Alistair and the Human Liberation League break into the farm and release her, along with fifty other girls headed for a future of mechanical rape and forced lactation. Outside the confines of the factory farm, Audrey meets a new sense of freedom, tinged with danger and oppression from a world overrun by vampires with an unusual hunger for processed human flesh.
The peaceful vampire Alistair takes Audrey in as his pet, a reminder of the daughter he lost decades earlier. But soon trouble begins to stir. In order to keep her safe, he sends her off to a farm sanctuary, where she is forced to socialize with a group of humans who were also rescued from abusive prisons. Angry and heartbroken, Audrey has no choice but to befriend her new peers. But when the sanctuary owner dies inexplicably, they face a terrifying dilemma: be shipped off to a feedlot and suffer the abuse of factory farms once again, or escape into the wild, a place equally as dangerous.
Yeah, I know . . . not another vampire novel. Trust me, I never saw myself writing about vampires or werewolves, or any overdone supernatural creatures. But for the story I am trying to write, vampires just work best. And this will not be like any vampire novel you’ve ever read. Actually, I can’t say that because I haven’t read that many outside of the mainstream ones and I know the indie market is flooded with them. This is definitely not a paranormal romance. There will be romance of course, just not between a human and vampire. Whew, glad that’s off my chest.
If anyone wants to join me as a writing buddy in NaNoWriMo, or see an excerpt from the first chapter, find me here.