Prepping for November

October is NaNoWriMo Prep Month!

Yep, it's that time of year again and I am busy prepping for the start of my next book. I have a "first draft" book blurb completed (okay, not a priority but it was a good exercise to get me focused on the heart of what this next story is about... an introduction, if you will). Now, character profiles are dancing through my head with glee, storyline is falling and tumbling through my brain like an advanced game of Tetris, and I cannot quite decide if I can't wait till November starts or if I desperately want another month or two to prepare.

As I finish up Chasing Cinders, envision wrapping the manuscript in a big red bow, and celebrating its completion with a...hmm. I don't know. Maybe a nice long nap. Or a trip to the bookstore with a bag of cash for all the books I still haven't read yet. Okay, now I'm just dreaming. Anyway, as I near that victory, I have been getting ready for book 3 in the Crown of Stars series (which takes place during the same time as the events in Chasing Cinders).

For those of you familiar with my Captain Thorne of the SS Daring series, I am particularly excited to return to writing about life on the high seas... this time, in the medieval-fantasy kingdom of Asteriae and the Four Islands. Crown of Stars book 3 reintroduces Master Jariel Easton from Saving Beauty, and follows a dangerous quest for wealth and fame. The risk is great, the cost is greater, and the enemies are closing in fast.

That's all I have to say about it for now. Be looking for updates on Chasing Cinders, book 2! Extended excerpt available soon! (I will post the link here on my blog). For now, it's back to editing I go!


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