Friday, March 13, 2020
What's next for my writing?
As many of you know, I just published book 3 in my Protectors of the Spear trilogy! She Walks in Majesty. (If you haven't read it, I encourage you to check it out! It's getting great reviews!) So, now what? I have a few ideas up my sleeves as usual. Many of you have asked me to add more books to my Legacy of the King's Pirates series, and I definitely plan on doing that in the future. I had so much fun writing medieval fantasy that I might try my hand at that again. I could also add to my Surrender to Destiny series. There's so many fascinating things that happened in the War of 1812. I'm also considering a Revolutionary War Series about America's Privateers!
However, for right now, I'm planning on taking a short break from writing. I published my first book in 2006 and in the past 14 years, I've written and published 25 books and 3 novellas. Crazy! The past 5 years, I've kept up that schedule while watching grandkids during the daytime. Needless to say I'm a bit burned out. I've been diagnosed with Adrenal fatigue which results in Cortisol imbalance that disturbs my sleep. The only cure is rest, something I'm not very good at. I'm more like those EverReady Bunnies on TV commercials that constantly go go go! I'm not even sure I know how to rest! But rest I must. This is from the Lord. So, for the next few months, I'm going to focus on my grandkids and resting as much as I can. I still plan on keeping up with my blog and Facebook posts as much as possible. And I still plan on writing again!
Look at all my books!
This Writing Business can really cause stress if you let it. There's a ton of competition and extreme pressure to market, market, market and produce, produce, produce! But I need to step away and trust that the Lord will sell the books I've already written to people who need to read them and hence, supply the money I need to pay expenses.
HOWEVER, once I start writing again, I plan on working on a Time Slip novel called Timeless Treasure. What is a time slip? My understanding is that it is a story that takes place in both the present and the past, but it isn't a time-travel. It's two separate stories, past and present, that are somehow intertwined by place or an object.
Without giving too much away, my story will take place in Charleston, SC where a young lady in possession of an ancient coin and some love letters from a pirate named Stede Bonnet goes in search of the treasure he buried. The story shifts from her world back into the past where Bonnet, otherwise known as the Gentleman pirate, sets out to pirate the Caribbean but runs into trouble after trouble. The two stories are intertwined by far more than the coin and treasure but by ancestry and similar struggles both must overcome. Cool huh?
My hope, and God willing, is that I will finish and release this Christmas 2020
This all depends on whether the Lord comes to get us between now and then! If so, I'll write it in heaven!