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Monday, February 23, 2015

Schedule for End of February to March 28th

I've set a goal to have the rough draft of Thunder's End (working title) completed by March 28th. I believe I can end the series with one book. 

As I mentioned in my last post, there is a spin-off series, Southern Pines, although the genre is expanded into mystery. Zeke and Grace will be the protagonists, solving crimes together. I've already begun writing this series in my head... need to get the thoughts down in a more permanent form. The first book is Death Bark. Here's the cover: 

I have 16,000 words written on Thunder's End and so my goal of 32,000 words by March 28th is certainly doable. I've put a countdown clock in the sidebar. The city says Pensacola because that's the nearest I could get to where I live.

Our local writers' group, Lower Alabama Writers, will be meeting on March 28th at 2 p.m. If you're local and would like to join us, let me know. My email is sheila hollinghead @ yahoo .com (no spaces). 

And now to write!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Thundersnow Promotion and Other News

Thundersnow is free on Amazon, B&N, and other places around the web. Today, Choosy Bookworm is promoting it. Check it out here:
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I've recently blogged about my plans for 2015 and have already revised them to some extent. I definitely plan to do the fourth book for In the Shadow of the Cedar series. I may tie up all the loose ends by the end of the fourth book so that might end the series. I had planned to have three books in the series but Thunder's Shadow grew a little long, and I knew I would have to write at least one more book.

I plan to have the book finished by the end of March and published by the end of June.

Southern Pines Mysteries will be a spin-off from In the Shadow of the Cedar. Zeke, Sarah Jane's brother, and Grace, Marla's sister, will be the "detectives." The first book I had planned was to be titled The Frailest Branch. Since that title failed to convey mystery, I've been brainstorming possible titles and have come up with nine, including book covers. I plan to write twenty books in this series, perhaps more. Here are a few of the titles and covers I've come up with (and let me give a big shout-out to Better Blurbs and Book Covers Facebook group for all their help!):

Each title, as you can see, has a murder weapon in it. I'm running out of ideas for murder weapons! I've had a lot of fun making the covers. I hope the writing is as much fun!

Remember to check out Choosy Bookworm today!