Bookish Updates

Hey all,

I am so behind on my release of Sage. And I’m at the point where I no longer want to look at the manuscript so I’ve handed it over to a friend. I want her opinion on the story since she has read all the other books in the series. I feel as if it’s complete, but at the same time, wonder if I’m missing something. So getting her feedback will be vital. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not going to rush it. Sage will be released when it’s ready. That’s all I can say. But I’d rather wait then release it before its time and regret it later. I did that with Dahlia, because I was itching to publish, then had to update the edition only months later.

So while the friend takes over Sage duties, I’m actually working on the Those Four Letter Words series. You remember Jade, right? I had a lot of positive feedback from this book, and I want to bring back all the characters and the emotional craziness they possessed into the follow up books. Yes, I said books. I am working on Book #1 and #2 at the same time. Thank God for Scrivener or I’d be so disorganized. The next book in the series will start where the novella left off. If you aren’t familiar with Those Four Letter Words, here’s the prologue:

Eighteen-year-old Jade Reamer is a tough girl with a reputation to prove it. She loves three people and three people only: her brother, her boyfriend, and her best friend. Everyone else is irrelevant.

That is … until Reed enters the picture again.

Suddenly things start to spiral out of control and things aren’t as they seem. Life is no longer simply black and white, love versus hate. Suddenly, it’s hard to figure out which of those four letter words is true.

Especially when she can’t look away from those devil eyes.

I love you. I hate you. I love you. I hate you. Which is it? I don’t even know anymore.

Well, let’s find out.

Here’s the opener:

I have to do this bullshit English assignment on the topic of love and hate, and discuss the similarities between the two. You know, considering they’re such polar opposites. Life is just full of love-hate relationships, isn’t it? Then there are those people that you just love to hate. I believe you’d call that an oxymoron … although this assignment seems rather moronic IMHO. Yes, Ms. Fields, I am calling this assignment both bullshit and moronic, and if you don’t understand my acronyms, you need to take a lesson in Slang 101 (insert smirk).

This section right here is supposed to be the blurb on what I’m going to be writing about in this paper, but honestly I don’t feel the need to explain. You know what my life has been like, Ms. Fields.

And apparently so does the rest of the goddamn school.

Besides, I’m already passing this course due to my incredibly gifted mind. And I know you secretly have a soft spot for me, Ms. Fields. You know—that poor, misunderstood, angst-driven student. I wouldn’t be doing myself justice if I did this any other way.

So without further ado …

Let’s just say that Jade, the MC, is quite the character. I’m hoping to explore more of that in the next book, and I’m enjoying the writing process. I tend to get ahead of myself, so I got the idea for the next book following the untitled TFLW book. Now this book doesn’t have Jade as the MC but she is definitely in the story. I’m actually keeping it quiet on the MCs but I hope it won’t disappoint!

Well, that’s it for updates. Can I just say that I still haven’t watched the Scandal finale? I’m going crazy with suspense. Tonight will be the night!!!

Until next time,

CC

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