Finding Myself as a Writer

First of all, I got a new job as a game writer for a prestigious company I can’t mention by name. Because of this, my time as an indie writer has been cut way down. But I’m not going anywhere. Don’t unfollow me. Don’t unfriend me. I will produce multiple books this year, as soon as I get into a rhythm with this new job.

Second of all and most importantly, I’m taking a break from the #Everdark series, and I’m not sure if I’ll return to it or not. Reviews for both first-in-series were mixed, and I want a series that really knocks my audience out of their socks.

So, I’m going to take a -break- but not a -quit- and really absorb the criticisms I received, and think about myself as a writer. My Facebook mentions this more in depth, but let’s just say, I’m not sure where I’ve been going. The reverse harem element of #Everdark felt forced, and the style was mine, but… it was missing something.

Thanks for reading, and checking in with my blog. I still have a book about a dragon that I will be releasing soon, but the new job has come to the forefront of my focus and my cover artist is undergoing some health issues. We are on indefinite hold for what is technically book #3, but in some ways is book #1. 🙂

I will post as soon as I have a solid concept for my next book, or as soon as I have a blurb or cover reveal for my dragon book, titled His Human Assistant.

Poll in my FB fan group

Big news: I just got a job as a game writer for Pixelberry Studios. If you’ve never played one of their games, check them out, because they’re a lot of fun. It’s story-driven, decision-based gameplay, almost more like a graphic novel, with romances, horrors, and fantasies.

Now my writing time will be cut down and I’m releasing a dragon romance standalone, His Human Assistant, in March so that I have more time to write. (His Human Assistant is already written and ready to go.)

In the meantime, though, I’m going to publish a poll in my Facebook fan group, and see which series (Everdark or Goddess Fracture) has the strongest pull for a second book right tf now!

So come on down and sign up if you want to participate. You can always leave me comments and emails too. I love feedback. Thank you all so much for reading.

FB fan group –> https://www.facebook.com/groups/536749413355232/

 

Blurb reveal!

Ladies and gentlemen, drum roll please… the blurb for my next release!

 

Everyone says I make bad decisions, but falling in love with an escape artist was my worst.

 

Jules disappears all the time. So do I! It’s just the way we are. But this time, he doesn’t come back. I have to follow the clues to find him, and they lead me to a town where people are known to disappear—and I disappear too.

 

Now I’m regaining consciousness in a cage. In the stone ruins of a temple. Deep in the uncharted wilderness. Surrounded by some kind of primitive people. Oh, and there’s Julian.

 

Their leader says that “Ariann Dillinger” is dead, and I’m now the reincarnation of their goddess, Caz. Their goddess of life and death. I have to play along to stay alive long enough to escape, and it almost works. One morning I wake up unsupervised, unchained, no cage.

 

There’s only one problem: I wake up as Caz.

 

As reality dissolves beneath my feet, escape dissolves with it. What happens during my black-outs? Can I trust anyone–even myself? Are the things I’m seeing real? Have I stumbled onto some territory between the spirit and material world… or am I going mad?

 

THE GODDESS FRACTURE is a fantasy adventure series with a noir mystery twist. Follow Ariann through a deep, rich new world of mysticism, sabotage, and sacrifice.

 

DROPS 2/22 Y’ALL

Forgiveness

I just want to say that I’ve decided to leave behind the resentment I have for the past few years of my career. Yeah, the rates for ghostwriters are terrible now (from .25/word down to .04/word, sometimes even .01/word!) but I chose that career because it was still my passion. I also learned, by working for rigorous editors over the past 5 years, how to write clean, fast-paced, marketable stories. My work would never have become publishable, independently or traditionally, without the insight of my former career. So, if you ever bought a cheap book off of me, all the best.