My trailer for Secret Graces is completed; all I am waiting for is the final approval stamp on the cover Bellebook’s created. This cover is so very different from Tender Graces cover, and I’m anxious and excited for you all to see it. The color saturation, the images–it’s mystical and wild, just as Virginia Kate is down in her innards.
Meanwhile, we are bracing ourselves for more sleet and freezing rain. I urge everyone in our area to be careful of ice – black ice – or if you are planning on visiting, please be sure to check carefully into road conditions. Don’t count on the rental agencies always to know–I can’t tell you how many times tourists have come up to our cove and gone out of control and into the ‘ditch’ – and luckily not over the side and down down into the woods and creek.
My mind is already on “What is Next” — Virginia Kate Saga 1 and 2 are done (TG & SG). There is at least a planned third novel, but I wonder if we may have something come in between the third VK book. I do have a solid draft written of a third unrelated to VK novel, but am not sure if it’s a go or not. There are plenty of short stories to do something with–make a novel, whatever. Yes, my friends, I don’t want to just sit back and relax “now that I’m published.”
Beyond trying to think of ways to get the word out about TG and SG (and I’m open to any suggestions! What do you think of “Blog Tours” or what do you think of readings or book clubs using Skype-I have Skype now and would love to know if any book clubs or any other venue would want to do a Skype reading/club/whatever…), I want to consider the next work. This is a long-time-coming dream and as long as they want to publish my work, I will provide books and/or collections for them to do it with. There’s so much to work with, so many words, stories, characters–very exciting (and sometimes terrifying).
So, What’s Next for you in your life or life-goals? What do you want to accomplish or to take further? Have you reached a goal and now are ready for the next goal? Or maybe you reached that goal and are happy right where you are. Tell me!
The photos are winter photos that I took in the cove yesterday and this morning. If you want to see them larger, just click on them. Including one of my little log house taken from the road above.
Have a good Monday and I’ll see you on Wednesday, unless something comes up before then!