Today I finished writing the follow-up to The Runaway Train called The Truth About Alex! I started writing the Winter Novella back on October 26th, almost immediately after The Runaway Train. There were some hiccups during the process, some scenes that needed to be rewritten, some things moved around, but that’s what drafts are for. Scrivener kept it all organized for me, and Evernote held onto all of the notes.
Mostly, the holiday season kept me from doing very much in it at all… other than taking notes. The next step is for the book to move along to my Betas, then J.C. Hart will get to sharpen her blades before it arrives on her desk.
This book was a blast to write! To be honest with you, I’m going to miss the characters. I suppose that every writer feels that way when their stories come to a close.
Now it’s time to get Monsoon Morning in order. Montana Marrenger has quite a bit ahead of her!
I’m pleased to announce that my book “The Runaway Train” has hit a Bestsellers list on Amazon! The book is listed as one of the top short mystery reads, and I am very proud of that little story. Thanks to everyone who decided to check out Montana Marrenger’s first mystery!
In other exciting news, The Truth About Alex should be completed this weekend. It didn’t go according to plan, exactly, because I wanted to have the book released before Christmas. The holiday season proved to be as busy as ever, not to mention that the story had to undergo a little bit of a surgery. Yes, writers are also surgeons.
It’ll go immediately to Betas, then the editor (C.H. Hart), proofreader, cover artist, and then finally, hopefully, it will be beaten into some sort of thing that is legible and interesting.
For those of you who are patiently waiting, I hope to have my next novella completely written by the end of this week. No promises are going to be made, no secret handshakes. Sometimes, a tale moves at it’s own pace while writing it. Keeping that in mind, The Truth About Alex is really moving along faster than I had anticipated considering the fact that I’ve had to face the end of my fall semester in school, finals and all.
Does that mean that by the weekend, you will get to join Montana Marrenger on another adventure? Well…almost. The Truth About Alex has to go through my beta readers, proof readers, my spectacular editor C.H. Hart, and of course, the glorious cover design process done by the miraculous Hillhouse Design Inc.
Now, before you go tossing rotten fruit at me, just know that I’m aiming for around Christmas time for The Truth About Alex. If that deadline isn’t met, it will be very soon after, but I’m hoping for Christmas.
Which brings me to another matter. Do you remember that little progress ticker plastered to the side of my website? Yeah, it detailed the progress of Montana Marrenger’s first full length novel, Monsoon Morning, and I’m very excited about it. The novel is completely written, I’m happy to say. There are some things about it that I’m having to go back to and work with. However, I’m aiming to have this novel published by spring of 2015!
Stay tuned, and don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date with all things Montana Marrenger!
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I’m very happy to announce that The Runaway Train is now available to purchase! Yeah, it’s moved out of that preorder stage and right into the BUY ME NOW stage! Of course, if you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, this Montana Marrenger Mystery is absolutely free for you. Not that 99 cents is much of a big deal anyway, right?
What’s that, you say? You don’t have a Kindle? No problem. The wonderful people over at Amazon have a plethora of apps that you can download on your phone, PC, Mac, or Tablet! Seriously, just click here for the Free Kindle Reading App, and you can start reading The Runaway Train in a matter of seconds.
Thank you all for your support! The Runaway Train was a blast to write, and I can’t wait to hear what all of you think of Montana Marrenger’s very first adventure!
Inspiration can come in the most unexpected of places. Today, it was music. You know how sometimes, you might hear a song and it pulls a forgotten memory to you? You savor the experience, and can perhaps be glad that the song happened to play at that time. This is how it was with me, only instead of memory, an important story element emerged.
It was cold this morning. The wind smelled like winter, or at least a lesser form of it. Although I have completed my fall novella, The Runaway Train, I still have quite a bit of work to do. The final edits on Monsoon Morning are turning out to be more than I had anticipated, and I’m afraid that it’s release might have to be pushed back. It may be too early to tell, though.
In the meantime, I am working on the next novella. It’s title is The Truth About Alex, and I suppose that it’s been in the planning stages for a little while. The story begins at a construction site, inside a skeletal building overlooking the city.
Alright, well, I suppose that I should get to it.
Okay, so I’ve been gone awhile again. Since my last post, I’ve almost completed the new novel, a short story, and a new novella. Also, I’ve moved into a new place and a new job. Needless to say, I’ve been busy. However, at the end of the day, I’m still writing. 🙂