New Bikes, New Books

Fancy meeting you here, stranger!

This week we got some new folding bicycles. We’ve been thinking of getting some bike so we can take them out to some of the trails around the metro, as well as take them with us when we travel out of town possibly, for quite a while now. So the other day we took the plunge and bought these:

Wait, wait, that’s not it. Here is the actual image of it all folded up in our living room:

And here is the link to the actual store listing, showing a better image:
http://www.citizenbike.com/catalog.asp?product_category_id=1&product_id=10

I’ve started my new book, which is still officially untitled at this point, even though I have a general idea what the title will be. This is the book with a trans main character, and also my first ever book writing from a dual point of view. I’m about two chapters in, and so far I’m really enjoying the dual point of view. Granted, it’s early to tell if writing dual POV is going to work out, but I’m hopeful.

The interesting thing with the dual point of view is that I can show a whole lot more than I could before, and it also allows me to easily skip over some of the more boring points. It allows a natural time break, and even somewhat helps when there is a lull. When things get slow I can just swap to the other character and everything is fresh again. It also allows me to explore their different attractions and how those develop. I’m really enjoying this. It’s pretty scary, being the first time I’ve tried this, but I’m doing okay with it. I think.

Beyond Freedom is now officially available on Amazon.

Everyone have a great weekend!

Beyond Freedom Is Here

Hello all!

So I am finally releasing the exciting(I hope) sequel to Freedom’s Fate: Beyond Freedom. You can currently preorder it on Amazon, and it will officially go on sale May 9th. Here is the description:

Guilt over the loss of the crew of the Freedom and its sister ship Atlantic Gale weighing on her, not wanting to be in charge, and not feeling worthy of leading, Callie is thrust into the role of saving the human race. Crash landing on a small moon that scanned as possibly supporting life, Callie leads her crew of a dozen who may be the very last human beings in existence. Little did she know when they landed that their lives were going to get much more complicated very quickly. Can she rise to the occasion and save not only her group, but possibly even the lives of an indigenous people? And what will become of her relationship with her girlfriend Anna during this turbulent time?

And here is the finalized cover:

Beyond Freedom Cover

I’m excited!

Everyone have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend!

Alternating Points Of View

Hi everyone!

So, I’ve been thinking really hard, and doing some planning for, my next work. And after thinking about it, I am really considering telling the story from two perspectives. I’ve never written from dual POV before, but I think it will not only make the story more understandable and relatable, but also expand a storyline that previously would only be hinted at through conversations with the main character. I’m almost 100% sure I’m going to do it this way, but I need to think through the balance part of it. It will require a little more planning than I was expecting, but with the story I have in mind I think it will really improve things.

Plus, it’ll be something completely different, and that automatically makes it more interesting to me. At least until it’s just stressful. We’ll see.

The only problem with that next story is that I keep having another story poke its little nose into my thoughts. The other story will be filled with quirky characters. At least it will now. That’s what keeps popping into my head. All these odd character traits keep invading my thoughts, making me laugh. My favorite will be the biology teacher, Mrs. Nausbaum, who will have incredibly prominent nose hair that she refuses to trim because she has a phobia of sharp things near her nose. There is just character after character that has these oddities, and they keep coming at me.

But I will be faithful to the story I have already started writing in my head. The one with the trans character. Because I’ve switched stories mid-write before, and it never goes as well as I hoped.

So now I just need to finish up my description for the soon to be released Beyond Freedom so I can actually start selling the thing. It’s so hard!

I have removed my Brynne, Non-Vampire from enrollment in KDP Select so I can sell it other places and be in compliance with Amazon’s rules. I think I’m going to go through Smashwords and try putting my book on iBooks, Google Play Books, Nook, etc. I don’t really think it’s going to be a huge seller, but it may open up some new readers to me. Who knows, if it works out then I may pull other books off Select and list them in the other places as well.

I am going to be heading out of town to visit family this weekend. Wish me luck.

Have a good weekend!