I swear it was just January the other day LOL. But June it is, apparently. I’ve been busy of course (something different LOL) and got quite a lot done this week.
I sent Galaxies and Oceans off to proofers, sent Private Charter off to beta-readers, had an audio book release of Starting Point, and managed 9K words in my new WIP!
This week I’ll be making all the changes I need to G&O and should have ARCs ready next week. Release day is June 25th, and I can’t wait for everyone to meet Patrick and Aubrey. Everyone who has met them already (pre-readers, betas, my editor, and proofers) loved their story, which is a huge relief!
Private Charter has been to some beta-readers who enjoyed it as well! I’m the first to admit that Private Charter isn’t exactly heavy on plot. It’s more about the sun, sailing, swimming, and smut. 🙂 But it’s also a lot of fun!
My WIP… I’ll be keeping mum about this for a little while – until I’m confident in my ability to write it and do it justice. All I will say, is that it is not contemporary, and it’s not set in Australia. I have language/vernacular issues, and setting issues, and I’m doing a LOT of research! I’m spending a few hours every day reading and researching, before I even start to write. And I’m not complaining about that. I’ve written a lot of books lately that required little to no research, so this has been fun. Private Charter required some research about sailing and yachts, and winds and currents. And Galaxies and Oceans required some research as well, but nothing like this new book.
But the characters are very insistent and vocal. They’re in my every waking thought so I’m hoping it’s a sign that they’re happy with my progress so far.
For my audio lovers…
Starting Point, the final instalment of the Turning Point trilogy, is now on audio!! I’m so very excited for this book! Sean Crisden, the narrator, has done an exceptional job in bringing Matt and Kira’s story to life!
This coming week I’ll be extra busy with my inlaws visiting (from Monday until Thursday – please send wine LOL) then I’m taking the kids to Wollongong for basketball. It’s about 6-7 hours from here and I’ll be gone until the following Monday night, so there may not be a Monday post next week.
Until then, stay safe, and be kind! <3