JayHenge Publishing's Other Days and Intrepid Horizons Anthologies (they have a little something for everyone!). And winning contests, besides being a way to challenge me and improve my skills will also help me grow as an author. So wish me luck! Once I've finished with all that extra stuff, I can finally sit down and get serious about Wylder Tales. So far the story is coming together. It helps that I started the original draft over a year ago, before I revised Craving Beauty (it's a long story...). The slow-going part is the back research. It helps that Craving Beauty & Wolfsbane's Daughter were fresh on my mind, but even a few months gap is long enough to forget all those little plot bunnies and detail. I've done a lot of chasing the stray bunnies down, to save myself the headache later on. And while I have a vague outline for this book, there is still room for change. Typically, I find while writing that certain things I thought would be great a year ago don't work with the current story & characters. Lord, those characters are tough sometimes, lol. I have to reign Vynasha back in particularly because she has been through so much in so short a time. It's kind of wild to watch the guy you're kind of crushing on turn into a beast, then get attacked, captured and imprisoned and, well, don't wanna give away too much just yet. Stay tuned for teasers for this story and a cover reveal the following month. I'm very excited to share as we develop this Gothic retelling. Big plans are in the works and I hope you'll stick with me for the ride. Thanks so much for all of you who read and shared!If you haven't had a chance to read Craving Beauty, starting June 1, Goodreads is hosting a giveaway of three signed copies + a bit of swag hidden inside. Here's the link so you can sign up! Spread the word and good luck!
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