I was wrong about this book not having dogs in it.
I was right about it taking forever to get the first draft out.
7,438 words added since the last update is about half what I hoped to do. But it is progress though, so… yay?
Progress of New Untitled Series Book 1
First draft: In progress (23,338 words)
My revisions: Not started
Editing: Not started
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Not started
Current progress is 15,900 words and a two-year-old lab/beagle mix. Or so they say. I think she has some Miniature Doberman in her, or Toy Fox Terrier.
Wait, progress? Who said that? I’d call her more of a hindrance to writing. Because she’s so darn sweet, and desperately needy in the way shelter dogs are when they aren’t quite sure you won’t dump them somewhere like their last person did.
But yeah, the book. I think I’m going to love this book, and hopefully so are you.
There are no dogs in it (yet?), but there are some dog-sized…things.
I think I have a title, but it seems too soon for a title so I’m going to keep it to myself for now.
I’m about a thousand words into a new book I hope to release in late 2018 or early 2019. This a completely new series with new characters in a different world than The Alignment. It’s still our world, but with fantasy elements that draw from different myths.
This early in the writing I’m also doing a lot of research, dividing my time between pounding out words and reading non-fiction to help build the story. I can’t tell you what kind of non-fiction because that would be spoilers. ;)
It’s still fantasy though, so anything goes. I might take that research and turn it upside down. But here’s what you can expect: A broody, haunted heroine who breaks all kinds of rules. A guy-next-door hero who might just be too wholesome for her. Strange corpses under beds. Unquiet spirits. A building underground war. Cool cars. And a love story that complicates everything.
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Characters so real and honest that when tragedy strikes it’s shocking and chilling and so utterly traumatizing. Five hundred stars. Because it’s that damn good. Don’t read this book unless you like reading books with a hand over your mouth and a storm in your heart. But yes, do read it, because the writing is too good to miss.
There are some lulls in the plot early on, and at times it’s a serious slow burn, building lives and characters with lots of talk of ballet. I’ll admit I almost set it aside. Don’t set this book aside. Keep going. Once you reach the thick of it there is no option to set it down until you reach the end.
I read books to find complex, real characters who temporarily–and sometimes forever–become a part of me. I read books to find raw human struggle and survival and portrayals of deepest love. This book has all of that.
THE MAN I LOVE (THE FISH TALES BOOK 1) by Suanne Laqueur
Amazon | Goodreads | Suanne Laqueur’s website
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Here are the translations of the Irish words in THE WARRIOR.
Stop here if you haven’t yet read THE WARRIOR (or any other books in The Alignment Series). These translations could be spoilers.
Here is a very amateur photo of the total solar eclipse we experienced here last summer as a protective buffer. This was taken during the short moment of totality, when shadow covered the land like dusk in the middle of a sunny summer day.
Translation of the Irish Words and Dialogue in THE WARRIOR
Le do thoil
What’s up? (A casual greeting. Literally means “Any news?”)
The elements to you (a Bevan/Moore/O’Dowd way to say hello)
Cén t-am é?
What time is it?
Máistreás na nDúl
Mistress of the Elements
Claí Mór na Réaltaí
The Milky Way (literally “Great Fence of Stars”)
An Láir Bhán
The Milky Way (literally “The White Mare”)
Póg mo thóin
Kiss my ass
Imeacht gan teacht ort
May you go without coming [back] (This is a harsh insult, comparable to “Fuck off” in English. There’s an element of wishing the person dead in it.)
Le do thoil