Life After Release Week

readingWith Hero Duty out and earning some fantastic five star reviews, this little duckie can go back to paddling in her own writing pool. Joy!

I’ve been reading some great books to take my mind off Release Week terrors, including Barbara Freethy’s Just As You Are which was emotional and compelling — and free! Unbelievable. Another fabulous freebie was Cait London’s Season of Truth.

I’ve also re-activated my Wattpad account — or to put it another way: after signing up two years ago, I finally got the courage together to pop up two short stories, Dark Oasis and Guarding Christmas, that I’ve had as free reads here on my website. The only problem? Finding MORE stories and books at Wattpad that I want to read.

I was hoping to get to the beach and take some quiet time, maybe a few photos, but yeah … life doesn’t want me to be quiet right now! So, no photos.

A project I’ve been working on for a while is nearly at the point where I can share it with you. Nearly, but not quite. So frustrating.

kimberleyI can tell you that I’m writing a full length book (80,000 words have never been so terrifying) in which the hero is so down to earth and yet alpha male amazing that I want to run away with him rather than let the heroine have him. I think Jolene would fight me for him, though. She’s a fabulous heroine. So strong, but working out who she is and what she’s willing to fight for. Throw in an old shipwreck, tangled family loyalties and the beautiful, remote Kimberley coast and you can see why writing “Chasing Xanadu” is rocking my world.

So what have you been doing? Read any great books? Written any?

6 Replies to “Life After Release Week”

  1. Good to know there’s more of your wonderful stories in the pipeline, Jenny. 🙂 I’m working on a suspense (though not quite sure it’s my thing) participating in RWA’s 50K in 30Days and I’ve been reading my daughter’s speculative fiction assignment for English. 🙂

    1. Go, you! I wish I’d been able to commit to 50k in 30 days. I’m cheering you on!!!

      Trying something different, like suspense, is a good stretch exercise … and you never know what it’ll unleash. Even if it’s just appreciating the joy of what you usually write.

      Ooh another writer in the family! Awesome 🙂

      1. I’m not that brave. I committed to 30-35K but it’s going okay so far. Thanks for the cheers. 🙂 As for the suspense, if nothing else I know I can turn a 2,000 word short story into a 32,000 word novella so that has to count for something. Daughter is enjoying sharing ideas but she might be a little over my enthusiasm. lol

  2. Congrats on your latest release, Jenny. I love the photos and the sound of your hero. I’ve been writing a sci-fi romance – it’s so much fun making stuff up!