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Judge Not First Draft Done!

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I'm sorry for not having many new updates posted but I've had a lot going on with the holidays. I'm sure most of you can relate. I did finish the first draft of Judge Not. I'm hoping to have it revised and ready for publication by the end of January. Please keep checking back here for more updates.

I had to take a break from The Circle of Confusion. I'm afraid I'm going to have to do a major re-write of it because I just don't know enough about the lives of college athletes to properly write about one. So I'm going to do some major reviewing of what I've written so far and start working on the rewrite.

Of course, I've always got new stories popping in up in my head and I try to get at least a little of the idea down so I can work on it later. I've had a few really good ideas that I hope to see come to life later this year.

Treacherous Souls is still not selling well so I may take it down after the first of the year and rework it as well.

Writer's Block?

I'm not exactly having writer's block but my muse has been a bit stumped. I've re-written the beginning of The Circle of Confusion several times and I'm still not completely happy with chapter one, but I have to move on.

I've tried posting chapters 4,5, and 6 of The Judge (which is actually Judge Not) on The Royal Academy of Bards but there is apparently a glitch with my posting. I've written them again in hopes it will get resolved. If not, I'm not sure what I'm going to do about it. The first 6 chapters are posted at Fanstory, so if you want to read them, you can check them out there.

I am working with my editor, the fabulous John P. Hans. He also did work on The Wrong Place at the Right Time. If my muse gets her shit together, I might have Judge Not done by the end of December so I can publish it after the first of the year. But here's a taste for you fans who are patiently waiting for this sequel to be published.


Updates and NaNoWriMo

It has been an insane month and I haven't gotten as much done as I hoped. Of course, having too many irons in the fire kept me from being able to accomplish too much. I am almost completely done with Second Chances so that's one iron I can take out. I'm having some trouble with getting Judge Not chapters posted at the Royal Academy of Bards so I'm hoping to have that cleared up soon.

National Novel Writing Month started November 1st and I started working on The Circle of Confusion the sequel to Suddenly again. I had written over 30,000 words of it during the summer NaNoWriMo camp and I am hoping to get another 50,000 done during this month.

Treacherous Souls is not selling as well as I had hoped it would, but Suddenly and The Wrong Place at the Right Time are doing really well. So thank you to everyone who has bought a copy!

Too Many Irons in the Fire

I think I may have to much going on. I'm trying to get Afternoon Delight revised to be available on Amazon and that has turned out to be a bigger chore than I expected. Judge Not is two-thirds of the way done and is being posted on the Royal Academy of Bards. I just realized that they don't have the two previous chapters connected to the last chapter and they don't have it listed under my author name so I'll have to drop them a note and get that fixed.

On top of those things, I'm revising Second Chances, which you can also find the original version of it on the Academy of Bards. And, I'm preparing for NaNoWriMo next month when I hope to write 50,000 words of The Circle of Confusion, the sequel to Suddenly. The ebook copy of that book is on sale for $2.99. So if you haven't gotten a copy yet, now is the time.

The deeper I get into Second Chances, the more I see how I've grown as a writer. For those of you who have read the original version, or are going…

Snippet and reward for readers following this blog!

Judge Not coming along

I've been revising and rewriting parts of Judge Not. It's coming along very well. I can't wait to share it with you all.

I also have posted Treacherous Souls on Smashwords for those of you who have ereaders other than Kindles.

Smashwords has started a new author interview program. They have a list of questions and authors answer then as if they had been really interviewed. I hope you'll stop in and check out mine.

Here's a snippet from chapter two of Judge Not:

Ashley barely flinched when the leather straps hit her back. The Judge never hit her hard enough to draw blood, but she usually had bruises afterwards. The straps hit her again, and again she barely flinched. The Judge grabbed a handful of hair and pulled her head back. "Am I not hitting you hard enough to get your attention?"

"I'm sorry," Ashley whispered. "I'm just having a hard time getting into this tonight." The Judge pushed Ashley's face into the pillow, turned a…

Time to move on to the next project.

The Labor Day Sale for Treacherous Souls went really well. Over 500 people took advantage of being able to get the book for free. I hope many of them take a mine to give me a review. Now that Treacherous Souls is available, it's time to move on to the next project which is finishing Judge Not, the sequel to The Wrong Place at the Right Time.

Here is a little tidbit from "Judge Not" to give you a sample of the first chapter.

 She didn’t want to admit that she was jealous of their relationship, but she was. Being in a committed relationship was not something Ashley had put on her priority list, but watching Mary and Jackie together made her long to have someone touch her the way Jackie touched Mary. She wanted someone to look at her the way Mary looked at Jackie. She could hear them whispering to each other as she closed her bedroom door. They were so in love. She had never thought that she would want to be in a serious relationship with someone, at least not for a while. B…

Treacherous Souls now available on Amazon!

I finally finished Treacherous Souls and it is now available to buy or borrow on Amazon.

Writing and more writing!

Treacherous Souls is almost completely done and The Circle of Confusion is unfolding before my eyes. I got some really wonderful reviews on Amazon today. I truly appreciate anyone taking time to leave a review, good or bad. Good ones let me know what you liked about the book and bad ones let me know what you didn't like so I can make the next book better.

So here's another tidbit from The Circle of Confusion for the fans patiently waiting to find out what happens next with Jamie and P. J.:

The next message was from her father. “Lori, get home now,” he growled into the phone.

The next one was silence followed by another one from my father. “I cannot believe that you have dared to disobey me,” her father growled into the phone. “You will return home or pay the consequences.”


Janna’s voice was a whisper in the next message. “Don’t come home, Lori. Dad is in a rage. He trashed your room and yelled at Mom for allowing you to leave the house and made her cry. They are both so angry. I’…

Writing Despite Loss and Insanity

This has been a rough week. I lost my beloved dog, Bear Bear last Monday. He was ten years old and the sweetest little Boston Terrier/Yorkie mix. He'd become ill in the past few weeks and passed at 11:15 Monday morning. I had to work most of the rest of the week at my library job and had two grandsons with birthdays this week. Plus, I'm expecting grandchild No 6 any day. But, I managed to eek out a few thousand words this week. Hopefully, next week I'll be able to get more done on the Circle of Confusion.

Some other things going on are: My good friend, Teddy Emmerich is working on the cover of Treacherous Souls, which my partner and I decided to publish under M. E. Tudor with R. L. Williams, rather than changing to the whole new pen name of Williams Brewster. The editing for Treacherous Souls is almost done and I will be looking to have a few more beta readers go over it before publication. So anyone who is interested in going that, please email me at: mxtudor08@gmail.com

Tidbits!

I'm almost a fourth of the way through my first 50,000 words of The Circle of Confusion.  I've posted another tidbit on the blog for The Continuing Story of Jamie and P. J.. Here is the tidbit for this blog:


Writing Like A Pro

Stephen King says that he writes 1000 words every day. Well I have written over 1600 words a day for the past 3 days. :)

The next snippet:


The Writing of The Circle of Confusion Has Officially Begun

Today is the first day of Camp NaNoWriMo and the day I officially started writing The Circle of Confusion. This story is the sequel to Suddenly and will be told from Lori Meredeth, a college friend of Jamie and P. J.'s point of view. I will be posting snippets of the story on here and on The Continuing Story of Jamie and P. J. blog. I wrote over 1600 words this morning and here is today's snippet.