Saturday, December 21, 2013

Judge Not First Draft Done!

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.

Also, I wanted to mention that Gerri Hill's new book Weeping Walls is out.  It is the sequel to The Keepers of the Cave.  I haven't read Weeping Walls yet, but The Keepers of the Cave was great, especially if you like a paranormal mystery and lesbian romance rolled up into one.

I'm not sure if I will be posting anything new before Christmas so I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Peace and love to you all, M.E.

Monday, November 25, 2013

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.



Ashley stuck the key out on her tongue."Want it or not?"

Jean stared coldly at her for several minutes before finally nodding. "You'll pay for this, though."

"I have no doubt," Ashley said. She leaned down and placed her lips on Jean’s. She wasn't going to just give her the key. She was going to get the kiss she had always wanted from her.

Moving her lips slowly across Jean’s, she could feel her mouth softening. Ashley knew she would eventually give in. She touched Jean’s lips with her tongue, gently nudging them apart. They both moaned softly as their tongues met. It only took a second for Jean to come back to her senses and start searching Ashley's mouth for the key. This only fueled the heat of the kiss. When Ashley reached the point that she felt she was losing control, slipped the key into Jean’s mouth and stepped away from the bed.
 


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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 to read the original version, and then read the new version when it comes out, I think you'll see the change too.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Snippet and reward for readers following this blog!



I'm revising Second Chances for publication and I'll be taking it down from the Royal Academy of Bards in the next month or so. So if you want to read the original version of the story, you'll want to visit the Academy site to see it.

Also, as a reward for my fans who follow this blog, I'm posting Judge Not as The Judge on the Academy's website. So if you want to be among the first to read the full story, and read it for free, you'll want to head over to the Academy. There are only two chapters posted so far, but I'll have the entire thing up a chapter at a time. But it won't be there long. Once I finish it and edit it a few more times, I'll be taking it down publish it. So stop in to the Academy and check out my work there.

Also, stop by my website to see what else is happening. www.metudor.comhttp://www.metudor.com/

Finally, breathing calmly, The Judge got up, went to the dresser, and retrieved the key to the handcuffs. She made the mistake of leaning over Ashley versus straddling her chest, which she normally did when taking the cuffs off. But, she wasn't thinking clearly. Something was going on with Ashley. She seemed distracted, which was unusual. Ashley had been one of the best toys she had ever had. She made the mistake of starting to need the sessions with Ashley. She was going to have to break things off soon because she was becoming too attached to Ashley, which was a mistake she couldn't afford to make.

When the second handcuff was off, The Judge leaned down to kiss Ashley on the forehead. Ashley took advantage of The Judge being off balance and flipped her over onto her back, quickly slipping both hands into the cuffs before The Judge realized what was happening.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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 around so she was sitting on Ashley's head, and slapped the leather straps across Ashley’s ass and the backs of her legs. That made Ashley flinch, the skin there was much more sensitive. It also brought her out of her thoughts and reminded her why she had to end things with the Judge.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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. But seeing how happy Mary and Jackie were, made her feel like she was missing something very important in her life.

Monday, July 22, 2013

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’ve been hiding in my room ever since Dad got home.”


There was the sound of a door slamming open in the background and Dad shouting, “Who are you talking to? Are you talking to her?”


“No,” Janna said in a squeaky voice. “I’m just leaving her a message.”

Our father apparently snatched the phone away from Janna, and then he yelled, “You will never speak to her or of her ever again. Do you hear me?”

Janna’s voice was distant and sobbing. “But she’s my sister.”


“She is dead to us! Do you got that dead to us!” The phone went dead and I could just imagine that he probably busted it all to pieces.


Jamie put her arm around my shoulders as I started to cry and P. J. put her arm around me under Jamie’s. The last message was from my father. “You no longer exist in our world. Don’t call here. Don’t come here. Don’t try to contact Janna or anyone else in the family. You no longer have a family.”

Sunday, July 14, 2013

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

And check out my other blog, The Continuing Story of Jamie and P. J. for another tidbit from The Circle of Confusion.

Okay so here's today's tidbit from The Circle of Confusion:

Shaking his head, he pointed his finger at me. “You listen to me. Your mother and I have raised you to be a good Christian woman. We have raised you in a home that is run the way God wants it. I take care of making the money and providing for my family, your mother makes sure the household runs smoothly, and you and your sister focus on your studies and prepare to get married and have children. That’s the way it’s supposed to be.”

“That’s not what I want for me,” I stated. 


“I see. You want to be like your heathen friends and live in sin, running free to do whatever you want,” he growled. “We will not allow it. As long as you live under this roof you will follow our rules. You need to talk to your coach about having to miss practice or games so you can go to church with us. And, after this semester, we are going to send you to a Christian college where we won’t have to be worried about you becoming involved with the likes of your sinner friends.”


“My friends are good people, Dad. They care about me. The like me for who I am not what they want me to be. You should try it sometime,” I shouted.


And as a bonus for my readers, here is the blurb that will be going on the back of Treacherous Souls:

The suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee are usually quiet neighborhoods, but under the surface of the suburbanites pristine lives await "treacherous souls."

Sometimes lying, cheating and deceiving are not enough to make things go your way. How far would you got go get what you want?

Monday, July 8, 2013

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:



P. J. came into the classroom and took her seat behind Jamie and across from me. “What’s going on?”
“Lori’s parents are onto her being gay and have threatened to throw her out if she doesn’t stop hanging around with us,” Jamie said, catching P. J. up.
“That’s bullshit,” P. J. said. “You’re a grown woman. They can’t tell you who you can hang around with.”
“They can as long as I live in their house,” I said.
“Move out,” P. J. said as if it were the simplest thing in the world.
“I can’t. I don’t have a job or money. My car is not even in my name. There’s no way I can get a job with my school and softball schedule,” I said.
“Bummer,” P. J. said, “but all too true. Damn, that sucks, man.”
“I know, right?” I said holding my hands open in surrender. “I really don’t know what I’m going to do, but for now I’m just going to have to keep things cool. So I won’t be over for a little while.”

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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:



It was past dinner time when I finally got home and I was glad I missed out on the family gathering. Mom had always insisted that we sit down and eat as a family at dinner. Grandma Messer, Mom’s mother, was the same way. We usually went to her house once a month for a big family dinner. I really despised having to do that. Especially, since I have a few cousins who are just evil, and I’m fairly sure they know I’m gay and are trying to out me.  So far, I’d managed to skirt the issue at each family event, but it was getting harder and harder.

Monday, July 1, 2013

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.


"I watched Carrie Davenport approach the plate pulling her blond ponytail tighter. She tapped the plate with her bat, and then turned to me expectantly, blue eyes blazing. I bent forward, the softball behind my back. Our catcher, Leshana Jackson gave me the signal to go a little high with the pitch. I knew she was right. Carrie had a weakness for the high pitches. She also had a weakness for having sexual escapes when she was in a different town from where she and her girlfriend. It was one of reasons why she and I hadn’t lasted in high school. And, it was the reason we were together for old time’s sake last night."

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