Thursday, 8 May 2014
Getting Personal: A-Z Reflection and Spanking New Series
A-Z Blogging Challenge this year was fun and also a doozy. While I didn't do every letter I had with those I did as well as visiting other bloggers. A few new members joined the Queendsheena fold and I also got to make some new friends including Stephanie Faris who started as the author whose giveaway I won to a regular visitor as we got closer during A-Z. I enjoy seeing her comments and was excited this week to help share the cover for 25 Roses, her second upcoming novel. The most touching one for me was Z because after dropping off after M and deciding to return for the last letter, it was touching to see comments of support and happiness come pouring in despite my absence. This challenge not only pushes you to the brink but it opens you up to new people and makes the ones already around feel even closer.
Thank you A-Z 2014 for making me feel so loved and uniting us bloggers even closer.
Spanking New Series
I mentioned earlier this year that Sacrifice HER got delayed because I was in a bad place with my manuscript. Still working on it but in the meantime I am excited to share with a new series I came up with last month. As you know if you are a regular, I love fantasy. This series is a fantasy retelling and spins known fairy tales on their head. These novellas/novelettes expose the lies told by previous storytellers to sugar coat or draw profit from tales whose actual stories are less for kids or their target audience.
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Series: Fairy Tales are Stupid
Projected Release: Fall 2015
Resource: Fairy Tales are Stupid Tab on top of blog.
The novellas will each focus on one or a few characters who will tell the true tale that was messed up or redone to attract readers for their storytellers/authors. From Little Red Riding Hood to Peter Pan to The Little Mermaid. Tales will be turned on their head and readers will be mystified by the secrets kept from them for so long. I mean really, did you believe a regular girl could survive being swallowed whole by a wolf?
Update: As of September 2014 The Sacrifice Series is delayed with no new date announced.
Note: But seriously folks I do plan to release this after completing The Sacrifice Series and releasing Snow in Summer 2015. I will have to move back Rachel Becoming Red (prequel) from Fall/Winter 2015 to 2016 (September) but since the series for this prequel is way in planning/half chapter from back when I used to chat a lot about Rachel....that's not a bad idea. Unless you count playlists which I don't.
Anyway I hope you guys had fun reading about my reflections and further adding more projects unto myself. But at the end of the day I love to write and blog. Plus I'm going to pay more attention to my pseudonym blogs as well as my AYA which has a novella I want to release this year. No word on when Teen Terror will even get done much less released. Them's the breaks. Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by.