I’m excitedly working on expanding the Amuse universe with new merchandise, and yes, yes, the infamous BOOK TWO. I need your help…if each of you could just write a chapter or two we could have this baby done in…kidding! Unless you’re game, then send me what you got! LOL
Actually, in all seriousness, I am very interested in what you have to say. I need your opinions, reviews, blurbs and even questions if you have them about Amuse, the characters, etc… Not only will they be used to help promote the book(s) but I’m thinking they will look catchy on some promotional gear and/or stickers.
What do you think? Not just about the idea but about Amuse? You can comment here, email, Facebook, Messenger, Owl Mail (how freakin cool would that be?!) Just be honest, no one likes a kiss ass…well, most people. (slides over brand new tube of Chapstick) just in case.
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I am announcing that the projected release date of Amuse Book II – Stranded is February 1, 2020. If it’s completed sooner then I will move it up! Very excited and pleased with the changes and can’t wait to unveil what else we have planned for you Amuse fans! More to come!
So last night I was at karaoke because I’m sort of an addict/host myself. I saw this guy who looked really familiar but I knew him from hockey games so I dismissed it as my crazy rattled brain mixing things up again. Turns out, it was him and of course he asked the both flattering but dreaded question, “Is book two of Amuse done?”.
I know book one took a long time but it was book one; it wasn’t just about the story it was about me overcoming my self doubts and other’s doubts that I could not only finish writing a book but that people would *gasp* possibly even like it. So book two was supposed to be sliding onto the screen, my fingers rapid firing across the keyboard carried by the momentum of ‘what’s next?’.
And then…it happened. WRITER’S BLOCK!!! Here’s the funny thing, I was making progress…at least I was putting words down, creating sentences…with dialogue!, paragraphs and even chapters but they were tasteless, boring and dare I say, predictable? I was facing pressure from friends and family who were eager for more and assuring me that it was good enough…good enough?
It hit me then; I loved writing my first book because I enjoyed the journey! Don’t get me wrong; I was thrilled that other people loved it but that wasn’t the point of writing it…it was the point of self publishing it; you know, putting myself out there to see how it would be received but ultimately, I said to myself I’m writing this for me and if other’s like it then great but I have to love it.
So, I answered his question honestly. Yes, I am working on Amuse…almost daily but it is something that I’m not rushing for I wish it to blow book one out of the water! I want people to be gasping with excitement and reading it again and feeling thrilled as though racing on a roller coaster! I don’t want it to be ‘good enough’; it can’t exist as ‘good enough’.
When I first attempted writing book two it was from the place of someone who did other things but also wrote. This time I decided that I needed to be someone who is a writer who does other things, also. I am a writer and writer’s create worlds and characters and move the readers emotions and it’s a noble thing and not something to take lightly, so as I approach this endeavor again it is with renewed excitement as I claim my title with deliberate intention.
I’ll keep you posted…
I’m sure there’s a much better label for it but I stand by it dammit because I didn’t realize how long I had been away until you see the dates and think, “Where the hell have I been all this time?” Then it hits you; life coma.
I got sucked into obligations and people and ugh, television. I know, I know…it’s tragic. What was supposed to happen was some sort of literary butterfly.
‘The writer emerged after months of hibernation, no longer the chubby caterpillar but a beautiful monarch clutching an Amuse II manuscript in her dainty little butterfly hands’ cue music….
Well, I’m back, I’m awake and I’m motivated. I’ll be honest, there was some writing in there but it was so contrived and boring and let’s face it; forced. You deserve better than that so I am hard at work on book 2 and it’s much better than it’s predecessor. It was hard to toss so…many…chapters BUT the story was stuck in first gear; just putting along, not really going anywhere and now we can jump on the freeway and really travel!
Okay, I’m going to stop before I overly hype you up, mostly I just wanted to let you know I’M BACK!
Do you long for adventure but you’re shackled to your desk? Thirst for thrills and chills? Yearn for a heartwarming and emotional journey?
I don’t know where to get all that BUT my first novel Amuse is available for download for the low price of $0.00…translated into FREE. I hear it’s great for curing insomnia, preventing unwanted conversations and in rare cases; a good read.
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Hey friends, I’ve been away for awhile and while I don’t have a great reason like being kidnapped or whisked away on a yacht to St. Tropez for high stakes poker, learning how to dolphin ski, or taken back to the mother ship by aliens. (Hi Aunt Moorak!)
I have been working on a new book, it’s almost finished! More details to come! In the meantime I’d love to share that Amuse is available on Audible and if you sign up for a subscription you can listen for FREE! Check it out and I’ll be back soon with more news!