Unforgettable Characters

Well, this week I dropped off my old laptop at my grandmother’s neighbor. It is the computer Amethyst Epiphany and the first eight chapters of Crimson Betrayal (which I’m thinking of renaming Crimson Desire) on it. It’s a fairly old computer – I’ve had it since my college days and I graduated five years ago. I’m hoping that he can salvage my story from the computer that is far past kaput. I know it should be somewhere on the hardrive, so hopefully he can take the start of the sequel and put it on a flash drive or cd for me so I can upload it onto this computer and keep working on it. That would be ideal. 

No idea how long that will take. 

I’m fairly excited about Amethyst Epiphany. There’s still a lot of work to do marketing wise, but I’m confident I can do it. Just have to brace myself for unforeseen complications and come up with solutions to problems. 

But I know Calliope and company are more than ready to make their arrival into this world. I hope that you’ll all enjoy them as much as I do.

This story is very emotional driven and character driven with lots of magic and lessons along the way. I have so many ideas for the sequels that I hope that I get to work on them very soon. I have more ideas for the third book than the second, but I remind myself that I must finish the second first. 

It was funny when I was first working on this I hadn’t expected it to be a trilogy. But the characters have minds of their own and insisted their story could not be told in one book, and after writing the first book, I quite agree. I fell in love with each and everyone of them along the way. Even the villains hold a place in my heart, not as big a place as the heroes though, because evil people are icky. Ha ha.

Have you ever read stories of characters that just couldn’t leave you? What made them so unforgettable? 

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Impatience

Chapter eight of Crimson Betrayal is nearly finished. Something I’m grateful for. I’m a little annoyed, though, because my computer ate part of that chapter so I’ll have to rewrite a bit of it. Yet the idea I had for it that got swallowed up is still etched in my head, so it will be all right. I will rewrite that and then I’ll be happy.

My coworker Nate was asking me a lot about Amethyst Epiphany last night. Without giving too much away I did tell him the general synopsis, and he said that he could already tell it was going to be awesome, and he promised to buy two copies. He said I had to sign them, though. That made me feel good, though, to know that even though I work a  crappy job that a lot of my coworkers plan on buying my book means a lot to me.

I can’t wait until it’s published. I will be happy dancing all over the place I’m sure. Haven’t started revisions yet, but I’m hoping that it’s nothing too drastic. We will see. All I know is that I’m happy it’s getting published. It just seemed like a distant dream that would never happen, but it’s happening! & I hope this only the beginning of good things to come.