No, it’s not a football match with oddly named teams…it’s the battle going on between authors. Some of you have probably seen comments or teasing complaints from authors about what they’ve outlined for their WIP (work in progress) and what the characters actually did in the book. Those confident creatures who think they can command a world are planners. They outline and organize and then sit down to write.
Me…I’m nowhere near that logical or organized. I fall into the wonderful group called pantsers. We fly by the seat of our pants with minimal planning and just see where the story takes us. It’s a different kind of confidence, like when you head out for a vacation but have no idea where you might end up. It’s more about the character and the journey and less about how you get there.
But in the pantsing world, we sometimes run into interesting problems, like when your character decides one book won’t be enough and he forces you to reshuffle an entire series. Leon’s very opinionated, if you hadn’t already guessed from seeing him in Destin’s story.
In writing him and figuring out who he is and how he loves, he decided he needed more than one book. So instead of his being the first in a new series where each book is about a different couple, he’s going to get at least two and will be either a duet or trilogy depending on how the second one goes. I’m not holding my breath on him being happy with two, so we’ll see how things go.
Even though it’s not going how I expected, the book came together quickly and they just feel right together. I can’t wait to show you what’s going to happen with my stubborn Leon (who Morgan calls his ostrich Daddy because while Leon behaves like a Daddy, he doesn’t seem to see himself the same way everyone else does) and Morgan, who is a bit shy at first but quickly warms to Leon as he sees how safe and confident Leon makes him feel.
Learning to Love is the first book for Leon and Morgan and is now live. Check out the first chapter if you’re curious.
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Picking one work-in-progress to tell you about isn’t reasonable because I’m working on several things and they’re all at different stages…so I’m going to tell you about a few of the stories.
Leon (Destin’s roommate from The Only Way to Dream) is getting his own book and his life has taken an interesting turn.
Destin is now living with his guys—and we’re just going to say that the new guy who moved into the dorms with him when Destin left was not the easiest to live with. So Leon is now living in the apartment building where Bryan and Maddox used to live. He’s got another new roommate, but this time one who’s sweet…and curiously private about this life. Of course, Leon isn’t built to be subtle or to mind his own business, so you’ll have to see what happens.
I’ve also started working on a second book in my alien world. This book is about Trip (Cameron’s best friend in My Cameron) and the alien he met in the grocery store. The unedited chapters will go up in my Facebook group and in my newsletter. After the story is done, it will get cleaned up and will go up on Amazon. If you’re curious about my tentacle aliens, check out My Cameron. Those books seem to end just a little steamy, but the couples are so cute.
Another thing I’ve got going on is the final edits for Dakota’s book. It will probably be out in a few weeks, so now is the time to start reading the omega books if you haven’t already. Dakota is a writer who gets very wrapped up in what he’s working on, and Tristan comes in and is the perfect “keeper” for the distracted writer. They’re cute together and have explosive role-playing sex scenes. We’re just going to say that Dakota has a great imagination.
Oh, and my last project is something super-secret that I need to wait a few more weeks before telling you all about. But what I can say is that it’s age play with a couple who’s been living together for about a year and it’s the Daddy who starts introducing age play into their relationship. I can’t wait to tell you more about this one, and really, all the books that are coming up.
Keep an eye out for more about Leon’s love interest and to see when Dakota’s book will go up on pre-order.
Share in the comments which book you are most looking forward to from this little tease!