Good Night, as Haley Madison would say... Is half the year already gone by?
Ugh, never mind. Yes, time is flying for me, and I've been working like crazy to get more books out for those who are interested in reading them.
But this month, I'm heavy in edits.
First- The White Road Chronicles books
I know people want to know about the last White Road Chronicles...
That will be my summer project. I'm working on an outline. Meaning I'm jotting notes and scenes. They come at me kind of scattered, and I have to piece them all together.
It's crazy but it works.
I've been needing to update the edits I have for Ransom - the third installment of The White Road Tales.
Once I get that done, I'll add that last book to an expanded distribution for those who have Kobo, B&N, ibooks and whatever else- can now get a copy of the story.
And it's a little more intense than the original version. Which leads me to Illuminated. I'm working on that story, too, since Ransom and Illuminated overlap in a few scenes. If you've not read any of them, Illuminated is told from Alyra's point of view and Ransom (along with all the White Road Tales novellas) are told from Tarek's point of view.
Though there are not any major plot changes (The story is still the same story) I'm trying to up the tension a little and develop Alyra's character a little better.
Anyway, here's what I'll do when I get Illuminated completely done... Because many of you have already read it and Amazon doesn't always push through an update. (I'll have to check on this)
What I'm going to do is share Illuminated in my newsletter. Probably in two or three installments.
So, if you are interested in reading the revised version, sign up for my emails and keep an eye out for it some time this fall.
If you're already signed up for Jackie Castle's Story World, make sure you've told your email browser that I'm not spam. =)
Also, concerning The White Road books, Luminosity is currently with an editor. Soon, I'll have a cleaner version with a new cover up. There will be no changes to Luminosity. But when you see a new cover, you'll know it's been given an edit.
Second - The Madison Creek Bed and Breakfast
I've finished the first draft of the second installment in this fun, small town series. Haley and Ethan from Snow Belle are back in Raining Fools, and have a big secret they're trying hard to keep from Ethan's sister Bekka and his best friend, Stephen. But then, Bekka has a secret she doesn't want anyone to know. And Stephen has a secret that could ruin everything he's trying to work for. Not to mention it might cost him his one and only friend, Ethan Winters. And I think we all know that hiding things is just foolishness.
This is turning out to be more of an inspirational contemporary than just a romance. It's also way too big at the moment. So I'll also be spending this month in revising and editing and trying to make sense of the hot mess my stories can sometimes be at first.
I'm going to offer an Advanced Reader Review of this story in my newsletter this summer. As I complete the edits, I'll post the book in three installments. More on that to come soon. There's a link below where you can sign up for my newsletters if you've not done that before.
Finally - The Sentinel Archives
The next story probably won't come out until early next year. However, Through the Portal is in the process of being put to Audio. And it's going to be fantastic. As this gets closer to being completed, I'll give you more information. I'm so excited about this, though. It's my first venture into audio and I think this is the best book for it.
So, I'm keeping really busy. I'm trying to keep up with posting, and sending out newsletters. But I've lagged in that area. My days are crammed with the projects I want to get done. And I know you are excited about the next White Road Chronicles. I want to get that to you soon, and I want it to be a great wrap-up, experience. Good news about it... no cliff-hangers in the last book. Whoop!
Thanks for reading. Thanks for your feedback. Thanks for your encouragement. I love hearing from you all, I do. Keep sending me letters, or posting to my Facebook authors page. I'm also on twitter and tumblr and Instagram. Look for me there and connect with me.
Until next time,
Blessings and Peace. Be the bright light in your world, wherever that is.
Jackie Castle is an author, artist and dreamer. She lives in Texas with her husband, two grown children and her dog, Banjo. She looks for the extraordinary in the ordinary in everything she experiences.