I’ve written 22,500 words on JUMPER’s early draft in the last ten days. I’m trying to finish it completely by next Monday when I leave for Sultry In The City in Houston. I’m going to Galveston for a few days before the event and Austin after. I won’t have much time to write while I’m gone, if any. I will then have three weeks to do my 2nd draft before I leave for Books At The Beach.
In the meantime here is a typo for you. You make up your mind… was it a hot tub or a hot tube?
I wasn’t going to do a JUMPER teaser. I said I would post older teasers, but then Chanel made this gorgeous graphic, and I had to post it. So here is my teaser, the scenario is that Jump, Becca, and their mates are infiltrating a cult, and he has to do something that he knows will affect their relationship… this leads to somewhat questionable sexy times.
JUMPER will be released this fall. Keep your eyes here for more details.
I am the Queen of two things: Sleep and Procrastination.
That said, I had most of this post planned on Tuesday and actually said something to the effect of, ‘I don’t have to worry about tomorrow yet’ when I was reminded about it. I then went on to do some recovery on Wednesday, and I did not get this post done. I guess I need to apologize to Miss Bri because I did indeed need to worry about Wednesday then… I couldn’t have guessed that I would be feeling badly and sleep all day.
Alas, the book. JUMPER. I am behind on it. It’s looking like the release for it will be pushed back again, with me having signings this month and next, there is just so little time for me to produce. Not to mention that my body has been in failure for weeks now. Between the anemia and COVID and now the iron infusion treatments. This is what turning 50 feels like? I would like to object on the BS involved with the last year. 49 has been a ton of nonsense.
All that said. Here is my typo of the week. I don’t know what I was trying to say… it’s all up to interpretation by the aliens.
Title: It Feels Like Home Author: Ali Lucia Sky Genre: Contemporary Mature YA/Teen Romance Tropes: Second Chance Romance, Enemies-to-Lovers, Coming of Age Cover Designer: Creative Paramita Release Date: July 05, 2023
Jacelyn Waverly might need a twelve-step program for jerks.
One jerk, in particular, Ky Linley, because even two years apart hasn’t stopped the butterflies from taking flight in her stomach when he’s around.
After humiliating her in her freshman year and starting rumors that dogged her reputation, Ky shouldn’t get a second chance. Still, she’s returned home older and wiser, and everyone seems different now. But with an angry sister, an overworked mom, a father on the opposite side of the country, and a best friend who is just starting to fall in love for the first time, it all seems like a lot.
But sometimes, growing up feels like coming home.
What’s being said?
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This sweet, sassy read is perfect for the young reader and above. – Booknook Reviews
I’ve been ‘working’ on JUMPER. I say ‘working’ because I’ve had a little hiatus while I have a holiday, a family emergency, and a flare-up of chronic anemia. Anemia sucks; when you have chronic anemia, it’s more than just fatigue. You get dizzy, weak, and you can get winded for no reason at all and heal incredibly slowly. I have an appointment with my oncologist to see what happens next, and for once I am hoping for iron infusions because they make me feel better, as overdone as they sound.
This BS has made working on the book incredibly difficult. I have built an incredibly detailed outline for the book, so when I get the energy up, I can zip through it.
Today I leave you with the genital WIP. It’s, unfortunately, balls.
Okay, not a total cover reveal for It Feels Like Home. I suck. I’m a brain trust and sent the cover to Xpresso to set up tours, so they had it, and Xpresso posted it with the sign-up. I should wait to do big things when writing on a deadline so I can do them correctly. I can barely get up these days. Exhaustion is a real thing. Exhaustion is the thing of the day.
Oh, look, I missed WIP Wednesday again. If I’m on time, I got there because I didn’t know what day it was. I will still apologize for being late because I’ll be assuming it’s the wrong day. Alas, today is genuinely Thursday, and I missed yesterday doing proofreading, so here is yesterday’s WIP.
I had plans of focusing only on JUMPER when May 1 hit. I had every intention of putting It Feels Like Home aside and working on only one thing, but I can’t seem to do that. I have plugged both projects into my Pacemaker Planner. The idea is to finish JUMPER by the end of this month and IFLH by the end of July. I’m a little off-kilter, though, because I’m at 5% of JUMPER and 21% of IFLH. That’s backward.
I am still trying to determine how I work on two projects without any major boo-boos, but I’ll take it. It’s like I’m suddenly touched by the gods with my ability to type, and I’d like to keep going with this trend, but alas, I’m about to head out on adventures.
I had been feeling better for about three weeks and only had my voice back for two days before I got sick again. My husband gave me his cooties again. I know, I know… this is divorce-level bullshit.
RENLEY went to the formatter yesterday. He should be going to ARC readers next Tuesday. It’s very exciting. Somehow, after all the delays, he is on track for his release date. I will be honest; I didn’t think it would happen.
For today’s WIP typo, I have a name boo-boo. I may have confused Ronan’s name with the word Roadmap. He didn’t hold it against me, thankfully.