As many of you know, I’m deep into the editing part of the novel-creating process for REVEALED, the third book of the Rapture’s Edge Series (part of my Guardians of Ascension series.) This book will bring Warrior Duncan and his gifted woman, Rachel, to a long-awaited and hard-won Happily Ever After.
How things have changed! It’s now October in my garden and most of the plants are in the ground. I have only a handful left, a couple of Italian cypresses, some lantana and Mexican heather. Not much, compared to mid-summer.
I’m sure it’s partially the beautiful October light, but I swear my garden has never looked prettier. I was able to plant my butterfly bush — finally! — in the hole from which I’d removed the triangle rock. Unfortunately, I forgot about the well I left behind and didn’t pack it in firmly enough and the plant now sits at an angle. Ugh! I think I may have to dig it back up and put some soil down there. With a garden, there’s always something.
Hi, Everyone! Yup, I’m Weeping Again…in a good way! I’m now editing at a clipping pace on REVEALED, the third book of the Rapture’s Edge Saga. This always happens at about this point in the novel-creating process for me. I’ll go along just fine, writing scene after scene. But when I start editing, I’m so fully engaged with the story that when a character weeps, I shed my tears as well. It’s nuts, yet wonderful and even necessary. After all, if I’m not moved by my books, you won’t be either.
REVEALED is moving swiftly now as I chip away at each paragraph, adding bits that are missing and removing what’s not needed. I’ll be working on a scene then hit a rut in which it’s clear to me that something’s missing. These moments can be tough when better transitions are needed. I usually type in a note-to-self as in <give me more here> or some such, so that when I pick up the next day I can remember what the heck I was doing.
Today, I’m sharing some pics from my garden, the place of respite and joy and fun for me. Each morning, though the midday temps are high now in the desert, they’re reasonable at dawn. I head out around five am, shovel in hand, and dig in the dirt. Sometimes physical labor is what the spirit needs!
Hi, wonderful fans! EMBRACE THE POWER, the ninth and final book of the Blood Rose Series, is now available at Amazon and Google Play. I’ll soon have links for Kobo, Barnes & Noble as well as iBooks. The process of setting up accounts and getting the file approved has taken longer than expected. So, as soon as I have more links, I’ll post them here as well.
Hi, Everyone! Because I’m nearing the finish line with EMBRACE THE POWER, my heart has begun turning in the direction once more of my winged warrior vampires! Which means, REVEALED Almost Ready to Go! For those of you who have read AWAKENING and VEILED, you’ll recall that the Special Ops Forces have landed on Third Earth and have sought shelter in a man-made massive canyon forged through the center of Phoenix Three. The fantasy of those canyons became my focus today!
So I went on a hunt for some pics that reflected what I’ve seen in my head since beginning the RAPTURE’S EDGE part of the ongoing series. Here are the pics I found from the wonderful royalty-free site, Pixabay!
This week in my garden, my DH got a big portion of our drip system hooked up. This relieved me of the watering chore which meant I got to spend more time digging! Yay! The result? I almost got this bed completely done! It’s in the north part of the yard attached to what we’re laughingly calling the ‘druid circle’. (Yes, cuz of the rocks, haha!) Shaping this bed was a very satisfying artistic experience.
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No scorpions. Even typing the words makes me happy! This week, instead, we had a quail couple in the backyard. Apparently, they like to fly over our block walls to check out the goings on. Quail, as I learned by observing them, really like to saunter! They probably poked around the yard for at least a half hour.
Many of you have emailed to say you’re enjoying watching the progress in my garden, even though it’s become a slow-motion process at this point, lol! I have 50 + plants still sitting on my patio, though I will confess it’s because half these plants are NEW! I keep getting carried away at my local garden center. (Don’t you love getting carried away at times?)
So, for every plant that makes its way into the ground, I keep buying two more! And who can blame me! I found the most beautiful lavender Vinka, so of course, I had to have six of those! I’m planting 3 in the front left bed and 3 in the right front to form a welcome-to-my-garden greeting!