How We Write

Kindle Worlds and Crazy Writing Schedule…Good or Bad?

I’m a big believer in having a plan. I’m that person who sets the Thanksgiving table weeks in advance. I start talking to my husband about what to serve weeks in advance, two witch I get a shaking head as he walks away saying: “Talk to me the day before…”

In 2017 I worked on finishing the NY STATE TROOPER SERIES. While writing the 5th book, I got into a conversation about Kindle Worlds with Casey Hagen, who hooked me up with writing in a couple of these worlds, starting with my SARICH BROTHERS series. It then snowballed into a 2018 plan of writing 24 Novellas in various Kindle Worlds.

Why, you ask? Our goal, and I say our, because Casey and I have been supporting each other in this endeavor since the middle of 2017…anyway, our goal has been to gain readership.

For me, I was waiting to hear from a couple of publishers on two different books. One was rejected, and one needs to be rewritten. Working on it. In the mean time, I decided I enjoyed writing the novels and jumped in with two feet. I’m loving every second of it, however, yesterday I had my 4th release this month and while the books are only 1.99 and they are 20-35k words, so quick reads, I’m starting to think I’m overwhelming not just my current readers, but potentially new readers.

I’m going to finish out the schedule, because when I commit to something, I don’t like backing out, but in 2019, my novella schedule will be fewer books and I’ll be working on some other projects with the goal of getting that ever elusive tradition deal…

Here are some of my latests releases:

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How We Write: World Building…witches, werewolves, oh my!

World building almost always gives me a headache, but it’s so much fun to watch it unfold.

I recently started the WITCHES AND WEREWOLVES series in Milly Taiden’s SASSY EVER AFTER Kindle World. My first novella, LADY SASS, kicks off the series.

In this world, I create a Royal Witch Coven. The series will follow the four sisters, who are all artists in some way, follow their dreams and in the process, find their mated werewolf. My wolves have predetermined soul-mates. This is known as fate.

Now, witches can alter fate with spells and whatnot, but they are forbidden to use black magic. They are not allowed to use it to harm another being or for their own personal betterment. They can cast protection spells, to keep them safe from those who seek them harm, but they can’t mess with fate.

So, what happens when someone breaks the rules?

Lady Sass deals with exactly that.

One Oscar-winning werewolf from the wrong side of the tracks
One princess witch actress
One make or break film
A romance so dangerous it has the potential to destroy everything