Project news: As you may know, I've been working on Blake's story (the antagonistic brother in Roomies) for some time now. To put it bluntly, his story has been difficult to write, but I guess it wouldn't be Blake's story if it wasn't. I've written approximately 3 full-length novels with all the varying beginnings and rewrites, and other insanity.
Blake wanted to be serious (and he is broody, that is for sure), he wasn't sure about his job, or the direction the story should take. And his love interest was even more problematic. She was too timid; she was lukewarm where she needed to spark. She couldn't even agree on her name.
I was worried readers would expect his story to flow like Kennedy’s, and it won’t, because Blake is nothing like Kennedy from Roomies. I had to accept that some might not be happy with that. I decided to simplify things, and not overthink it so much (as I tend to do), and now, finally, I have completed Blake's story. And I’m proud of it. It is as it should be.
The goal is to get a traditional book publishing deal for it, and my agent and I will be hard at work to see that happen. I will keep you updated on its progress.
In other news…
For the summer, I plan to take a social media hiatus, and slow down on the writing. I will still be writing, but I won’t be giving myself any deadlines, or have a daily word count goal. I’ll have scheduled posts, and will pop in from time to time. If you want to contact me, I’ll be checking my email more than anything else, and you can reach me there. firstname.lastname@example.org
As far as signing events, I will not be doing any more this year, and at this time, I have none planned for 2017 either. If you’re in need of a book, you can always order signed paperbacks through my website: www.lindyzart.com
Things will pick back up in the fall. Have a great summer, and HAPPY READING.