So this thing sorta happened

I’m not the greatest when it comes to promoting myself or my work. This is actually sort of funny since I went to college and got my degree in Public Relations and Advertising. One would think that I’d be all over promotion. Not so much. So, this is what I’m working on this year. Not because I think people want to see a bazillion posts from me on social media every day but because when it comes to the important things, like new books or sales, I’m horrible at letting people know.

What’s the point of running a sale on a book if I don’t tell anyone, right?

Well, I’ve been trying to share more often on social media. One of the things that I most recently shared I’d like to tell you about in more detail. Here goes…

So this thing happened on Friday. It was unexpected but exciting at the same time. I’ve been working on this #secretproject for a while now. In the last month, though, I’ve fallen more in love with the story and devoted more time to it. I’ve kept everything about it quiet since I started working on it. Not because I didn’t want anyone to know about it but because, at first, I wasn’t sure if it was going to come together the way I hoped that it would.

IE – Saving Bliss style! (If you’re not sure about that reference don’t worry about it. Let’s just say that SB is an EXTENDED work in progress. If I finish it before July it will have only taken two years.)

On Friday, I spent some time writing and as I got half-way through a chapter I realized that the end was closer than I though. It was time. If I added anymore, I would be dragging the story out for no reason. BOOM! I was a few thousand words from being finished with my 11th novel. That scared me a little so I called my bestie, ran my final thoughts by her and push ahead, wrapping up the story nice and tidy. I still have to read through it. There will be changes and things that need to be tidied up. But, for all intensive purposes, it’s done!

Anyway, now that the first draft is complete, I’m ready to share a little bit about the story with all of you.

First of all, it’s called Jumping Puddles. The title doesn’t give much away, does it?

The synopsis doesn’t either. ♥ It’s not complete yet, but here’s what I have so far…

I lost my parents when I was only six years old. Then, ten years later, I lost my aunt and was forced into the foster care system. My life… it’s filled with puddles I’m constantly trying to jump over. But jumping over puddles is harder than it seems.

There are some that are small and fun to jump in. Others you attempt to jump over, afraid that if you land in them that they’ll pull you under. In life, you have to figure out which puddles are worth the risk and which should be avoided at all costs because every choice creates a ripple.

^^^ Keep in mind, that’s a work in progress. ^^^

So, what it the story really about? Well, let me introduce you to Charlotte and Blake.

Woman smiling warmly clothed in a cold winter on the beach

Charlotte is an emotionally strong, self-reliant, sixteen-year-old foster kid when you first meet her. She’s lost everyone she’s ever loved and is doing the best she can to adjust to her new life.

Enter Blake Collins. Oh, how I love him dearly…

Young handsome guy isolated over white background

Blake is the boy next door. Two years older than Charlotte, their relationship is purely innocent until Charlotte visits him over spring break. But it’s not an easy transition, especially with their age difference. With Blake off pursuing his dreams, Charlotte is left behind to wait, but for how long?

 

That’s all I’m going to give away. For now at least.

There’s already a plan in place for JP. It goes to my editor on May 25th. I’ve already purchased my cover and scheduled formatting. If all works out as planned, Jumping Puddles should be releasing in July.

If you can’t wait that long for a new book written by your’s truly… Lucky 13 releases on June 7th. There’s a party on FB if you’d like to come and join in on the fun.

 

#indieauthor #newrelease