Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Dangers of Creativity

Since we have been recently drowning you with pleas to buy, read, and review our first published eBook, it might be hard to imagine that all of our attention hasn’t been used up with marketing and promotion. In fact, since we’re trying hard to be serious writers, most of our spare time is actually devoted to producing novels. We have detailed plans and are structured in our approach to making something worth your time to read.

The next novel we’re going to publish is a romantic comedy and we think that it is a delightful and unique story. We’ve certainly never read anything like it before.  We’ve already completed the cover design and The Valentine’s Game is undergoing its final professional proof edit. We plan to publish it in late September. This will be followed by a fantasy novel in the spring. The Dragon Princess is just about to enter its final independent read and edit cycle. The first half of the first draft for the sequel to Bobbie Titan in the Mark of Kain is written and we need to finish all of it before the end of the year if we expect to make our planned autumn 2012 release.  We’re hoping the next Bobbie Titan eBook will provide a boost for PHS fundraising that the first eBook has just started. We are also reworking a novel that we’ve reworked twice before. We don’t know when we are going to publish it. The subject, language, and situations are more intense than our usual work so it’s taking longer to get it right. Even when we finish it, we’re not sure when the best time would be to let you read it since parts of the story are fairly shocking and nothing we will have published prior to it will prepare our loyal readers for what we’ve done in Promise.

So, needless to say, our next eighteen months are pretty full with producing writing projects we’ve already started. We don’t have time to begin something new right now. Unfortunately, creativity has a mind of its own and an idea about a teenage earth girl and handsome if somewhat bewildered alien won’t leave us alone. Yelling, “Stop it, I’m busy!” to the walls isn’t working. Neither is the fact that Bobbie is in trouble in book two and needs us to figure out how she is going to rescue her new love interest from the other genetically engineered look-alikes. But instead of the visions the Cascade Mountains where Bobbie is currently racing her motorcycle in pursuit of the sequel baddies, our heads are filled with Southern California backcountry orchards and how guacamole might be used as an alternative fuel for a spacecraft built from dark matter.

So, as you can see, it isn’t always sunshine and butterfly marks. Sometimes being crazy can get in the way of our well laid plans. Still, for the sake of our readers we will, as stated in the movie The Outlaw Josey Wales, “endeavor to persevere” so you can have something to read from Lynn Evans in the future.

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