Trust is more terrifying than any weapon.
Valis’ father wants to sacrifice him to the evil God, Qos. His uncle wants to use him as a magical battery and sex slave. All Valis wants is to live in peace, without fear of constant abuse. When he escapes his father’s sacrificial knife and runs away, he lands in the camp of his two saviors, Kerac and Darolen, holy Aesriphos warriors powerful enough to put his family in their place.
But trusting anyone could be fatal, and the warriors ask the impossible: to sell his father’s farmstead and abandon his old life to join their monastery.
They’re his only hope and when he learns to trust them, they’re the father figures he always wanted, but Valis isn’t sure he’s strong enough to put aside his fear and start over.
The God Jars Saga is a nine book slow burn medieval M/M fantasy romance.
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Things are heating up!
I have a whole new schedule written up, and I’m not even waiting to dive in. Things are moving so fast that I’m having trouble keeping up with other things. Like this blog, for instance. Have you ever accomplished something, and forgot about everything else? Yeah. Me, too. That’s what happened last month when I forgot to write a blog post for August 20th.
But, never fear! I am still here!
These projects have me super excited. I hope they excite you, too!
What am I doing now?
I’m working on Fated Elves 2, re-plotting God Jars 5, because I screwed up something horrible. More on that in a bit. I’m also going to try and plot out God Jars 6-9 this month so I can just chug along with writing and keep on schedule. Editing? Yeah, I’m doing that, too. I really need to edit Fated Elves 1, because I changed how Casersis speaks halfway through the book, and there are some inconsistencies that I know are in there. At least I have a game plan in place. That should make it infinitely easier.
So far this month, I’ve written around a good chunk in Fated Elves 2, created book covers for the entire series and a few other books, and procrastinated like a pro when I had a few non-writing-related panic attacks. But, I am on schedule, and will finish FE2 by the end of September. I want to finish Fated Elves so I can work hardcore on God Jars. And, that seems like it is likely to happen according to plan. *Rubs hands together evilly* Yeeees, my precious!
What am I not doing now?
Writing the damned blurbs. We HATES them, precious! I seriously suck at writing blurbs. So, this may be something I shop out to someone who can shove 50 pounds of shit into a 5 pound bag, because I am not that girl. Well, I can in some other areas, but not when it comes to blurb writing.
I am also not worrying about much other than getting words on the page. I have a steady stream of writing 3000 words per day, though some days I write more than that. Before, back in 2013, I would write 10k-15k a day, almost every single day. After a year or so of that, it burned me out so bad that I stopped writing for three years. So, this new pace is perfect. Now that I have a set word count goal, and am mostly sticking to it, I have more time to do other things… like cuddle my kitty, watch anime, and create pretty covers. And, you know, all the hard shit like editing, cleaning house, and doing dishes. Ick.
And you know what else I’m not doing? I am not going insane from trying to keep up. If I miss a day of writing for any reason, I refuse to beat myself up about it. I need to remind myself that I made my schedule flexible in case this happen. I refuse to play “catch up” if my word count isn’t where I want it. Old habits die hard, but I am stomping this one into dust.
This has given me so much freedom that I can’t stand myself. I love it.
God Jars 2, Avristin comes out in six weeks! I’ll be posting updates once I get them, so keep an eye on the blog or on my Facebook!