Monday, March 27, 2017

Writing Update

So, I just realized last week that I haven't posted a writing update on here in forever! And today, I set out to remedy that. Let's get started . . .

To start off with, A Question of Honor won the "Best Historical Fiction" award during the Indie E-con last week. A huge thank you to everyone who voted! I was so excited when I realized it had won!

Also, Camp NaNo starts next week! To be honest, I haven't actually written anything since last . . . December? *hides* I know, terrible. I mean, I've done some short random scenes and all, but not actually written in any story. Part of this is because I was so busy with the release of A Question of Honor. However, this next month, crazy as it will be, I'm determined to try and set time aside to write. Hopefully camp NaNo will be helpful with that . . . since I seem to be able to write a lot better when I have a goal and a deadline.

I'm sure some of you are wondering about the next Questions of War book. Wellll . . . yeah, there's been some changes. xD In my outline for the series, I had the second book in the series A Question of Loyalty, which went more into Erich and Micah's story, and than the third and final book would b A Question of Courage, which told Rafe's story. Based on this order, I wrote the first draft of A Question of Loyalty last year during NaNo

Well, about a month ago, I sat down and took another look at outline I had written. And than I relaized something.
A Question of Courage needs to come second.

Since I had been planning to edit AQoL during Camp, that really was a drastic change. And for past few weeks I've been scrambling to plot out the book, so that I can get the first draft written during Camp NaNo.

For anyone who is wondering, A Question of Courage will include three POVs, as the first book did. Want to know who they are?
I'm not sure I should tell you . . .

Okay, who am I kidding. I'm so excited about this, I have to share it! The three POVs featured in A Question of Courage are . . .

Rafe, David's younger brother, who is briefly mentioned in A Question of Honor. 
Lily. I think you all know who she is . . . (You can thank me now, Kellyn. ;))
And a new character. Art, Rafe's best friend.

It took me FOREVER to nail down three POV to tell the story from, and I'm really happy with the three I decided on. I can't wait to get into writing, and see how their story unfolds! And don't worry, for all you who are wondering, Erich and Micah will be back in the 3rd book! ;)

And . . . I think that's all, as far as writing is concerned. Yes, I'm one of those rare writers who has to have only one project going at a time or else I get overwhelmed and my brain shuts down. ;P

Oh, wait, there is one more thing . . . do you remember the short story I wrote and posted last year? It was titled "A Place Called Lonesome", and it won first place in a short-story writing contest. Well, I'm working on fixing a few things in it, and than it'll be published on kindle, hopefully within the next month!

Okay, now I think we are really done. ;)

So what do you think? Do you approve of the new POVs? Are you doing Camp NaNo?


  1. I CANT WAIT TO READ IT *flails* seriously so excited about this okay xD

    and omw congrats!! you totally deserve it <3

    1. I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO READ IT!! :D Hehe, I am, too!!

      Thank you!!!!!! <3

  2. Awww! :D This sounds soo awesome. I think I won't die if I don't get more of Erich and Micah.... ;D Just kidding! It is great you know how things go and you're running with it. *high five*
    I'm excited for Camp. I just am hoping I can get my goal done, with life pretty crazy. ;)

    1. Thank you! Well, let's just say that I think y'all will enjoy all the books better this way. ;) And yeah Erich and Micah will be back!! *returns high five*
      Haha, same here! Turns out we might very likely be moving this next month, sooo... xD

    2. Oh wow! Where to, do you know? I'll be praying for y'all. ♥

    3. Right now it'll probably be to a rental house while my parents decide what to do next. ;) Thank you so much for your prayers!

  3. YES LILY! *hugs Jesseca* I can't thank you enough for this!!! And Rafe, too. BUT MOSTLY LILY! I am just so excited right now! I need to read this book! :D

    1. *grins* *hugs* I thought you'd like it!! :) And yeah, I'm REALLY excited for Rafe! :D
      I can't wait for you to read it!! ^_^

  4. *squeals* *can't breath* Eeep! So excited Jesseca!!! Although I'm a BIT disappointed I can't read about Micah and Eric for a while, I am super excited for book 2. *paces back and forth to form a plan* *begins sneaking into manuscript to contain myself until the book is released* ;P

    1. BREATH! Make sure you breath! ;) *squeals with you* I am, too!!! And yeah, well . . . the plot for Micah's book made much more sense later on in the war. ;P
      *hides manuscript* *changes all passwords* YOU CAN'T READ IT! It'll be a DISASTER! xD

  5. Hooray for AQoC and AQoL!!! Oh, and "A Place Called Lonesome"!! How exciting!! :D
    Yep, I'm looking forward to Camp NaNo. Although...I'm getting a little freaked out because like there's parts of WT where the plot went out the window. (Was there ever a plot in *those* parts? I don't even know...) So yeah! But I'm determining to keep myself out of that Doc until Saturday. *nods* I shall conquer this thing. (When I'm wailing and screaming about what an idiot I am come April 3rd, feel free to show me this comment.)

    And now I'll go spam someone else... Lovely post, dear. ^_^

    1. *grins* Yup!! It is exciting!
      Oh, goodness, you sound like me in my "series plot" for "Questions of War"! I'm like " . . . where was I supposed to take this in the next book"? ;P
      But I'm sure you'll do fabulous and it'll all turn out wonderful!!
      Haha, I will! And I'll get a screenshot of it... ;)
      *grins* Thank you, and have fun. B-)

  6. I can’t wait to read “A Question of Courage” and “A Question of Loyalty”!! :D They both sound SO good! Especially “A Question of Loyalty”. I need to find out more about Erich and Micah. ;)
    That’s so cool about “A Place Called Lonesome” hopefully being published next month! Will it only be on kindle? I can’t wait to read it! :D

    1. I'm so glad you're excited for it!!! Hehe, they will be back! ;)
      Yeah, it's pretty short, so it'll be only on kindle! :) Glad to hear you're looking forward to it!!

  7. It is rather troublesome at times when your stories change things around on you a the last minute. :P Yes, it's happened to me too. Not that I plan, but I get ideas and think that comes next only to discover it comes later.
    Oh, my friend who got your book "The Silent Blade" was very excited when she heard I was getting AQoH. :) She's never read it, but you wrote it, so she's eager to get her hands on my copy and read it. :)

    And just a tip, the gray background, though it looks really neat, makes it hard to read. For some reason white on a dark color make my eyes strain if I have to read much.

    1. Yesss, it is! Quite frustrating, though the research has been interesting. ;)

      Aw, I'm so glad she's excited to read it! It's on its way! I had to order author copies, and they took a little while to get here. ;P

      Ohhh, okay. I lightened the background a bit . . . does that help at all?