Thursday, July 20, 2017

Break

All right, I never thought I'd get to this point in my career but I need to take a break in it. My depression is just getting worse with each day and I'm feeling worse about everything that I'm writing. I don't want to put out something that I'm going to hate. I've done that before and it didn't make me happy  nor anyone else. I don't want to force myself to hate what I do. So I need to step down for just a little bit. Don't worry, I still have stuff that will come out. It's just not coming out as fast. So what does that mean?

The merman book will most likely come out August 1st.
Soulmates is still scheduled for a fall release.
Perfect Human #4 is almost done but I don't know if I can get it out by November. I'll try.
Everything else? I don't know.

I'll try to update but until I feel like I love my writing again, I need the break.

Much love,

~C

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June updates

All right, there are a few things to get out of here for June. The first is that you may have noticed I'm not as active on social media right now. The reason for it is that I'm going through some personal issues right now. Depression is hitting me hard and it's tough to keep up with anything. I've deactivated FB for the time being but I still have my Twitter and blogs to update. I will also get June's newsletter out too in a few days.

Secondly, the next book I will have out is called Beneath the Painted Ocean. It is an m/m in the world of mermaids/mermen. I don't think I will have it out before SASS 17, I'm afraid. I'm due for a cover design in July and I will be gone from June 22nd to July 14th. So I'm aiming for a July 18th release date for this book. I'm still trying to wrap up Perfect Human #4 too but that's moving slower than expected. I'm trying to slow down my own writing as a result.

Yes, I am still going to SASS 17. I probably won't bring anything brand new and I'm not ordering new swag since I have ton of the old swag left over. After that, I truly don't know what will happen in terms of signings. Truth be told, I'm not sure of my writing career because things have turned around.

So right now, I'm mostly focusing on:

Diamonds and Lipstick (A Crossing Paths side story)
Perfect Human: 4, 5, and 6
Chasing Roy G. Biv (brand new novel)

Somehow, someway, I will try to get my love of writing back. Right now, it feels more like writing to live and less like living to write.

~C

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A mid-Month update


Hello and welcome to the mid-May update. Again, not a whole lot to talk about. I'm still waiting on Crossing Paths #2 to come back to me. I know it's taking a while (it's still with my editor which makes me think that I've done a lot worse than usual) but I still plan on getting it out by June 1st. It is the continuation to Lilacs and Vanilla.
One thing I did manage was releasing Perfect Human #3: The Rose Hill Institute. It is out now. I've gotten through books 4 & 5 of that one and started 6 as well. I'm taking from 6 right now to catch up on other things.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071NZRDGZ

Most notable is that I'm writing an m/m novel (well, two of them but one is further than the other). One is a side story from Crossing Paths (the original characters will be in it but they are more side characters this time around) and one is a merman m/m story. The latter is the one I'm further on right now. I also have some side projects as well. 
Other than that, I'm slipping into depression again. It sucks and I'm struggling with each day. I won't go into details but I hope I can heal in time. 
Much love,
~C

Monday, May 15, 2017

Late update

Hello and welcome to another update from me. I'm back to my computer and slowly catching up to everything. I will make an announcement that Perfect Human #3: The Rose Hill Institute will be out tomorrow! (Or maybe tonight if things go well). Crossing Paths #2: Dancing With Daffodils should be out later this month. It's with my editor and hopefully she'll get that back to me by the end of the week (she was in Chicago during the weekend).

As for other works, I've got to wrap up PH #4, get back into P&P #4, and somewhere on the line, catch up with TRA #4. There are also three original books coming out too. When, I'm not sure. I'm trying to settle in while wrap up so much. Right now, I've organized the PH series and I have up to book seven plotted out. (I assume this series will be at least ten books, possible twelve if the story takes me in other directions. It won't go beyond that though).

Also to note that my book prices may be going up a little bit. Not by too much, just a tad. I will still have sales and freebies throughout the year though! Be on a lookout for those.
That's about it for now. More to come later,

~C

Thursday, March 2, 2017

In Like a Lion...

Hello and welcome to March. First off, I have to apologize for a severe lack of updates in February. The reason for it is that my husband and I were going through some personal stuff. However, a lot of it has been resolved. We are actually going to move to Texas in a few weeks. Neither of us has been there before so that will be something to look forward. It will be a challenge for both of us. With that said, I probably won’t get too much more writing done during this time. I’ll probably get a regular writing schedule back once we’ve settled in.
So here’s the schedule. I leave next week for North Carolina to do Authors In the City. While there, I will try to write but no guarantees on anything. I do have good news and that’s that I finally hit 50K on Perfect Human #4. I need to clean up #3 first. After that, I’m going to try to get to 30K on Crossing Paths #2, 30K on Patterns & Parallels #4, try to get back to my PC special, and maybe a little something new. We’ll see though.
On a plus side, Perfect Human #2 is finally out. I got it out in time! Perfect Human #1 is also available though I think you can understand things in #2 pretty well. #3 and #4 are where things get pretty intense though.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XCXB6YK
As soon as I’m settled down, I’ll get back to using my social media more often. I think I’m on Twitter the most at the moment. It’s easy to get small thoughts out. @CyberPeacock is where you can find me. I will also try to get the newsletter out before I leave!

~C

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Long overdue post

I am sincerely sorry for the lack of updates this month. I’m just trying to buckle down and get everything ready before Authors In the City next month. I have to slow down a little bit since we have a bit of a financial issue right now. Throw in my own personal issues and I’m worn out. Hopefully, March will go a little easier.
The newest Portman’s book, Blood Drops and Desperate Measures, is finally out. I’m sorry I took so long to announce this. I’ve been so busy with so many things at once. Also out is the audiobook for Castles In Flames and Ice #1: Rebirth. I’ve done a poor job of marketing this month and I want to apologize. That was the last thing on my mind and I will try to get back into it soon. I’m hoping our situation gets better so I can focus on finishing up some stuff.
The next book to come out will probably be Perfect Human #2. Then it’s up in the air until Crossing Paths #2 comes out in April or May. Other things are getting worked on slowly but surely. At the moment, I’m just writing like I’m running out of time.
That’s it for now. Hopefully, more will come next month.

~C

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mid-January updates

Hello, and welcome to the middle of January. It's been a very busy month regarding writing. Some of you may have seen that Castles In Flames and Ice #1: Rebirth is out now on Amazon. Castles In Flames and Ice #2: Return will be released February 1st. In case you're wondering, no, there won't be a third book to this series. It ends right here.

Secondly, I have completely my next book in the Portman's Creamery series, Blood Drops and Desperate Measures. It's a book focusing on Stacey. Now we're going back around with the girls again. I'm also working on The Reaper's Apprentices #4, started another PC arc mystery, wrapping up Perfect Human #2 and #3, and I'm trying to get back to writing Patterns & Parallels #4. I got halfway through that and let it sit on the back burner for a while. Getting back into that universe will be tough but I will try. There are a few others thing I started but I don't know if I will finish them. Other works are calling.

I got my first little bit of new swag for the new books for AITC #17. They did end up giving me a ton of other people's magnets by accident so they told me to discard those. I feel bad for those people whose magnets I got.

Anyway, it's time to get back to work! Too bad my day job is a bit slow these days. I'm spending the time writing other stuff.

~C