- I started writing. Again. Nothing makes a writer happier than three thousand new words on a long overdue project. I got a late start on #CampNaNoWriMo but better late than never. Starting back on a st[...]
Nothing makes a writer happier than three thousand new words on a long overdue project. I got a late start on #CampNaNoWriMo but better late than never. Starting back on a stagnant project is hard. Motivation is hard. Every word feels like a trudge through quicksand, but then… But THEN, somehow when you read back later, like a few weeks and many chapters later, those words get acquainted in the bits and bytes of your iPad or laptop and suddenly seem… much better.
This is almost universally the case for all of the books I’ve written. I expect nothing less this time.
So even when it’s hard (and it almost always is), forward progress is the key.
Why can’t I remember that?
In a few short days (EIGHT!), I’ll be getting on an Amtrack train and riding to my own personal nerd Mecca. Also known as the Supernatural Convention in Chicago for four days of geeky, Supernatural immersion. You know, of course, that show started this entire writing endeavor. I loved everything about it. The grown up, Scooby Doo vibe, the cute brothers, the overarching story of good vs evil.
It was the reapers in the series that sparked my interest and led me down this path.
The road so far has been rocky but good.
I’ve even written a few pages of a screenplay this month; the last scene of the Supernatural series finale, which will likely never be seen by Eric Kripke, but you can’t blame a girl for trying. I promise it is a FAN-PLEASING conclusion and could be added to the end of their final battle. You know…like ten years from now.
I’m already plotting ways to slip those pages into Jensen Ackles’ back pocket when I pose with him for a picture next weekend.
That would likely get me kicked out of the con and onto some sort of restraining order.
Still might be worth it.
I’ll give you a full recap after the con.
Unless you see me on CNN before that.
- Not gonna lie. I’ve been playing covfefe for a while now. Also known as…erm…not writing. In my defense, I did work on a little between-the-stories short work to give away to m[...]
Not gonna lie. I’ve been playing covfefe for a while now. Also known as…erm…not writing. In my defense, I did work on a little between-the-stories short work to give away to my mailing list subscribers. Still working on that one.
Also still sitting at 25K on Reckon.
What I have been working on lately is…me. I’ve lost ten pounds since May 2. Plenty more to go, but feeling great! We’ve been eating mostly Paleo recipes and low carbs. If you know me at all, you’ll know that’s insane. I’ve run on carbs and sugar for the past 49 years. The change has been good for me and the husband. The kid is less than thrilled, but she’ll come along. Bryon is down fifteen pounds.
I’ve eaten more vegetables in the past month than I have in my entire life. Brussel sprouts? I’ve eaten a dozen now. That includes my lifetime count. Cauliflower? I riced it and made a chicken stir fry. And it was … good. I know. Shocked me, too.
Now I want to make more cauliflower rice or cauliflower pasta or cauliflower pizza crust or just mash it. Like every meal! Every meal that is when I’m not making spaghetti squash. Oh my! The wonders of spaghetti squash!
So clearly, you can see the distractions.
Also, I’ve been getting eight hours of sleep. Like in a row!
It’s crazy town over here.
I know it won’t take much to get me back on the writing track, and I promise I will, soon.
In the meantime, I’ve been reading Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series. It’s awesome! The movie (trailer here) looks waaaaaay different but amazing.
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Ruth Scott can read the energy of every person she meets. Then she meets Deacon Walker. She can see his ice-blue eyes, his black hair, and his gorgeous face. But this beautiful stranger has no aura.
Deacon is just as unsettled by Ruth—and, having spent more than two hundred years ushering souls to Purgatory, Deacon is seldom shocked by anything. As he helps Ruth to understand her true nature, she awakens desires that he decided long ago a Reaper can’t afford.
A demon invasion forces Deacon to confront the darkness in his own past even as he fights to save the human souls he’s charged to protect. When he’s taken captive, his first concern is for Ruth. But Ruth just might be able to save herself—and the Reaper she can’t live without—if she can learn to wield her newfound powers.
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- Here’s what I’m listening to through the day, while the characters of Reap & Reckon talk to me. It’s dark in here. Bring a flashlight. Share this:TwitterGoogleTumblrFacebookLinke[...]
Here’s what I’m listening to through the day, while the characters of Reap & Reckon talk to me.
It’s dark in here. Bring a flashlight.
Raise a little Hell, kick a little demon tail. The Heckmasters return. #historical #paranormal #romance
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The Heckmasters Return
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After Samhain’s final announcement of closure, The Heckmasters series disappeared from all retail sites.I’m very pleased to announce that they are back, better than ever, and ready to fight evil again!
Although they have all new titles and covers, for the most part, they continue to be the same books you knew and loved, although I’m excited to tell you that Hell and Gone (formerly Tell), includes an alternate ending that I originally submitted with the manuscript. They also come at a lower price, so if that was ever a discouragement, I hope you enjoy the new pricing.
While you’re reliving the heroics (or experiencing it for the first time), I hope you’ll check out my newest release, Lawless. It’s not a direct sequel to The Heckmasters series, but it tackles after-worldly issues and even briefly mentions that there are things that go bump in the night. It’s available on Kindle as well!
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Hell and A Hard Place
Hell and Back
Hell and Gone
- Good news, reaper fans! My owl crocheting funk has come to an end! I didn’t want to post and get you all worked up for no good reason. But now? I have some substantial progress to share. [...]
Good news, reaper fans! My owl crocheting funk has come to an end!
I didn’t want to post and get you all worked up for no good reason. But now? I have some substantial progress to share.
See, I made words! We’re on our way, and it feels great having the band together again. So what can you expect in Reap & Reckon? Let me drop a few names of those who are on stage right now: Samkiel, Sgt. Victoria Moreno, Ruth, Deacon, Kylen, Nate, Maeve, Bo…Rashnu…oops, I better stop now before I give the whole thing away. You can expect more twists, turns, and some surprising matchups because even in the apocalypse, love finds a way. Or maybe that was Jurassic Park. Anyhoo, I’m writing again, and I made a promise to this year’s Visioncon attendees, and YOU, who keep asking for book four. I’ll have it done by this fall. Probably sooner. Most likely sooner.
If you haven’t already, sign up for my newsletter HERE and watch the top left corner of the web page to see how the story is progressing. I’ll update it regularly.
My favorite quote so far is this from Rashnu:
So don’t give up, reaper fans. Stay the course. Hold the line and all that. It’s coming. Faster than you can say apocalypse.
Finally, I’m starting a new Facebook Fan Group. Even if you’ve liked my Facebook page, you probably don’t see all (or any) of the posts. Facebook is so grumpy about all that. Join my Lisa Medley Reads & Writes FB group HERE.
In the meantime, look upon my accomplishments of months past. Not words, but owls. Here’s to hoping my hands are busy typing instead of crocheting in the months to come.
Of course, I did manage to crochet a reaper during that down time. Maybe I’ll give him away to a lucky newsletter subscriber when Reap & Reckon releases… you’ll have to sign up to win! Sign up for my newsletter HERE