Read it. Saw it. Wrote it. — June Edition

Wrote it.

June was a big month for me. I began writing again in earnest after a nearly three-year break. I finished the final story of The Reaper Series and began a new episode of the Cosmic Cowboys series. 

Here’s Reap & Reckon’s cover again if you’ve somehow missed it. I think it’s my favorite of the series. Reckon will be the series wrap-up. I think I tied up all those loose ends. Whew!

Reap & Reckon has been edited by two very wonderful and capable editors and is off for proofreading. Release date is Monday, Sept. 16. Why so long? Well, I have a couple of vacations coming up. The family and I are finally heading to Glacier National Park for two weeks June 20-Aug. 3. 

Then the weekend of August 24th, I’m heading to Rocket City – Huntsville Alabama for Adult Space Academy. Yep, space camp. Fear not. There will be pictures.

Read it.

Since I started writing again, the reading has suffered. My brain and eyeballs can only do one thing at a time. Probably like yours. I did finally manage to read Packing for Mars by Mary Roach. It was a great non-fiction read about the weird intricacies of space. Things you might not think about like toilets or space dust, and how something so seemingly small can crush the souls of adventurers, even putting their lives in peril. Roach really gave the book the Michael Pollan treatment (which you should totally also read all of his books if you haven’t. They are life altering. You’ll never see food the same again). Roach’s book was thorough and funny investigative journalism. I loved it. 

Saw it.

I also finished the final season of Jessica Jones on Netflix. Jessica Jones is my favorite of all of the Netflix Marvel series’. I’m sad to see them all ending. Except for Iron Fist. That’s thirteen hours I’ll never get back. I didn’t bother with season two. Season One of Jessica Jones had the best super villain I’ve ever seen/read. Killgrave was just terrifying and charming and evil. I loved him. Season three’s villain was somehow even worse. Maybe because it was just a human. Humans are horrifying. Or can be. He was. To me at least.

Jessica is one tough and damaged chick. Also, I don’t know how her liver has survived.

If you haven’t seen it. Go. Now. Before it all goes away.

Ten stars!!!!

What are you reading and watching now?

Start The Reaper Series FREE for a LIMITED TIME ONLY. Like…this week.

Since I’ve moved ALL of my books back to KDP Select that means they are all on AMAZON now and available to read for FREE if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited. KU is an awesome service. I read loads of books there. But even if you don’t have KU, I am running Reap & Repent (book one of the Reaper Series) FREE there THIS WEEK ONLY.

June 17-Friday June 21. 
FIVE DAYS OF FREE! 
Woot! 

If you’ve already read Repent, YAY!! Please forward this post to a friend who might enjoy a free book about sexy reapers. And really, who wouldn’t?

They see death. Can they share a life?
 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.

If you can’t get enough reapers…Have you tried Darynda Jone’s Charley Davidson series? Darynda was kind enough to read and blurb Reap & Repent for me years ago. Her series is AMAZEBALLS.

But wait…there’s more! My friend Angela Roquet’s Lana Harvey series if FILLED with hilarious reaper goodness as well. First in the series is FREE.

Thanks for reading!

The Art of Finishing: What Happens Now?

I used to consider myself more of a starter than a sustainer. I liked to begin things but often lost interest partway through. Over the years, I’ve finished lots more things than I’ve started, and I think it’s safe to say that tide has turned for me. There is a great satisfaction in finishing a languishing project.

That said, if a thing or situation isn’t for you, and it sucks your soul away to even think of continuing it; don’t do it anymore. Life is too short to do crap we really don’t want to do.

Reap & Reckon was a project that has haunted me for the past three years. I really needed to wrap up the series with one final book, but my heart wasn’t in writing anymore after my mom died. That last year with her was all-consuming, but I wouldn’t have traded the time we had with her for anything else.

When I put the project away, I put everything away. I packed up my desk, and folders (five years of research, stats and ideas) and stuffed them into a tote in the closet. The back of the closet. I was done.

Or so I thought.

Sometimes projects, books, people come along at just the right time to reignite and old flame. That’s what happened with Reckon. And now it’s finished.

Here’s what BEFORE/DURING the the writing of Reckon looked like after I freed it all from the CLOSET TOTE…

And here’s the after…

It took much longer than I had anticipated, but Reckon is off for editing. I’m free to start a new book. A fresh start. A do-over.

And that feels great!

If you’d like to read the series, you still have plenty of time to start. I plan for an Aug/Sept 2019 release of Reap & Reckon. You can read the entire series for FREE if you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber. Otherwise, you can find all of my books exclusively on AMAZON. Don’t forget to leave a review when you are finished 😀

http://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Medley/e/B00I66M24M/

Reap on.