Saturday, August 2, 2014

What's Currently Happening

The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft a-gley, [often go awry

These lines come from the poem, To a Mouse, written in 1786 by Robert Burns.

The poem was written as an apology to mouse.
The title for John Steinbeck's novel (1937) Of Mice and Men comes from this poem.

The lines tell us that even though we carefully craft our plans, things can happen that cause our plans to stray or go wrong.

I working on book 4 in the Bryant Station Curves series. This story is about the twins Todd and Harrison Anderson. Todd is the sheriff of Bryant Station. His twin has made an appearance in a couple of the books. He is a paramedic. Some people call him an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician),  but for Harrison, that classification is wrong. He is a paramedic and holds several certifications.

The book will be released this month. The release date has not been set. My writing plans/schedule went awry.

A few weeks ago, DH (Dear Hubby) went to see his cardiologist, and was put through a series of tests. Problems were found and the next thing we knew, DH was in the cath lab having stints placed into collapsed arteries. We have round three with the cath lab coming up in a few days. Hopefully, this will be the last one, at least for awhile. It's been stressful and scary, especially with the fact DH is only in his forties.

But we do what we have to do because we have to go on living. The alternative...well, I don't even want to think about the alternative.

On a brighter note, the Blog Tour for Reluctantly Undead is still going. We have another week and a half to go. If you haven't, check out the stops. At several, I have written guest posts. I want to thank Shelly at Fire and Ice Book Tours. She has done a wonderful job of organizing everything. Thank you!

What are my plans after Bryant Station Curves book 4 comes out?

As always, my ideas book is overflowing. I have four more books planned for Bryant Station Curves (not counting book 4). I have plans for a spin-off series revolving around the Wolf pack from Abby's Heart. I have a family tree created for the family, and I'm jotting down ideas.

I'm playing with the idea of a spin-off for Tara's cat shifting in-laws (Chasing Tara). I have a partial family tree started for the main family and ideas written down.

Ideas for book 2 in the Reluctantly Undead series are also being written down.

Too bad I can't tilt my head and let the stories pour out into the word processing program. LOL!