Good afternoon, all! :-) It's almost 5:30p on Sunday. Work tomorrow, but I suppose it's a necessary evil until I can write full time. I'm sure some of you already read my previous post about SOPA/PIPA. There's still debates and comments about the bill going on. I just hope everyone realizes the danger it poses of taking away our rights.
But I'm here to actually give you an update on this year's works in progress, and where I'm heading. At the moment, I'm about 41k words into a story I've been working on for a while now. With a recent brush of someone stealing one of my older works from the site I previously posted on, I don't want to post an excerpt, but I will give a small run down of the story.
Gabriel Romero works for an agency that assists others like himself. A Deviant. An event five years ago leaves him bitter and cynical, marking himself as damaged with a lot of baggage. He's sent on a mission to retrieve two remarkable young men, one of which will get under his skin so deep he can't tell where he ends and the other man begins.
The picture is a general idea of what Gabriel looks like. He has short dark hair kept in a military fade-style and honey colored eyes. :-)
Alex and Jason Ryker, twin brothers, are abducted while on the run from their home town after revealing their abilities in a heated moment. Alex, the quieter and more level-headed of the two, places his trust in Gabriel when the man comes to rescue the two of them. During their journey back to the agency, Alex starts to see the kind, gentle man hiding behind a gruff facade and makes a vow to cut away the thorns to the beautiful heart inside.
Alex's picture is close to what I think he appears in my head. His hair is a little darker than what you see here almost chocolate brown and his eyes are a bright emerald green, not the light green/blue in the picture. I couldn't find anything else that's close enough. :p
I am hoping to have the story finished by end of February for submission, but we shall see how it goes.
The other potential story lines coming up along with Gabriel's story is a sequel to Chasing Seth involving the story of Nick and Thayne. Also looking into redoing some of my older stories that are more young adult for submission since Dreamspinner press is now accepting them. I have another detective story I started writing a few years ago that is almost finished and I think if I edit it and finish it, may be worth sending out for consideration.
So I do have a lot of items in progress, but please be patient with me as my day job tends to leave me brain dead by the end of the day and I sometimes find it hard to focus after work.
Thanks for all your support and the fan mail I receive! I truly enjoy hearing from my readers. :-) Keeps me motivated and allows me to push past the mental block I sometimes find ends up in my way.