Well, the throwback is to 2012 because a post caught my eye: Out of the Funk. (Read original post) or just see below because it's posted here. There were all of 9 views on it, so I doubt very many people read what I said back then. HAHA.
Yeah, so, I really shouldn't write a blog when I feel down. It normally goes away right after I do that! Like now!!! I'm okay. I just get dried up and the words don't flow and the characters are silent. Writer's block! It is definitely a BLOCK. More like a wall sometimes.
But "Names Can Never Hurt Me" is back on track. I have over 18.5k written and most of what I had in 3rd person is now switched to 1st! (Really glad.) I'll need to smooth things out though. Like I can read it over and I KNOW which parts were originally 3rd person and what I added fresh. Nick's voice is more casual in the newer parts. Anyway, that is what edits are for and polish after the whole story is completed, right? So I will get to it. I decided on switching POV's between characters. Not lots, but enough to give a look into the other character. I think it adds depth.
And more editor, (now that I complained in the last blog,) said things are going well and she is pushing through it fine. So glad. Not sure WHEN she will be done, but it is closer to an end when there is an actually start tot he editing. (ya know?)
I guess I don't have loads more to say than that. I'm writing, so I'm not currently reading. For those who "follow" my reviews it might be a little while. I'm in a sort-of groove and I don't need other people's characters confusing my head. I'll get back to reading soon.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
I find this interesting! I still feel like I shouldn't blog when I'm feeling down but not because the words don't flow. I think it used to be a sort of self-pity because I JUST COULDN'T WRITE and I was bummed about it. And, often when I'm down now it is because of something someone in my real life says to me about what I write. Ya know, all that crap I deal with and dealt with doesn't go away. I stopped whining about it, but the nay-sayers are still there and they get me down sometimes. But what got me, and this is just a BREIF mention about it since this post is not about that, is that I was questioned why I don't "recoil" from it. The "IT" most likely being gay sex, gay relationships, or homosexuality in general. Well, when I heard that word, I DID recoil. I recoiled from the user. "Recoil" to ME is a very strong word! To recoil in the sense I took it, seemed impossible and I felt like I had been given a choice. Side with him and "recoil" from homosexuality, or recoil from the person I was talking to in RL and stand defensively in front of people like Matt & Brad, Sam & RICK, or Jeff & Will. Those were the people I thought about in that moment. I thought, "NO!" Jeff is my friend! I love him. I could never recoil because he's gay. I don't think of him like that. I call him my honorary cousin. To me, he and Will are like family. Matt and Brad write so much about life and love that I could never "recoil" from the wisdom I gain from knowing them online and interacting with Matt. And ANYONE who would recoil from Sam is just stupid. That kid has wisdom in spades! He's an amazing inspiration. So yeah, the "battle" is ongoing. But I continue to write about the things that effect me, so yes, you may see more religious content as I see fit, because this is where my passion lies. (JOCK 2, however, has none)
Anyway…. Funny how I talk about NAMES having POV shifts because I took them out! haha. I love Nick's voice. He is a great character. Yes, some people don't like him, but I think he is the most dynamic character I've written. Those who don't give him a chance are missing out!
As before, I am not currently reading because I am writing, but I DID tell my daughter we are reading this summer. So, I will be reading To Kill A Mockingbird with my daughter, and hopefully finish some books I started earlier in the year!
Writing is going swimmingly! I have 34k in 17 days for this latest one! This is the best I've ever done writing! I hope to keep up the trend because I have promised Dreamspinner several books! That translates into more reading for you all once these start getting published. 2016 could be an extremely exciting year for Wade Kelly fans! (Just saying!)
No! Jocks Don't Date Guys (JOCK series, book 2) has been contracted and is about 5 weeks out for start of production. It should come your way in November or December. I was hoping for October, but that is hard when I didn't submit it until May. I need to time projects better. I will! I am writing Book 3, but put it on hold for Banker's Hours because those characters are talking up a storm. It is light and funny and fast paced so it should be a hit. (I hope.)
(Note: this is the first look at the Wade Kelly Scale with 8 titles on it! Three of them are not released yet, but should be the next ones. This is where I believe they sit.)
JOCK 2 is also very light. It's a 3 on the scale because of some "back story" that seeps into the present day events and causes some trauma, but hey, a book with gummy bears and cheerleaders has to be good, right? ahhahaha. I think you'll like that book. It is very sweet. Alonzo may be my favorite character ever. Hard to say. I have a special place for Darian, but Alonzo stole my heart.
Here is the blurb for the one coming out later this year:
No! Jocks Don't Date Guys
What is a sexy soccer stud supposed to do when “following family traditions” falls 180 degrees opposite his closeted ideal?
From birth, Chris Jackson had been schooled on how to land himself a cheerleader. After all, his father married one, and his father’s father before that. Heck, even his older brother married their father’s definition of a stereotypical cheerleader the summer before Chris went off to college. For two years, Chris dodged invasive questions about relationships by blaming his lack of female companionship on grueling practices and heavy coarse loads; but really, his lack of interest in girls period should have given the family a clue. It wasn’t until Chris mentioned meeting a boy that his father’s synapses short-circuited.
Alonzo Martin was anything but a buxom blond. From his black hair, combat boots, and trench coat, to his nail polish and guyliner, the mysterious introvert was not so easily persuaded to go on a date. Alonzo’s insecurities kept Chris at arm’s length, but even his painful past couldn’t compete with the charismatic jock’s winning smile and sense of humor.
When opposites attract, only cheerleaders and gummy bears can overcome fear and family traditions.
So, what do you think? Worth reading? I hope so. As I was reading through it one more time before official edits start, I was truly enjoying it. I love Chris, and I adore Alonzo!
Ciao for now!