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Midnight Hotel Blog

This Blog is for the book series Midnight Hotel.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Partnership Severed

I'm sorry to report that my partnership with my writing partner on the Midnight Hotel series was severed today. I'll be rewriting and reworking the series. I will probably start that after the first of the year after I finish the two stories I'm currently writing, one of which I hope to submit January 10, 2008 to Samhain Publishing.

To my former writing partner, I wish you luck with your future endeavors and hope to hear from you and how you're doing.

To those who have been waiting for the Midnight Hotel series to come out, I'm afraid the wait will be a bit longer, and the storyline will be changing to reflect the removal of certain characters. The world it's set it will remain the same, however. That will not change.

I hope everyone has a happy holiday, and I'll post again when I have more news.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Update on the submitted story

I heard back from the publisher. They didn't feel the story fit their catalog because it's set in the 1970s. They said it was a hard decision, but because it's set in the '70s it’s neither contemporary or historical. So, I doubt they'll want my Word War II story either for the same reason.

I can't change the time the story is set, because this story deals with the parents of some characters in my contemporary series. Also my Word War II story deals with the parents of some of the characters in my 1970s story.

So, where do I go from here? I haven't figured that out yet. I'll update as I can.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Updated the web site

You can now see the floorplans of the first two floors of the hotel! The second floor doesn't have all the room numbers listed yet, and I'm working on getting the third floor done. The third floor is where all the suites are located, so those will take quite a bit of time to get done. The basement will have to wait a bit before I make that floorplan available on the site.

On another note, on June 26 I submitted a story to a publisher. I'm waiting to hear back from them and will share the good or bad news, as the case may be, as soon as I hear anything. Well, if it's good news, I'll have to wait until I wake up from my faint, but as soon as I do.... LOL

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Added a Site Feed link

Readers of this blog should be able to add the RSS/Atom feed to their reader. This is still in the testing phase, but I hope it will work. If you have problems with it, let me know, and I'll see what I can do to get it working.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Midnight Hotel vs. Blue Ridge

I need to finish the Blue Ridge story, and get the cover art finished for the first book in my series set at the Midnight Hotel. I'm closer to publication than I was. I do need to give it another read over and catch any mistakes missed, I've been busy on my Blue Ridge story, and haven't had time.

Oh, and to make things even better, I've had another idea for a story dealing with the werewolves in my world. Joy, joy. Just what I need, more writing, when I need to get MH finished and published. LOL

Wish me luck and time. It looks like I need both. LOL

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Still working on Blue Ridge

I really need to come up with a better title for this story. I'm hoping one will come to me as I get closer to getting it finished. For now, Blue Ridge works. I have the first five chapters written and started on the sixth. My couple is now lovers. I had a time getting that scene written. It took me about a week to get it done. Finally got it finished night before last and have moved on. I need to add some conflict though, so I think that will be coming up soon.

These characters aren't as vocal to me as my Midnight Hotel characters are. In fact, the main one I'm hearing is my hero, Jonathan. Most of the story has been in his POV. I need to bring in my heroine's POV as well, but she is very quiet. Maybe she'll start speaking up once I get some conflict going in the story.

It's late, and I'm not going to work on it any more tonight. I'm going to head for bed and try to get an early start in the morning, or whenever I wake up, and try to get more written on it.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Finally getting some work done!

I've started doing some serious work on my Blue Ridge story. I have a new Dell Notebook computer, and that's making it easier to work. With luck, I'll have the first draft finished in before long. Okay, it might take me awhile. It depends on how much time I can spend on it, but at least I now have a decent system to work on.

My new notebook isn't one of Dell's most expensive models, but it does what I need, and that's what counts. Right?

I'll be updating my word counts for the Blue Ridge story on this blog as I can.

Writing to the CD Ancient Power.