So yep–I’ve started the outlining and conceptualizing for the 4th book in the LOVE in the USA series! I know, I know, I know… It’s coming earlier than I originally planned but I’m in too deep to stop now. And so, at the moment I’m writing two books–this one and the next Parched Novel (I’m still not sold on the title for the Parched novel). I promise you the quality of both stories will not be affected. I just have to wrap up Daisy and Belmont’s story in a satisfying manner. Yes, they met, had a sexual and soulful connection but why did fate believe they belong together forever? I believe both of them had some issues that needed to be resolved to be happy and health adults when they first met. This next story is about how they resolve them together and now that they have a child, there’s no escaping each other in the process… Anyway… :-) . And so…
As of 7/11/2014
Actually, as of last night Know Her, Love Her (Daisy & Belmont, Book ONE) is off to the editor! My scheduled date is 7/14/2014, which means I finished early! My kind of finished is writing the first half of the book and then going back to re-read/tighten, writing the second half and then going back to re-read/tighten that part, and finally, reading from the beginning using text to speech so that I can hear how it all sounds and fixing the prose along the way. None of it takes just a little time, especially when I get to the parts where I’m like, “what in the world am I trying to say?” Or when I’m like (eye-roll), “okay, enough already end it,” and so I have to delete paragraphs. Oh, or I’m like, “didn’t I already say this a page ago?”
Anyway… I’m writing Still In Love With Her (Maggie & Vince, Book ONE). I’ve already started it actually and so now I must finish it. You’ll kind of get a birds-eye view of the conflict in this book in Know Her, Love Her.
My life shall be CONSUMED by writing….
As of 7/1/2014
Ho finito il libro, Know Her, Love Her (Daisy & Belmont, Book ONE)!!!! I have finished the book! I’m off to write the next book, starting as soon as I wake up, do this, do that… eat… la la la… then write. :-)
Oh, and I have a while before it goes to the editor on July 14th… :-)
As of 5/24/2014
I really LOVE writing this series. I’m almost done writing Chapter 1. I had to stop at a certain part last night so that I can sleep, eat and reboot.
Anyway… I have all four wheels on the road and driving earlier than usual. If I finish this book a month ahead of time then I’m going to write a surprise story ;-) I think I ‘ll start the Manhattan series. The story will feature Maggie and Vince. I think this is plausible.
OK. Need coffee. I’m partial to this coffee shop on the ground floor of the building next door. They make EXCELLENT coffee…
So just wanted to update you. If you’re waiting for more LOVE in the USA, then get ready! :-)
As of 5/2/2014
I am deep into the outline phase and I LOVE how the story is shaking out! I really think you’re going to love it! Look for my customary first chapter done update within the next couple of weeks. This story is taking off in my head and I’m ready to write it!
Until next time!
As of 3/2/2014
FYI, I pushed back the release date to September 4th just in case I’m unable to make the June 9th editing date. The next editing date would be August 4th. The thing is, I’m going to be mega busy in the next three months trying to finish Forget Me Never before April 28th and yes–moving. This time it’ll be a SHORT lease.
Okay. I’ll let you know when I get started, and you never know, I just might make the June 9th edit date but I’m not going to sacrifice the story to meet the deadline. ‘ll post the description with the iTunes pre-order announcement.
As of 2/25/2014
I finally have an official release date! It’s August 1, 2014 (it may be released earlier). It goes to the editor on June 9th, which is only a month and half after Forget Me Never, A Parched Novel goes in for editing. But don’t worry, the story will not be rushed as I’m outlining and writing the early chapters along with Forget Me Never. I have to work within the constraints of the dates that I’m able to book with my favorite editor. So basically, I’ll be writing like CRAZY for the next three months! Which is why I must close this post down and get back to work.
As of 1/24/2014
I’m in the conceptualization and outlining phase. I’m spending time with the characters in my head and capturing the story and writing during the second part of my work day. This means, I’ll have to spend less time roaming the internet during periods where I have to recoup the brain. And let me say, that some of the searches that turn up on my data for this website scare the heck out of me. I mean, really, someone’s trying to find my address????? The search: Address for Z.L. Arkadie. Listen, that’s the fastest way to frighten a writer, especially someone like me, who writes stuff that traditionalists revile. Because that’s art baby :-) Anyway… Yeah. Whomever you are, please stop looking for my address, that’s weird.
And now back to work.