The first couple of weeks in January are past or in the process of passing by. Now it is my feeling that things are stabling out, but that perhaps the struggle will become more real as the months go by. I have class started the last few days - it's good and interesting stuff - all about Romanticism. The class material is large, and I am already falling behind! I have also started to return to my gym. I have lost 2 pounds and I'm glad about that (progress, you know). The publishing company seems to be about the same. I am hoping to get more backing and if that comes through then we can be set to get on with the work. I must admit that nobody has sent in any manuscripts nor book proposals, and that I am thinking is sad. I am sad because there are no persons who are willing to admit that God has been with them in their life journey. How can that be?
At any rate, the publishing company is set to go. The incorporation of the company is being processed by lawyers. I'm optimistic, as always, and trust that God is in the details and in the background getting anyone to sit up and listen to His words.
As for the books, it is as you would expect. LR is not as exciting in sales nor is LL but, there are many who have been downloading the LL book and several have been reviewers, libraries or bloggers. I'm encouraged. The ratings (rankings) in Amazon for LL are also encouraging and that alone is giving me a lift and inspiration. I also see the LR, even if it's lagging, is holding its own in the rankings. Since the reviews for LR are still in process (three reviews by respected companies are being performed now, plus a NY Times book review as well) I think LR will become a decent addition to the contemporary romance genre.
Now that those are 'put to bed' as it were, I am working on and off on two things - the book The Last One:JFK Returns (series one) and a possible sequel to The Loveable Resident. In the former, the news is that I'm sending it to one (1) literary agency. if they pass on it, then I may just have to self publish again. And that will be draining the funds for the publishing company. And so on. The second book, which I'm holding close to my vest, is in the same vein as LR and perhaps with a little more love scenes. I somehow try not to portray love scenes in a graphic way mostly because implied is better than 'in-your-face'.
I don't subscribe to the '50 shades' method. It's a degrading thing to subject women to depravity in love scenes. Women must be upheld and respected in books. Characters are dear to my heart. I've created them, I gave them their words to speak, yet they become real to me and give me back their feedback - is this real to me, my god or is it something you need to revise? I am, after all, their creator. So they call me god if at all. Sometimes they bitch and carry on. LOL. Seriously, I do not like to subject my characters to a lot of garbage just to attract readers that are eager to read bad things. Those readers need to move on and forget about reading my books. If they wish to read my books, then they are going to be initiated in the idea that life is good, life must be respected, and life - no matter how badly it is going - is part of God's plan for you/me.
So now I must go and finish my breakfast and get ready for the day.
My plans are just to keep going with the flow and pray in my mind about how best to go about accomplishing the goals of the day. Plans are in the future and I give them to God's Divine Providence. It's not for me to worry about. God does that better than I ever could (lol).
I wish you a good and blessed Day.