Wow, it's August. What happened to July? This book has been taking me through it. I was trying to fit two books into one. Gio wasn't having it. Once I got to 88 chapters in my outline, I knew this wasn't happening in one book.
I really want you to understand why these character are who they are and what all Gio has had his hand in. You couldn't get that in one book. So I'm doing this one in a part one and two. No worries. I'm still writing as if it's one, so while I have two books in the works they've been outlining to flow as one. There was a natural breaking point that allowed for this split.
I'll flow from that to the next. The goal is to finish and send to my first round reader, then the proofer, and then my final round of readers. I've added one step this time. While it's being read and proofed I'll be working on part two. This way it will go straight into the final process and they can release back to back.
I'm almost done with part one.
I know, I know. Where are the A**holes?
I'm starting the last two books as soon as I get this Work Husband Seriesdone. I've fallen behind a bit. I thought I'd be further along by now.
I've got you though.
I am up to clue #31 in the Trivia Hunt. 21 clues to go. I'm so excited for the grand prize winner. So far I have revealed the following as part of the Grand Prize:
1. $30.00 in Amazon Gift cards.
2. Work Husband graphic lens clothes.
3. Bookmarks Pit, Kelex, Work Husband graphics.
4. Signed Books: Wicked Prince Charmings, Remember Me, Broken Soldier, Where the Pieces Fall, Unexpected Lovers, My Best Friend's Wish, A Black Christmas, Pit, A Million to Blow, and A Million to Stay.
5. Blue Saffire Tote bag.
6. Where the pieces Fall, Wyatt, and Doctor Feel Good Keychains.
7. Blue Saffire hand towel.
And still so much more to come. Stay tuned. You can find the clues and a video of the prize on Facebook and Instagram.
I post a new clue every Tuesday on Facebook and Instagram. If life gets in the way and I miss a clue on Tuesday it usually goes up before the following Tuesday. Only 21 clues to go.
If you haven't gotten your journal to hold your clues in for the end of the year. Here is the link.
Not following me on Social Media? Aww, why not? No worried, let me tell you what you are missing. I give updates every Monday. Here's what's happening as of late.
1. I’m at 65505k, 48 chapters and 251 pages into part one of The Ones Left Behind. 19k to go. As soon as these two books are complete I’ll secure the appointments for the audio books. The Work Husband will be the first series I'll have produced.
2. “Ox” is next. Some of you also know I have a few other things I’m writing for me. Professor Jones and Legacy of a Dragon Queen.
3. Oh! My! God! Wait until y’all see the cover models for the new Blackhart Covers. The covers are scheduled for mid September. I might slide these in this year. They are loud enough but I do have books I promised.
4. The magazine is still in progress. Thank you for the questions one of you guys sent! Muah!
No release dates. Soon though. Working.
Would you like to know about my next release? It's The Ones Left Behind book 3 in the Work Husband Series. Part One of Two. This book is challenging me. I've written the beginning over a few times. It's a matter of what you know, what you still need to know, and what you think you know, but need to see for what it truly is. Does that make sense? This book will show it all. So yeah, the opening has changed again. LOL
Ah, everyone is here. We’re ready for my turn. All eyes are on me but allow me to get some shit straight. No matter what picture has been painted about me, I’ve never been a finook.
Not that it’s anyone’s business what happens in my bed or who’s in it. It wouldn’t make a damn difference. I’d still gut you and hang you from a rusty hook by your asshole for fucking with my family.
However, Jace has never been in my bed for me. He’s only there for her. Her. She’s what holds us together. All I do is for her.
Hold on, I’m moving too fast. You’ve been peeking through the looking glass, but from the wrong angle. I need you to understand why we are, who we are. Why I have a doll collection. Why there’s a doll master and curator. You need to see just what all my hand has been in.
Some may see my mother as the master mind. Okay, I could see that too. However, even Ava Di Lorenzo didn’t see who her son would become. Yes, she has trusted me, but she’s never known the full plan. No one has. The plan to make it so no one could take away what the two must important people in my world asked me for.
I’m not just the doll collector. I’m the ultimate puppet master and Genie. I grant wishes, I make shit happen.
Nyla wants to hold onto the family she has left. Jace wants a family of his own. I want to restore my family and give them both what they asked for. All within a world that says I can’t have that. An antiquated world that fears anything that’s different.
How do you exist in a world that calls you names and shakes its head at all you love? You blow that motherfucker up and show them the beauty of all that you are.
I, Don Gio Michelangelo Di Lorenzo was born for this. If you’re not for me, you’re against me, but you won’t take away what brings me joy.
It’s time we tell you, our story. It’s the only way for you to understand us. Let us show all the things the others couldn’t.
If you've never read the original Work Husband short story, you're missing out. You can sign up on this site to get it now. You also get other exclusive short stories and opportunities for prizes.
Now for our Winner for the July contest themed Birthday Magic. The $10.00 Amazon gift card and books (A Million to Blow and A Million to Stay.)
Unfortunately, there was no winner on the website last month as the one person who did sign up didn't complete the form to be eligible. Please complete the form so I can send out the prize to you and don't have to track you down. Thank you.
Now for your opportunity to enter your name for a chance at the monthly giveaway. This month's theme and giveaway is called Saffire Heatand there's a $10.00 gift card.
Hey, Friend, there's a whole lot going on, on my social media and more to come. I'll be launching some new things soon and you don't want to miss out on what's to come. Make sure you're keeping up with what's happening by connecting with me.
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