First off, if you are reading this then I'm sure you have already noticed that something is different! Yes, I re-did the blog and website. I had some comments about how the white writing was difficult to read against the dark background and it was time for a change anyway :) Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the new look :)
Now for an update on the books.
Whisper is all finished and my part of the editing is complete. It doesn't look like it is going to work out with the publisher I was originally thinking of going with. I have some other options but it is going to take awhile to make a decision, then we still have to go through the publishing process. So it doesn't look like my original goal of Jan/Feb will be met but I will try to get it out as soon as I can! I added a page to the website for Whisper and you can check it out by clicking here. It gives a synopsis of the book as well as a little story on Ashwin and his role in Whisper.
I don't think I mentioned this before, (if I did I don't remember!) but I am working on a sequel to Whisper titled Thunder. It will feature Bethany, Rachel's younger sister and her struggles to overcome her fear of horses. Thunder is based off of Bannie, though he did not experience the same things as the horse in the story. A sample cover is shown on Thunder's page which you can see by clicking here! I am working on the rough draft of Thunder and am on Chapter 4 right now. It will probably end up being approximately the same length as Whisper.
I have been working on book #2 of TCCAS(The Christian Cowgirl Adventure Series), but its not going as quickly, nor as smoothly as I had hoped. I am still planning on having it published by April/May of next year. I plan on spending some these snow covered evenings curled up by the fireplace with my laptop editing away!!
#3 of TCCAS is at a standstill right now. I haven't worked on the rough draft in quite some time and by the time I finish it, it will have taken me the longest amount of time to write of any of my books. Other than finishing #2, I am going to give Amy and her friends a rest and concentrate on other things. After #2 is published, I will probably pick up #3 again and try to publish it the spring of 2016 if possible.
Last but not least, horse news!!
Rio has been a stinker about letting me halter him...this morning I was trying to catch him for the farrier. When he finally decided to let me put the halter on, I dropped the lead rope and slipped on the halter. Just as I tied the halter rope, he freaked out and jumped backwards. I tried to stop him, but the lead rope had gotten caught on the feeder(the one behind him in the picture) and Rio proceeded to drag the feeder over top of me, then into the woods about 150 yards away, where he finally stopped when the feeder wrapped around a tree. Needless to say, it was an eventful morning! He was shaken up and his one leg is slightly swollen, but I don't think any serious damage was done.