What’s Jaz been up to lately?

 [Fall Leaves -- LEGAL USE OF THIS PHOTO LICENSED AND SECURED VIA DREAMSTIME - July 2014]

[Fall Leaves -- LEGAL USE OF THIS PHOTO LICENSED AND SECURED VIA DREAMSTIME - July 2014]

Happy September, everyone!
I’m so happy that the fall is finally upon us. I’ve never been much of a summer person. Instead, I crave and relish the brisk mornings and northerly breezes that accompany shorter days and cooler temperatures. It’s the time of year when the plants and grass are still green and vibrant, yet many tree leaves are beginning to turn into those beautiful and colorful spectrums of yellow, gold, orange, and red. It makes me feel happy inside. Truly, it’s my favorite time of the year!

 [Man Typing -- LEGAL USE OF THIS PHOTO LICENSED AND SECURED VIA DREAMSTIME - November 2014]

[Man Typing -- LEGAL USE OF THIS PHOTO LICENSED AND SECURED VIA DREAMSTIME - November 2014]

Numerous people have inquired as to how my writing is coming along. I finished a manuscript over the summer, and it’s being proofed by me before sending out to my beta readers and publicist for consideration. You see, I prefer some reader feedback on the story and character development before I’m satisfied enough to approach my professional editor with a manuscript.

In addition to the proofreading work I’m doing, I’m also performing storyboarding for no less than four other works. Recently, there’s been a lot of random ideas and character moments floating around in my head for multiple stories. My challenge is that I’m going to need to focus on just ONE story in order to make adequate progress to complete another manuscript before the end of this year. That’s my goal, anyway.

As an author who works a full-time day job and then teaches a college-level history course two nights a week, it’s the most challenging thing in the world to reserve time for creative writing. It feels daunting; like I’m slowly unpeeling a thousand layer onion. Honestly, some evenings when I go home, my brain is so fried that I can’t even sit down at my keyboard, much less type anything of value. My day job is often quite stressful and hectic, truth be told.

Oh, how I would love to be a full-time writer!

I don’t fret over it, though. That dream is closer on my horizon to realization than ever before. In just a short span of years, I’ll be able to be a full-time author. Eventually, I plan to turn out three to four full-length novel manuscripts per year.

Mark my words…it shall happen.

Thank you for showing patience with me as I wrestle with the limited hours available to me. I know it must feel like forever since I’ve released a Sunset Vampire or Logan Bringer novel.

Rest assured…they’re on the way.

How are you doing with your reading and writing endeavors? Drop me a comment and let me know.

Until later, enjoy life; be kind to those around you, and Happy Reading! Peace.