I've decided to take the end of month of my birth to re-set my literary path and recommit to sharing the inner workings of the Jacmuir development process. That's right, I've returned to my part of cyberspace to share what's behind the velvet rope. I'll miss hearing my sister's input on this part of my writing journey but I welcome Young Adult/New Adult readers that wish to voice their opinions on my stories. I'll also give my website a much needed update in the next couple week. Spring break will mean some spring cleaning.
This year, I've been playing with many ideas within the Jacmuir landscape. Book Two discloses wonderful layers to Oastomin, Maia, Alikon, and the Crimson Knights. Pretty soon I'll reveal how these young people behave in a world where many adults are shrouded in mystery. I'm energized by the inclusivity of this Andalusian kingdom. This maturation Millennial journey is fun write because the main characters are passionate about altering the Jacmuiran belief system. The priorities of the past government are being placed in the background because the young people can final see how the government has failed them. Today, many governments are hearing the impassioned demands of youth for equality and reform and the same thing is happening in Jacmuir. Oastomin is beginning to see he has to choose between maintaining status quo of his father's legacy or being part of the revolution.
The beta readers of Book Two made some great revision suggestions so I'm currently in the throne room doing my best to complete my work. In addition to my writing, I'm busy working as an administrator and teaching English courses. Sometimes I feel like I need an extra day of the week to get everything done, but I'm sure I'm not the only person that feels that way.
This week, I watched the directors of A Wrinkle in Time and Black Panther in a videotaped conversation at Vulture Fest LA. Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler were so relatable that I didn't want the video to end. I've posted it below because all of us need to sit in the presence of people that are living their dreams so we won't stop dreaming.
Now, some of my readers have asked me some fun questions that I'm going to make a habit of answering. I'll take a few each week and see how it goes. If there's a question you wish to ask, please email me at email@example.com . I'm an extremely private person so I'll be a little selective at first. Please bare with me.
Q. – I keep checking your website but you aren't posting anymore, what happened?
AMB – When my sister died suddenly on her birthday. It became hard to post something knowing she would never read it. We had so many conversations on my blog posts so my motivation to blog was greatly affected.
Q. – You're a Marvel fan so what did you think about Black Panther?
AMB – I've loved it and I have a few Instagram and Twitter posts to prove it.
Q. When will the next book or novella hit the bookstores? I enjoy the characters but not the wait between the releases.
AMB – I hear you and I apologize for the delay. Between work, marriage, completing grad school, teaching college courses, and launching two of my favorite Millennials into adulthood, my writing schedule has suffered. I'm hoping to turn that around completely in 2018, so watch out. Thank you for your patience and for staying among my loyal readers. Hopefully, you'll join the JacPack Street Team and help me make this YA/NA series great.
Okay, that's the latest from the mailbag so I'll sign off like one of the Crimson Knights…'Til the next minute.
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