I have excellent news for you, dear readers. Where I Stand, the long-awaited sequel to Where the Clouds Catch Fire, now has a release date. Saturday, September 14.
More than that, I will be joining the Author's Round Table Society at Frontier Village Fall Festival on the 14th from 9:00 to 4:00, although I might have to duck out a bit early for church. God willing, and assuming Amazon gets my books to me on time, I will have copies of Where I Stand available for purchase.
I might also be selling hot pads. It depends on how many videos my online classes have me watch. Anyway, expect to see something handmade there. I might even be wearing a handmade Viking costume. You never know.
Some of my relatives have been pestering me about my next live stream. The first one went well, the second one didn't so much, but I'm excited to try again. So at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday the 15th, join us at www.facebook.com/dontraidmymonastery for our third live stream event! I'll be answering any questions you have about the sequel, its production, any future books in the series, or the characters.
I don't know if any of you, dear readers, call yourselves writers. But if you do, I'd love to give you whatever advice I can. So if any of your questions involve writing advice, I might be able to help you.
When I started my writing journey, I wanted to be a published author by the time I was fourteen. Four years, I thought, would be plenty of time to write and publish a book in. Under normal circumstances, I would have been right. But I had to write at least 250,000 words of absolute garbage before I was able to start putting out good material. And those 250,000 words of garbage put me three years behind schedule. I was disappointed, but I got over it. The joy isn't in the end result. It's in the process.
And that's why I'm going to start work on Book 3 in the Clouds Aflame series just as soon as I possibly can.
Do you plan on coming to the Fall Festival if you're in the area? Do you think I should dress up like a Viking? Let me know in the comments below! God bless you, dear readers, and don't forget to Like us on Facebook!
M. J. Piazza is a Jesus-loving, dog-walking country girl who just so happens to write books.