It's been a while since I've updated you on my progress, so I'll let you know how things are moving along.
I hit another wall in my writing. This was caused by a combination of doubts, chronic headaches and back pain, more doubts, excuses, and feelings of being overwhelmed. In short, I tried to bite off more than I could chew and life made me slam on the brakes.
So, moving forward. I am working week-by-week to make sure I accomplish something in "Shifter." Rewriting is taking a lot longer than I anticipated or even remembered, but I am getting there. I have a plan, I just need a deadline. Will get back to you on that later.
In the meantime, I thought I would write to let you know that I do not market myself as a "children's author." Many will find that my first book, "Dragon's Destiny," is appropriate and enjoyed by children as young as 7 or 9 years old. However, because some of the themes explored are large in nature, my recommended reading level is around 12 and older.
On that note, "Shifter" is not intended for children or young adults under the age of 16 or 17. There are no "explicit" scenes in it, but there are certain themes and actions by the main character that are not appropriate for young people. I will do my best to make this obvious when the book comes out, but in the meantime, if you know any kids who enjoyed my first book then please tell them to skip "Shifter." My following book, "Royal Blood," will be more appropriate and enjoyable for them.
My next plan of action is to continue tackling "Shifter" -- as well as a short Western-themed story -- in small pieces. Baby steps, as they say. It's all gonna be worth it in the end.
Until next time,
Heather Kennison -- Author