A Spring Update … and Bleating Lambs

Lambs #2Warm days with the kiss of summer test my resolve to keep my butt in the writer’s chair. Across the road, the bleat of new lambs draws me to the fence to try to catch a glimpse of their antics. Today I walked over and had a visit with John and Linda and took these photos of the new lambs and the yearling calves.

lambs#1Wandering back to the house, I stroll by the flower gardens and can’t help but pull a weed and pick a bloom.

It’s probably a good thing I have some deadlines to keep me focused. With that in mind, I thought I’d share an update.

YearlingsI’m very close to finishing the companion piece to Awakening, which is Jackson’s story. The title is The Gift: Betrayal. I’m starting to think about covers and need to line up editors and beta readers. It’ll be a push, but I’ll try to have it published this fall.

primulaI’m also excited to be presenting a workshop on indie publishing which I’ll be delivering in a fifty-minute format at the Creative Ink Festival in May, and in a three-hour format at the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival in July. My goal with both workshops is to provide participants with a better understanding of what to expect before, during and after publication.

magnolia bloomOn the audio front, the excerpts for the first three books are now done and live. You can find them here: Awakening  Revelation  Redemption. There have been mixed reviews, and making them is far more time consuming than I imagined, but it’s a lot of fun and I’ll be going forward with recording the excerpts from Penance and Betrayal.

My other writing projects aren’t getting a lot of writing time, but they’re never far from my thoughts and percolate on the back burner while I clear the deadlines.

Farmer John

Gentleman Farmer John

Meantime, boxes of books are arriving as I stock up for the year.

Enjoy the warming weather. Until next time …

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About JP McLean

Author of The Gift Legacy, a contemporary thriller with a twist of fantasy that will leave you believing the impossible and wary of the night sky…
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7 Responses to A Spring Update … and Bleating Lambs

  1. denmaniacs4 says:

    Ah, the writers idyllic life…

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  2. gmroeder says:

    Your update almost makes me envious. Your surroundings seem so peaceful. I’d rather get lost in your fantasy world than plugging away in/with/at my heavy weight stories.

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  3. Diana Stevan says:

    Oh, the lambs are so cute! I share your challenges with distractions, especially at this time of year. I am now on book three. You amaze me with your storytelling, how it continues to grow in an unexpected direction. I love unpredictability and you deliver. 🙂

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  4. Inese Poga Art plus Life says:

    Lambs and everything looks so nice, and the springlike weather!!! We are in deep snow at the moment. Again. So, I am really longing for garden work and yard work.
    It must be great seeing your work published and being able to physically touch collection of your thoughts as a book.

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    • JP McLean says:

      I’ll send some warmth you way. The lambs are very sweet and playful. Loving your wisdom on sketching. You paint such beautiful scenery. Always nice to have you stop by.

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