No Rest For The Bleary

I have not fallen off the face of the Earth nor have I been sucked into another dimension (yet).  I was slogging along on a manuscript when suddenly my literary soufflé collapsed.  That’s what happens sometimes when your hero or heroine’s intentions aren’t strongly enough defined.  My problems might have been exacerbated by caffeine withdrawal. (Note To Self:  Mainlining diet soda is not a great long-term strategy).  So, after going at the story in a different way for another week or so, I realized that the manuscript and I needed a time-out.

To stay busy, I brought out a short story I’d completed and began to write ‘what happens next.’  That has had me consumed for the last month.  I’m now on Chapter Twenty and heading into the home stretch of a novel.  The story has many unexpected twists and turns because I wrote it without a blueprint.  Writing by the seat of your pants can be rewarding, but slow because you have to sort of test various scenarios to see what works. The genre is also slightly different than what I’m used to, since it’s more of a ‘sword & sorcery’ tale.   I’m hoping to finish the rough draft by next week.  I’ll polish her up, give her a pat on the back and send her out the door mid-September.

Then I’ll get back to the first manuscript.  The ‘time-out’ was worthwhile.  I already have some ideas on how to make it work…

– S.G. Rogers


The Wild Rose Press

I’ve just signed with The Wild Rose Press!  They will be publishing my latest romantic fantasy, Clash of Wills.

Ever since the king banished his son for the forbidden practice of magic, there has been a rift in the royal family.  In her quest to find her brother, Princess Samantha resorts to subterfuge.  But after her ruse backfires, she is forced to accept help from the very man she has deceived.  In Clash of Wills, when an unconventional princess meets a footloose prince, a battle of wits begins.

The Last Great Wizard of Yden

The Last Great Wizard of Yden (formerly entitled Jon Hansen and the Dragon Clan of Yden) is coming this fall…

When a father disappears, the Dragon Clan ring he leaves behind is the clue that pulls his son into an alternate universe, where fairy tales become reality, art becomes magic and his father’s mysterious past will become the key to Jon Hansen’s future…

For those who read and enjoyed Jon Hansen and the Dragon Clan of Yden, you’ll be interested to learn that the book has been rewritten from first to third person.  It also contains new scenes and new information!

Look for the release of The Last Great Wizard of Yden this fall, and in the meantime, go to Astraea Press to check out all the wonderful e-books they have to offer!

– S.G. Rogers

The Magical Misperception of Meridian

My novelette, The Magical Misperception of Meridian will be published by the Canadian powerhouse e-publisher, MuseItUp Publishing.  The projected release date is February 2012.  Ah, the wheels of the publishing business turn slowly!

Tag:  When a reluctant beauty meets a stammering prince, their future happiness will turn on the magical misperception of Meridian…

I’m thrilled that this story will be released.  It’s a fantasy with romantic elements, suitable for all ages.

– S.G. Rogers

Written flights of fancy and adventure from author Suzanne G. Rogers