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State of the Trout: “Some news, mostly reassurance that I’m still working” edition

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Hey everybody in Trout Nation! I’m finally catching up with all the work I got behind on while I was on vacation. But I’ve still got other work that I’ve got to do in order to get The Baby to you guys on its November 10 release date. So, in the meantime here’s some stuff that’s going on:

There’s a new chapter of The Afflicted. If you haven’t been reading my free New Adult horror serial on Wattpad, Halloween is the perfect time to start. I believe you have to sign up for a Wattpad account to access the content, but it’s worth it because there are some great free books on there. You can read The Afflicted  from the beginning here, or read the latest chapter here.

Writing exercise while I was bored led to The Boss from Neil’s POV. Every once in a while on Tumblr, I’ll get  an anonymous message asking me if I’d ever consider writing The Boss from Neil’s POV. Now, I’m not going to pretend that I’m getting hundreds of messages here. It’s probably the same anon over and over and over again. But the other day I was really bored and kind of in a funk and I couldn’t concentrate on anything, so I decided I would write the beginning of the first chapter of The Boss from Neil’s point of view (you can read it here). The response I got — from anonymous people and not-so-anonymous people — was that they would like to see more in Neil’s point of view. So that’s something I started working on, and hope to release within the next year.

A long time ago, I said that I couldn’t understand why authors would write a book, then rewrite the book from another character’s POV. Then, I took a different stance where I was like “okay I can see why you would want to do that, but isn’t it really hard? I could never do that!” Which is why wrote first time the way I did. Two different POV’s, written at the same time, so I didn’t have to remember all the little details. Now I’m doing the exact thing I thought was going to be so dreadfully hard. So we’ll see how this goes.

Let’s talk about the next Buffy recap is going to work. Because  season two ends with a two-part episode (that’s pretty fast paced), I don’t necessarily want to leave a break of a full month between the recaps, which is what has sort of been happening. I also don’t want to do it all in one giant recap, because I’ll be a lot to read in one sitting. So I’m going to release two recaps closer together, maybe separated by a couple of days. Some of you were asking about how that would work, so that’s what I’ve come up with.

That’s pretty much all I’ve got from the news desk, at least until The Baby releases. Expect some promo posts  and hopefully the recaps before then.

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12 Comments

  1. Anon123
    Anon123

    So now when are you going to write an erotic romance called Dreadfully Hard? 😉

    October 28, 2015
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  2. Chris
    Chris

    YOU HAVE TO DO THIS BOOK!

    October 28, 2015
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  3. Chris
    Chris

    You have to write this book! I have wondered soooooo many things about this scene, from his perspective!

    I am so excited I can stand it. I’m more excited about this book than I am “The Baby” and that is saying alot!!!

    October 28, 2015
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  4. Candy Apple
    Candy Apple

    I can confirm, The Afflicted is quite a fun read. The only thing that bothers me about it, and I want to stress, this is not Jenny’s fault, is the way the “thees” are used in the book. I was raised in a religion that regularly used the second person singular. (“You” is actually the second person plural.) But we would say, “Thou hast,” while the Shakers would say, “Thee hast.” Reading Shaker-style parlance therefore grates on my inner ear.

    But again, Jenny’s just faithfully reflecting reality, WHICH IS WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS STORY, lol, because it’s great fun. But you might find yourself mentally correcting 16th century grammar, so brace yourself for that.

    October 28, 2015
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    • Candy Apple
      Candy Apple

      Oops, I forgot to close a tag somewhere, which is why half the message looks very, very intense. It’s time to drink more coffee.

      October 28, 2015
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    • Lieke
      Lieke

      Wow!

      First of all, Harner’s “apology” is beyond awful. Apparently, what she’s done wrong is ‘transformed two M/F romance stories into an M/M genre’? I can’t even…

      Secondly, fuck those commenters. What a bunch of snobs. I generally don’t read romance novels, because it’s not really my thing, but I would never go around referring to authors in that genre as “writers” and saying that what they’re doing isn’t hard work. Let’s not lump everyone in with hacks like E.L. James. Jesus Christ.

      October 30, 2015
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  5. Rachel
    Rachel

    I *loved* the Neil perspective!!! I adore this line of books… and can’t wait to see more! Please continue!! <3

    October 30, 2015
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  6. Elise
    Elise

    The Boss from Neil’s POV…. Yessssss. Normally I don’t like those type of things. As you said before, it is kind of milking money. Bit you are a fantastic writer, so it’ll bring something extra to the series. I haven’t even read it yet and it is already my favourite thing!!

    October 31, 2015
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  7. Lynette
    Lynette

    Looking forward to more of Neil Elwood’s POV,especially when he must have been distracted calling Sophie the wrong name before she threw the hotel and city location in his face because she thought he did not remember her or the first time he walks into his hotel room when they try for just having trysts. The male character’s point of view is always fascinating written by a woman, sometimes authors feminize the male voice but that has not happened in your writing in alternating gender perspectives, i.e. Ian’s and Penny’s books or in “The Hook-Up. ” Can’t wait for Neil to say, “Good Lord!” You can already tell just how much Valerie and Emma mean to him and that he is bi-sexual in his attraction to beautiful people. Get that book out fast! Thanks to Neil, I don’t look at vanity, largesse, Trip music and bath water the same way! 😀

    November 1, 2015
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  8. Rachel
    Rachel

    Loved the Neil POV! I hope you can continue with it. 🙂
    Also loving The Afflicted.
    And the Buffy recaps. And the Apolonia snark.

    Okay, okay, I just love your blog in general.

    November 1, 2015
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  9. Wholly Chao
    Wholly Chao

    10/10 write the book and take my money!

    November 4, 2015
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