It’s not. I’m lying. But you’re reading, so let’s get to work… Maybe.
[Modern Werewolves] [About Cat Hartliebe]
Lately, I’ve been working on a rewrite of Alpha Protector. Trust me it needs a LOT of work. As is to be expected when you create a massive series without creating a massive collection of notes. I love the story and the characters. Jason and Lucas don’t deserve the abuse I offer them. Sorry, guys. I really do love you.
I have created a note collection including an excel character sheet with all my characters. Well some of the characters. I’ve only gotten so far into the future stories marking down who and where and what. There is a lot of information. Over a million words means there is a LOT of information. So, I’ve been rereading the crappy first drafts while calculating timelines and histories and where and when.
It’s not going as well as I would like. I’ve noticed quite a few issues as I move about the timeline and the stories. Ugh. My head hurts so much from everything I wrote. And during these reads I realized as much as the “main plot point” is the true mating, these books do NOT match to romance genre. There is too much horror. Sorry about that. The whole werewolves killing things is… It’s expected, right? And having humans going on a werewolf killing spree also makes sense. I really do apologize for making you fall in love with characters only to kill them off. Especially the little kids. I will be adding so much extra death and loss into the rewrites. I vaguely mentioned things like most werewolf pregnancies fail. … That’s not going to be a vague mention. It’s going to come forward more. So it’s going to be a lot more not romantic things. That stuff isn’t going to be glossed over. It can’t be.
So this series is not paranormal romance as much as I probably would still think it matches close enough. It’s more urban fantasy. Or just paranormal. It’s fantasy guys. I’m working with monsters. Monsters who go INSANE.
Anyway… I’ve been rewriting Alpha Protector. (If you wanna alpha read it, ask.) I’m reworking the timeline. I need to get Jason to be more pessimistic. He needs more character. And he’s a bully. That’s going to be fun to point out and still not have Jason grasp he is one. He’s a bully. He’s a fatherly figure who’ll bully others. You’re fucked up Jason. Not overly surprisingly with his background, but still…
Hopefully, I get this rewrite done shortly. Then I can have a real sunday funday. Rofl. No. I won’t. I need to work on Beth’s story (The Secret of Luna, book 3 of Modern Werewolves). There is no end to writing, editing, rewriting, reworking, plotting, planning, formatting, fixing, and publishing. But if I want this out in a timely matter, I got to work hard to make it perfect.
Luckily, I don’t actually want a life. My life sucks. Hiding inside my stories suits me far more.
Wish me luck!