I’ve been remiss in checking for reviews for The Omega Nanny, which is how I completely missed the lovely review posted at JoyfullyJay.com a few weeks ago. And I really have absolutely NO excuse, because the same day it posted, the person who runs the site sent me an email to ask for an ARC for The Country Omega, since the reviewer enjoyed Nanny so much.
In retrospect, I totally should have taken this as a clue and checked the site; I didn’t, and therefore only realized now that the review had gone up! I don’t know what I was thinking, except that I wasn’t!
The review is here, it’s a lovely 4-star review, do go and read it and browse the rest of the site while you’re there.
I think my only excuse is that I’ve been desperately trying to finish the first(/second/third/fourth/you-really-don’t-want-to-know) drafts of The Country Alpha before my older son is released from kindergarten in about two weeks. Summer vacation is only summer vacation for those who don’t have kids who get summer vacation. Between trying to entertain him (without relying on the television to do it for me), and ensuring that the one-year-old doesn’t succeed in his attempt to love the cat to death (not sure whose demise would be imminent, honestly; the cat’s patient only to a point)… yeah, doesn’t leave a lot of time for writing. And that’s before you figure in the fact that we’re meant to be packing up the house at the end of this month, living in transit until August, before traversing to the other side of the world.
As it is, I feel like I’m taking one step forward, two steps back most of the time – especially now that the school year is drawing quickly to a close, and the list of things that need to be done gets longer and longer every time I blink.
But in case you were wondering… you read that correctly, and it’s not a typo. Drafts. Because there’s going to be two versions of The Country Alpha.
Well, what else are you supposed to do when your main character is equally attracted to two people, and there’s two equally interesting and fun plots to match the two love interests?
(Okay, I guess I could have gone the poly route. There’s a thought! How would a poly relationship work in the Omegaverse? Maybe next time.)
Instead… we’re going to get to see Jake Downing fall in love with Ned… and then we’ll get to see Jake Downing fall in love with Veronica. Or the other way ’round, it’s totally up to you which version you read first; my plan is to release them on the same day, though I’ll admit I haven’t figured out the actual logistics of it.
This is either the most brilliant way to tell a story… or I’m completely insane. Possibly both, though at the moment, I’m kind of leaning toward the latter. If I do it right – you won’t have to read both versions of the story in order to get the whole picture. But you’ll want to!
One version is… okay, I thought it was done, but apparently while I wrapped up the love story just fine, I sort of forgot to wrap up the plot. So I have to do that. And the second version, the plot keeps tripping over itself and my inner editor is softly crying in the corner. Every time I think I’ve solved it… I get another brainstorm. Argh!
(See why I’m leaning toward insane? And two weeks until summer vacation.)
But enough fretting… it’s back to work for me, or none of it will be written at all! (And it really is such fun, you’re all going to love it – and Ned, and Veronica, and Jake, I promise!)