I first interviewed Jenelle Schmidt back in March (you can read her original interview here), I recently caught up with her to find out what she's been up to since then:
What has changed in your life since we last spoke?
I have completed another first draft of a book in an entirely new series. Second Son got delayed a bit due to some big, wonderful family changes (my cover artist/sister-in-law had a baby). Other than that, not much.
Have you learnt any new wisdom?
I have learned that communication is better than wondering if someone is upset with you. I have learned that being in a business with family members is tricky and that even if you are non-controversial, it is better to be open and honest about what you need to have happen than to just be silent and stop communicating and hope that things work out on their own (they won't).
Have you become a better writer? If so, how?
I believe so. I hope that my writing is always improving. Every book I complete I feel is better than the last, which is how I think it ought to be. I also have written a few random short stories that have gotten a lot of praise from strangers, which is surprising, because I've always felt that short stories are definitely one of my weakest spots when it comes to writing.
What are you working on at the moment?
Currently I am working on a lot of editing. Second Son will be coming out VERY soon (hopefully), and I am hoping to release Book 3 in that series in 2014.
I am also working on the sequel to the book I finished in the middle of August. I'm trying to keep the wheels turning so as not to lose momentum!
Tell us about your latest release and how we can find out more.
Again, Second Son did get delayed, though the book/text itself is ready to go. I am very hopeful that it will be ready in September and available for purchase by October of 2013, but I am also not wanting to overwhelm my cover artist with any unreasonable expectations - as she has a 7 month old and is a teacher (and the school year just started up again).
You can find out more and stay up-to-date on my books on my blog: http://jenelleschmidt.com/blog or by checking out my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/JenelleLeanneSchmidt - it's not all about my books, either, I post book reviews, movie reviews, author interviews, writing tips, and more at least 3 times a week!
King's Warrior is available from Amazon