This page is in the works. If you’ve read I Loved You First, you’re familiar with a character named Trinity. I actually started her story before I Loved You First was even an inkling in my mind. I had big plans for young Trinity… a trilogy to be precise–Trinity’s Destiny. Still do, in fact. The problem with Trinity and her story is the first draft.
She was my very first attempt at first person… well, it’s more than that. She was just plain one of my very first attempts at writing. When I opened her unfinished story and took a look, my immediate response was “eww.”
That’s right folks… what we have here is a shitty draft. Her first book needs a total revamp, but it exhausts me just to think about it. What I probably should do is scrap it and start from scratch… oh it’s so hard to start over for me. But now that I’m verbalizing (writing) it here, I’m feeling a bit of motivation to do just that. After I wrap up at least the second book of the Striped Ones.
That’s another thing. Trinity plays a role in the final book of the Striped Ones series also. The girl gets around. I’m still trying to figure out a timeline and all. What I do picture is Trinity meeting Alex after the final book of Trinity’s Destiny. I know, I know. I’m writing things out of order. Well, that’s the way the muse works sometimes.
In relation to the Striped Ones series: based on her character growth, Trinity seems to be between book two and three. So the titles I have planned for my young girl!
- Trinity’s Awakening
- Trinity’s Descent
- Trinity’s Redemption
If I can get my act together, I’ll likely start working on Trinity’s Awakening after my first pass on Shadows Within (book 2 of The Striped Ones series). If I’m really, really good, I might be on track to start Trinity’s Descent during NaNoWriMo. I’m really looking towards book 2. I don’t know how it’ll beginning, but I definitely know how it’ll end. I’m so excited!
So the cover art is in the works. I’ve been playing around with stockphotos, color themes, and font. Not sure how it’ll all end up. Right now, I’m digging the cover for book 1. It’s nice and simple. I’ve been browsing cover art in the YA genre, and uncomplicated seems to be in right now. Even though this is New Adult, I think this will work. I’m rather liking the cover art for book 2. It really shows Trinity isn’t messing around. Also has a bit of an urban fantasy feel to it, which book 2 is. Book 3, I’m not sure where I’ll go with it. I’m not even sure what book 3 is going to be about, to be honest. I guess when I get more of a feel for it, the cover will come through for me also. For now, I’ve got the stockphoto, so that’s good enough.
I’m also trying to think of where I can add the series to the cover. We’ll see as time goes by how things work out. I have one other stockphoto with the same model, but I might try downloading a few more. Any extras, I can always use for a trailer. So that’s that.