Writing Update and Mailing Lists

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I started off with a terrible head cold that laid me up for days. I sincerely hope most of you started off 2017 better. On that note here are all the updates for what I plan to do in the new year.

Goals for my writing/the year:

  1. Building Mailing List – I’d like to get a mailing list so when I have giveaways and such, I can let everyone who is interested know.
  2. Finish Writing The Gate Trilogy (I expect this to happen within the next month)
    1. Get all 3 covers done for The Gate Trilogy, reveal the first one.
    2. Publish The Sixth Gate on July 7, 2017
    3. Finish editing all 3 books – get ready for Beta readers.
  3. Choose which book to have done for Audio Book
    1. Find a ‘voice’ for the audio book and pick a date for release next spring (2018).
    2. Send a poll in the fall for which book through Mailing List
  4. Start writing next book. Decide between 1001 Islands #2, Unfathomable Chance #2, or the new YA Fantasy novel – Temporum: The Four Seasons.
  5. Work on Seven Eves – Alaskan Supernatural Crime Novel
  6. Edit and get to Beta Readers An Honest Misunderstanding and consider publishing (maybe just on Wattpad).
  7. Breathe new life into my Historical Mystery Novella. Finish writing ‘The Red Door’ – SO MUCH REWRITING/EDITING!
  8. Editing/rewrite Truthseer 
  9. Participate in NaNoWriMo
  10. Keep up momentum on writing events, speaking events, and conventions.
  11. Read 45 books.

Mailing Lists:

I have created two mailing lists. One for Romance readers and another for Fantasy/Sci-fi readers. I’m hoping to send out discounts, deals, giveaways, sample chapters, and cover reveals of all my books. Not to mention upcoming releases and my decision on which books will first go to audio (that’s right!). I’m preparing for a giveaway shortly, make sure you get on the list!

Sign up here: Mailing Lists

Writing Plans:

I am painfully close to finishing the last book in The Gate Trilogy. Book 1 releases on July 7, 2017. I had the artist who said they were going to do it bail so I need to find a new artist, I may have a line on one of them to do all 3 covers. I’ll get everything ready for publication over the next 5 years.

After completion of The Gate Trilogy I’ll be ready to start on my next project. There are three items that are at the forefront of that race. In no particular order these are my possible next writing projects:

  • 1001 Islands #2
  • Unfathomable Chance #2
  • Temporum: The Four Seasons A new project that I want to do for my good friend Nicky. It is a YA Fantasy that is contemporary and involves the main character ‘falling’ into another world.
  • Another project that I’m working on as well is Seven Eves. An Alaskan Supernatural Crime Novel. This may move to the forefront of my attention until I can make a decision on what of the above projects to take on first.

I also have a few projects I’d like to revive. Namely Truthseer (a book I wrote for my sister but needs to be fixed/worked on before future publication) and The Red Door (a historical mystery novel set in New York City, 1899). I finished rewriting/editing An Honest Misunderstanding some time ago, but I’ve decided to look at publishing. Either to eBook or on Wattpad…or maybe both!

Audiobook:

I’ve decided that one of my published books is going to go to Audiobook. I have to decide on just one and I’m very torn. I’ll be sending out a poll to help decide so I’m hoping everyone will sign up to the mailing list and help me make a decision Fall 2017.

Local Events:

Happy to announce that I’ll have other writing events around town and in the Southcoast area in Alaska. I’m very excited about all these events. SenshiCon was amazing last year and I hope to meet as many amazing  people this year as I did last year! My first one is next weekend which is Yuki Fest – here is their Facebook Page.

Reading Goal:

It is my goal to read 45 books. Goodreads Reading Challenge is all set up and tracking me. Apparently I’m 1 book ahead of schedule – yay! I want at least 50% of these to be indie authors so make sure to check out my submission/review policy page if you’d like me to consider reading/reviewing your book.

 

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Updates! Rewriting, Editing, and Just Plain Writing!

I just realized I never titled this; in my defense my husband was calling me for dinner. So food.

I’ve been on business trips and down with the Flu but I am finally on the mend and determined to sneak an update in here!

Blog 2.0: An Author’s Take

I’ve been updating here and there as I watch movies but I haven’t sat down and actually watched a movie in over a month. So once winter sets in I’ll pick up the mantel again and expect more movie reviews.

Check them all out here: An Authors Take

1001 Islands

It is out!!!!!!!! I’ve had multiple reviews come in from some wonderful individuals on Amazon and Goodreads. I am also on Smashwords and Nook if that is your thing. You can check it out here:

Goodreads

Amazon

Smashwords

Nook

No promises but I am drafting up an outline for a sequel. If the creative bug bites this might be my next project!

Frost Burn

Frost Burn is complete and was sent to our editor earlier this week. We are redesigning the cover to make it more fantasy like. I’ll post it on here once it is complete! We are still hoping to put it out by the end of this month, woo October!

You can read the first part for #free on #wattpad. Just click on this link: Frost Burn

Love’s Metamorphosis

This book is ready to put up on Wattpad. I am just waiting on a cover to accompany it. Expect it before the end of the year. I’ll only post on this again once it is up and running on Wattpad.

In Progress Book – The Gate Doulogy

Continued work in progress of the second book. I am now 20,000 words in and feeling about 1/4 of the way through what I want to do. It is taking a while to get all of the kinks in the beginning hammered out but well on my way to getting to the good stuff!

Haha! I have edited 6 whole chapters of the first book. My goal is to do 3 more this weekend. I have been neglecting this one and it needs to be done. I am hoping if I keep posting I’ll do more on here that I’ll actually do more. Social motivation and all that.

Unfathomable Chance

I am happy to announce that my next book coming out next year is already decided and more importantly written! I’ve decided that after 3 fantasy books I’m going to put out something of a different genre. Unfathomable Chance is a Young Adult Urban Fantasy. You can check out the tentative summary and one of the chapters here: Unfathomable Chance

Zendar: A Tale of Blood and Sand

My second published book has undergone a rewrite and professional edit. I used Patterson Proofreading for a professional edit. She is great at balancing praise and critiques when going through a manuscript. You can find her here: http://www.pattersonproofreading.com/home.html

I’ve also rewritten the back of the book to make it more about the characters because the book is more about the characters. The new Back of the Book:

Blood is how it all began, and only by blood can it end. Chaos has reigned in Zendar for years since the rise of the seven Bloodlines. The Liege Aleron Corvinus ruthlessly seeks revenge for the mistreatment of his ancestors. His ambitions will only be sated when he claims the world under his family’s name; he will only stop when all of Zendar is his and the other six Bloodlines pay their weight in blood.

Azel Undel was born into this world of blood and sand. She is of a dying Bloodline, a feared one, but most coveted. Promised, in exchange for money, to a man she had never known; Azel travels across Zendar. Her ship is attacked and she alone survives, setting the wheels of fate in motion. She did not expect to become her enemy’s captive or that he would demand her submission to him.

Loyalties are tested, secrets are uncovered, and Azel will have to make a choice: remain loyal to her family and everything she ever stood for or be loyal to her own heart.

It should be up any day now but I am not going to raise the price of the book. I am going to leave this at 99 cents and even have a sale of it over the next few weeks. This is like my gateway book. If you like this book you will like all of my books. Kind of like a gateway drug but for reading.

Stay posted!