Goodness, it has been a WHILE! But, just ‘cause you can’t see me frantically paddling away, doesn’t mean I’m not 😉
Hello fabulous people. Let’s get back in the huddle and have a catch up! Bring tea/coffee/wine or your libation of choice. I’m definitely not opposed to anyone bringing macaroons (I’m fairly certain that any food as light and airy as the perfect macaroon must also be calorie free. Pretty positive on that one). Fruit platters are welcome too (can you tell it’s nearly lunchtime here?).
The first and most important thing on today’s agenda… drumroll please
THE TRILOGY AND AFTERBURN ARE FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY IN PRINT!
You can buy your own, gorgeous, and bloody weighty copies from any online bookstore, plus any bricks & mortar store that purchases IngramSpark books (ask at the counter J). There are links in my bookstore if you want – click HERE for a nosy.
The other fantastic upside is that I took the opportunity to get all the ebooks reformatted. I’ve just got AfterBurn to go, but after that all the ebooks will look the “same” in their layout as the print books. Something I’ve dreamed of doing for a long time! I came across a fantastic gig on Fiverr (I’ll share in my up-coming Indie blog serial – more on that later) that meant what would have cost upwards of $300USD a book, is now around $100USD a book. Still a cost to be sure, but at least this has allowed me to get one book a month updated.
Next of course is getting Prometheus and Escape Vo’Arum done, but with the others out the way, it finally feels like I’m nearing the end.
Then of course is the Bound by Blood trilogy. It occurred to me a few months ago that I really needed to map out the second book, Courting Hades, before I continue writing the first book, Pandora’s Curse. This is proving challenging and intensive, but a lot of fun. I’m just waiting for a few pieces of inspiration, and then I know I’ll have enough to spread out this tale beautifully. As always with my stories, they have a point where they take on a life of their own, and I just need to sit tight, and wait and see what turns up along the path! But it is exciting (for me) to see the story flesh out so much more.
The Indie Chronicles
In a few weeks (or sooner – life permitting) I’ll begin a series of posts on how to write, publish, and market your books as an indie author. I often get emails asking how to do it all, and this allows me to provide what will hopefully be a valuable resource to many. So if you’ve ever pondered “could I… should I write a book?” then keep your eyes open for this blog series.