This week’s blog finds me still working on the edits of A Destiny Denied. Odds are, I’ll be here a while. As I tweak and polish I realize that, while not the most glamorous part of ‘writing a novel,’ it’s definitely one of the more important aspects.
Personally, I cringe when I read a book that’s full of errors. How did they miss that? Did no one edit this? Truth be known, it’s almost impossible to catch all the mistakes before a book is published. My own books are guilty of these oversights, as well. Though, I am happy to say, the lapses are less with each book.
So, I will painstakingly go through each page searching for and correcting errors, missed punctuation, and overused words. Hopefully, once I’m done, I’ll have a story I’m proud to share with all of you.
In the meantime, I’d like to share the cover for A Destiny Denied with you. Victoria Miller has once again done an incredible job on covers for my Kindred series.
Till next week,
2018 is going to be full of changes for me, as previously mentioned. Some of it I’m planning and some things will happen as they happen. 🙂
One new thing is that my titles are going wide. It’s a HUGE learning curve for me and I have no real idea what I’m doing, but I’m going to learn as I go and hopefully, like with other things, be better for the adventure. With this, one thing that needed to happen was to get The Custos series covers adjusted so it is easier to know which one comes next. For the next couple weeks, I’ll reveal each of them in turn.
This week is Book of Time, which isn’t much different, just has the series logo identifier added…but, by Mysteries I’m excited to share the new wash over with you. I feel like the cover finally goes with the others better. I hope you’ll agree.
Once we get these shared, I’ll start sharing the new stuff. I’m doing my last 2 boxsets this spring and can’t wait to share them with you. One, coming in March is going to be a fun PNR set called Magic Rising. That set has a single cover that I hope you’ll enjoy.
After that is Once Upon a Twisted Time…a collection of re-imagined fairy tales that you know, with twists you might not see coming. My contribution is based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses and is called Twelve. I’ll reveal my individual cover soon, but here’s the overall for you to gaze upon.
Next on the crazy train of ’18 for me is a regrowth of my street team, The Zapatistas. This group is who gets to see new covers first, helps with promotion of my work and shares back with me sites, events, and other places where my work would be a good fit, but hasn’t been found yet. Do you have a few minutes each week to share my work and get the 411 early?
If you’re interested in joining my Street Team and getting the sneak peeks at what’s coming before everyone else…you can do so HERE. We’d love to add you to the group. My VPA Jennifer runs the group and keeps everything tracking, so there’s no inventing the wheel going on…just sharing and sharing.
More New Year – New Everything to come in the weeks ahead. Thanks for sticking around for the journey. Til next time, read something great & share with your friends!
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My mother used to tell me to be careful how you spent New Year’s Day because you would spend the rest of the year doing the same. I shrugged it aside as an old wives’ tale, going about my business. Today, I wonder if there was a kernel of truth in the old saying. New Year’s Day was a lazy day for me. It was cold. My kids stayed up the night before, so were sleeping in. I read a lot, doing little else. That evening we fixed dinner, and the girls helped me move the boxes of Christmas decorations into the attic.
This slow start on New Years seems to be dragging along. I’m giving the arctic cold front some blame to my laziness. I’m not used to this kind of cold. My bed is warm and comfy. I have a ton of books on my Kindle app. I’m good.
But, I have things I need to do. I’ve got to put the polish on a manuscript to get it ready for release. I have stories I need to finish. Oh wait, there’s Lucifer on Hulu. I’ve been meaning to watch that. Even this blog is being written today, instead of earlier in the week, like I usually do.
It’s time to buckle down. I’m not wasting time in 2018. There are too many things I want to accomplish. Guess I better get on that.
Till next week,
Happy New Year!
2018 came in with a flourish. At least I think it did. I have to admit to sleeping through it. lol To be fair though, for some reason I was woke up at 3:00 that morning, so by 10:30 pm a nap was due. 🙂
There were so many good things that happened in 2017, and yet there were a lot of challenges that dimmed the shine on those golden moments. A friend of mine did a “Good Thing Box” for the last year. The object was, whenever a good thing happened, and it didn’t have to be a huge thing, you write it down and put in the box or jar. At the end of the year, you take them out and read through them. I think I may do that for this year. It’s good to remind yourself of all the good in your life when it seems the bad is hanging over your head like a dark cloud.
New Year’s traditions usually call for making some kind of resolution. I kind of think that’s almost setting yourself up for failure. Kudos to those who stick with their resolutions. I have found, however, I’m not usually one of those people. I did resolve, however, to believe in myself a little more and to eat a little more healthily. Do you make resolutions? Do you stick with them?
Until next week….Happy Reading!
WOW! 2018 came in with a gut punch.
Around here, temps are hovering in the double-digit sub-zeros with wind chills colder than that. I know this is not unique to my area, the entire country is BRISK today. Some more so than they are used to baring. Welcome to the new year.
I have to admit, I was ready for 2017 to be done. Being a very private person I’ll skip the specifics but, there were too many hurdles in the last months for my liking. The last few days frosted everything, and while I don’t want to go into copious detail…I’ve added treadmill stress test to my ‘been there, done that, bought the t-shirt’ list. Once was enough. I’m not going back, which means change must happen.
2018 was scheduled to be another year of my normal crazy…that has to shift a bit. I’m working to put pieces in play to keep the year mostly on track with the new additions to the agenda that were not by choice. Only time will reveal if I can manage it. I can’t say yet if the writing schedule will have to give, the publishing one, or if things can titrate out to work…I just don’t know. I guess this is the fair warning shot. We’ll learn together.
So, as we all embark on this new year…I hope you have great goals and plans to make it the best one yet. I myself believe after the last few weeks and months that there is no where else to go for me but up. Join me, won’t you?
I’ll keep you posted on new projects and news as it’s available. Until then, stay warm, read something great…and share with friends and family!
The end of the year has come. I, for one, will not be sorry to see it go. This year was a rough one for me. I’m hoping 2018 will be better, at the very least, gentler. I could use some good mojo.
I did get in touch with my publisher to discuss plans for the coming year. It’s now official. A Destiny Denied is slated for release in April, To Kill A Demon, the Chronicles of Sully and Larke will be published in August, and Heart of Stone will make its appearance in December. Now that I’ve said the words, I must write the words. In addition to these, I need to finish Blindsided so that it will be ready for 2019. Looks like the new year will see my rear firmly planted in the chair. I might need to invest in a comfy cushion. 😉
May the coming year bring you abundant blessings.
Till next year,
I can hardly believe the year is on its final days. It seems to me that the days pass faster and faster with each passing year. Here we stand on the cusp of saying so long to 2017.
I was thinking I would write some insightful end of the year post…yeah…fresh out of insightfulness…lol. We all have things to be grateful for. We all have things we wish we could have avoided or would want to do over. Everything and everyone that has crossed our path and/or challenged us has made us stronger, and maybe a little bit kooky, but that only adds to our charm. 😉
My wish for you in the coming year, is that You rise to meet each challenge that comes your way. That the days filled with love and laughter outnumber those marred by sorrow and tears. May inspiration be a constant companion. And may you find beauty in the little things.
Happy New Year my friends….
Until next year…Happy Reading!
I could spend a page writing about any number of things, but I find as I stare out the window, watching the soft, lilting cascade of white fall, that I’m content to sit in the quiet. This is my wish for each of you as well. For a moment, a day, or more…I wish for each of you to have, and enjoy, a moment of perfect peace.
For family, friends, community, and everyone who makes us who we are, I want to say thank you and Happy Holidays to you and yours wherever you are.
The new year beckons and will be here before we know it. Until then, love the ones you’re with and say so to the ones who you are apart from.
Peace to us all.