Who can believe May is almost over, raise your hand.
Yeah, neither can I! So, what’s new in the writer’s sphere? Well, I’ve been busy busy with house stuff, (ugh!) and busy editing. Editing what, you ask? Why, the next Antique Magic book! Yes, my next urban fantasy book will be coming, very, very soon. I had hoped to get it out before now, but pesky thing is longer than I planned–and I got knocked down for two weeks not being able to keep anything in my stomach, which in turn left me with no desire or strength to edit.
(Oh, yeah, right. And there was reading through the monstrosity that was that pile of papers I showed you last month, and I sort of roughly plotted a new historical romance “series”. Yes, I cannot control the plot-bunnies, ever.).
Then, we had some house things we had to take care of, nothing too shocking, but it was to us. So, that’s been a minor nuisance.
Hi, everyone. I hope you’re doing well this morning. I’m coming in here to give you a heads up about another sff sale including two of my novels–Druid Warrior Prince as well as Changeling’s Crown. You can find that here:
Also, a little update. Nanowrimo’s April Camp Nanowrimo is speeding fast to its end. What have I been doing? Well, over the last year, in between finishing Camden Girls, (book 3 forthcoming!) And Stewards War (all available now) and Antique Magic (audiobooks of book 1 in the works and book 7 resting) I have written 2 books and 2 chapters of a trilogy set in the same world as Changeling’s Crown, based on another fairy tale. 🙂 I want to get the final manuscript written before I publish the first book so maybe you won’t have to wait so long for the series end. That’s the plan, anyway. I am hoping to have it solid enough to release book one by August or September. At least, that was the plan last August when I started the massive headache project. Keep an ear out.
I’ve also pulled a mass of papers out of my backlog which will comprise a new secret project. Want a peek?
Behind with the posts again. But, Happy (belated) Thanksgiving. Or for those of my readers who live outside the US, weekend/week. 🙂 Did y’all have a good holiday? We did not go visit family as per usual. To keep everyone as safe as possible. So my husband and I spent a quiet day at home. For the first time ever, I made sweet potatoes. Mom usually makes them and as my husband always looks forward to them, I attempted them. They came out great.
While I was waiting for dinner to cook, I did it. I surpassed my 50k goal for the month!
Okay. I didn’t do all that in an afternoon. I have spent the days since my last blogpost writing my little fingers off. That brings the total for the manuscript for my Antique Magic book 6 to over 90k–and the story is not quite finished yet. But as it is closer than it was in October, I’m thrilled.
Word count: 54,638/50,000. I hope your projects and holiday/weekend went well.
Here we are at day nine (Yes, I realize this is dated the 10th, but the post refers to day 9).
Gosh. Doesn’t it feel like it should be November 99th or some crazy number, already?
I wrote my little hands off. That “maybe I will get to 4000 words” post yesterday? Yeah. I didn’t quite get that far, clocking in at only 3,226 words during that day’s writing marathon.
And spent today paying for it. Well, writing on the phone does hurt too, who knew? Okay, maybe I don’t use the dictating as exclusively as I should. In my defense, it has a tendency not to hear me correctly. Case in point… well, sometimes it prints things I can’t share here without the blog throwing up censor flags. Here’s one: Kaitlyn (misspelled) slimfold, picturing the torture her… etc.
🤔What the heck is a slimfold? What did I mean there? I can’t remember…
So on top of the writing, I then have to correct the transcription, quickly, before I forget what I meant. *shakes head*
Anywho, I somehow managed that whopping output yesterday and slowed it down a bit today. The day is not done. I am shooting for hitting my 20,000 word mark, is all. Taking it slow will have to do for a day or so. 🐌
I meant to start posting these on day one and then day two, but, alas. I didn’t get to. So, a small diary of progress.
Nanowrimo day 1 didn’t really work out that well because I woke up to a completely different project. A free goodie for those who signed up for my newsletter with the Preptober guide. (Did you get it. No? Do you want it? The link for joining and getting is here. )
Anyway, this first day, I managed to get about 900 words in something that I can’t count on my Nanowrimo dashboard. But in the end, I ended up in my official project hitting my goal for the day by the skin of my teeth. Day two, will be continued in next post.
Good morning, everyone. I hope you’re well. I’ve been having a hectic, headachey week, here but getting better. I think part of the headache is dealing with business in this pandemic. The worker bees at Amazon have been crunching something and taking longer than usual.
Today, after much work and fretting, I can finally announce that I have a new change for you, and a new release. Remember a little book called Passion’s Sacred Dance? Yes, well, there’s been a shift. I moved it out of Celtic Stewards Chronicles, and gave it a new title, new series title, and new cover: it’s now called Keeper of the Grove.
(It’s a better title, we think here at Raven Queen Publications). Same book, different title and cover. And the cover is this:
Also…. There’s now a direct sequel to it. What do I mean? Simply that Stacy and Aaron star in this one, again, and it falls weeks after all the reading Stacy did in and Druid Warrior Prince and Druid Warrior Heart (yes, if you’ve read those two books, those were actual files Stacy was reading. I just snipped the prologues in her pov out). Anyway, they’re the Celtic Stewards Chronicles, being related, but not the main story. This, what’s now called the Stewards War series, is the main tale being that begun in, and with the main characters of, Keeper of the Grove.