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On revising and schedules

On revising and schedules

Ever since things have started to calm down a bit, I have been thinking about what is a sustainable release pace for me. I know that Amazon’s algorithms are pushing toward a rapid release schedule, but considering that my first two drafts takes 2-4 months each, with a good chunk of time in between the drafts… it simply isn’t feasible for me to push for a rapid release schedule. What is feasible for me is to release one book per…

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What is this thing called writing?

What is this thing called writing?

I am one of those writers that has to write everyday to get some kind of momentum on a book. The  last week, I have been doing a lot of things.  I spent last weekend at dad’s cottage in the archipelago, I commuted from the other cottage a couple of days and   had a lovely time with my brother and his family, and a couple of their friends, and then yesterday there was  a family dinner, since my youngest brother…

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Cover reveal: The Shifter’s Justice

Cover reveal: The Shifter’s Justice

So I have been sitting on this for a couple of months, I think,  and originally I planned planned to reveal it in my newsletter, but I have a fever and I want to share it with others. 🙂   Just like Daughter of the Dark’s new cover it was designed by Daqri at Covers by Combs. The book should be out later this year. I am halfway through the revisions, roughly. I am aiming to be done in August.( Originally…

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My path to audiobooks

My path to audiobooks

My dayjob is filled with lovely people. It also is a open office landscape (and cold. None of us has figured out how to turn on the heating.), which means it is noisy since everyone but me is constantly on the phone. So I brought my headphones early on, but I only used them sporadically until a couple of months ago . And then a month ago, or so, I decided to start listening to old episodes of one of…

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May update!

May update!

It is May, which means that summer is just around the corner. *peers at the weather prognosis*  Hopefully.  Today has been glorious, but most of May have felt like the weather thinks it is late Mars. Burrr.  I bought a thin down jacket, just because of the weather.  (That, and it is handy when travelling.) I also have a dishwasher saga, that went from “replace the dishwasher” to “replace the electricity.” Yeah, Ow. I have hired an electrician, though we…

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Look at my stunning new cover!

Look at my stunning new cover!

So in September, or was it October, I decided to commission covers from Covers by Combs for Portal Justicar series, including Daughter of the Dark.  I loved the old cover, but roughly at the same time as I commissioned the covers, I  realised that it might be a better fit for Vanished, than Daughter of the Dark.  Ooops. Yesterday was finally the day when Daqri, the talented cover artist that I picked, designed the covers. And they are gorgeous, totally…

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Recharging the well

Recharging the well

When I finished rewriting The Bone Dragon’s curse, I decided to take the rest of the week off from writing. I was tired after the long revision, and felt drained.   To be fair, I am still drained. I think part of the reason is that I am not sure what to work on next. Logically, I should revise The Shifter’s Justice (or whatever the final title is), but…. I have just finished a long  revision. So what am I gonna…

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Yes. This what I write

Yes. This what I write

Now that I am out of the  writing cave, I have a gazillion things to do, and one of them is to find stock photos for the covers I commissioned for the Portal Justicars series (yes, including Daughter of the Dark.)  and I found this  picture on Depositphotos, and went YES this is what I write.  So of course I bought it.  <3  I do take objection to that medieval is included. Not all fantasy is medieval. But it is…

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Done. Done. Done.

Done. Done. Done.

It took much, much longer than expected, though to fair I also moved, with all the entails, but I am finally done with rewriting  the Bonedragon’s Curse.   The draft  started at 30 900 words and ended at 46 600 words. o-o.   Maybe there is a reason why it took…*checks* 6 months to rewrite.  (I guess I did it again. sigh.) I did learn a lot about my process, and it should probably go faster the next time.  The only…

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Fiddling

Fiddling

So I have been fiddling with things all day, from cleaning  the apartment, to doing the dishes, to fiddling with the webpage.  It might be because I am procrastinating on the writing.  Or maybe I am just restless.  I do like the theme I selected ( even if I am probably going to replace the header soonish), and the apartment is cleaner  and the story is going well. Slowly, but well.   I am definitely in the last scene, though. So…

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