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The little novella that could

The little novella that could

I am really close to being done with Vanished. I am the first to admit that it is a bit messy in the second half. But that is because I hadn’t quite figured out what should happen. In other words: it is a first draft, with room to improvement.  The plan is to finish it tomorrow, or on Monday since I don’t think I will have time today. Anyway, I look forward to let you read it sometime in 2017….

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Slow progress is slow

Slow progress is slow

  Normally, I write 1000 words per day when I am not working. Not this time. This time, I am writing 500 words per day. And that is ok. Because every story is different. So stories are easy to write, the words just flow. Some stories isn’t. This stories is one of the latter. Oh, the first part was easy to write, but this part isn’t. But I am in no hurry. I should be done in July sometime or…

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Lots of books coming

Lots of books coming

So I have been thinking about my release schedule for 2016. Oh, don’t worry. You are getting Daughter of the Dark, the sequel, and the collection.  But you are also getting all the separate short stories, since I changed my mind about just doing the collection. So what does this mean? It means that in March or April, I will begin to release the short stories, once or twice a month. Then, in June or July, Daughter of the Dark…

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Writing Exercise: Keywords

Writing Exercise: Keywords

I have been frustrated about my lack of sales, despite dropping the price .So I have spent the morning tweaking my keywords. Why? Because while cover and blurb makes a reader click on the buy button keywords tells them that your books exist. Before I tweaked them they were something like this: military fantasy adventure, bronze age Celtic fantasy Elf. After 20 minutes of free writing and some Amazon searches,the keywords have changed to war warrior witch quest undead curse…

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Exile is coming sometime this week

Exile is coming sometime this week

The proofread manuscript arrived in my inbox last night/ early this morning, so I have spent the morning proofreading Exile, and fixing the issues that Lillian had found. Then I spent the afternoon fixing the formatting. 🙂 There are some final touches needed, like adding the cover, a link to my newsletter, etc.  But I am almost ready to upload it and hit publish! In fact, if I had been at home, this post would probably have been about that…

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Was this even revised?

Was this even revised?

I finished the prequel story last week, and since I don’t have the time to start writing something new, I spent Friday and Saturday writing notes about gnomes, shifters and Vampire on my tablet. It was an experiment, to see if I could actually do something writing related on a tablet without getting a headache.  Today, I decided to do something else. And, since  I’m  planning on Editing Daughter of the Dark in February, I decided to read through A…

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Done, and reflecting over writer growth

Done, and reflecting over writer growth

I finished the first draft of Cauldron Born today. It isn’t perfect, but I’m proud of it. Cauldron Born was originally written for an anthology, as a historical fantasy short story featuring undead. Except as I finished the first draft of that story, I knew I had left a lot of the story untold. So I let it sit, with the vague plan of rewriting it, and change the setting to Ireland or the British Isles. Fast forward, a couple…

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Teaser: Daughter of the Dark

Teaser: Daughter of the Dark

This teaser is much further into the book, but it is being cut, since the vampire is far away, and she doesn’t have that good nose :). I took a deep breath, and froze. Hidden beneath the smell of freshly baked bread, were the metallic scent of vampire.“ By the Moon. Why are vampire males so stubborn?” I hissed under my breath. I had no doubt that the vampire was Rocha, had decided to follow me. Despite being told that…

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