January 30, 2017

Fallen Cover Reveal—And a List of Firsts!

Do you remember the retelling I've been working on? No? I don't blame you, given that I started writing it on July 13, 2014. And last night—2 years, 6 months, and 16 days later—I finally finished the first draft, which came in at just under 30,000 words. (Yep, that's less than 1000 words a month. This project has been slow going.) 

Of course, in that same time frame, I've published three full-length novels and also drafted two (Tasting Temptation and L&S). Still, it's rough to compare the torturously slow pace of 30 months for 30,000 words with having completed the NaNoWriMo challenge three times (50,000 words in 30 days). Let's just say, nothing about this project has gone as expected. In fact, this project has become a collection of firsts for me, which I've listed below!

Not least of these surprises is the cover, which I purchased nearly a year ago. You read that correctly. Previously, I only considered cover designs when the text of a story was pretty close to being done—certainly close enough to send to beta readers. Have I mentioned that nothing with this story has really gone as planned? Well, last February, I noticed a pre-made cover on the Paper & Sage site that was almost perfect. Torn between waiting until the text was ready and snatching the cover up before someone else did, I ultimately decided to buy the cover right then. And I love the result! It's been agony not being able to share, which is why I decided to reveal the cover with the completion of the first draft and not wait until closer to publication, which is still quite a ways off. 

January 16, 2017

Big Box of Book Love Giveaway!

I may not be entirely sure where this next year will take my blog content and schedule, but I know that if you're here, you love books! So today, I have one (rhetorical) question for you:

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January 9, 2017

Welcome to 2017!

Happy New Year! I hope 2017 has been treating you all well so far. 

I have been thinking a lot about plans for the year—for my blog posts, publishing plans, and writing time, etc. As you can see, I've already made one big change by giving this site a new look! What do you think??
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I haven't made a decision about the posting schedule going forward—weekly? monthly? bimonthly? One of the concerns is the need to focus on writing fiction as opposed to only blog posts. And there's the fact that, now that I am focusing on indie publishing (for the moment), there isn't much to discuss in terms of process, or learning about the industry, etc.—subjects which dominated the early years of this blog. Do you have a preference for posting frequency?