I just finished round three edits of Nancy Marie Segovia’s Come Hell or High Water and Jody Kessler’s A Witch’s Fate. Wonderful books, wonderful authors, and both well worth the read – and you really can’t go wrong poking about in their backlist of books on Amazon for extras to read, either.
The fact that it’s five in the morning does not actually escape me. The feeling that my eyelids are made of coarse-grit sandpaper tells me the time better than the clock does.
I’m honestly wracking my brain for ways to promote Smuggler’s Justice, because I absolutely swear I have no idea how to market a book to save my life. I think it’s a great story, but trying to explain it in ad copy just to share in Facebook groups is much harder than it looks! I was just looking at ads on Amazon, and wouldn’t it just show to go ya? The smallest budget they’ll allow is $100. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a spare $100 laying around. Try as I might, I didn’t make that much in royalties in all of 2016. Glamorous jet-setting business this authoring is, ain’t it?
My Patreon is still at 2 patrons – I adore my patrons, both of them! I’ll be adding a short story just for them within the next week or so, once I’ve finished writing Siren’s Call. If you’d like to get in on the patron-exclusive stories becoming a patron is easy, and I’m offering some fun perks, too.
Speaking of Siren’s Call, I’m considering whether or not Madeleine’s beau-to-be should be a lion shifter, considering that she’s holding a small grudge against all lion shifters because her douche canoe ex-boyfriend was one.
Yes, after nearly three months I’m finally ‘gainfully employed’ again. It’s a relief, obviously. Thankfully this won’t take up the time I devote to editing – that’s always a constant – but it does take up the time I’d been using for my own writing. On the other hand, I can still do that on my days off, so it’s still a win-win situation.
Editing – I think I’ve mentioned how much I love Wendy S. Russo’s January Black, but I really have to say that this book is extremely good. As a History buff (the first half of my Bachelor’s involved a lot of History credits) and what I like to call a Constitutional Libertarian, this really is one of the best takes on how the core ideas of the founding fathers apply to a modern society that has forgotten Liberty. Right now I’m giving the book its final nit-picky edit, which always takes the longest of any edit anyway, but I can’t help but enjoy how well Ms. Russo presents the subject matter while still remaining entertaining.
My writing – I’ve been working on editing the character-by-character individual synopses for Smuggler’s Justice and I’ve got it out being Beta read. No feedback yet, but I would choose people who have very little time to read, wouldn’t I? I’ve started putting together the framework for the next book in the series, but I haven’t firmed up the title just yet. Right now I’m working with the title Smuggler’s Capture, but I’m not entirely sure that’s where I’m going to go with it.
I really would like to carry on about the plot of the next book and ‘stream of consciousness’ think it out in writing here, but that would offer some serious spoilers for Smuggler’s Justice, and no one likes spoilers.
More on a day when I’m not working!
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