Monday, March 26, 2012
Trella wants to tell her own story, not have me tell it for her. I struggled through the beginnings of the first chapter because it was in third person. When I switched to first person, it rolled. Now I just need the folks at work to leave me alone long enough on my days off to actually write for the next two days. Keep talking to me Trella. Your story is one I want to share!
So I have what I know is a good idea. I have good characters...characters who are so anxious for me to tell their tale that they've invaded my dreams. I have a plot, a conflict, settings, all the ingredients. What I don't have is the ability to focus. I keep wandering around in the idea but I can't nail it down. I can't get the ideas to settle enough to be happy putting words on the screen.
This is a good story to be told. It's an old concept with new twists. The characters are superb. Why won't my brain focus?
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I am looking for some folks willing to read Banished Sun and help me catch the errors and issues I can no longer see after having read and edited this book as many times as I have.
I would like to have readers willing to make notes and send the notes to me so I can look at the problem areas and make the appropriate changes.
If you are interested, email me at email@example.com. The book you receive will be in ePub format, so you'll need to have a program able to read it. iBooks works, Overdrive should work as well. I know Stanza isn't supported anymore, but if you still have it, it will work as well.
Thanks in advance.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Two hundred twenty two downloads for Seven Days. Thank you everyone.
I hope you all enjoy the books. Look for a sale on the omnibus(all three books in one) coming up on Thursday. Just think, you could read the Highland Home series while you wait to see The Hunger Games. :-)
Thank you so much to those who downloaded Captured Sun yesterday. I hope you enjoy the book.
Today you can get Seven Days for free on Kindle (remember the kindle app is available for all platforms so you don't need an actual kindle). Seven Days will give readers the chance to get to know Kerry and Xavier better.
If you missed Mourning Sun and Captured Sun, I hope you'll pick them up so you can read the tale from the start.
I'm working on Banished Sun which will take the tale to the next step. Nine Lives should be ready by Christmas as well.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I can't adequately express how I feel about nearly 700 people downloading Mourning Sun from Kindle yesterday. That means that nearly 700 more people have the opportunity to fall in love with Mairin and Mathias and hopefully follow them through the rest of their story.
The response to the free download has certainly motivated me to step up my editing and polishing efforts for book 4 - Banished Sun. After it is ready, I will work on editing book 5 - Nine Lives and then book 6 - Two Suns.
Deadly Illusion, book 7 is at the very beginnings of the editing stages and may take a different direction once I'm finished with editing Nine Lives and Two Suns. I've been thinking about that lately and thinking that perhaps the radical shift in location and characters would be too jarring for readers of the series. I like the characters, but don't love them the way I love the East Hampton and Highland Home characters.
I'll keep you posted. Don't forget, you still have time to get Captured Sun for free today at Amazon.com.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
So it has been a long time since I wrote non-fiction. I actually had a book finished in 2007 and took it on a trip to edit it, never got around to it and then put it away. I've pulled that book back out and I'm thinking of finishing it finally. I'd like to have it done by September when I go to a conference at which this book's subject would be appropriate, but I don't know if I can. I'm going to work on it as much as possible, make the changes necessary to reflect my reality rather than the reality of the situation I lived in when I wrote the book, and add in the community responses I got the last time I thought about working on this book.
Wish me luck.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
If you had the opportunity to ask Mathias Auer, the vampire from the Highland Home books, any question, what would you want to know? I'm working on a short story from his point of view and I'd love to know what questions my readers have about him.
Ask your question as a comment on this post, or email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to reading your questions and responding to them!