Every November, I have good intentions of attempting to finish up the current writing project. The novel to finish is: Strange Magic. I have made some significant progress, but my day job still ends up interfering in the process. It’s even worse this year since I have a new employee at work to train. I have an extra special set of challenges. He doesn’t speak much English or really know how to use the software to do the job he was brought in to do. Frustrating is an understatement. This only makes me long more for the day when I can just write. Rotten money always throws a monkey in the wrench.
I do intend to have a finished third novel in the following year. I have great hopes for 2018. To me, 2017 has been full of too much chaos and challenge.
I should make better progress at the end of the month. Ten whole days off! No limitations, like bedtime. Much easier to write without restrictions.
I can’t whine, I’m not the only writer who has to have a job in order to pay bills and eat. Things happen when they’re supposed to, not when you wish them to happen. Makes you appreciate them more.
I know, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted here. My writing life was so much easier when I didn’t have to work a full time job, but what can you do? Rotten bills have to get paid somehow.
I have been working on Strange Magic. For some reason, I have been stuck on chapter 13, but think I have finally found a way to move forward–in the meantime, I had been tweaking other chapters I wasn’t quite happy with. It is my intention to have something this year. I have other ideas I have been thinking about. There is always the temptation to start something new instead of finishing what I’m currently working on. Except for jotting down my thoughts, so I don’t lose them, I try to stick to the current story I’m working on. Sadly, my discipline still sucks, but I am working on getting back into good writing habits. Can’t work daily, like I used to, but I try to work on the weekends.
I am thinking about doing another giveaway, since I put the new cover on The Assistant. I will tweet, etc. when I decide when.
As always, I appreciate my readers.
As you can see, The Assistant got a much needed facelift. Since my story was in one of Liquid Silver’s collections, I had to go with its predefined cover for the digital version. Once I decided to do POD (print on demand) for both Wicked Magic and The Assistant, I had my cover artist–Dar Albert–create me a new cover. This one, in my opinion, fits my story more.
I’m still in the process of trying to finish up Strange Magic: Book 2 of the Spellbound series. Unfortunately, my muse has been overstressed and uncooperative. I will finish it, and also have other stories in the works.
The Assistant – Amazon POD
Wicked Magic – Amazon POD
One thing that can be as hard as facing rejection from agents/publishers, is receiving a review from a reader. As a writer, I’m basically an introvert, so when I offer up something that I have kept to myself, it can be a bit scary. Like other writers, I do hope that readers enjoy and understand what I write, but realize not everyone will. What I hope from you dear reader is that you are patient with me in my writing journey. I’ve been on it for years, so I’m always evolving, and improving. Wicked Magic was my first story to get published. Do I think I could have done it better? Of course. Nonetheless, I’m proud of it, because it is in print. I didn’t give up, or listen to people who said it wasn’t possible.
I have been busy trying to adapt to all the changes in my life–moving, a new full time job, life in general–so my writing discipline is not the greatest right now. I am hard at work trying to finish up Book 2, Strange Magic. As I have grown as a writer, and learned from my editors & readers, I expect to progressively get better and better with each new story.
Thanks for reading. Without you, I’d just be writing for myself.
The last couple of months, well, actually, the last year has been a bit crazy for me. New day job, (2) eBooks, and relocating. Plus, I will be moving again in less than a month. Finally found a house so I can leave the apartment behind. Seven months of a noisy asshole and his terrible offspring. My first and last time in an apartment.
I’m still hard at work on Strange Magic. With any luck, I should get it finished in January. Between balancing work and getting ready to move, been tough to wrap my mind around writing. Too bad, because it is the only time I feel completely normal.
I will also try to be better about my social media, and helping to promote fellow authors on my blog. Not enough hours in the day sometimes.
Happy New Year to you all, and may 2016 be a wonderful and prosperous year for all of us.
My publisher is doing a Holiday promotional. All of their eBooks, including mine, are 40% off until December 28th. It’s a great time to stock-up.
It’s nearly Halloween, my favorite time of year.
KOBO is doing a promo for Halloween. Both my eBooks – Wicked Magic & The Assistant – (and all Liquid Silver Books) are 50% off. Here are the promo codes and dates they are valid:
October 28th – 31st – Canada: CA50SALE
October 27th – 30th – US/Australia/New Zealand: GET50SALE
October 30th – Nov 2nd – UK: UK50SALE
The Assistant: KOBO Wicked Magic: KOBO