Saturday, September 24, 2016

It's In Review!!

Hiya guys, happy Saturday!! 

I'm so excited today, because I finished the cover design for Prae Lium! It's just about ready to publish!

I also submitted it for review in CreateSpace (publisher for Amazon, for paperback copies), so once it's approved, I can order a proof copy!

If it's all lookin' good, I can set the release date for October 3rd!! Booya!! So excited!!

I'll let you guys know if it's approved, and when I order a proof copy!

Friday, September 23, 2016

TGIF Peeps!!

Hiya guys!! It's finally Friday - whoot!! It's so nice being on a Monday - Friday schedule now. Fridays actually mean something, and I can be excited for the weekend - whoot!

What are you guys doing this weekend? Anything fun planned? If not, be sure to fit some fun in there! =D

This week has been so emotional! I spent a few days fighting off a flu bug, which made me feel behind, and overwhelmed. There is so much to do right now, and I always seem to get sick right when I need to not be sick. Probably because I work myself too hard for too long, and by the time the final rush hits, I'm down! haha Oh well.

Anyway, I got over it enough to get back to work, and have finished up everything I hoped to do this week!

I'm so excited, and having it on Amazon is the other half of what's so emotional. Come October 3rd, I will have published an entire trilogy, in one year. Having a trilogy published is such a "wow" moment on it's own, but then realizing I've done it all in one year, kind of blows my mind.

Like, "did I really do that? How?"

I'm so stoked though, because now that that's out, I can focus on marketing it. And really, I can focus on starting some of my other projects! I'm so excited to get going on my other books.

I hope you'll keep following me on this journey, and if you haven't already done so, be sure to pick up a copy of Prae Lium on Amazon! If you haven't read the first or second books yet, you can pick up copies of those as well, and get all caught up on this adventure!

Thanks a ton - you guys rock!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Off to the Editor!

Oh my gosh you guys, I'm so stoked!! I finished writing "Prae Lium" tonight!!!

It isn't as long as I wanted, but the story is finished, and that's what matters. It's long enough to make me happy - more than 50k words, split into 20 chapters.
I can definitely live with that!

It's ready to go to the editor!! I'm so lucky that is Ken, because he is stupid quick, and will have this baby edited and ready for the final read-through this weekend!!

Publishing this thing October 3rd, if God keeps blessing it this way!


Ciao for now, I'm off to celebrate!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

"Prae Lium" is a Novel!

Hiya guys! Hope you're all doing well. Whatchya up to this weekend?

I've been writing my butt off this past week - having the guys work a steady schedule has helped a ton, and I've gotten into a good rhythm! I've been writing most of today, which has been awesome. I wanted to write a quick update though, since I've hit a good spot to take a break.

After all the drama circling book three in the Swirling Secrets series, Prae Lium is finally at 40k words!

From everything I can see, 40k> is considered a novel. Some places, like NaNoWriMo, require more, and others require less, but most seem to agree on 40.

I figure this book will be somewhere around 55-60k or so, when I'm finished. Should end up around 22-23 chapter or so, roughly 200 pages I think, depending on the format.

I'm hoping to have it finished next week sometime - whoot!

I'm still shooting for an October 3rd release date, and will be sharing more about that in the next few weeks.

So excited! =D

If you haven't read Sospi Tare yet, you've still got a few weeks! ;)

Wish me luck, and have a fantastic weekend!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Rave Review for Desi Pere!

Hiya guys! I just had to share this with you. On Sept 3rd, a reader left a fantastic review for "Desi Pere" on Amazon!

I'm so humbled by this review. It's not someone I know, I don't even know who it is. They review books often, but are simply listed as an "Amazon Customer." Whoever it is, they've nearly brought me to tears with their words.

Here's what they said:

"Creative, Adventurous - Fun!

Entertaining, quirky, creative, and adventurous – this book is a lot of fun. Full of excitement and antics (I love how the character Magnhild thinks and reacts), any book that makes me laugh aloud more than a handful of times gets a high rating on my scale. The freak’s special powers are cool. I also enjoyed the “tension” developing between Magnhild and Breasal. This novel is an “X-Men meets Dr. Evil” kind of young adult paranormal adventure."

Wowza!! I'm just blown away, and completely stoked about this.

I want to end this story perfectly, and this review is a wonderful boost to my spirit.

Thanks a ton, reviewer, you rock! =D

Saturday, September 3, 2016

The Perfect Song

Hiya guys, Happy Saturday! =D

So, I was writing yesterday, and as always, had music blasting. I'm one of those people that loves having music on while I do just about everything. I can write without it, but I write a whole lot better and quicker with music. Especially heavier music.

Anyway, I was writing, doing my thing, my series playlist blaring. I created a series playlist just for Swirling Secrets on Spotify (feel free to follow it, this mix is epic!), and it's got over 200 songs. I always have it on shuffle play, so the mix is always different.

One of the songs that came on, is one I love writing to, but admittedly, haven't listened to the lyrics all that closely. For what ever reason, I did this time. What I found is, this song is perfect for this series! If I had to pick one song to embody this story, that song was it.

Check these lyrics out, they are the main ones that fit this story so well:

We won't fall to our knees
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer
Are you in or you out?
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer

We all fall, crawl out of the fear you're in
Don't give up
We won't fall to our knees
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer whoa whoa
So give me an answer, now whoa whoa
Give me an answer

Stand up
You have a voice to be heard
You're worth more than words
So let your fire burn
Oh, your flame will be lit
Again when a candle is burned at both ends
And there's nothing left

You can change
You can become selfless
You're not set in stone

You will wade through mistakes that we all make
But just hold on

Don't fade away (hold on)

The song, is Hope by We Came As Romans. These lyrics are just amazing. They fit Magnhild and her struggles to find herself, and pick sides. They fit the overall conflict, on both sides. They fit the rest of humanity, caught in the crossfire between two secret superpowers. It's just amazing! Wonderful on so many levels.

Now, this is a bit of a heavier song - it's listed as metalcore, which is a mix of hardcore rock and metal. It may not be everyone's taste, but if you'd like to hear this song, and really hear the spirit of this story, check it out. It really is perfect.

I'll be posting more stuff like this, sharing behind-the-scenes looks and teasers about the series.

If you'd like to see specific posts, or have questions about the series, feel free to let me know in the comments, or shoot me an email! I may just make a blog post about it. ;)

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Hit An Even Bigger Snag

Hiya guys! Have another update for ya. The drama that seems to be circling my attempt to finish Prae Lium continues!

I realized that the writing program I use had an auto update a couple days ago. In that update, several glitches occurred. Including, but not limited to, the entire middle of P.L. getting erased, with no record of it on the computer.

I wasn't backing up my books yet - I am now.

Needless to say, I was not a happy camper yesterday.

To make matters worse, I hadn't written anything in nearly 3 weeks, and couldn't remember the details of the chapters that were lost. At least, not well enough to re-write them and have it all flow the same way.

So! I have now cut out the entire book after the first part, and am simply starting over. I have up to what was lost in the update, and that's it. But, it's better than nothing, right? At least I don't have to re-write the beginning, haha.

No idea if the story will progress down the same path as it did last time, but it'll be interesting to see!
Everything happens for a reason, right? Maybe I'll write a better book this time around, who knows!

Choosing to stay positive, and just go with it. No point in crying over spilled milk. It's a lot of work down the drain, but these things happen.

Anyway, my plan to cut and stitch the three books together is on the back burner, and may not happen at all if I am able to write enough this time around. We shall see.

Wish me luck! =D