The editing for Lost Brother (the third book in my First Brood series) had gone through its first round! There’s a ton to change around, add, and organize so don’t expect this anytime soon.
In the meantime, I have been catching up on my reviews and have some very interesting projects coming down the pipe. I’ve got at least two other series in development.
Aside for writing, I do have some needlework ready to go up in my shop and my decluttering efforts have been paying off! Over at my Patreon, one of the perks is that I would make videos but I had to clear away the space where I would make the videos. After some very cathartic purging, things are lookin pretty nice! 2017 is shaping up to be ok so far (aside for politics but the time to discuss that will come).
For NaNoWriMo, I promised to finish Lost Brother. And I did! Man, it feels good to finally have that complete.
Now, this isn’t a complete, publishable work. It’s a rough draft. I still have to type it up, check for typos, fix continuity errors, read it through 3 times, add or delete scenes, read it through again, decide I hate all of it and want to burn it, then finalize it so I can publish it.
It’s an odd process, I know.
I have to say, out of the three, this one was the most emotionally taxing to complete. The other two were hard work for sure but yikes… I need a break after this one.
Now that the story is at least complete, I’m going to move on to completing several other shorter projects I’ve had floating around, then move on to some other novels I’ve started. Sorry to say it but Lost Brother will be the last in the First Brood series for awhile. Mostly because I have no clue what to do from here.
Dreamhunter and Greenhouse have been updated! I had to email Amazon to allow people to have already purchased the book to receive the new copies but unfortunately, they deemed the changes too minor to send an email out to the customers. So, I’m doing it!
Here are some instructions on how to update a kindle book yourself. The changes I’ve made are mostly grammar and spelling errors, with some more detailed descriptions added in but nothing that changes the plot too much. But I’m glad they’re all fixed up. So, update if you wish or grab a fresh copy today! 😀
This month has started out insane with library conferences and ticket booth painting (ugh, what a day that was…) so I haven’t been creating as much new content. I’ve been going back and editing since I finally have installed Grammarly on Word. I am so frustrated with myself and with technology after finding so many typos and instances where clearly some glitch happened because there is no way I would repeatedly type a single word wrong in every instance of using it. So, I’ve been going through all my old manuscripts to make sure I catch all those sorts of errors.
Sadly, Amazon’s KDP is the only service that will allow me to send an updated manuscript when these edits are done. I won’t be sending out that notice until I’ve updated the cover but I will post about when to expect it and instructions that Barnes and Noble sent me about how to update those copies of the book.
And don’t worry, the new edits don’t affect anything plot wise.
Actually it’s been out for a couple days. And there’s no cover (that’s a placeholder)… But HEY! There it is! 😀 Because I have been sitting on this manuscript for a year and I’ll be damned if I wait one more second more than I have to. 😉
So go! Buy! Read! And I hope you enjoy. 🙂 Please review if you do!
It’s funny because it’s true! Also, it’s not funny because it’s true. I tend to have so many different projects going at once, I seem to never make any progress at anything because my attention is divided too many ways
So, here’s what I’m gonna do.
Winter Boot will be the first thing I finish. I’m sure there was just a chorus of groans from people who wish to hang me up by my thumbs if I don’t get the next First Brood book out yesterday but I would like to continue my Fiction Fridays and I can’t do that till Winter Boot is done. After that, I have two short stories; “Fylgia” and “Old Soldier” that will need to be finished and posted for sale. Then I will move on to the editing for Greenhouse and the writing of my Go Away Girls steampunk lesbian novel. I can’t keep jumping from project to project (a lot of the time within the same DAY) and expect to get ANY work out for you guys to enjoy
Wish me luck because I am crap at focusing. It’s also why I have three knitting and crochet projects in the works as well…
But that’s for another entry. XD
In life news, I will be getting my car back in about 4 weeks and I’m back to working out with only the slightest twinge of soreness in my back. Between the treadmill and the elevator still broken at work, my le muscles re very confused. But I feel so much better now that I’m able to move around. I DESPISE being immobile. >_<
So, there you have it, folks! Lenni is healed up and has a plan to get as much writing into your greedy hands as possible! 😀 Are you excited? I sure am. 😉
After a semi-restful weekend (how restful is a birthday party for a 3 year old, really?) I have traced the headache problems to lack of sleep and lack of sleep to the snoring of my dear ole’ hubbz. Short of kicking him out to sleep on the couch, I’m not gonna sleep well with him in the bed till he sees a doctor or I smother him with a pillow. Whichever comes first.
In writing news, the two small stories I’m working on are moving along well, Dark Horse enjoyed my last review, and I’m excited to start my Short Story Project next month instead of doing NaNoWriMo. Edits for book two are proceeding slowly but steadily and I hope for the preview chapters to be going up on the site soon. As soon as I have them all perfect and pristine, they’ll start going up. 🙂 Are you excited? I sure am. I’ve been picking at book two for YEARS now!
That’s all I’ve got so far. Eventually I’ll catch up with the Pagan Blog thing but probably not this week with Comic Con right around the corner. I would like to get through the whole thing, ya know?