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.
I happen to be poking around on Amazon and on a lark I decided to take a look at my book entries. I like to make sure they’re still up and written correctly, ya know? And low and behold! Another review! 😀
That’s pretty damn awesome. I was concerned the second book wouldn’t be as well received as the first because it’s SO much shorter. But good is good and apparently? I am GOOD!
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!
As you may have noticed, there has been no sign of book two yet and that has been for a very good reason. I was going through the formatting and discovered some interesting typos. I’m going through the whole damn thing again to make sure it’s as perfect as I can get it before I unleash it on you all.
I’m sure you’ve all been wondering where I’ve been all this time. Of course, I’ve since recovered from whatever sickness I’ve had and with that new-found health, I went immediately back to work on book two of my vampire series. I have an irrational zeal to get this thing up and published before the end of the month and based on how I flew through this last round of edits, I just may be able to pull that off.
As a result, I have a polished draft but EVERYTHING else went by the wayside. I don’t even know where Winter Boot is, much less have a written conclusion for it. =_= Rest assured, it’ll turn up – they always do – and I’ll resume my regular updates on other projects as I get through them.
And hopefully more blog updates. I know you’re all DYING to hear my nonsense. 😉
Yes, it’s been quiet here on the blog but for good reason.
Those are the printed pages of a draft of Greenhouse, the Dreamhunter sequel. Not for nothing but I thought mu time was better spent working on this than scrambling for something to talk about in the blog. I’ve also finished another book review so I haven’t been lazy with the blog, just busy with other things. 🙂
And since there is truly no rest for the wicked, I’m moving right to more edits and getting more projects finished.