Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Book Cover

Well, as you can see I got a book cover.  :)

So What do you think?

The upside down triangle with the line thru the bottom is the symbol for Earth and the figure reminds me of a diviner who is a person who 'reads' the earth so to speak. So I thought both would be perfect for the book.  Green is the color associated with earth (though most think brown is).

I sent my book off to the publisher so all I got to do now is wait.

Blurb:

Police consultant Sara Phillips reads the earth like a medium hears the dead. When a dump site is discovered, the FBI are called in, but the lead agent Nick Issaro who has a secret of his own seems more interested in Sara than the dead bodies. As they work the case, an attraction grows between them which puts both their lives in danger when the killer also develops a strange attachment to Sara.

Like it?

Fire is into chapter two still. I haven't worked on it much since I was editing Earth. I need to work on it and Water. Got to get crackin'  if I plan to have at least one of them done this year.   I want to finish at least one book a year for the next four years until I get this series done.  Or at least finish the books I have in my head. :)






Thursday, February 12, 2015

What's new

I talked with Sharon Holmes and we tentatively set a date to publish my first book Earth Reader.

May 22nd.

I had a car accident and they totaled my car so I got a bit of money. After doing some repairs I still had a small bit left so I decided to self-pub. Sharon was gracious enough to say yes. :)

Life has a way of doing the unexpected.

Anyway, I'm going thru my book. I hope to have my editing done before the end of the month so I can send it off for the official editing. I've done eight chapters so far so that makes twelve to go. I plan to do at least one chapter a night.

I still need titles for Air and Aether. I'm going with Fire Walker and Water Scale for the next two. I'm working on chapter two of Fire and am still on chapter one with Water. Air is just past the first paragraph. Aether is still being thought out. I ain't sure how I want it to go.

I plan to update at each step of the pub either here or on FB or both--depending on my mood.

That's the status so far.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

After Jano Party and status

Well, Jano is over. I barely made the 10,000 word mark. I was sick then I had a car accident so I just made the minimum.  We had the party last night at the diamond room on Grand and voted on four categories: best title, unique name, best first paragraph, and best blurb.

I got first place for best blurb and second for best first paragraph. Teaser 3 has both of them. Go and look.

During Jano I wrote in a doc scenes that came to me, then I cut and pasted some of the scenes to the corresponding book they needed to go to. The first of this month the drive I saved the doc to fell out of my backpack at the library and so I don't have it now. At least that's what I think happened to it. I had it when I went to the library, but when I got home and looked for it I couldn't find it.  I'm going to have to re-write everything that I didn't cut and paste, if I can remember everything that is. :)

I got the first chapter of Fire Walker done and a page of chapter two done so far. Part of chapter one of Water Scale is done as well as the first paragraph of Wind Power. I still am thinking about the titles to my stories, especially for Air and Aether.

Do you have any Ideas for them?
Preferably something to do with judgment and the element like Water Scale.

So far my books are in this sequence--Earth Reader, Fire Walker, Water Scale, Air(Wind Power?) and Aether. 

I'm talking to Sharon Holmes about self-pub so I might be getting my book out this year, That is one of my resolutions for this year. 

So I guess I should get back to editing....