Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Got them!

Got my proofs!

One went to my steady reader who checks over all consistence against her paper copy of the book.

She makes sure everything ended up in the book.

I left a message for my proofreader. She works nights so hopefully she gets my message. So she'll get one.

And the third's going to another steady reader.

So they'll go fast.

They look awwwwesommmme!

I'm thinking about going to the Indie Bookfest.  I want to get a table but I won't have money 'til August to sign up. I hope they don't run out of tables.

I'll have this new book to put out.  I bet my companion series book goes faster. I think that cover is the best and others agree. 

The main series covers are simple. They show the element and a basic symbol for that element.

I wanted the covers of the companion series to be a little more complicated since the books delve deeper into the couple's relationship which in itself is more complicated. 

And all of them were made on canva.com which was fun.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A little rambling tat

Still haven't worked on Flames.

I wrote a bit of a zombie story last night. It just rambled out when I was staring at the blank page--well, the page wasn't really blank, but it only had three sentences.  I had been wearing my Walking Dead tees the last few days so I know where the idea came from. :)

Only these zombies are more like ghouls than true zombies. Ghouls eat any meat not just brains and no rotting flesh.

So that's what I did yesterday instead of writing Flames.

I'm also distracted by Water. It's in proof stage. The digital proof looked good.  I should be getting my createspace proofs anytime now and I'm excited to see the book. I'm going to be antsy until it's out.

The scenes for Flames are still swirling.

 I got three different ways to intro Santino into the story.  Travis visits them and gets them on board. After that Santino arrives on scene.  I need to write up until then since that stays the same.  But her entrance can be written by varying approaches. 

Once things settle maybe I can make headway on Flames.

I'm thinking about museum director for college.  There's more call for museum personnel than there is for CSI. And I saw some classes that really interest me in that area.

PS  I put the little I wrote on the Zombie story in the pages section.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Another ramble

I haven't worked on Flames.

I got too much crap on my mind.

I'm thinking about going back to college. Forensics/Crime lab director or museum director. Both sound interesting to me as they each delve into things that rivet me. I got to fill out an application for SMS--Well, MSU now--and get my transcripts from Kaplan, two letters of recommendation, plus write an essay.  That's just to enter the Graduate program.

 I also got to figure out funding. Loans or try for an assistantship. I'd prefer the assistantship.

This on top of the normal financial worries and my ever present general anxiety.

I need to get back into my writing routine. Writing helps keep me out of trouble by keeping my mind distracted from my worries. I am transported to another world where vampires live next door and psychics consult the police regularly. Where the Vulcan IDIC is a rule not a wish. 

And where people like me fit right in.

After Flames, I got three more books in this world: Wind Whisperer, Deadly Waters, and Deadly Aether. 

Deadly Waters shows that Sara and Nick can't take a vacation without trouble--or dead bodies--showing up.  Even in the middle of the ocean.

Wind Whisperer completes the Shaman cycle for Sara.  She realizes her potential and the bond between her and Nick becomes more. 

Deadly Aether brings back an enemy thought taken care of.  What's a Wedding without a dead body?

Once these books are done I'm not sure which idea I want to do next. There's the Time Lost series, the Dreg Trilogy, or my standalone Dragon books. I also got other standalone book ideas just waiting in the wings.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Another tat

Coming soon!

It's getting put together and formatted right now. Still tentatively scheduled for June 27.  

Sharon's going to put the book numbers on the covers. That way when one has all the books a person can tell which in which order.

I haven't worked on Flames this week. I need to knuckle down and start on it.

The scenes have been swirling.

And the 'bad guy' has a name.

I picked a name whose nickname is male. The person will be androgynous--Spoiler!

I'm still debating how to play the 'bad guy'.  Pushing gender roles. 

And maybe the 'bad guy' has a crush on one of the law officers. ;)

The first two chpts. will have their arrival and the first murder. 

After that I'll get down to business. Santino arriving, tension between everyone, more fires and murders. And Intro Seb the wedding planner.

I've got so many scenes in my head. Each decision can change the next scene. Pantser to the Core!

Aether's full title is Deadly Aether.  It will be the epilogue of both the Elemental Voice and the Companion series'.  

Thursday, June 1, 2017

A little tat to start June

Tentative Date--June 27th!

Water Ferrier is nearly here!

Made this on canva and a FB cover for my author page.

Sharon fixed the covers so that they're all one color instead to two different browns. And the blurb is done. I had already sent her the other stuff so everything is ready to go.

My books may not sell like Harry Potter but I still feel excitement every time one of them sells.

I also get a thrill saying I published books and got another one on the way.

That never goes away!