Saturday, 18 October 2014

Fall Into Fantasy Giveaway

What's that? Yes. A giveaway. A fantasy giveaway. How could I miss this? Well, apparently, my internet says I can. -_- But you shouldn't! Not only is there swag to be had, there's a lot of good books. Just check 'em out! Seriously, I can't figure out how to get BookBox to work correctly, but I can say these authors are involved...

Tricia Schneider, Nicole Zoltack, Marsha A. Moore, Mimi Sebastian, Terri Rochenski, Julie Reece, Lori J. Fitzgerald, Debbie Christiana, Georgia Lyn Hunter, M. Pax, Sharon Saracino, Shah Wharton, H. L. Burke, Angela Myron, Jocelyn Adams, James Garcia Jr, Tina Moss, Danielle DeVor, Sharon Buchbinder, April Aasheim, CL Bledsoe, Mara Valderran, Angela Yseult, Kallysten, Juli D. Revezzo, Loralie Hall, Allyson Lindt, Sotia Lazu, Angela Castillo, Valerie Twombly, R.M. James, Shanyn Hosier,Ronesa Aveela, Sofia Grey, Konstanz Silverbow, Jamie Marchant, Brandy L Rivers, JC Andrijeski, Stacey Nash, Scarlett Dawn, Jami Gray, Erica Crouch, Janna Jennings, Tonya Macalino, Christine E. Schulze, Selah Janel, Ash Krafton. Oh, and me. ^_^

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

#IWSG - From Good to Bad to Worst

As always, sign up for IWSG here.

Shout-out to Kristin Smith, Elsie and Fundy Blue for being co-hosts for this month.


I know it's the website’s one year anniversary and most of the entries are likely to be all primed for IWSG anthology of tips and all ... but if my previous posts don't give it away, things here have been a bit of a yo-yo emotionally. One minute, I'm good, everything's going okay, I even got a few chapters done with Dark One's Bride, then ... well, then it's not. It really, really isn't.

And that's when my downhill spiral with all the bad things I've been ignoring pile up in my noggin.

#1 is book related and it's been niggling in the back of my mind for some time. Just one question ... However am I going to get the sequel to The Rogue King actually published?

Mock cover.
For those not in the know, I'm self-publishing this four-book saga that's been seventeen years in the making. Ever since I released the first book this April, the next book, The Shadow Prince, has been waiting for its turn to leap through that editing wringer and get itself a shiny cover (as is The Forgotten Queen, if I'm honest).

To begin with, I was aiming for publishing one book a year.

That costs money. No delusions there. And it was money I was in the process of saving up until the bed carked it and then my car chucked it's toys not once, but twice in the last year. I won't bore you with details of my financial life beyond saying there's just no wriggle-room for what self-publishing another book would cost my family. If I had an extra year or two, I could ... maybe ... sort it myself by ... yeah, 2016 at the earliest. And that's only providing nothing else goes wrong in the meantime.

And don't think I haven't considered Kickstarter (now that kiwis can) to fund the important parts of getting The Shadow Prince published, because I have. It's my only other option besides waiting and hoping no more roadblocks crop up. I've even got a page set up just waiting for me to hit 'publish'. I even tweak it on my good days.
On the other hand, thinking about asking people for money like that is ... let's just say I have trouble asking anyone for anything.

Sometimes, I regret ever writing a word of the whole damned saga...