I'm pleading with readers to please, if you have read it, go to Amazon and Goodreads and leave a review. It doesn't have to be a 5 star one, but this makes a lot of difference to authors who are trying to promote their work. It tells them that their efforts are worthwhile
Well, let's get down to the progress report, shall we? After a week of fiddling about, I think I have finally ironed out the kinks with the page count and the table of contents. Note to self: upload as a PDF.
Charon Unguarded is available for pre-order on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iTunes and Overdrive and has 17 days to go before final release!
Today I set up my Goodreads author page! To make it feel properly complete I have answered a few of the suggested questions...
Now available for pre-order!
They say that becoming a self-published author is a bit of a learning curve. That is putting it mildly. It's more like a cliff face and you are standing at the bottom with the tide coming in.
Due to something to do with updates which ran overnight, I have had to disable the shop part of this website, along with anything to do do with woo commerce, until I can get it fixed. I will let people know as soon as I have sorted this out. This post is just to let you know that I am aware of the problems and am working on a solution.
In the meantime, have a freebie.
After working for three weeks to complete an outline for this year’s NaNoWriMo, I decided a change of track was needed. The outline for the Viking saga is just too big to handle in a competition like this and is going to need a different approach. This is why I have decided to add to my Charon series with a prequel, given that the back story alone has enough material to fill a novella. You can thank my editor for persuading me not to put it in the main story.
I’m going back to the bet that landed all the gods in the mortal realms until the end of time and having some fun with drunk gods, Romans, Battles, Sarcasm and some shameless cheating in the process. Hopefully, I will not take until May next year to finish this one, and it may only come to about 40k once edited, but I am hoping it will be a really good wheeze and as much fun to write as Charon Unguarded was: there are two more of those in the early outline stages too by the way.
If you haven’t already gathered, I like to dip in and out of my own projects with abandon, but I do eventually finish. I’m close to finishing my final round of self-editing on Charon UnGuarded which is due for proofreading in December, and beta reading and formatting at the beginning of January. Right, I need to get back to it before my editor catches me hanging around here.
When I was very young my father would tell my brother and I stories of his own creation. Adlib! He’d come up with the main character and a world of dragons and magic, and every night he’d take us off on a different adventure. As an adult, I now fully appreciate how magical that time with Dad was. It is a very great shame that he never committed any of them to paper (it was the 80s; very few people had a home computer).
Those who know me well, know that this week my father passed away very suddenly due to heart failure, having had a scare some fourteen years ago and survived due to a triple bypass operation. With this in mind, I have decided that I will, at some point in the next eighteen months or so, be publishing some of these stories and donating all proceeds to the British Heart Foundation in Dad’s memory.
As such, I will be looking for illustrators to work with me on this project. If anybody would be at all interested in working with me on this project, please feel free to contact me.
I know I’ve been quiet, but I have a really good excuse. I’m currently in the process of outlining a new work. It will come as no surprise to those who know me that this work is very much Viking related. I am now ready to admit that I am probably a little bit obsessed with Vikings, but this will benefit my readers.
This one is historical fiction and will be written on a saga frame work. It will come as no surprise to those who know me that this work is Viking related. I am now ready to admit that I probably a little bit obsessed with Vikings, but this will benefit my readers. I’m being extremely careful with my outline to make sure every chapter drives the plot and reveals the characters. It has Jarl’s, murder, intrigue, danger and quite a lot of blood…
Writing will start in November after my current WIP, ‘Charon Unguarded‘, will be available for purchase (not set up for pre order yet). There are Vikings in that too (I think this might be my thing). This is currently in the editing stages but I do have my cover and blurb all ready to go.