It's Summer Holidays here in Sydney, and in our covid restricted country we've been spending a lot of time walking, reading and just chilling.
I can't remember when I've had the chance to read so many books. I am still trying to find a way to link my book bubble reviews here, fingers crossed for a February launch.
I have been busy though, writing and editing and planning my year's work. This year I will publish Admina's Argument in April and Soldier around September. There may be more, but I don't want to over-promise and under deliver.
Book four of The Guardian's of Time will be my Nanawrimo book this year, and Suffragette will complete the series. In the meantime I am plotting the whole Wizard and Warrior Second Series and hope to begin work on that nearer the end of the year.
At the moment I am writing a short story (which may expand into a book if I can't tame it) as as lead in to a cosy mystery series. Books one and two of that series are already plotted out. I'm also working on a Middle-Grade contemporary paranormal book which has one of my favourite characters yet—Princess Priscilla.
In my quieter moments, I've been creating some fan bonuses for my newsletter and Facebook support crew. Hopefully they will be a bit of fun and give you an insight into the worlds my characters live in, and into the characters themselves. This month there is a bookmark template giveaway. Sign up for the newsletter to keep updated.
Well hasn't Covid-19 hit us all this year! Being at home more has helped me keep to my writing plan. Alchemist is out, the Boxed Set of Wizard and Warrior is due to be released, and I am finishing work on a Wizard and Warrior Story compilation.
I have started my adult novel, but that has become more of a long term goal as I find time to write the Time Guardians third book—Soldier, plan out series two of The Wizard and The Warrior, and I also have a modern day fairy story annoying me. There are also some back stories I was to write for some of my series characters... so many ideas so little time to write them all!
Hopefully by Christmas I will have a better plan and be able to let you know some expected release dates.
What a year 2019 was. The Wizard and Warrior Series ended in a Battle, and The Guardians of Time Series started. I finally got round to producing my first newsletter, and I started planning my first adult book.
In 2020 Amelia's Tale will be published., telling the backstory of a favourite character from The Wizard and warrior Series. This is in final edit stage, and the cover is being worked on.
Also, I am in the process of editing Alchemist, which will come out later in the year. Look for a cover reveal over the next couple of months.
There will be more to come, but I am unsure whether or not to concentrate on publishing a book linking The Wizard and Warrior Series One to Series Two, or to attempt my first mystery novel. We shall see how we go. Either way I am planning for another busy year.
What a mixed couple of months. My dad was very sick and I managed to arrive home and spend time with him before he passed away. I am sad that he never got to see my first book actually published, but I know he is cheering me on.
Unfortunately I had to delay the go live date for Beginnings, but it finally went live end of May, just in time for me to put author on my immigration form when returning to Australia.
The paperback copy of Beginnings is in final proof stage, and Trials is complete, just going through editing not and will be able to reveal the cover soon - yeah!
And how very exciting, I am working on a new project with my husband, actually publishing some stories I wrote for our son when he was a baby. So I am keeping very busy.
Still working on Beginnings. I have had a re-write and it has improved the book no end, so my target reader tells me. I have also splashed out and had Chapter images done, which I am so rapt about. Just one more read through before it is back to the editor. After that I should have an idea of an actual reals date (although I am hoping to get some ARCs out this week). It has been a learning curve for me but I am getting very excited as I am so proud of what I have achieved.
A big month for me as I gear up to publish my first ever book. Who knew so much was involved. Thanks to my aunt, Avis, for her help editing and my son Sam for reading through and giving me ideas for the book. The biggest thanks goes to K.A. Last who has given me such great advice on how to self publish. It has been a blast and I cannot believe there is still so much more to do! And while I am getting Beginnings ready I have started writing the second book in the series so I can aim for a release date of this time next year.
Back off to the publishing world now, lots to do before I can give a final release date!
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