Friday 29 October 2010

My First Paperback Giveaway!

Okay...took a bit of a break there to accommodate the editing process and then squeeze in a quick break for a cruise.  Haha, life's good to me!  I know, no need to rub it in, right?

Thought I'd mention quickly that next week, November 5th, I'll be interviewed again by Misc.Ramblings - have to say, it was a really fun interview!  I'll also be hosting my very first paperback book giveaway, so be sure to stop by and leave a comment.  Gotta leave a comment in order to enter.

Well, that's all really.  Just thought to mention...

Till next month...

Friday 8 October 2010

Edits Complete...For Now

Well, I've finished my edits for The Master Key.  Phew!  I'm going to end up getting sick of reading it now, this being the fifth time I've read through it.  Still, The Lancaster Rule topped it off with something close to ten reads.  At least there wasn't too much to do.  Hey, maybe I've improved as a writer...okay, try not to laugh too hard at that.  Let me rephrase that: I seem to be improving.

October already...these months, if you don't keep track, fly by you so quickly.  In a week's time, I take a short break with the in-laws and hop onto a cruise.  Never been on one, can't say I'm going overboard about it - pardon the pun.  Especially since I'm prone to some serious sea-sickness.  Ah well, maybe I'll forget I'm on a moving building on water.  I hear they're quite stable now.

On the plate this month, I've yet to complete the self-edits for The Eternal Knot, the third and last in the series.  I feel it never wants to get itself finished.  Breaking up is really hard to do, it would seem.  No matter, I will plough on and complete it.  I'm envisioning a submission early next year.

Also on the plate this month: The Grosjean Chronicles.  Now, I think I've pretty much decided on making this a full length novel, since attempts at a short story just wasn't working.  As we Bajan's say: "It ent wukking!"  It did try, though.  I mean really.  Even had three peeps give it a beta testing read.  Two suggested I continue on and do a full length.  One approached it from another angle and said I missed the point somewhere in the middle.  I think I missed his point altogether too.  No matter, not going to scratch too many hairs over it.  I'll just dive in with the story outline I've come up with and plod along.  We can talk details later.

Now, The Grosjean Chronicles is something of a spin-off from the Lancaster series.  However, I'm not making it part of the Lancaster series...if that makes any sense at all.  In other words, while the main character appears in the series, she'll be on her own.  I won't be mentioning anything about anything remotely Lancaster related.  Okay, maybe just a mild suggestion.  But that's about it.  Just consider her living in the world already built in the Lancaster world...okay, I've prattled on about it too much.

And don't expect something along the lines of the Lancaster series...this book will have a little more humour...think manga.

Okay, think that's all I can manage for this month.