Last week got busy fast, and this week is going to be even more intense. I have so much going on and even more planned, it's hard to keep up. While not everything is crossed off from last week's goals, most of it is close to being done:
- Finish editingMidnight SkyASAP!
- Midnight Skymedia kit and pre-order setups
- Format Midnight Sky(working on today)
- World building, histories, series outline, and plots for the Iron Gargoyle series (create a map)
- Continue writing the sequel to Storm of the Gods
And if you thought that was a lot of work, take a look at this:
- Send out Midnight Skymedia kit and pre-order links for promotions
- Format Midnight Skyfor print and ebook (test out Scrivener)
- Series outline, and plots for the Iron Gargoyle series (create a map)
- Start writing The Iron Gargoyle, the first Iron Gargoyle novel
- Finish the sequel to Storm of the Gods
- Beta read edits for Storm of the Gods(if they come in)
- Open contests for Damnation's Door(released next week!)
Yeah. So far, today has been one of those days where I just don't know where to start. Well, that's not true. I'm aiming to get the final drafts and review copies for Midnight Sky up now that the Kindle, Kobo, and Smashwords pre-order links are live. More should be on the way and the Dark Sky series page will be updated next week after the cover reveal on June 5.
Pre-Order Release Blitz for Damnation's Door (Starting soon!)
Not that I have any expectations to get all of those goals accomplished, but to think that I might is really motivating. I mean, if I get even two or three of them done, I'll consider myself ahead of the game. Since formatting is perhaps my least favourite part of writing, I'm going to be working with Scrivener for the first time. I'm a little anxious and I hate tutorials (so boring!), but considering the issues I've had in the past, and the recommendations I've gotten, it makes sense to give it a shot and see how it works. If nothing else, at least I'll have a reliable formatting software.
Damnation's Door is out next week. I'm still working on believing that. It seems like I just finished the final draft yesterday. It's nice to know that I'll have a full, completed series, but I'm going to miss the characters. That said, I'm getting ready for the blog tours and giveaways, and have already heard great reviews from One Book Two and fellow author Christina Ochs!
Speaking of Christina Ochs, she'll be part of a special guest post this week on my blog to promote her new novel, Hammer of the Gods. I've already read and reviewed the novel on Goodreads (a fuller review will be coming this Saturday), and I have to say it's freaking spectacular. If you like mild fantasy novels/historical battles, trust me when I say this is a book series you want to start. I couldn't stop reading!
Last but not least, updates on my newest writing projects. The second Areios Brothers novel is almost finished (about 2.5 more chapters to go), and I'll be relieved when its over. There will be some changes, many of which might come later since I need to update the first novel, Storm of the Gods. I should be getting the Beta edits back any day now, and am hoping to start working on them in June so I can take a deep breath and send out query letters. Once I do that, the series will be out of my hands and there will likely not be updates on it for the rest of the year, unless the incredible happens and it's picked up by a publisher.
Finally, Iron Gargoyle. You guys have no idea how much I'm aching to get really started on that bad boy. I've already created the world history, written the prologue and the first chapter of the first book, and have the basic plots for the series (which will include four full length novels and a series of three novellas revolving around another character), so now I need to set up the world and detail the plots. It's a lot of work, but I love doing it.
So, this blog post turned out to be way longer than I expected. Imagine what my monthly blog post is going to look like!
Anyway, it's time to get back to work. Thanks for spotting by! Cheers!