Yes, it’s going well. Yes, I’m advancing with book 3 of the Khekarian series. I’m exceedingly pleased with what I have so far. But posting this every other week is rather repetitive and undoubtedly boring to you guys. On top of that, there is so much happening in the world today, I really doubt anyone is interested in a writer’s progress, so I shall shift my posting pattern and post less frequently for the time being until I have something to offer.
Getting back in the saddle with my writing career has involved picking up the reins on my past books (done), my work in progress (done), straightening out the mechanics of blogsville and social media (done and in progress respectively), re-establishing my blog domain (done) and finding where my bookcover artist went – or find a new one. Oh and finish writing book 3 (not done, but well on the way).
There is more to writing than meets the eye.
These necessities fall to me, it is after all my career, but as to the bookcover, I am joined by the love and light of my life, my husband Greg who is growing quite proficient in PaintShopPro and is happy to work the process while I get to do the fun stuff, pick the pictures.
Things are looking good, folks. I’ve had a chance now to go over my working files and notes, I can see my way clear to continue on with the 3rd book in the Khekarian series and I’m already making good progress. The tangles I had left myself have already been dealt with and it now just boils down to bum-in-chair-fingers-on-keyboard dedication. I’m on it!
Loving how this book is shaping up. The story is solid and pleasing (the humor catches me out as always, when I work with a character they really take over. That little monster Va’el rather steals the show in this one, I thoroughly enjoy working with him).
Okay! I have read and re-edited both books so far in the Khekarian series. Both books have been freshly uploaded to Kindle and paperback. I have also changed their prices.
If you already own them on Kindle, I believe you can just freshly download them (it’s worth it) for no extra charge. If you have not already purchased them, my Kindle books are now going for USD$8.00 (down from USD$9.95) and my paperbacks are now USD$15.00 (down from USD$29.95).
Kindle seems to be up with these changes, one of the paperbacks not yet showing it, so it might be worth waiting a couple of days for that one.
If the price has changed, you know that the content has been upgraded too.
Sweeping out lots of commas, a good thing. 😀 LOVING the story, I actually think the second book The King’s Sacrifice is better than the first book The Khekarian Threat – I suspect that is because the second is fresher to me than the first (I lived and breathed The Khekarian Threat for decades and it pretty well grew up as I did. Yeah it took that long).
When my publishing house went down (roughly when I did three years ago), I lost access to my account and the sales at Amazon – I couldn’t access my published books, I couldn’t edit, change the price, or even order my own copies at cost.
It added an extra weight to my own personal crunch and the whole became too much, at that time, to deal with.
Now here I am, up and running again, refreshed and eager, and I discovered to my surprise that my publishing house had not collapsed into nothing, but had morphed into something else and although my account was useless, it was still there to transfer across into the new format.
Voila! This has been done, and hey presto, just like that I have access to my own works again. Both books are live on Amazon and always were. I can fully access them again. I don’t need to start over, I don’t need to have the whole series finished before I venture out again – I can start up where I left off and NOT keep anyone waiting extra long for Book 3.
I’m currently reading through everything I’ve got so far to know what I have and what threads I need in hand to carry into the rest of Book 3 and the rest of the series. Liking it so far with very little tweaked in correction.
Gosh, it was me all along! They’ve changed everything in WordPress Blogsville and I find myself in alien territory, no joke. Not knowing how to do stuff, stuffing up my own links from Post to Page…
Sheesh, not enough coffee, I swear…
…Right. I’ve gone back and RE-LINKED my links so that they actually POINT to something. Just in the two new posts over the last week (I thought it had something to do with the domain mapping I also had to get up and running. My bad).
Anyhow, now all should be well. For me, it’s back to work in my manuscripts, picking up threads and getting back into the action. I’m actually enjoying myself, it’s where I need to be and what I should be doing.
Progress report coming next…
I don’t like the manipulation employed by Facebook and Twitter. I don’t like their not-so-secret war on conservative views. I don’t like censorship and I don’t like being treated as a Russian Bot.
Facebook gives you so little control over your own page that you cannot even close it down. They have to do it for you. While I wait, I will unplug this blog from Facebook and will no longer go there. My place on Twitter will be shut in the next couple of days, I’m getting this notice out there first for the few who might want to follow me over to Gab, an uncensored site that does NOT use its customers as a product for sale.
You’ll find me on Gab here:
Happy New Year to All – A new beginning – Some very good things happened for me in 2017, but some very bad things did as well – For a time I withdrew from everything important to me to recuperate and to find my way, a process still in progress (hence so few posts last year) I am getting there and building again my energy for life and living and – yes – writing as well.
My beloved husband is well and we are enjoying his well-earned retirement after too many years apart due to his working interstate, all behind us now. It’s great to have him around the house.
So expect a bit more from me this year and, heck, there might even be that book (The Bastard Line) so long overdue, published before the end of it!!!
It’s true I go for long periods of time without blogging, oftentimes because I have nothing worthwhile to say – Sometimes, though, it’s really all about the photo.