Saturday, July 7, 2012

Critical Weekend

This weekend, I intend to make a significant dent in the editing, if not finish it. Book three is still slated for a Fall release, and readers are re-reading the series in preparation. Please continue to spread the word about the Mageri series, as the best marketing tool is worth of mouth.

Readers are still enjoying the different Timeline covers I've created for Facebook - free to use. I'm trying make them all a little different and I plan to add to this gallery over time. Right now, I'm gearing up for the cover design, but I'm up at 5am on a Saturday to do some editing and it's going to be a long, LONG day. Of course, I'm spending it all with Silver, Justus, and friends, so it's not all bad.

I have to say that while the editing process is not always *fun* (especially when I have deadlines to meet) I absolutely enjoy reading my books. Just when I think I've read them more than anyone else, some of you readers are out there to prove me wrong! I think that's when I personally feel ready to publish: If I can continue reading my book that many times and still not get bored with it, still get excited with every passage and character introduction, then my hope is that readers will too.

Can't wait to begin a bit of a break from editing this month, too. Aside from editing, I'm going to be doing a lot of catch-up reading! My Kindle is ready to burn the midnight oil, as well as a paperback or two. I can understand authors not always having time to read (although you need to make time), but I never really connected with the author who simply didn't read much. How can you be an artist and not enjoy other people's work? Hoping at least one of these books blows my mind.

I'm wondering if I should bother maintaining the glossary on my blog; does anyone read that? I decided against putting one in the book because I felt it was self explanatory. I go over the details of different Breeds, and I believe that readers can pick up on the nuances of the writing, such as the capitalization rules.

Please visit me on Facebook and LIKE the page. They'll be the very first to hear about updates with the books. Also, if you haven't already, check out the books on Amazon. "Like" the book or my author page, and consider posting a review. Add tags, read through reviews and click the ones you find most helpful as "yes" and the ones you didn't as "no".

I know every writer has those pipe dreams of where their novel could go, and I'd love to be able to look back and say, "Here's how it all began..."

Except maybe I'd be telling that story to Barbara Walters. (ha!) But I can't tell you how many times I fantasize about leaving my day job, walking out and telling everyone what I actually do for a living. Maybe in time as I prove that I'm around for the long haul and continue to offer fresh new series, that dream will become a reality. Well, at least the part about leaving the day job...

Have a great weekend! Much love,

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