I may have mentioned this already, but once or twice is never enough. I’ve taken it upon myself to write a book series and I’m in the middle of writing book one. I thought it would be finished at about 90-100k, but alas, I will most likely be wrong about that. At the moment, it looks like this book will probably cash in somewhere around 150k, so yay, this will take forever!
Admittedly, I have a hard time not throwing bits and pieces of the story at random passers-by, but I managed to contain myself so far. Not any longer though.
Continue reading to find out what you’re waiting for!
I’ve never done physical promo before. No key chain bling, no bookmarks, no mugs, nothing. But then Juan J. Padron made this oh so sexy book cover for “Manastorm”, and suddenly the kid gloves had to go. Meaning I couldn’t resist. I know it’s too soon, but I just had to. 😀
I’m so happy to announce the release of “Moonrise” on 09/20/18!
I was a little worried about this novel, mostly because it’s the first one I finished without the help of my dear GayAuthors family, but thanks to the sudden explosion of newsletter subscribers, I now can’t wait to see it out there! I will post the Books2Read link as soon as Moonrise is published!
A P.S. for all aspiring authors:
16 months and 3 weeks. That’s how long it took me to finish my third novel, which is funny in a way. The first draft took 3 months, which–as those who know me can attest–is as close to lightspeed as I’ll ever get. (First book: 7 years. Second book: 6 years. I wrote them in tandem.) Then I sent it to a publisher, who took 3 months to finally reject it, and after that I spent another 6 months cursing my life and stashing the project somewhere far back in my to-do list. It took a dear friend and author colleague (I’m looking at you, Aki!) critiquing my story to get me into gear again. And I spent another 4 months rewriting and editing and proofreading before I was about half-sure I wanted to publish.
You are not “too slow for publishing”. Your book isn’t bad because it took a long time. You are not less of an author for doubting and hesitating. You’ll get there. 😉 Also: Don’t rush things. Make sure everything is in order. Faster publishing doesn’t make you more successful. Okay, except for those authors who manage both speed and accuracy, but that comes with practice and experience.