Tag Archive: Ravenmarked

100 Books is a Lot of Books

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In my last post, I promised more news, and then when that news happened, I neglected to share it.

Can we blame Thanksgiving?

In any case, the news is this: (more…)

Drumroll Please…

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I told you there was forward motion:
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So Much for Once a Week…

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Remember how I said I’d update once a week with how the writing was going?

Yeah, that was cute.

It’s been a little over two weeks since I committed to attempting to write 500 words a day, every day, and to update the blog weekly with my progress. Well, I guess summer happened, because I obviously have not updated the blog.

I have, however, written.

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The Why

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I’ve been thinking the last couple of days about the “why” of writing. Why do I do this thing? Why do I want to? It certainly seems to be a tortuous experience, one in which I rarely see the point anymore, and yet I do it or wish I could do it.

I have a history of telling stories. Before I was writing them down, I was making them up. I had a running tale about Peter Pan and the Lost Boys in my head for years. (more…)

Still Kickin’…

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Good morning, threes of fans.

It’s morning here–12:35 a.m., to be precise. I should be asleep, especially since I slept the last two nights on the ground (camping) and I’m too old to do that without consequences. But I’m wide awake because of course I am.

Anyhoo… Since I can’t sleep, I thought I’d take some time to update y’all on my whereabouts and goings on.
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Launch Date, Take 2

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Okay, I really mean it this time.

Bloodbonded will go live on July 1, 2016.

 

Yes, really.

I promise.

My artist friend delivered the last map last weekend. I finished my listen-through this morning. I made a feeble attempt at formatting a Table of Contents this afternoon. I ran it through Calibre to generate various e-book files, and I sent it off to the pre-readers about twenty minutes ago.

It’s done.

As in DONE done.

I’m giving my pre-readers a few weeks to read and write reviews, and I’ll upload the final version so that it’s live on July 1.

In addition, I’ll be promoting and hyping this book over the next three weeks whenever I have time, so if you feel inclined, I’d love your help with shares and retweets.

Finally, in conjunction with the release of Bloodbonded, Ravenmarked will be 99 cents for the first several days of July. I haven’t decided exactly how long, but I’ll publicize that closer to July 1 as well.

This summer promises to be ridiculously busy, as usual, but I’m going to try to promote these two books as much as possible. As for writing, however… I’m going to take a little break from Taura. I need a vacation. My brain is so weary of this world that I’m going to take a little break from Taura and edit the first book of the dragon western series I wrote a few years ago. The book has been patiently sitting on my hard drive, along with a few random worldbuilding notes and half of a sequel. I just need a little palate cleansing from all the effort of getting Bloodbonded done, and I think the world of Hawthorn Hills is just the place to take a vacation. I’ll get back to the next book in The Taurin Chronicles in the fall.

For now, for tonight, I’m going to have a glass of wine and bask in the glory of an actual honest-to-goodness finished book.

A Real, Honest-to-goodness Launch Date

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Hello, threes of fans.

I apologize for my absence. I am pretty sure I spend as much time apologizing for my absence as I do actually blogging. I don’t even know how this much time goes by. I’ll blog, get busy with parenting, projects, kids, scouts, whatever, look up and go, “oh hey, I have a blog,” and six weeks or more have passed.

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And So It Begins… Again…

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Look:

first page screen shot

That’s the opening page of Bloodbonded. It’s open. For reals. I got enough feedback from betas that I feel like I can move forward with this next edit.
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First Impressions

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I’m still here, Internet.

After a brief spate of blogging in mid-November, I kind of went dark. I don’t know why. Nothing to say, I guess. And busy. Always busy.

A quick update: Beta readers still have Bloodbonded. At this point, I think it will need another round of readers before I publish, so once they get it back, I’ll integrate feedback and send it around one more time. I’m not sure when it’ll be live, but probably this spring sometime. Not by February, unfortunately. Hang in there, friends. It’s closer now than it’s ever been, and I won’t let you down.

In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy this first meeting between Queen Maeve (Connor’s mother) and her paramours, Culain Mac Niall and Edgar Wolfbrother. (more…)