Rough Draft of the cover of TLOK:2
So, it looks like everything is going faster than planned, because The Legend of Kimberly: Pursuit is coming out soon.
The cover art is almost complete, final revisions are currently in the works, and within the next month, the adventures of Kimberly will continue. Until then, here is a sneak peek at the rough draft of the cover.
Also, book 3 is in the works. With any luck, that one will hit the digital shelves sometime in february or march. That's an extremely early estimate, but the editor is scheduled for December, and we will see some exciting things in the land of Auviarra.
What's new on my side of the pond? Well, to begin with, I don't live by a pond.
Had a pro take a crack at beautifying the current cover of Inheritance. It looks SOOO much better, I almost cried. More on that when I get a chance.
Sure, I don't blog as often as I should. Between work and my current book, time has been sparse. Oh, yeah, my current book. Tentatively titled Pursuit, it is the sequel to Inheritance. Kimberly is on a quest to rescue her friends, when she meets a few new allies and villains along the way. I'm trying to spend a little more time building Auviarra in this one, so hopefully it won't disappoint. Expect some cameos from fantasy favorites, such as pirates, an evil wizard, and maybe even a couple of gods. Kimberly is about to step in it big, so stay tuned.
The march give-away on Goodreads went splendidly. I hooked five happy people up with book copies, and hopefully they are still happy. Always hoping for feedback regardless, otherwise I shall remain a whisper on the wind.
So, am in the process of formatting for paperback. Also, new cover art is ready to go, just waiting for the formatter.
I wish this process could have been smoother, but I have learned plenty of things from it that I can take away. When my next book comes out, I will do things better, and I will waste far less time.
Short version of the tale: the current artist had to back out.
Seeing as how I wanted to release next week, I am now in full out battle stations mode. I've already found a replacement, am working on some formatting concerns before I start, and am still trying to keep up with my non-writer workload.
And people wonder why I've started biting my nails again...
Life has proven lately that the Universe really doesn't care just how busy you are. Hoping to get some word extremely soon on when the cover may be finished. Until then, outlines have begun on the Legend of Kimberly 2 and a couple other tales that are slowly working their way to the front burners.
Just got word back from my editor. After doing final edits and having two proofreaders take a gander at the story (and find a few errors of their own, mostly formatting artifacts), I am pleased to announce that the story itself is finished.
The only thing that stands between me and my dream is getting my cover art in. I wish I had a timeline available, but for now, it's being played by ear. I am hoping The Legend of Kimberly will be available by mid October at the latest. If not, something bad happened at the last minute.
On an interesting side note, saw graffiti on a train today that said "Real Writers Don't Self Promote." How weird is that? That would be like publishing my book and not saying a damn word to anybody. Sure, my story would eventually be purchased, but I would rather at least men
So I donated my book to charity. Operation Backpack is meant to raise money for students who cannot afford school supplies. Being a future educator, this really strikes a chord with me. For only ten bucks, you are purchasing several books by fellow indie authors, as well as donating 100% of the proceeds to Operation Backpack. (For the month of August only)
Link: Click me, click me now!
Now, helping kids learn is awesome. Reading books is awesome. And most of all, Wil Wheaton is awesome.
The man himself plugged the fundraiser on his blog, which could generate huge returns. Already, a little bird told me we hit the 700$ mark. Today is just the first day. Wil Wheaton has a lot of fans, and I am hoping they all want to be generous and buy copies of the book pack.
As far as Wil Wheaton goes, he's easily one of my favorites on Big Bang Theory. I also loved his role on The Guild. Physics and nerd games, need I say more?
Also, Legend of Kimberly went to the editor today. Hoping to see some good things real soon!
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