Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Ocean's Call is $0.99!

As of this writing various retailers, such as Amazon, are setting the price of The Ocean's Call to $0.99! This will most likely be for good. I'm hoping more people will be willing to give my fantasy series a try because of it.

Also, The Siren's Apprentice is on its way! Camp NaNoWriMo is starting in a week, so I finally have an excuse to finish the book. I'll probably just start writing before then though. I'm finding it hard to wait. I guess special events like this make me more excited than just any time of year.

The only not so nice news in this post is that I've unpublished The Siren's Apprentice on Smashwords.com. Viewing the old rough draft chapters is no longer possible. I've since updated and added onto them, and I would rather just offer you the final work. Don't worry, the ebook will be on Smashwords again in its finished form.

Lastly, I again want to thank everyone who has bought my book and checked out this blog. It means so much to me that people read what I have to say on here and in Cassie's world.

If you're interested in reading The Ocean's Call, here are links to the sites where you buy them:
Amazon
Barnes&Noble
Smashwords

Also, here are the book trailers for The Ocean's Call and The Siren's Apprentice.
The Ocean's Call

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Camp NaNoWriMo and The Siren's Apprentice

By seeing the word NaNoWriMo in the title of this post, some of you may be thinking I've lost it. The last time I attempted NaNoWriMo, I had a difficult time dealing with the writing. This is a little different, though. This is Camp NaNoWriMo, and it's this July.

So what is Camp NaNoWriMo? It's a smaller scale version of the main event in November, but it's during spring and summer. The nice thing about it, is that the word count is much more flexible. I won't have to write 50,000 words this time. This will just give me an excuse to finally get The Siren's Apprentice done.

So far, the romance adjustments are coming along nicely. I've definitely been making an effort to exercise more. I'm actually vacationing with my grandparents, cousins, and aunt in the mountains. The weather is hot but nice. There really is nothing else like fresh mountain air. My cat is obsessed with watching the chipmunks. Don't worry, I haven't let her catch any, and I don't plan to. It is cute, though.

Anyway, my goal is to publish The Siren's Apprentice some time in August. I just have to write a few more scenes and do some re-writing, and I'll be done with the improved romance development. I'm trying to get that done before July so I can just write forward from where I left off before. After that, I'll do a lot of polishing and editing, then I will do my utmost to release the book before this summer ends.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me by buying my book and reading this blog. I really appreciate it. Later folks!

Monday, June 3, 2013

It's the One Year Anniversary of "The Ocean's Call"!

Today is the one year anniversary of my first book, The Ocean's Call!
OMG!!!
I released it on kindle on June 3rd, 2012. The paperback got released later in the month, but its release date was accidentally set to June 1st. So, technically today is the real deal.

 The Siren's Apprentice is still underway, and I have an idea that could help it get done faster. Exercise. Physical activity is great for getting the blood flowing and the brain going. I may even try some swimming. That made writing The Ocean's Call really fun because I could imagine I was Cassie. Sadly, I can't breathe under water. That would be awesome but impossible. What would be even more awesome was if I lived near the ocean, but I don't. Don't get me wrong, I love the rocky mountains, but the ocean is a real treat whenever I'm near it.

This summer has been my planned release date for The Siren's Apprentice, but I may not get it done quite in time. I'm hoping I can, though, so we'll see. At the very least, I'm aiming to release it this year. Sorry this is taking so long, I will get working on it ASAP. Later folks.