So last week in my poll, writing updates scored pretty high. So I’ve decided to make the last Thursday of the month my writing update day. Aand there are some interesting things going on since last week.
Tate Publishing, my publisher for the Aredor series, has closed. *cue some panicked running around* Fortunately I will be able to get my book files from them and get the contract squared away to where I can republish. So I think I will be republishing them independently instead of looking for another publishing house. That will probably be happening sometime this summer. On top of studying for my licensure exam. Party.
So now the question becomes, do I give them another edit or leave as they are in a sad little monument to my first foray into the writing/publishing world? I can safely admit that I’ve come a long way in my writing since I started writing those books 7 years ago. Or do I even want to try and touch them? I’m not talking about huge edits that will change content, just housekeeping type stuff that will fix POV switches, dialogue tags, maybe add a sentence in here or there. I have absolutely no idea what to do. But I keep telling myself to just calm down and wait until I get the files and everything.
Obviously, it’s not cool that the publisher is closed, but I think working with them was a great experience and that there’s some awesome things ahead.
So, if you’ve read the Aredor series, I’d love some feedback from you!!
Two weeks ago I finished up a Fiction Writing Course with an amazing writer and editor who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, Katie Morford! It was a fantastic course which I highly recommend for young/new writers or writers like me who still struggle with a few things… 🙂 Also, she’ll be editing The Wolf Prince for me later this year! It’ll be my first big professional edit and I’m kind of scared for my little baby who hasn’t even been finished yet. 😛
Speaking of! I was working on The Wolf Prince the other day and confusing myself on days and finally made the timeline that should have happened a long time ago. Bottom line is, I realized I’m closer to the big climax than I thought which is super exciting. It means a lot of “fun” things get to start happening. *cue maniacal writer laugh* I also had to merge into another notebook. I should have planned better at the beginning and just gotten one of the 3 or 5 subject notebooks. Ah well.
Here’s some excerpts.
Lars offered a half-smile in something of an apology. Killian stared back, amber eyes glinting in the firelight, finally jerking his head in a nod.
Rose’s smile was too small to be real. Killian nudged her leg and she brushed his ear.
She waltzed to the river and plunged her hand under the swirling water. Foam whisked away as the water piled atop itself in eager waves before smoothing into a high prowed vessel.
Killian’s posture was not one of aggression, but alert curiosity. “He’s leaving,” Rose noted. Lars turned enough to watch from the corner of his eye.
A slender white shape flickered through the trees, spots a strange patchwork disguise. “Cat,” he thought with a faint snarl.
And work has commenced on the cover art! I’m super excited for it and can’t wait to share it!!! (It might take a bit for it to be done since my sister decided she had to go back for the new semester and keep furthering her education. What is that about? 😛 )
So after I finish writing the first draft, then I’ll transcribe into the computer for draft 2 and the first bit of edits. Then I’ll probably be looking for some beta readers? I know it’s early, but anyone interested in beta-ing for me here in a few months?