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Progress Update – Exciting Days Ahead!

(This is going to be the shortest progress update I’ve ever done…)

We’ve got an exciting month ahead! Next week will resume as usual (although I’ve got some exciting news coming up on Thursday), but the two weeks after that are packed with thrilling things all over the place!

DrWho excited

Next week Friday I’ve got the pre-release week schedule for you. Five copies for my giveaway have been ordered, which will start Monday 16th, and I’ve got something else waiting for you as well 😉 The Friday that week the giveaway will finish, so you’ll have plenty of time to enter and win a copy! I’ll also share the schedule for release week with you, so you know where I’ll be and when (you can even enter another giveaway!)


I’m pretty much on top of things for that week and can start relaxing now. Besides the marketing and promoting, of course. But the hardest part (*cough* OpenOffice! *cough*) is over.

I even managed to do a bit of writing this week, and have made some small progress on Book 2 🙂

And so ends the shortest progress update I’ve ever done!

I’ll leave you with this brief (shortened, to avoid spoilers) excerpt – it’s difficult to share excerpts from Book 2 before the first book is even out, but I don’t think this short section gives away too much 😉 Just bear in mind that it’s basically the draft before the first draft 😛

Rachael grimaced. Kiana’s blade hadn’t cut deep, but the wound stung. Kiana had made her train through the pain, and had only taken her to get the wound treated after another hour of merciless fighting. In a real battle, Kiana said, she wouldn’t have time to take a break. In a real battle she needed to be strong enough to ignore the pain, and fight despite it. Rachael agreed. She had seen first hand what real battle was like when she had fought her way through the White City.

A sharp pain raced up her right leg.

“Don’t let your guard down. Your enemy might try to trick you. You’d be dead if I were a real opponent.”


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  1. That’s so exciting, Sarina! Good luck with everything in the coming weeks. 🙂

    • Thank you! I’m looking forward to everything while also being nervous/ scared about everything 🙂

      • I’m sure any writer who’s been in your shoes has felt the same way. Just take it one step at a time, and you’ll be fine. 😉

    • Thank you! It’s difficult to pick something from the sequel, but I’m trying to keep the spoilers away 🙂

  2. So exciting! Your emotions must be going through all different phases but it’s a fun experience 🙂 looking forward to your progress and the excerpt was terrific!

    • That they are! I’ve a feeling I’ll be an emotional wreck for the next two weeks starting with the giveaway ^^

  3. So much fun ahead! I’ve been so impressed with how you’re staying so organized and on top of things. You’re awesome! The excerpt was fantastic and I already can’t wait for the second book!!

    • So much fun indeed! Organization is definitely one of my strengths ^^ It’s organised chaos 😛
      I’m so glad you enjoyed the excerpt, too!

  4. So much excitement building here!! It’s going to be brilliant! And that tease for the second book!! Ooh yes! Consider me ever more excited for a copy of that 😉
    Hope everything runs smoothly with marketing & promotion <3

    • Thank you, I hope so, too. I don’t know exactly what to expect since I haven’t done this before, but the writing community has been very supportive 🙂

  5. Wooohh!!! I remember last March… when it was my turn.
    Everything will go just fine, and it will be fantastic! 🙂

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