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Progress Update – Editing, Facebook Changes and NaNo

A Book's Progress 3

Happy Friday, friends! ^-^

I’ve got several things to report this week, so I’ll divide this update into sections. Feel free to skip one or two if you’re not interested in all of them 🙂

Relics of Ar’Zac

Let’s start with the most important bit first! This week, I’ve started editing Relics of Ar’Zac #2 and so far it’s going slowly but well (we’ll get to the whys in a minute). There are so many things I want to add, and I’m really excited about how the story is progressing. I dare say you’re in for one hell of a ride! 😉

There’s a lot of editing to be done, but I’m hoping to be ready for betas around February 🙂 You’ll just have to cross your fingers really hard, is all.

Now, the reason it’s going slowly so far is because madness has overridden common sense, and I’ve decided to do NaNo this year!

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NaNo 2016

I’ll be focusing on the first book in my new fantasy series, Soul of the Heart (temp. title), for this. If you’d take a quick look to the right, you’ll see that weekly word counts are back, too 😉 I’m so excited about this series and want to show it to you now, but it’s in no state to be shown to anyone. You know what first drafts are like 😀

I’ve spent a lot of time this week plotting and developing the characters (never mind all these gods that need names), and that’s partly why my edit of the sequel to Rise of the Sparrows is going so slowly right now – I’ve got a lot of NaNo prep to do! Earlier this year I made the last minute decision to do Camp NaNo, and failed miserably. This time I’m going to be much better prepared, since I’ll need to juggle writing 50K next month and editing my second book at the same time. Oh, and being a beta reader myself.

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Facebook

You might remember that I struggled with my Facebook before. I had an author page which was okay, but it didn’t let me do what I wanted to do with it, like join writing groups or post from Instagram directly to my page. I was tempted to just delete my account since there are social media sites out there which I use more often, and which work better for me. I didn’t want to use just my account because that seems unprofessional to me, but my author page wasn’t good enough, either, so I’ve decided on a compromise. I’ll keep my author page but will make it entirely about my books. Anything related to cover reveals, release dates, (progress updates), and things like that will pop onto my author page. I will use my account as myself but still as a writing account, meaning that I won’t upload pictures that aren’t related to my writing or moan about how hot it is in my GP’s waiting room. What you will get are Instagram pictures, book reviews, my bi-weekly writing prompts, my Tuesday posts, and things like that.

You can find my account here, and my author page here.

Do pop in and say hi 🙂 I’m not entirely convinced yet that this is the best way forward, and might still end up deleting my account altogether in the future, but so many writers use Facebook that I wanted to give it another shot.

And that’s it for this week! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! 🙂


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9 Comments

  1. Wow, good luck with Nano, Your New Book, and Rise of the sparrows #2, oh and you facebook page. It looks like you’re going to be busy this month!

    • Thank you. I think I’ll need it. The Facebook changes at least don’t take long and are pretty much there, and I *am* excited for all this writing and editing 🙂

  2. You’ve got a lot on your plate! Good luck with Nano and the editing! I’ve never understood Facebook and I gave up trying 🙂

    • I can’t help but think that I’ve made a mistake, but I’m excited for it, too! 🙂 I do have plenty of tea and chocolate to help me through the month.
      I can’t blame you, it’s not my favourite platform. I might still delete it if it doesn’t work out, but I thought I should give it a second chance first.

  3. Beta readers in February, you say? If you need… 🙂
    November will be a crazy month, but at least it won’t be a dull one 🙂 It’s good to have purpose in life!
    I’ll be cheering you on with pom poms too! We can do it, Sarina! It’s good to have dreams to chase <3

    • I’m *hoping*, I say 🙂 I’ll be sure to let you know when I’m ready ^-^ You *are* on my list 🙂
      Absolutely! I’ll be exhausted come December but it’ll be worth it 🙂 If it goes well and I actually manage to write 50K during NaNo, then I might just be able to finish the draft in December! Just remind me to get my pom poms out a couple of days before November, so they’re ready to go! 🙂

  4. Good luck with NaNo. I haven’t decided if I want to attempt it or not. I did the Camp NaNo and didn’t make much progress. 🙁

    You aren’t alone in not liking how the author pages work. I really don’t use mine because they aren’t user friendly. I thought about creating a whole new account, which is what I probably should have done in the beginning. Oh well, live and learn.

  5. You have me curious about book 2 and your new fantasy WIP. Good luck with everything! 🙂

  6. I’m so excited you’re doing NaNo! You’ve got a lot going on but I have no doubt you’ll be able to juggle things just fine! I will definitely keep my fingers crossed on the edits because I can’t WAIT to find out what happens!!! 😀

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