Happy Friday, friends and Sparrows!
Can you believe January is already coming to an end? :O Before I dive into my progress this month, let me share some treats with you <3
It’s my birthday TODAY*, and that means YOU benefit**! Today only, both of my books will be free on Amazon. If you miss your chance to get them for free, you can still get them at a reduced 99c/p tomorrow and Sunday. On Monday, they’ll go back to being full price, but right now you should celebrate with me and treat yourself!
*in case you didn’t know from the title
**that’s how it works, right? I have a birthday, so you get presents?
Here you go, I brought links and everything:
Now, onto my updates! Truth be told, I’m a little amazed at how much I’ve achieved this month. Let’s hope it sets the bar for the rest of the year rather than tire me out early.* This week especially has been strong. I’m determined to finish the first draft of Blood of the Dragon by the end of February**. Just look at Wednesday’s word count:
WHY COULDN’T I DO THIS DURING NANO
Oh, right, haha, I burnt out and was dying of flu, fun times
*Why yes, I do take donations in tea! THANK YOU
**I told Instagram I would, so I kinda have to now or else the bookworms will eat me
I’ve copied all Darkened Light feedback from my critique partners into my printed draft, and my editor’s first feedback is looking good. She assured me she’ll finish the developmental edit by the end of February, so I’ll push myself to get my part done, too. I’m finding this edit oddly easy, so I’m probably doing it wrong.
The map is going to be designed next month, so remember to sign up for my newsletter so you get it before everyone else 😉
But, even more exciting, THE HALFWAY POINT OF BLOOD OF THE DRAGON HAS BEEN BREACHED! I told you today was one for celebrations 😀 One out of three deaths have happened, and my characters apparently have bigger issues because they scream at me about small, inconsequential things instead. So, yes, we’re getting along fine. I’m enjoying myself.
OH, also, I booked my cover designer for August/September yesterday! Nothing like a deadline to make me type/edit like someone’s holding a gun to my head!
I’ve almost finished the draft of All that I Can Be and am still on track to finish it by the end of this month. In February I’ll type it up, and then I’ll just need to proofread and share it with you in March! FUN TIMES
Honestly, I’m not sure if I should give you updates on the Super Secret WIP or not. I’ll take my time writing it so it can grow all by itself like a delicious kiwi in its natural habitat, and just write down any notes that pop up while I do other things. I can’t give you any details because for the most part, I’ve got nothing.
I’ve got a crude map. There’ll be two main characters – a guy who’s just lost the love of his life and hates everything and everyone*, and an elf who’s his opposite in every way and winds him up like nothing else can. They don’t have names or ages or hopes and dreams right now, but I love them already. I don’t know them, but GAWD I love them.
The world is coming along all right, too, so that’s nice.
BUT, there’s one thing I can give you. A working title**😉 Until I decide otherwise, let’s call it THE SILENCE OF MAGIC. I’ve a feeling it’s here to stay, I’m kinda enamoured with it. But until I stop being an indecisive kitten, let’s pretend it’s temporary and prepare for the most boring title reveal ever***.
You’ll have to let me know if you’d like monthly updates or if you’d rather I didn’t bother since I haven’t got much. Until you say otherwise, I’ll include it in my monthly updates.
CookieBreak has had a couple of changes, too! On the Welcome page, you can now find a better summary of everything I do here, and I’ve re-written my About Me page with added updates on my WIPs and my current reads 🙂 The latter still needs work, truth be told.
*he’s based on me, clearly
**since I suck at keeping secrets and can’t call it super secret anymore
***Now watch as I change my mind tomorrow.
This month has been so busy, I’ve probably forgotten something. You’d think I’d be better at taking notes, given my obsession with stationery.
But enough about me, the birthday girl*! How has your month been? Have you achieved what you hoped, or has it been a difficult one? Make a tea, get a cookie, and let’s chat!
*have you treated yourself yet?
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