Saturday, 29 March 2014

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Monday, 24 March 2014

FREE eBook Covers

This post is a day late was meant to have posted an update and information about what's been happening. I have been kept fairly busy with multi tasking my way through a lot of things.

The FREE eBook Covers will be up on this site this coming Saturday 29th March. It is up to you which cover you want and full details of how to get an exclusive cover will be on the tab, which is at the top of this blog, all the information you will need is there.

So keep 'em peeled


Thursday, 20 March 2014

eBook Cover Update

Free ecovers will be available in the next week. These will only be once off and available on a first come first served basis. These will be exclusive. No one else will have the same covers, so the cover chosen by an author is exclusive to that author.

More details in the next few days.

My next novel is coming along nicely albeit slowly. I am winding my way through mountains of research. This is taking a lot more of my time than I have been with writing. I have been drawing up character bios and information notes regarding the places for the story. I have already discovered loopholes with a few characters, which needs sorting out.

Next update over the weekend.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Finding Time - My Next Book Update

As an author I write randomly. I have no set time to write. But the hours seem to whittle away when I get stuck in with writing my books, yet I see a lot of authors/writers who seem to spend an inordinate amount of time on social network sites. Some never seem to be off it for one moment. I am not sure how they can get any work done at all.

Social media, can be a good marketing tool and also where you can meet fellow authors and like minded people. It's great to get ideas or when inspiration is needed, but to spend such a lengthy time on it, it is a wonder how anything is done.

I only go to social sites when I need too, or when I am taking a break and want to catch up on my fellow authors friends etc. Thing is I do not know how those I have seen on some sites get any writing done! I had seen a picture a few days ago about and I quote 'The Bermuda Triangle for Writers' mentioning 'Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter' and not to get caught up in it.

We all know those social sites are good for marketing, promotion and gaining new connections. Yes see it as a business tool, to build your audience. But having said that, there should be some cut off point. Allocate say whatever time to be there and then leave, get back to your work. So just saying, I don't know how other authors/writers do it.

I came across this article. I know it spells out about bad self promotion,  but the topic is about spending too much time on social sites.

I probably spend something like a half an hour on media sites, sometimes I can get caught in research for my book and other fact finding missions for my books. I am not saying that social media is a bad thing. It is great where you can connect with fellow creatives as being a writer can be such a solo endeavour, connecting with others really brings the community together and that is one of the best things about it. Spending time is good but in the right measurements, to keep you there can in effect be more valuable than spending a lot more time than necessary and losing time that could have been spent to write that book, story or article you have been meaning too.


My next book news update

                     I have a mass of research to do for my next book. Never have I had quite such a collection of stuff before. Thing is I am enjoying it despite the amount of work I have to undertake for this book. I am thrilled with the story so far. Yet I have no working title, no name for the main character ( thought I had one and realised it was unsuitable ...for the second time! )

                     I've already reached 20k words but still have way lots more to do. It is nowhere near finished!  Hedging bets it might be somewhere later this year or early next year. I promised myself I would not set a publication date for this book. I don't want to rush it.

                     I love the story but yet have no idea where the story is taking me too. Presently I have at least four companion notebooks for the book filled with notes, ideas, research and other possibilities.  This is and has been so far a tougher challenge for myself and I am loving every minute of it. .


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