Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In Which The Author Has A Teaser For Book Five

Hey, so, I know I haven't even written it yet but, here's the cover for Inferno:

created by the awesome Mireille Sillander http://mireillesillander.carbonmade.com/ who also did the cover for Honor. Have you been keeping track of all the stuff on the covers? Why yes there is a method to the madness. 

The cover may change the background when it finally goes to print; I had a different and more fire-y looking design in mind but when it came to do the image I had such a small sample and to get a bigger one means forking money over to a stock company and I don't have $25 to get some damn virtual wallpaper, so, yeah. Besides, I do like how this came out, the way it looks as if the side has been charred... we'll see.

Another note: it is now almost entirely probable that volume 6 will be called Redemption, not Requiem. I have not made the final decision on that yet but it's leaning in that direction. It's not like I haven't changed names before, that's for sure. In the very beginning, book 4 was called Harbinger and book 5 was Identity. Yeah, I have no idea what I was thinking either :-D so yeah, I'll definitely post when I've made my mind up. If I do change it to Redemption then I'm reserving the word Requiem for a section within the book. 

Three days to Nanowrimo, and I'm stoked. I will begin working on Inferno. I have not yet written anything that's not notes. So when I start, it will start from scratch. If you want to follow progress, my Nano id is "acharris." If you're doing Nano, add me as a writing buddy; I'll add you back and we can cheer each other on! 

One more bit of business. It concerns the website. Apparently someone bought my domain name. And put some junk there. If you go to the old pontauchange site you will see what I mean. Also, what is up with that logo, it looks worse than some of my old ones :-D Anyway, if you miss the Media Comparison Checklist of the Gallery, like I do, don't forget there's a donation button over there on the left. Earmark a donation for a new website and there will be one by the end of the year. Consider it a Nanowrimo sponsorship ;-) I have no idea what name I'll go with, if I have to go to .net or something, but if I can scrape together $50 I can get a site and domain name secured for a year. And then I can review that stupid movie musical finally! :-D

Three more days, and here we go again...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In Which The Author Copypastas Herself

(lol, I'm just reproducing word for word what I just put up on the Nanowrimo site, because lazy and hey it looks good so why not)

So I'm doing volume 5 of my series Pont-au-Change for this year's Nano, and I'm having a sale on the first four volumes to celebrate! (the series will end at 6, just so you know). It's called Inferno. And it's going to rock like, um, a rock like thing. Anyway.

Here's the series page on Smashwords:

or type this into your browser: http://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/6475

The 25% discount runs from RITE NAO thru the entire month of November. You can download the ebooks into whatever format you need for your reader, or even as a PDF. If your historical fiction tastes run somewhere between real events and fanfiction this series has enough of both for you.

Here are the coupon codes for getting your discounts (not case sensitive):

Resurrections: LQ67C new price=$2.24 (regularly $2.99)
Sanctuary: BC45Y new price=$2.99 (regularly $3.99)
Adrift: JZ97Y new price=$2.99 (regularly $3.99)
Honor: MR95W new price=$3.74 (regularly $4.99)

These books are 1-200K words each so that's a huge value for reading volume! And they're getting really good reviews too.

Add me as a writing buddy to track progress on Book 5! I will add you back and cheer you on!

This series has taken almost 20 years to get this far, and we're closing in on the finale. Thanks for reading and go Nano!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

In Which The Author Updates Y'all On Nanowrimo Progress

Yep, I'm going to be working on book again during Nano. I was hoping to get some writing done this month as well but it's all prep at this point. The good news is I have Inferno almost entirely laid out on index cards. I've always had a rough chart of how things will go but now I have a timeline and a set sequence of events. I'm just hoping I'm not over planning :-D But I am definitely getting excited about starting the next book. This is the one I've been the most excited about since the beginning. The penultimate. The setting up of the massive tying of loose threads that will be book six, aka Requiem.

I'll be updating more frequently once book writing starts. Just because. I'm hoping also to have another holiday short fiction done. Those started out as one offs, back when I had the website set up to publish the chapters in installments and then send it to print on completion. But with the ebook version I'm not doing the installments, but I'd still like to have a little something to share. So it's a little bass ackwards. But I'll see what I can do. Right now I'm just so jazzed, this is the most writing, or thinking about writing, I've done in quite awhile. Remember I started Honor back in like 2007. Took me this long to get the thing out and done, and it was a chore for a good long while of it. But Inferno feels like the first two books, the kind that just fall out of my head and onto the page and go "Ta Daaaaa!"

So, here's to hoping.

Also, if you feel like donating a cup of coffee to me during this time of the year, pumpkin spice or otherwise, please feel free to hit the donation button over on the left. It will help out a lot, and definitely motivate me to do that extra short story. I'm thinking of doing a Patreon to raise funds to restart the website, with the movie reviews and the gallery and the other stuff, but for right now, I'm saving up my pennies and just working on the book-like thing.

Next post will probably be the last one before Nano kicks off, but if I don't get to one, see you when I'm hip deep in rough draft.

Be excellent to one another.

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