It feels as though it’s been a bit of an admin week for me. I spent most of the week working on articles and interviews for various sites. A few people have asked me to talk about the Her Angel series, but a couple asked me to write about my journey as a self-publishing / independent author. Now, most of you out there know that I’ve been self-publishing my stories for four years now, since 2006, and in that time I have written around 40 stories… but I don’t like to shout about how well I’ve done or tout what experience I have as though I’m an expert. I prefer to write stories and let them do the talking. Those were the difficult articles for me to write. I was fine when they wanted me to talk about my romance books, but the moment I actually had to write about me, I didn’t know what to put!
As well as writing articles and filling out interviews, I’ve been proofing Her Warrior Angel ahead of its release on November 20th. The schedule for my past few stories has been tight so I’m looking forward to 2011 when I have more time planned in for my stories and the schedule is looking better. I don’t like it when I have to cram in proofing and polishing. It doesn’t feel good.
Next week I’m going to be writing the outline for Her Guardian Angel, the novel in the Her Angel series, and I’ll be doing some research for Masquerade. Masquerade is another Vampires Realm story but unlike Hunter’s Moon, it involves characters that we’ve met before and places we’ve been before in the series, so I have to do some research on what those places look like and refresh my memory about the characters I’m including in this story. There’s quite a few old faces that will be making an appearance. I’m sure it’ll excite everyone to see them again.
After I’ve done some plotting for Her Guardian Angel and Masquerade, I’m going to be proofing Love Immortal. And after that I’m going on holiday! Literally. December is going to be a busy month for me again. I’m going to try to get the second draft of Hunter’s Moon done and also the first draft of Masquerade, although I might switch that out for some reading. I really need to read the stack of novels I was bought for my birthday in April!
I have archery today… I’m looking forward to that. I think I’m getting better at it. I beat the men last week, which is always a nice feeling. Watch out world! I’m deadly with a recurve bow. Maybe I’m channelling my inner vampire hunter.