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So good news, irritating news I guess is the best way to describe it.

Good News!

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My cover is in the process of being done.  Agreed to a budget with a talented artist who has done other fantasy books, and it could be ready in as quick as a week.  Woot woot!

This also means my early deadline for the book release WILL be met if nothing goes wrong.  So I’m looking for the middle of February sometime around Valentine’s Day.

Irritating News!

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I just learned that WordPress gets rights to everything I publish, modify and more when I post here… so I won’t be putting any more writing on this blog.  I will have to link people to a place that protects my rights and property, so expect some changes to come here soon. 😦  Sorry, but I don’t feel like giving free, worldwide, non-exclusive rights to my creative stuff I am trying to sell like that.  No offense WordPress, but I feel like that needs to be a little more clear in the TOS and easier to find.  Still gonna blog though.

And that means I’m going to have to start working at getting my mailing list set up officially so I can store and control what I want to give out and to whom and who owns it.  So…. yaaaayyy!  sorta.

So on that note… I am putting up some of my book on Wattpad instead.  I’ll link it here, but that’s where you’ll find it.  I plan to release a larger portion of my novel here for free review.  Sort of the extended Amazon teaser.

https://www.wattpad.com/story/96195973-a-dark-light-rises-in-a-dark-world

 

Enjoy!

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I’m just going to date these things now.  LOL

So I have started the 6th draft.  Oh… Emm… Gee!

The 4th and 5th drafts revealed so much technically wrong, but I forgot about some of the stylistic errors too.  So when I decided to listen to it one more time through “NaturalReader”, the fastest way to hear your book out loud I have, you find so much crap that doesn’t sound right!  I mean wow!  I had forgotten that I had loved doing this for the 3rd draft.

I’d also forgotten how drained it made me.  But, I can do around 10 chapters in a day before my brain said “Check please!”

On a side note, my Logo contest is going well after I finally learned how the service I chose works.

A fellow member of the Seraphim started building a major set piece of the novel as a 3d model, and has a video of him working on the rough draft of it that will be coming soon (It’s long and boring but you can hop around to some cool stuff from times.  We’ll have to do a sped up version), and I will be getting ready to go for the cover!  Woot!

And… muhuhahahahhaaa!

I am sending out requests to schedule an editor for final line item and proofread.

This is now happening so fast.