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1Jul/13Off

Spurned (The Hither and Nigh Carnival Series) is Halfway Published

...because one of my publishers is lightning fast, and one is so, so slow. The book is available for FREE (whoo hoo) on Smashwords and at Amazon it is $3.99 (I would set it free there, but it is at Amazon's discretion, not mine). But for my fans at Barnes and Noble, Sony, Kobo, and Apple, the book is still not in those shops. It could go through three hours from now...or three weeks. Sorry about the wait!

Here's the blurb, cover and links:

Kara has one burning desire. To free her mother from slavery. But after Kara's father spurns her from his estate, brutally thrusting her into a world rife with creeping evil and dark magic, she must find a new home for safety. And she does.

At a traveling carnival, where the only work she can get is as a pickpocket, luring crowds into shows and then stealing from them. But under the bright lights and gaudy masks hide dangers far worse than Kara ever thought possible. How will she free her mother and keep herself alive?

Spurned is the first book in 'The Hither and Nigh Carnival' series.

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23Jun/13Off

Zentangle Quail

This might be the most fanciful quail you have ever seen! I had a lot of fun doodling her while writing this week. Ready? Here she is:quail

 

Okay, now that the random doodle of the week is out of the way, let us move onto news regarding my writing. Remember how I said there was some sweet audiobookage heading your way this month? Man, it is not happening, not this month and probably not next month either. While my publishing schedule is not too far behind (more on that in a sec) the audio stuff is waaayyyy behind. Sorry, guys, but there was some poor scheduling on my part. It's a shame, too, because Keplar (my audio/tech superstar) had a soundtrack already written for A Shadow of Lilies

Bummer.

Now, my next book, which was promised at the end of this month, is experiencing some minor delays, which you guys who are older fans knew was coming. I try so hard to keep a production schedule up, but my three year old has other plans (that's right, I, a grown woman, am blaming my poor scheduling on a teeny tiny adorable little girl). It's nothing horrible, but between life getting in the way and general summertime craziness, early July is looking a little more likely. Sorry yet again! I am really excited to hear what my fans think of the book, and every day that publishing is delayed is another day I will not get your thoughts back on the book.

So what else is going on? Hmmm, I have been getting more questions from fans who are aspiring authors, and I have been giving very, very general advice on how to get started via Heinlein's rules of writing. The last rule of his is simply this: You must put your story on the market. Back when he was writing, that meant submitting your work over and over again to different publishers. From what he claimed, the day he got a rejection of one of his stories, he would send it right back out to another potential publisher. Now, if you are interested in traditional publishing, this is pretty much still good advice.

However, if you have been consulting at the oracle of 'R. Moses' for a glimpse of your author future, you know I am indie published and plan to stay that way unless a publisher backs up a truck full of money and unloads those bales of greenbacks into my secret vault.

Yeah, don't see that happening anytime soon.

So, how does Heinlein's classic advice work in the modern world of indie publishing? It works brilliantly! One of the most beautiful aspects of independent publishing is that once you put your ebook on the market, it stays there unless you remove it (or if you have a dispute with your distributor and they remove it, a common occurrence with erotic works especially, though anyone can be bitten by this snake). And if you take the extra step and have your book signed up for print on demand distribution, then your fans can order paperbacks of your work and the book is not printed until they order it. Whoo hoo! So, yeah, once you submit it to the market, you can move on...hopefully to your next bit of writing. Keeping your work on the market is pretty vital to getting sales, and that aspect of writing is so much easier than it was in Heinlein's day.

So good luck, keep writing, keep reading, and have a great week!

 

Check out my coloring books at Becca Paige’s Author Page on Amazon. And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Pinterest. If you are here for the fantasy book goodness, the R. Moses Author Page is where you can find my writing. Thanks for stopping by!

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