Happy New Year to everyone.
I am SO glad the holidays are over and I can finally get back to my routine. There’s a lot going on this month, most notably, The Darkness of Light will be released on January 28th! I can’t wait. I feel like I’ve been waiting for this forever. The eBook is already available for pre-order on Kobo, which you can purchase here The Darkness of Light
My plan over the holidays was to take a short break from writing, but when the muse calls, she cannot be ignored, so I managed to get a few more chapters written out. It’s looking like the first draft of The Shadows of Light will be done in the next few weeks. Then I can go onto revision and rewrites–my favorite part!
I wrote a blog post a few weeks ago about some people sharing earlier drafts of my manuscript. Well, over the holidays a quick slip of the tongue by someone alerted me to yet another unauthorized reader. I can’t tell you how angry this makes me, so I’ve decided that for further projects I will not be using beta-readers or share my work with anyone other than my critique partners and other writing professionals. It’s the only way I will feel secure knowing that my work is not being seen when it isn’t ready. If people want to read my work, they can read it when it’s published. I think it’s better that way. Too many people have read many different versions of my novel. Next time everyone will get to read the same version. Sorry to anyone who did the right thing and kept my work to themselves, blame the other jerks.
Anyways, I have a bunch of interviews to work on and some more writing to get to! If you haven’t yet added The Darkness of Light to goodreads, here is the link The Darkness of Light on Goodreads
And you can find my facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/thediachronicles
Thanks for reading and sharing. The countdown begins!!!!
One response to “26 days until The Darkness of Light release! And other stuff”
…and reading this makes me mad again. When I was in high school, I made friends with a few other writers. We would often discuss what we were writing. We’d give our work to each other to get their opinions. Never did the thought ever cross our minds to expand that critiquing process outside of the circle. I’m left to wonder now, if we had let “non-writers” read our work, would they have felt they had a right to tell others?
On a brighter note, how cool is it that your book will be on store shelves in less than a month?! I hope you get to go on a book tour sometime in your career. That’s probably not something they do for the first book an author writes (right?), but, if you ever get the chance, don’t skip Chicagoland ^_^