I love to write.... my stories. Until July of 2019, I had never written a blog. Almost 2 years later, I might still not be doing it right. As I build a brand new website, I'm reviewing my writer's journey so far. I have come a long way, but there is an endless road ahead. We'll continue to see how this goes.
Bear with me if you read this post and wonder if I lost my mind. (Maybe I never knew where it was to begin with.) Rest assured that I'll get this figured out. Or I'll simply journey forward, blissfully unaware of all the facts, as I continue to use the creative side of my mind because I'm having fun.
I figured out how to publish as an independent author so blogging can't be that hard. Right? Books are out. I keep writing. My author's walk continues. Come join me on my author's walk. If you enjoy paranormal romance, I hope my stories will interest you. If you want to know more about how I write, publish, and market my stories, you've landed in the right place. Welcome to the dream...
I try to be a good writer and post all the news to all my readers. I have to be honest, sometimes the story presses me to write it, and I get lost in that instead of other stuff. I work a full-time day job so finding time for everything isn't easy. When the scenes are flowing in my mind, what I want to do is write. If there is no time for other things like marketing, publishing, or blogging, I just have to accept that maybe the time for that will eventually come.
When I first began this blog, I asked for forgiveness in advance for all the stuff I'd mess up and my total lack of time. I now have a better day job and have learned enough to be able to juggle some of the writing stuff a bit better. I still don't know it all, and I likely will never figure it all out.
That's okay. Time is money and the only currency I have to pay with, so I've decided that I'm in this game for the long haul. As I did when I began the blog, I'll reissue the promise I made to speak the truth about my author's walk so that others might glean what they will from my journey. I'm not any kind of expert. I'm just offering what I learn freely as part of the backstory to writing the books and in the hopes that other authors might find something useful here.
I would love to make money selling my books. Marketing is hard and I'm afraid of losing my hard-earned day job money. So instead, I've decided to take the time to unravel the secrets of the self-publishing world on my own. I usually do this one tiny epiphany at a time.
That's good. Writing isn't a get-rich-quick scheme. It's rather a creative outlet and an escape. If you are joining me on the ride, I'm glad you stopped by no matter whether it be to learn about writing in general or my writing in particular.
I also promised in my first blog to include cut scenes. So I've been honest about my journey, but few of the cut scenes have been published on the blog. So I wish to change that and meet the standard I myself proposed. Here's a part of one deleted scene that wound up on the cutting room floor. I didn't want the villain revealed all at once. So, meet the Villain.
Deleted Scene From A Pack Forms
1 Frank Grimes
The job with Luke Mendez was good solid money. He had all his guys on every crew but one working on the Mendez site. He'd even expanded his operation and hired more guys and subcontracted the fencing. Mendez kept adding shit that hot little blonde bitch wanted, but Frank wasn't complaining. All the changes only lined his pockets.
The gripe came with Javier MacGuire. That guy was a total pain in the ass. He watched the crew like a damn hawk. Always demanding that the site stay clean and lost his mind if anyone looked like they might touch his precious lake. The man needed to loosen up. How the guy was so uptight with the amount of weed he smoked was just impressive.
It was a construction site for crying out loud. His guys were men who used power tools, not merry maids who came to work with mops, brooms, and dusters. Having an onsite manager made the job drag out which ate into his profit margin a little.
His dream of making money without doing the work himself though looked as if it might be coming true. He had hardly lifted a finger to do anything but to sign for the extra money he was making adjusting the contract to accommodate the changes.
Luke Mendez had the money to burn, and Eli Miller was ensuring that he spent it on everything she wanted. What the hell she needed with half the crap Luke added to the original plan, Frank just could not see. But what made the little lady happy lined Frank’s pockets.
He inspected the foundation pour. The guys had it under control. Everything looked good. He was happy that there had been no changes to that aspect of the contract. Getting the concrete mixers on-site without leaving the area that was designated the construction zone had not been easy. Adding anything to that would have eaten into his profits for sure.
Frank’s phone rang. He nodded at his crew and stepped away to answer it. He would probably have to turn down another job. He just could not get to all the work without hiring a whole new crew. He might have to consider that.
“Hello. Frank Grimes of Grimes Construction. What can I do for you?” He answered the call.
“Mr. Grimes, this is Roger Dunbar. I am a private investigator working for a wealthy client. He is seeking personal information on one Lucas Mendez. I was hoping that you might be able to help me.” The man on the other end of the line didn't want his construction crew.
If you want to read more, You can find the rest of the deleted scenes from A Pack Forms at the end of Synner and Sainte.
Admissions from the Author
I know it's a saga. It's a series of interrelated stories. In my mind, however, I'm still writing my story. Everything in Draoithe is one story. Laugh because at 34 published titles there's no way that's true.
I think most readers see the sections of a book as chapters. I want to make an admission here. I don't write chapters. I write scenes. (Which is why the saga feels like it's all just one story. It's kind of like how all the episodes of a televised miniseries feel like one big story.)
The scenes that play out on the 'movie screen' in my mind are the scenes that are written into the story. I write in scenes. Then I put them to the side and read again later. When the scene I read doesn't reproduce the images I originally saw, I add more details until I see it again. The rewrite is serious and sometimes doubles the size of the original scene. When it's finished, I see the scene in my mind each time I read it and I know it's right. (The cut scene above went through that same process, but it simply didn't fit in the original first book.)
I never have an outline guide because I don't know what the story is about or what the characters will do next. The kind term for this is discovery writing. Mostly it feels like writing by the seat of one's pants, so pantser might be more appropriate. It was the term I learned first. Either way, I freely admit to having no formal training to write my saga at all.
I say this as an inspiration and an explanation. I'm not suggesting that others should write this way. I'm not even sure if this method would work for other writers. I just want the truth out there so that others know that, however they write, that's okay. Also, if you read, and like to understand the author's thought process, here it is.
I'm a high school social studies teacher. I was trained to write non-fiction arguments, essays, and social science research papers. I've designed various curriculums, lesson plans, and written programs of study. Writing to entertain is different, personal, and far more creative and rewarding.
I truly hope that readers enjoy my stories. I am humbled that you would read my stories. I use writing them to aid my escape from reality. I hope that in some sense, my stories might give that same escape to readers.
When you read, please be kind and leave your reviews. I need to get some sleep, my students need me at my best tomorrow. Until the next sojourn into the dream...
That feeling of utter loss from a betrayal by the one you counted the most dear to you. I've been there. That saddest of songs seems to play on the radio of your mind on repeat. Lazlo learns some things in this part, but it's too late. She's gone and there seems to be nothing he can do about it. In fact his loneliness and the darkness in his soul sought to end him in a way he never saw coming. Come on Lazlo. It's not to late to learn the truth, is it? Eli thinks he needs to learn.
If you haven't started reading this miniseries yet, I hope I am not giving anything away. Lyons Gate: Ghostly Kingdom Part six is publishing as I write this blog. It's FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited! Or each part is only $.99 to read as an ebook.
Promotion and Marketing
Sorry about the shameless promo, but well, it's hard when I'm excited about the next book coming out. I have been studying marketing this week. As I promised when I began the blog, I'm not keeping secrets about my author journey. There is definitely an ebb and flow to this work that makes it hard to understand all the ins and outs of things.
Like any career, things change all the time. Once upon a time, authors could write, publish to Amazon, shout it out to social media, and boom, instant success. That no longer works as social media has increasingly become a pay to play world.
The same is also true with the Amazon platform. Once, you published and readers read and authors made a profit. But the organic traffic that was once a serious thing on Kindle has been severely limited and if authors want to earn money from their self published books, they have to pay to play there as well.
Writing my stories was not easy. I had to learn how I do that. Publishing was a bit of a lengthy step by step process that I had to learn and all the parts had to be just so, but one could learn it. Marketing feels like Greek while you thought you signed up for German and neither of them is familiar. I am sure that I even posted in a blog in 2019 that I wasn't sure I wanted to advertise on Amazon as the traffic to read my stories was already there.
Now it's 2021. Even if I finally get the keywords and the blurb right, I still need to advertise just to have a hope that someone will notice my books. I've run a few ads on Facebook and Pinterest in the past. I found that I could drive traffic with Pinterest, but I could not convert that into action. I can advertise on Facebook, but it's hit or miss how much it seems to influence my book sales. Sometimes it works. Other times I think it fails miserably.
I am still running low cost $1 a day advertising on Facebook, but not exactly having great success. (I need to invest more, but not being sales savvy makes ads very difficult for me. I am trying a different tactic and am running several $1 a day ads on Amazon. I shall report back on how well that goes soon. If I hit on something that I am sure I can scale up, I will be sure to post it.
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The Great Migration
Parts of the new Website are now finished, but the blog portion is still messed up. I can't seem to get the footer or the sidebar correct. Back to the drawing board. Thankfully, I still have time to do it.
It's going to take me a while to get all the books posted up on the new site. When you have a lot of books, moving is a pain in the arse even if they are all digital. LOL.
Speaking of the new site leads me to Google. I think I want to become a Google Associate. I'm already an Amazon Associate. Maybe.
I have to get my Google site works stuff up and running so that Google Ads will work on the new site. It's a lot of work and it's all behind the scenes kinds of stuff.
No one ever tells about the literal thousands of man hours they pour into things like building websites, promoting on social media, or even writing blogs which are all things that are outside of the love and passion of telling the story. The business side of this endeavor is no joke.
If anyone ever says, 'I want to be a writer', please know that while I do love being a self-published indieauthor, I in no way will ever say that any of it is easy without also saying, it's seriously time consuming too.
The marketing is just flat out ridiculously hard for me. The tech is irritating and menial to me. I spend literally hours deciphering how-to videos on even the simplest tech stuff. I do usually resolve the issues with the tech stuff. (Merchandising gave me such a headache that I'm switching platforms, LOL. Sometimes doing it the hard way is the only way.) Marketing is a whole other monster, and I am still trying to crack the code on the solution for how to tame that beast. I could use more help with that!
Cross your fingers for me, tell your friends about my books, take a free copy, read some more on Kindle Unlimited or buy a few books to read. Readers are the best ever promotion and I can never pay you or thank you enough if you love my stories and want to share them, but know that you have my sincerest appreciation. I need to run away and get some sleep. My spring break is almost over and the day job whispers evil vile thoughts of work at me from the future so I know my time of fun with the dream is going back to bits and parts. When you read, please be kind and leave your reviews.
Yeah! I did it. I published another book. It's spring break and I had a bit of time to kill. The backlog of work to be published is serious, so if I sneak one in every now and again, it won't hurt anything. I mean I am the author and the publisher. No need to consult anyone about it. So here is a 'hint at what's to come'- style read. It will also add detail to the scene with Simon, but if you are reading you'll see.
Firic is a Druid king and a dragon trapped in a world in which his dragon sleeps and kings no longer live in castles or rule over peasants. Lacking his Valkyrie or an over king to swear fealty, he suffers from the darkness of Druid magic. He tried living as a man. He even had a mistress, but the magic called him to serve the Ghost High King. He followed the summons to Draoithe.
Estelle Realtree almost got away. She fled the seedy underworld, a petty small-time crime-boss, and drug addiction. She sought a new chance with a personal assistant position and hoped to get lost in the Dallas, Texas cityscape. When she made a wrong turn and ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere, her only hope was to beg help from the wealthy land-owners behind the gate.
Estelle had unknowingly strayed into the Leaindeail, the place Firic was desperate to return to. Accosted by a couple of shifters seeking to target the immortals who lived at Draoithe, she finds herself in a magical trap after one shifter bit her. She was saved by a gargoyle and flown to safety by a vengeful royal dragon knight. Can she escape her nightmare by making a deal with a Druid dragon in the dream? If she thinks he'll turn loose of his newfound treasure, she'll have to think again. Lyons Gate: Nightmare Escape by Ophelia Kee. Only $.99
Behind the Scenes
I couldn't wait until the weekend. I wanted to share the news about the new website. I will be getting Merch! It will be powered by Printful. Finally! I have waited forever. I have to shout out to my brother, EPB. Thank you soooo much for helping me get everything shifted to a better platform. Ophelia Kee will be on Word Press by July 15, 2021. Some other things coming... I am going to try to make more audio/video books available on the site. I don't think all of them will be free, but quite a few will be. Of course audio books on ACX are professionally read and recorded, but I will do my best to offer a good audio format from an amateur level that is worth hearing. Also, I believe that I am going to try to offer signed author copies of the books direct from the website. I'm still working out the logistics of that one. My current setup is a bit tight on space. Having a book warehouse might not workout, so there could be a serious lag time on the shipping side of things. (Like two weeks.) Also, I want to turn the blogs into podcasts. I am thinking about Allears, but I'm a bit leery of my ability to do it considering the background noise factor. Cross your fingers. I may yet get the bugs worked out.
I am not a spokesperson and Twinings doesn't pay me. But I love their teas. I buy the Irish Breakfast and the Earl Grey tea all the time. A reader asked on social media the other day about what it takes for a writer to write. My immediate answer was tea. Lots and lots of tea. I detest coffee. Sorry to all the readers who love it, but I never acquired the taste. Tea on the other hand I have been in love with my whole life. I am sure that it's 4 o'clock somewhere. Tea is the elixir of my life. So I thought to share some of it with you. I hope you will enjoy a cup of whichever great drink you prefer as you read your next book. If you need a pointer in the right direction about a next book, allow me to help and View my Library.
I can't let this get too long as it's Wednesday and you weren't even expecting a message from me. I need to get back to my books. Enjoy the rest of your week. I am going to enjoy my spring break. If you read, please remember to be kind and leave your review.
So I will share a quote from an upcoming book first just so you know i am still writing, and then talk about what is coming up in the behind the scenes for Draoithe right away! I am definitely moving from Weebly to Word Press. I could never figure out Merchandising or email marketing. It got too complex for me. So I called in the big guns and my brother is helping me get the whole website redesigned and migrated over to the new digs. It's going to take a while, but I have some ideas for some freebies along with a new fresh look. We should be all done with the move by Mid-July.
In sadder news, Draoithe and the dream are coming to a close. I know that may seem a bit alarming to those of you who've been with me for the long haul, but it's true. By the end of 2022, it will wrap up. The final chapter will have been published in the epic saga adventure of Draoithe. :( Don't tear up though.
It's okay because I've secretly been writing in a new series already. LOL. Yeah I know it's some kind of obsessive compulsive disorder, but I'm refusing to seek any kind of treatment for it. I prefer to indulge my desire to write. So I think I will. I hope y'all will continue the journey with me when I start on the next books. Beta readers should apply at https://www.opheliakee.com/ I will be ready to share this summer.
More to Come
Lyons Gate: Ghostly Kingdom Part 5 is now available! As always it's FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited or only $.99 as an e-book purchase. If you are looking for forbidden love, a scorching hot romance, a crazy paranormal fantasy miniseries, or maybe some combination of those three, then Lyons Gate should be your next read. At only 8 parts, Ghostly Kingdom will wrap up publishing within the month. Step into the dream and meet Lazlo and Soraya and get a glimpse of the shadowy enemy that Luke Mendez has been chasing for months. "That's going to leave a mark, Greyson!" --Peter Elliot
A Little Secret
As the Draoithe Saga is drawing to a close for me as the author even if it will still take quite sometime to finish the last of the writing, editing, and publishing, I decided it might be time to write the Making of Draoithe. Or maybe it should more properly be entitled Behind the Scenes of the Dream? Well, I can figure that out when I get to cover creating, but I do like this image. Maybe... I mean it's not as if someone else will write the backstory on my author walk with the series saga. So I guess that leaves me to do it.
I don't think I want to sell it though. I think I want to give it away as a website exclusive to those of you who have become loyal followers and fans of the stories. I want it to be a sort of Thank You to the readers and a tribute to the trials and tribulations of writing the books. So when I get the Website officially moved, I'm going to offer that book to you as a gift. You'll all be invited. I would love to have a Final Publish Party, but who knows if that will even be a possibility?
It's a serious question, isn't it? I mean the cover is the first impression a book makes on the reader. Authors tend to spend a good chunk of change on cover design. It should be reflective of the both the story contained within the pages and the genre it's supposed to belong to, right? Maybe. I've read a lot of fantastic hardbound books from libraries whose covers were very plain. It was the book description that lured me in far faster than the cover. So I ask, is the cover more important than the blurb?
As a self-published author who is pure indie, I say no way. Not a chance. (I write, publish, and market my books. I don't outsource very much of anything. If someone else is promoting my stuff, you can bet I wrote the ad.)
I have explained my particular style of branding in a previous blog I wrote about the parts of a book (e-book and paperback). If you have questions ask, and I will be more than happy to explain my book covers. I never thought that they were more important than the book blurb though, and the reason why is both important to the reader and to me as the publisher and marketer of the book.
Simply put, the book description or blurb is the true selling point of a book. I don't know anyone who buys anything just based on the packaging. It's the contents we're most concerned with. (With groceries: Where was it grown, caught, raised, how was it treated, free range, wild, whole grain, organic, nothing added/taken away etc...). For example, the dented cans at the grocery store don't sell unless they're discounted heavily. It's not that we care that the can was dented, rather it's that we worry that the dent has somehow caused the contents inside to be damaged.
Sure the labeling needs to be consistent so that customers can easily identify their favorite products. This is why major brands rarely attempt to reinvent their old familiar logos. Even at a reduced rate, we'll still pay more for an out of date brand name or a used version than we'll pay for a brand new top of the line generic version. Marshall's and Ross Dress for Less are well aware of this fact and sell last years Nike and Calvin Kline at a reduced rate, but it still costs more than going to Rainbows and buying their store brand t-shirt.
In the world of literature, ebooks don't get dented. The only way you get a discount with them is if the author or publisher runs a sale or the author feels that the market is oversaturated and reduced prices will mean more opportunities. A damaged cover at the bookstore on a paperback will get you the manager special, but you won't buy the book if it didn't already appeal to you. You won't buy Nike looking for a ballgown. That means that the contents must be something you feel you want.
"Lazlo Greyson, a millionaire CEO and descendent from a line of kings, is lonely. He's finished with gold digging socialites and seedy one-night stands. He needs something a bit more permanent.
Peter Elliot might just be able to help him find what he needs, but the man is bad news and Lazlo knows it. When Elliot introduces him to Soraya Heffernon, a beautiful, trained orphan girl, Lazlo is sold.
As Lazlo feared, Elliot had a hidden agenda. The woman he fell in love with isn’t what he thought she was. Things take a serious turn for the worse and his whole life is turned upside down when he lands at Draoithe in need of help from the tiger queen to save his life. Meet the Ghost King of Lyons Gate, a newly crafted outpost kingdom in this spinoff story from the Draoithe saga."
The Reader's Perspective
The blurb can't just hang out by itself. It comes with the packaging. The book jacket is like a candy wrapper. The cover is the image on the front, the brand and item logo. The Book description is like the information on the back of the candy wrapper and what is found on the back cover or inside the flaps. Just like the candy wrapper has a list of ingredients with some ingredients always listed vaguely as spices, a book description always hints at the story without giving away the ending.
Just like the wrapper has the nutrition label on it, the Book description includes information about the author, the genre, and the story that is background information helping the reader decide on a good fit for their mood. (Chocolate versus peanut butter versus cinnamon versus caramel, etc... or Sci-fi versus fantasy versus romance versus mystery, etc...)
Book descriptions are better than candy wrappers though because they get to add details that might matter to the reader that they might otherwise miss, like the idea that there are other books by the author (series numbers or noting that the book is part of a saga). Extra information about the magic, tech or world building that might be just what the reader was looking for or so intriguing that they now simply must know more about whatever might be in the pages of the book.
The Marketing Perspective
This is the reason why the blurb is still more important than the cover from the self-published author perspective. A well-developed book description aids search engine optimization. If the book is published on KDP, Kindle tells the author that the keywords he/she chooses should be words not already included in the title or obvious to the category (genre). If your book is entitled Bear Mate and is published as a Paranormal Romance, then you should not need to use those four words in your key words list. "Search keywords help readers find your book when they browse the Amazon site. You can enter keywords or short phrases that describe your book and are relevant to its content. The best keywords are those that do not repeat words in the title, category, or description, as these are already used to help readers find your book. Some types of keywords are prohibited and may result in content being removed from sale."
The book description blank on Amazon is 4,000 characters. So my blurb gets added with other things my reader might need to help them choose my book (the nutrition facts and ingredients list). This way I offer as much opportunity as I can to increase organic traffic for not just one of my books but all of my books if a reader pauses to browse even one. So this is an example of what gets put in my book description space:
Lazlo Greyson, a millionaire CEO and descendent from a line of kings, is lonely. He's finished with gold-digging socialites and seedy one-night stands. He needs something a bit more permanent.
Peter Elliot might just be able to help him find what he needs, but the man is bad news and Lazlo knows it. When Elliot introduces him to Soraya Heffernon, a beautiful, trained orphan girl, Lazlo is sold.
As Lazlo feared, Elliot had a hidden agenda. The woman he fell in love with isn’t what he thought she was. Things take a serious turn for the worse and his whole life is turned upside down when he lands at Draoithe in need of help from the tiger queen to save his life. Meet the Ghost King of Lyons Gate, a newly crafted outpost kingdom in this spinoff story from the Draoithe saga.
!HEA! NC! PNR Adult Content
Ghostly Kingdom is a spinoff miniseries of short reads set in Lyons Gate in the Draoithe Saga by the Adult Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Author Ophelia Kee.
Fantasy world-building on a grand scale woven together with multifaceted magical characters to create a tapestry of thrilling stories all interconnected in the Draoithe Saga.
Steamy hot, wickedly delicious paranormal romance and adult fantasy stories set in a dream to live for. It became a retreat and a sanctuary for immortals and gifted humans as Luke and Eli discovered love, magic, and danger. They find friends helping dragons, shifters, vampires, wizards, and stranger beings from the nine realms of the dream overcome their problems in exchange for different magic and skills to aid in protecting the sanctuary that is Draoithe. Those who come to Draoithe add to the balance and aid in the fight to restore that balance to the dream. Grab a good drink, curl up in a good seat, choose a book from the Saga, and escape into the dream while you meet the men and women who call it home. A place where myths, legends, and fairytales walk unmolested among the strange and wonderful, where the balance is often found in a lifemate, where the magic from the past lives again! Welcome to the dream...
Titles by Ophelia Kee
Complete Volume Miniseries
Draoithe: Tantalu *Prequel
Draoithe: A Pack Forms Volume 1
Draoithe: The Council Volume 2
Draoithe: Magic Calls to Magic Volume 3
Draoithe: Dragons Come Volume 4
Draoithe:The Ruiri Complete Volume 5
Draoithe: Light and Dark Magic Volume 6
Draoithe: The Dark Gift Volume 7
Draoithe: Elementals Volume 8
Draoithe: Fire and a Gryphon Volume 9
Draoithe: Synner And Sainte *Forbye
Draoithe: Dream Therapy Volume 10
Draoithe: Filth and Death Volume 11
Dread Allies: Shadow King Miniseries *Spinoff
Eyrie Iolair: Prodigal Sons Miniseries *Spinoff
Eyrie Iolair: Sky Dreams Miniseries *Spinoff
Draoithe: Dragon Masters Volume 12
Draoithe: Precious Treasures Volume 13
Draoithe: War Dogs Volume 14
Draoithe: Past in the Present Volume 15
Draoithe: The Library Volume 16
Draoithe: Midnight Magic Volume 17
Draoithe: No Negotiations Volume 18
Draoithe: Shadow Master Volume 19
Short Reads Set in the dream
Draoithe: The Thread *Prologue Volume 1
Draoithe: Arctic Fox *Prologue Volume 2
Draoithe: Drake and Lorelai *Excerpt Volume 17
Eyrie Iolair: Dragonesque *Sky Dreams Tangent
Draoithe: Weaver’s Tale Miniseries *Novela
Draoithe: Smoke of the Fire *Short Read Trilogy
Eyrie Iolair: Risky Rewards *Short Read Trilogy
Draoithe: Still Waters *Short Read Duet
Draoithe: Wizards and Grotesques *Short Read Duet
Draoithe: Fairytale Shadows *Short Read Duet
Notice the breaks allow the reader to read the book blurb then see information about the writing style, related other materials, etc... All the words in this one book description helps increase the chances that any of my books get seen beyond the scope of any keywords I might add. This allows me to use different keywords like shifter, vampire, alpha male, bad boy etc.. without repeating book description terms so that I am optimizing the search engine on Amazon as much as possible not just for one of my books but all of my books.
Shameless Self Promotion
Lyons Gate: Ghostly Kingdom Part 4 is releasing this weekend! It's coming to a reading nook near you! Lazlo get's sucker punched, but he really should have seen it coming. If you haven't started reading this miniseries yet, what are you waiting for? Each part FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Or only $.99 each to buy as ebooks. Y'all know I'm crazy and could get tired of publishing it in parts. Spring break is coming up. I might get time to sneak in an extra part or two.
I hope I didn't bore my readers with the technical jargon. If you stuck it out this long, the rumor is that I have begun work on a new series. I will validate the truth of the rumor. Sorry no details yet. Draoithe will wrap up production by the end of 2022. No time like the present to get a head start on what's coming next. And yeah, I know. I'm gonna finish writing those last three books in the Draoithe Saga. Unless God calls me home, I'm finishing this crazy dream. The slow move to Word Press has begun. Cross your fingers. I made a video book rough draft, but it was trash. I am getting better though. It's going to be super cool when I finally get it good. When you read, please remember to be kind and leave your review. It will make an author's day if you do. I gotta run. Lot's to do and never enough time to do it all.
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