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I am at it again. Almost 22,000 words in the story that I am not supposed to be writing, but when it is hot, I have to write it. LOL. Oh well, some days it just works that way. Thanks to everyone who reads on Kindle. I have to give a shout out to all of you. When you read, I know I have to keep writing. It is harder for an author to gage how well a book is doing just from sales. When I sell books directly to readers. I never know if they even read it. But with Kindle Unlimited, I can see that people are actually reading pages. That is always exciting. So I wanted to say Thank-you. Nothing is better to an author than to know that others like their work.
Having said that, I wanted to let everyone know that this weekend Still Waters Part 1 is FREE! It is always free with Kindle Unlimited, but I try to give away as much as I can so readers can see if they like my style. So be sure to grab your copy this weekend. I hope you enjoy, please be kind and leave a review. As always if you have questions about the work, drop me a line. I always try to respond even if it takes me a minute. Okay enough shameless self promotion.
I try to answer questions that readers pose in this blog even after I answer the reader because if one person asks, then others want to know too. The one that stood out yesterday was related to why I chose to Indie publish rather than trying to go with traditional publishing. I joke around a lot about lack of money (It's funny because it's true.) I also make fun of the fact that I do not understand the lingo that the traditional publishing houses use. (Like what the heck is a query letter? I don't even know if I actually want to know. It just sounds foul.) The reader asked a serious question though about whether or not I actually knew what the ending for the series was.
When I first started writing the series, I most emphatically did not know what the ending looked like. That is the honest truth. But I have been writing Draoithe since the fall of 2016. I wish I could say that I was totally finished with it, but I'm not. I have however started on the final book. It is in the roughest of drafts as we speak as are many of the books past book 16. Not knowing where a story was really going when I started writing it would scare some authors away. It would definitely not work to try to pitch the book to a traditional publisher. (Outline? Really? Who the heck writes following an outline? Apparently a lot of people, only not me. LOL.)
So yes, at this point, I do know what the ending is. Will I tell it? Nope. Not a chance. I like how it feels at this point though. I hope that you will like it too. It's a ways out even so. Sorry. If I could publish faster, I swear I would. I beat most of the traditional publisher timelines by miles. See I only publish my own work. I don't publish other people's stories. But I do it all. I write, publish, promote, market, and advertise. The art work, videos, and damn near all the music is crafted by me using free or nearly free images and royalty free music. (Or in the case of most of the storyboards, I wrote the music score myself.) Check out the storyboard preview for A Pack Forms. I think it might be alright.
So please, keep reading and keep asking me questions. I want to share my writing experience so other authors realize that it is okay to make mistakes. I fully intend to keep right on making them. That's how I learn and get better. For all of you who have been cheering from the sidelines for me from the beginning, I love and appreciate you. If you only recently stumble into the dream to find Draoithe, welcome. Pull up a chair, put your feet up, pick up a good book, and join us for an excellent read.
I need to write. I will check back in tomorrow.
Welcome to Ophelia Kee Speaks. This is a blog chronicling my independent author walk. The journey into the dream has been a life-changing experience as I try to become a full-time writer and leave the professional world behind me. In my blog each day, you will find information on the ‘behind the scenes’ for writing contemporary adult fantasy fiction and paranormal romance stories set in the dream. I will speak on topics detailing with my writing, publishing, promotion, and marketing as well as social media dealing with my books, book trailers, book launches, book art, music, audio, and video, as well as shameless self-promotion. I am not an expert and am not claiming to be one. I am simply one writer offering a glimpse of my struggle to become a successful independent author. Thank you for considering my words. All rights reserved.