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Filth and Death is Live for Preorder on Amazon! Book Eleven is about to be a reality! I hope it goes over well. The writing style is a bit different with this one. There were a lot of impact scenes from other works that had to be included in order to really get the true feel for how grimey Frank Grimes was. No more spoilers. Let me know what you think. My readers are the greatest asset in the dream. Thank you for taking the time to choose my stories for your escape. I am preparing the paperback as we speak. If I can beat the deadline of the 24th with it, I will.
Time flies. I can't believe that I have been writing this series for 3 and a half years. I know that I only began publishing in May of 2018 and I did not actually begin to figure out how to promote and market until Oct. of 2019, but it just does not seem like it has been that long. Book eleven is dropping soon, yet I always want to go faster. I want to put the whole series saga out there for readers to enjoy as fast as the scenes I write play through my mind. If I could, I swear I would.
I have even toyed with publishing some novels as short reads and only combining them as full length novels after they are published in parts and as paperbacks. I have done that with a few of the novelette and novella stories like Weaver's Tale. But I was not sure of the reception. It is far easier to publish short reads. They are less involved. Novels need a lot of aftercare and attention to the packaging if you will. Editing 120,000 word novels versus editing 9,000 word short reads. Yeah. So maybe after I finish the series right? Because that is what people keep saying. I better finish it. LOL. I swear it is nearly there.
I'm working on a duet book set now that I want to publish all at the same time. I know. I'm supposed to be working on finishing the Draoithe series. I promise I will get it done. But when the scenes come to my mind, I feel I must write them, even if they are off subject. If the story is good. It will workout. I can only actually write so much before the scene ends, and I have to wait for it. There is definitely an ebb and flow. When it ebbs I edit my other work, read other books, and study marketing and promotion. Or I wind up on social media talking to readers and getting inspired. (Way more fun than marketing, promise.) Bit of a vicious cycle.
A taste of Chapter two in the book I am not supposed to be writing. Tentatively being called Hypnotic.
When she stepped into the room, she began her usual routine. “Hello, I’m Dr. Mesmer. How are you today, Mr. Saithe?” He stood up and shook her hand, but she almost had to pick her jaw up off the floor. Grey-green eyes with an orange ring around the iris stared out of a tanned face framed with dark brown nearly black hair. He was chiseled and sharp in the most masculinely alluring manner imaginable. He kept his hair cut short, but not military. His hands were well groomed, but not professionally. They were a little rough like he enjoyed outdoor leisure activities or found himself in a lot of fights. And his scent. What was that? He smelled of night air. It called to the owl to take flight beneath the moon, to fly free, and be one with the wild world. She was an owl. A girl noticed things. It usually made her a better therapist. But Armand Saithe was gorgeous, and her owl was keenly interested. He was wearing jeans, a dress shirt, and boots, but he gave off the feel of a businessman who likely usually wore a suit and tie. He felt powerful and alive. She was sure there was something wrong with the air conditioner because the room was too hot. She should not stare, but looking away from that whole package was not easy.
I've got work to do. The storyboard tiles for the Magic Calls to Magic video preview will not get finished without me. If you have not yet viewed the storyboards or watched the videos they inspired, check them out on YouTube and Pinterest. And before anyone asks. Fireside reads are still happening. The logistics on those are rather more complicated than I at first believed. So bear with my lack of tech skill until I get it figured out.
As always, please interrupt me and drop me a line about the books. I love to hear from you. If you read, please be kind and leave your review.
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.