Time to actually write is so difficult to find. The necessary day job gets in the way of course, but life gets in the way just as much sometimes. This weekend I dropped my son off at his dormitory at university. It was a bittersweet moment. But he was so excited I could not dampen the experience for him. Since I was back in East Texas, I took the liberty of looking at property. I'm still trying to get out of the desert.
Needless to say all of that led to no writing, almost no editing, and a very late commentary on what is happening in the world of Draoithe and Ophelia Kee's characters. Book eight is nearly ready to go. It will release September 30th. But that really means that I need to be working on book nine. The cover is complete, but it still needs a million hours of editing and proofreading. It's a daunting process. While readers enjoy Draoithe: Elementals, Draoithe: Fire and a Gryphon is still very much a work in progress.
What I really want to do is get back to Marcus Leiriu and write his story. But that involves a devil seeking his vixen in a very unlikely and recalcitrant young woman. But that's a story for another time. Writing is life, but life is unfortunately not writing. I will learn more about promotion and marketing, but the story is what really matters. If I don't tell the story, no one can read it. It has to begin there.
I will try to get the information about the kingdom of Eaglafonn and the demon princes who rule there posted to From My Desk this upcoming week. Don't forget to preorder your copy of Draoithe: Elementals. If you have not even started the series, book one is free on Inkitt and Wattpad and available for sale on Kindle. Draoithe:Tantalu is only ninety nine cents. Click on the links located under the Books tab.
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.