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Draoithe: Midnight Magic is publishing. It's a twelve part miniseries so you have to give me a bit of time. Drake and Lorelai the short read is out. I hope you will check it out and let me know what you think. If you have not seen the other short reads, you might want to visit Ophelia Kee and see what is new. I am still publishing, but things are moving slower now that I am back to being only a part time author. I know some of you want the whole thing all at once, but it is hard to edit that way. I did set up Part 2 of Midnight Magic on Kindle today. It should be out by this Friday for sure. It takes a minute for Kindle to review everything. I will try to keep up. My professional career takes up a lot of my time. I apologize in advance if you loved having my stories coming at you fast. I am prepared to publish a new short read at least once each week though; maybe it will help a little.
While Midnight Magic is in the final editing stages and is staging up to be published. I am still always writing. I write the story as the scene comes to me. I don't want to write to the market. I want to tell a good story. I never use a plot guide (?) or a story arc. I don't know how to story outline and most of the terminology for writing eludes me. I just need to write.
Learning how to handle all the publishing and marketing is a full-time job and has been fun. I think I finally have a handle on promoting, and I think I know how to make it all a success. Sadly, I lack the funds to make it all happen over night so I will do it as I do everything. One thing at a time.
Maybe when it is all done and the last page is published, I will finally have the money and the time to seriously devote to advertising it properly. To all of you who have been following me faithfully since you stumbled into the dream, Thank you. I promise not to quit until it's quitting time.
From the reader's perspective, the story is a long way from the end. From my perspective it is nearing completion. If I can, I will have it all done by the end of next year. 2021 is going to be epic. Peter Elliot, Meid Breach, and Bushyasta along with a few other minor shadowy characters are going to get theirs. I promise.
Sneak Peek at an upcoming Story
The title is likely to change, but here is an excerpt from a far future volume. I want to tell you how good it gets, but you will simply have to read it all and find out for yourself. Visit me at OpheliaKee to find out when this one is coming! Over 225 titles were published this summer. Project Publish was a huge success. I want to thank all the readers. You make it worthwhile. I will be giving away another title again this month. If you have never met the demons from Eaglafonn, then you will want to pick up Dread Allies: Shadow King part 1. It will be FREE to all August 13th thru the 17th. I hope you enjoy it.
My social media presence has declined. Sorry if I have missed you. It was not intentional. It is taking me about a week to turn around messages these days. If you drop me a line, Wait for it. I will respond. I am just a bit slowed down due to the job. I still want to hear from you, I just can't seem to wave my magic wand and clone myself nor add hours in the day. I am most active on Instagram and Facebook. Or email me. I answer that just about everyday.
The summer is hot and long. The Corona virus has been an evil interruption in everyone's lives. I personally had to re-enter the professional rat race. I know it's not easy to feel as if you can get away, but I can promise a great escape when you step into the dream! I have to get some marketing and promotion handled. If you read, as always, please be kind and leave your review. Thanks from an independent author.
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.