I am still waiting on word back as to whether or not a trustee will accept my offer on a house that I made last week. It's the weekend so I likely will not hear anything until Monday. I have officially found the waiting place once again. Dr. Seuss was right. No one wants to get stuck in the waiting place. At this rate, I feel as if I am waiting for the snow to snow! It's July and I'm in Texas. It really could be awhile, right? This is bid number three. Cross fingers that this one goes through.
Why do my readers care? Well, if I could buy a house, I might just be able to quit my day job. If that happened, I could write more and publish faster, and for all of you who wish to get lost in the dream and visit the world of Draoithe, you could do it more often. So sorry if you are tired of hearing about the house hunt, but it do weigh on the mind a bit.
We are still working on OpheliaKeeYarns. I would like to get it up and running on Etsy before Christmas for those of you who might need an update on the other side of OpheliaKeeEnterprises. Don't give up! Patience possibly of the immortal kind might be necessary, but see we wound up back at the house. I literally need more space for everything.
But back to the real reason any of you even bother to read this blog page, Draoithe. So I started a prequel. The tentative title is Tantalu. (That means tantalization in Irish Gaelic.) It will likely be released alongside book seven Draoithe: The Dark Gift. Spoiler alert. It is a stand alone read. For most of you, except the editors and beta readers, the characters will be brand new, the setting will be brand new, and the story will not feel the same as the other Draoithe works. But a little backstory sometimes helps with later books in the series. It will be a bit shorter than most of the books. Likely running around 60 to 70 thousand words. I will be posting it to all four venues and leaving it up. It will sell for $.99 all the time.
Don't forget to check out the new Book Branding in a few weeks. I wanted the books to all be easily recognizable. Okay, I need to get back to writing the story. But the excerpt from Tantalu will be on the extra stuff shortly.
Happy Reading whatever you read.
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.