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I can pack up my laptop, take off and drive three hours to my brother's to babysit the nephews and still get my work done. That is super nice. The work still does have to get done though. It is worse than a nine to five in that respect. I work around the clock when the scene occurs to me. I was actually writing at 1:30 last night. Four hours of sleep and a three hour drive equals the need for caffeine, but I could still manage to help my extended family in a way I never could have done while working for someone else.
So I have been dusting off files in docs that have been collecting dust. A few of them have been polished into short reads. Some of them are still nothing more than deleted scenes that are still trapped in digital limbo. Maybe they will wind up as free extras in a novel in the future. It seems a waste to throw away a good piece of the story just because it won't fit in the novel. That brings me to Filth and Death. It should be out in February, but... It has 121,000 words. It is absolutely massive. Should I release it anyway? Before you ask, That is after I cut stuff out that I cringe over, because I feel as if it should be in the book. I'm leaning toward publishing anyway. It's a damn good read.
I have not forgotten about Synner and Sainte, but it's still stuck in limbo land with Kobo. I promise it will be on Kindle Unlimited in March as soon as I can make it happen. For those of you who may be new to the dream and Draoithe, I made the executive decision at the end of last year to migrate all the books over to Amazon and Kindle and put the series on Kindle Unlimited. Unfortunately, Synner and Sainte got caught in a ninety day promise to leave the book on Kobo. Trying to keep up with all the different platforms when I was not making money as an Indie Author made that easy. If you are not a Kindle fan, sorry. But in this case the market decides. If I focus on one platform, I can expand marketing and promotion easier. So...
Well, I gotta write. A final decision on Filth and death must be made. The edit on that book needs to finish in time to post it on pre-order in February. When you read, don't forget to be kind and leave a review at the end. Enjoy the dream.
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.