I ended up sick for two weeks at the start of last month which drastically cut into my working time but does mean I’ve got a good bit more to review in both books and films over the next little while as I spent a lot of time on the sofa.
Once better I managed to work on Sherdan’s Prophecy and I’m pleased to say that’s now very very close to being finished in first draft.
- Hand wrote approx 20k of Sherdan’s Prophecy
- Typed approx 40k (including emails and blogs)
- Spent about 50 hours reading
- Spent about 10 hours working for Red Feather
- Sent 39 emails
All in all a really quiet month but I did pick up another lovely review of Innocent hearts from the Book Junkies reviewers, giving me a 5 star review on amazon.com
Despite doing no marketing whatsoever the sales this month of both books separately were higher than my sales this time last year so that was encouraging that people elsewhere must be finding things without me having to push and promote all the time even if it’s still not a full wage yet.
I also celebrated a whole year of blogging on the 28th. I’m really pleased I managed to keep blogging for a whole year.
This Month I will definitely have book 3 finished. There is just over two chapters left out of almost 40 so I’m sure that won’t take me long. It does look like this book is going to be as long or longer than my first, however. I won’t be sending the whole thing off to my editor just yet. He’s already going through the chapters one by one for the blog for me but I’ll want to do another run through checking what I’ve just written before I send it off to him. This was a very challenging book for me and I want to perfect a few things before he gets to see it.
I also plan on doing a lot of work for Red Feather this month but I can’t say much about that yet. There will be big news in next month’s blog post though.
My second book is moving along the stages too but is still a few months away so I’ll only be doing bits and pieces on this one as time allows.
Finally I intend to go pretty much straight into writing the next book. I’ll have to do prep and research but I should have, at the least, started writing the next book by the end of the month.
As a final request, this week the anti-trafficking song twenty seven million has been released and a lot of people are trying to get the song to number 1. In the mid-week charts yesterday the song had hit number 8 but that’s still a far cry from 1. All the money from the song is going to the anti-trafficking charity the A21 campaign so it’s worth buying. Please buy it on Amazon or iTunes if you’ve not already done so.