February actually went pretty much to plan! Yes, I am aware of how rare this is. The life of a creative is never dull but rarely is it planned too. I spent most of the month sitting down writing Sherdan’s Legacy, to the point of being very close to finishing. I think I’ve got about 2-3k words left to write and I can hopefully manage that today. That gives me a total of about 22k words in February, bringing me up to 45k for the year so far, and still over my target of 200k in any running 12 month period.
The ebook release was pushed back a little to make room for finishing Sherdan’s Legacy and working on the marketing side of things. I’ve now got a rough marketing plan set out for the next few months as well as tentative release dates for the ebooks throughout the year. Still working with my team on the upcoming audio book and print of Sherdan’s Prophecy. Hopefully I’ll have more news on both of those soon.
I’ve also had a few really good reviews the last little while, my favourite probably being this one of Chains of Freedom. This one has come from another historical fiction author, so hearing him praise my historical accuracy is a very nice thing.
This Month I’ve got the ebook launch of Wandering to Belong, which should be around middle of the month. I’m talking to the cover deisgner over the next few days so hopefully I’ll be able to do a cover reveal on that very soon and then I can throw myself into the marketing for that one, as well as the fun launch, but I’ll talk more on that in a separate blog soon.
I’ve also gone through the extra bits of recording with my narrator for the audio book of Innocent Hearts, where mistakes had been made in the original recording. So that should be going through editing and mastering shortly.
On top of that I’d also like to get the final reviewer in place to be quoted on the back cover of Sherdan’s Prophecy. I’ve had one quote that will be perfect from another author and a second one is on it’s way (the author is reading the book currently) so I just need my third confirmed and I can send all the details off to be added to the back of the book.
With all those done I should be able to get back to writing after that. I’ll definitely have Sherdan’s Legacy finished, but I haven’t decided after that if I want to continue work on The fire of Winter or write a short in what’s left of the month. I’ll probably mull over a few ideas and see where I’m leaning.