We’re counting down days now to the release of The Blood Moon! Only 21 days left! If you haven’t already, preorder your ebook today, or wait until August 1st to pick up the paperback.
It’s been a busy summer and I wanted to update everyone on what’s been going on lately. First off, I’ve been hard at work on my third novel. I’m about a third of the way through and have been really excited to get back into the writing grind. I knocked off a huge word count last weekend, totally over 10,000 words! That’s not typical, as I usually only write 2,000-6,000 words a weekend, if I get the full weekend to write (which lately I haven’t), but I was lucky enough to have a (mostly) five day weekend for the 4th of July, so I took full advantage of it.
My next book in the Under the Moon series is moving on to the next stage of the publishing process: more editing! I’ve already had three or four rounds with it, so I think it’s about time I pass it off to my editor, Tammy Salyer, who will look for the nitty-gritty grammar and spelling issues that I missed while I tried to make sense of the story. She’ll have it until the beginning of August and then I’ll take yet another pass (or two) through it before it moves on to cover design and formatting! That book is scheduled for a February 2016 release and I’ll be announcing it this fall.
Speaking of my editor, I had the opportunity to interview her on my blog, The Independent Author. Ever since she first edited The Blood Moon, I’ve been looking for a way to include her on the blog and I figured an interview would be the best way. It was just posted today! It’s a long read, but a good one. Tammy discusses the things she looks for when editing, how she balances her author life and her editor life, and what makes a story great. Check it out and check out her books, too!
I’ve been slowly making my rounds to various blogs and websites promoting myself as a debut author and The Blood Moon. All the interviews and guest posts I’ve been apart of are under “Press.” Be sure to check those out!
Last but not least, I’m going on vacation! I’m taking a week off with a couple of my friends to hike through Yellowstone and the surrounding area. Once I get back, release day will be just 12 short days until the release of The Blood Moon and then it’s full-speed ahead with my second book!