(did I already do this reference in a previous update? whatever, my memory is shot to hell right now so i’m gonna go with it)
I WAS WONDERING IF AFTER ALL THESE MONTHS YOU’D LIKE AN UPDATE
TO GO OVER EVERYTHING
I’D FORGOTTEN HOW IT FELT TO DEPENDABLY SEND UPDATES AND MAKE PROGRESS ON MY MANUSCRIPT
...The world has shifted, a new human exists that didn’t exist outside my body before, and I’m BACK.
Here’s the peanut that has been taking up all of my time and energy and brain power:
This is Eleanor. She’s the bee’s knees.
Now that I’ve gotten through a few weeks of recovery, I’m back to editing my book! The crazy postpartum hormones left me wanting to read a ton of emotional books, watch a ton of science fiction movies, and listen to a bunch of new music. I think I’m filling up my creative tank while I rest my brain and body, and soon I’ll be able to make those next-level edits that really polish my book into something special.
I’ve been listening to these songs over and over again, for reference (sorry not sorry to all the pop music haters):
Let’s Hurt Tonight by OneRepublic
I’ll Be Good by Jaymes Young
I Found by Amber Run
Go listen to those while eating oatmeal cookies and crying, and you will have insight into my brain right now.
I’ll let you all know as soon as I send out the second half of my book to beta readers (because no, I didn’t get it done before the baby came... the end of pregnancy is hard, my friends) and then I’ll tell you when the thing is done done.
And then I’ll cry some more!
Alex and I will be finishing up the second half of She Is the End in the next few weeks and sending them out to betas, as well. Then... while we wait... I will be doing the illustrations for the book! I think I’ll do one illustration per episode, maybe two here and there, and it’s going to be a lot of work. I’ll keep you updated on my progress and probably give away a few more of the originals as a prize.Stay tuned!
Until next time, my space-faring friends...
Hi friends!! I have missed you!
Welcome to all of my new followers - I’m so glad you’re here, and I hope to soon put out a book that will satisfy your wildest sci-fi entertainment dreams. I’m getting very close to sending my manuscript out to my beta readers... it always takes longer than you think it will.
I’ve been pretty sick over the last few weeks, but I’m hoping to get back to hardcore editing and sending regular updates now. Never think I don’t love you all, okay?
The Geek and Sundry Hard Science Fiction Contest
There are ten days left in the current Inkshares contest, and there’s one book I want everyone to go support immediately:
The Pirates of Montana by Erin S. Evans!
For 65 million years, the badlands of Montana have held a secret hidden in their depths. Now, this creature will irrevocably change the way humans look at their past, blurring the lines between fact and mythology.
This book sends Jurassic-Park-like shivers down my spine, and the hero is a 15-year-old girl! Help Erin become the first woman to ever place in an Inkshares contest. Pre-order her book!
Until next time...
:) :) :)
If you’re a follower who hasn’t ordered my book or her book yet, now is the best time EVER to do it. Go on, GET LUCKY!
I have something special to share with you...
We made a fan video for Blood Dawn by John Robin!!
I’m really excited about this book, and I really want to see it get to full funding: 750 pre-orders. This was not John’s idea at all - this was completely fan-driven. I asked around and a bunch of authors, plus one of John’s beta readers who has read the whole book, volunteered to make their own videos talking about why they’re excited for Blood Dawn. Then Alex and I cut it into a sweet little promo video!
Watch it here!
This is what happens when people are seriously excited about a book. :)
Aaand... if you decide to pre-order this book, and you want to pledge loyalty to House Vastaron or the dragon Azzavaston for the game of Blood Dawn Risk, be sure to let me and/or John know!! You can send me an email or reply to John’s thank-you email after you order.