Well, it’s been a while since I actually posted anything other than the usual excerpts and Caturday. I’m sorry about the Year in my Yard — I’ve come to realize that unless I actually have to leave the house to get a picture, I tend to forget about it until a day or two later. It seems rather futile to pick it up again now so I’ll have to see what I want to do next.
I was going to create another vlog for you, but that also takes extra time and I’m in the middle of writing a book on a tight deadline right now. Believe it or not, being an indie author does not eliminate deadlines. You have to take your own deadlines as seriously as you take those of any publisher in order to manage your releases correctly.
I’ve been watching the Olympics lately, (yes — I am a total Olympics fan). I love the winter Olympics more than the summer, but I watch both. About the only thing I’m not interested in are the team sports like hockey, basketball, baseball, etc., although I do watch beach volleyball. I admire the drive and passion of all the athletes, and just their sheer ability to power through some of those incredibly tough sports. I love that you can live stream them now, though it cuts down on my productivity.
As far as writing, THE SILVER STAG is on my editor’s desk now. I can’t tell you how much fun I had writing that book, and how much I already love that world. I’m looking forward to writing a number of books in it, and I think anybody who loves my Otherworld Series, Fly by Night series, Whisper Hollow, and my poor little lone Lily Bound book, will enjoy the Wild Hunt. And the great thing is, since I started it in indie, I can write as much as I want to and control the promotion and write it as long as sales are good.
Speaking of the nuances of being an indie author, I have taken over my mailing list for my newsletter, so you will see it coming from a different email address though it will still come from my name. It will be coming from a domain email addy — GALENORN.com to be specific. So be sure and check your spam filters if you haven’t received this month’s newsletter because I just sent it out yesterday. I have some very time sensitive sale information in there, including a sale and a limited-time offer for a free book of mine.
I have spring fever, I’m starting to dream about what flowers I want to plant this year. Every February, I start thinking about spring, because for me February’s the dreariest month. We have sunshine today, but it’s cold and last night it was 26°. I’m not exactly a sun bunny, but living in Seattle, I do appreciate a few sunny days here and there. In summer, it drags on too long for me, but right now blue sky is a welcome sight. I just wish it was warm enough to go sit outside.
Last week I reached that point in winter where I get my annual bloody nose from the dry cold air. Every year it happens. Last week I had a 25 minute long bloody nose, which is not uncommon when I do get them. I was a lovely site, hunched over my desk, pinching my nose, applying ice to my face. I’m pretty sure I resembled a crime scene. However, it was a good reminder to start using my saline nose spray — the one thing that prevents it. (Before anybody suggests it, no, I will not use a netti pot. I have sensitive of sinuses and have read way too many horror stories about bacteria from the water causing problems).
So tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. I always consider Valentine’s Day to be a holiday for everybody, because I feel the expression of love should not be confined to just that among lovers, but should include friends, pets, and family. So even if you aren’t in a relationship, remind someone close to you that you love them. It never hurts to remind people of what they mean to us.
- KNIGHT MAGIC will not be available in print because it’s a short novella.
- THE SILVER STAG print edition will not be available for preorder but should be out about the same week that the E format version is released.
Again, my new books are not be available in stores, but you can order the print editions from Amazon.
And to the vocal minority who have been so upset over me going indie that they’ve thrown temper tantrums on my Facebook page—and that’s the only way I can describe some of the tirades—stop. You have three choices with my books now: E-book. Print on Demand, ordered online. Stop reading my work. The choice is up to you, but I refuse to let anybody browbeat me about it.
I guess that’s all the news that I need to give you today, to rather long blog I know but then again, I’ve been a little slip shod in getting anything up beyond the basics.
So what have you been up to?