Finally, my third novel has a working title - Berlin!
Not named because it is set in Berlin, nor because I secretly channel the eighties music group, but simply becuase it's the first name that popped into my head after skimming through the first chapter.
Having received some expert advice regarding the plot of Getting Lost (more news to come on this soon), I am busy applying the same principles to Berlin and am currently 2/3 of the way through a first draft.
I hope to begin work polishing a completed first draft early in the new year.
After what seems like forever, I'm pleased to announce that Getting Lost has been through the wringer and has emerged, only slightly battle worn, on the other side!
I will be in a position to advise its fate within a few months, so please stay tuned.
Book three is in the final stages of a first draft and I'll have more information on that one just as soon as I can come up with a catchy title!
Okay, it's time to confess, Getting Lost may be just a little lost.
My sincere apologies to anyone who was hoping it would available by now.
The good news is, it's receiving some much needed love and attention.
How long does it take, you might ask? Well, that's a very good question. A long time is the best answer I can come up with.
Thanks to everyone for their continued support and on a much brighter note, listen to Mumford & Sons. They rock!
As winter for those of us in the southern hemisphere nears an end, so does the first draft of my third novel which has a strong connection to the number three. As spring nears, I should hopefully enter the rather lengthy editing stage.
Where the hell is the Getting Lost, you might ask? It's coming!!! Trust me...
I recently enjoyed reading the novel Snowbound by Cari Hunter. I highly recommend it.
Happy reading everyone. Thanks for supporting lesbian fiction. Be happy!
What a fabulous summer it's been in Tasmania!
With renewed enthusiasm, I am currently putting the finishing touches on the final edit of my second novel, Getting Lost. The new date of release is sometime mid 2012.
I have received some helpful and encouraging feedback from my friends Jane, Jill and Jen (No, not all my friends names begin with 'J') and of course Alanna is still wielding the red pen.
In the meantime, if you are yet to purchase my first novel, Become You, please take advantage of a 50% off discount coupon on Smashwords. Simply use the coupon code: WK87F at the time of purchase.
Happy reading everyone and thanks for supporting independent authors.
What an amazing year 2011 was...
I selfishly thought it was wonderful with the release of Become You, and the completion of my second novel, Getting Lost. Getting Lost will be available soon.
The festive break has been hectic, too much food and cider, but great times spent with friends and family.
I did, however, find time to read some amazing books, the most memorable being The Door At The Top Of The Stairs by Alison Holt. It was the best $2.51 I have ever spent. I was enthralled from the very first page, to the last. I think I only purchased it a week ago and I've read it twice!
There are some amazing independent authors out there. I, for one, am delighted to be on the road to discovering them.
Here's to a happy and safe 2012. And here's to everyone buying an e-reader to experience a whole world of fantastic writing that would otherwise never be available.
P.S. Check out the the song Even Though I'm A Woman by Seeker Lover Keeper
My partner and editor, Alanna, has completed her first onslaught with a red pen on the draft of Getting Lost.
Of course, we are not experts, although we try our very best. But apparently if you write a book or two, or edit a book or two, you are an author or an editor! You have to start somewhere.
My third book is coming along nicely and I'd like to invite anyone out there with interesting nursing stories to drop me a line. It's easy to make up weird and elaborate tales, but if those weird and elaborate tales are actually true, it can make entertaining reading. I don't need many, just a few juicy ones.
I received some amazing, ego swelling feedback from a friend recently who just finished reading Become You. For many, finding yourself isn't an easy road. Some people struggle a little, some a lot, but either way, it's often a struggle. I appreciated his wonderful comments.
Happy reading everyone.
PS. Checkout the song Fingerprints by Sparkadia.
So, finally, the first draft of GETTING LOST has been completed (it's nearly been a year since its conception).
Now comes the task of editing, rewriting, and more editing.
I'm very excited about my third book and I'm keen to bury myself in the plot and characters, but for the moment I'm determined to share my time between editing and writing.
Thanks again to my frinds and peers for their encouragement.
P.S. A great friend of mine, Paul Mackin, has also completed his first novel, The Judas Goat. Like my novel, it is available on smashwords, at $2.99 it's a bargain! Simply search his name or check out www.paulmackin.com
So, just when book two is in the final stages and I'm winding it down, I get an idea for book three! After quickly jotting down my idea (ipad's really are very handy) I've returned to book two's finale.
While this is all very exciting, it's difficult to blog anything requiring a huge 'Wahoo!' until I finish the first draft. In the mean time, I'd like to share with you some music that's been inspiring me lately.
This last week, I've been listening to a great CD, Midnight Remember, by Australian band Little Red. It's been out for ages, but it really is worth a listen.
A big thank you to everyone who has sent well wishes and kind words of encouragement with the launch of Become You.
Within a matter of weeks, Become You should be available on all ebook retailing sites, including Apple, Amazon, Kobo etc. I'll keep you posted.
In the meantime, besides reading Become You, support self published authors by downloading a few short stories on Smashwords. For less than the cost of a latte, you can have a good read and giggle.