130 copies sold!

Hey guys! Just popping in real quick to give an update and some news. As of today I’ve sold 130 copies of Larkspur ❤ I have over 20 reviews throughout varying countries on Amazon and Goodreads, averaging out to a lovely 4.5stars. The main complaint seems to be that it’s so short!

My boyfriend, my dear summer guest, is here for the last day and while it’s terribly sad that he’ll be away for months, I will have time to get writing. More blog coming up, more writing, and I’m going to start putting together a great newsletter and start sending those out- I have 4 subscribers now!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J7H9JIG

Link to Larkspur, still only 99cents 🙂

Summertime work

Everything is done! Now I have.. one week until things get hectic again.

Plenty of time! (No, I am not saying Delphinium will be out in a week. Writing it asap, but don’t have a date set yet.)

Today I listened to more of the self-publishing podcast, and made the cover for book 4 – Regalis. Yup, the Larkspur Series is not a trilogy, it’s actually six planned books. Though I suppose the two halves are different enough that you could call them a duo of trilogies. Here’s the cover:

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(The more covers I make, the more I love them. I think Regalis is my favourite. Going from a ‘blood in the painting’ to ‘blood on a photo’ sort of theme.)

Regalis is actually a fairly common species name. There are many plants, insects and such that are called ___ regalis. Consolida regalis is one of them- the field larkspur.

Now, how about Delphinium? Well, I am writing it. It should be 30-35K, more than double the first story. Far more plot threads are appearing, the rest of life is starting to crowd Pierre’s time and privacy. There is more revealed about magic, the land, even some of the neighboring places as well.

I have tea, I’ll be up tonight writing and maybe get into more details in another post.

Ah, and I’ve also decided on a subtitle. At first ‘A Necromancer’s Romance’ was just a subtitle for Larkspur so that people would know about the content. I thought I would eventually take it off and just call it ‘Larkspur’ (and I usually just refer to it as such). But I’m starting to like the explanatory phrase, it’s rather like old exactly what it says on the tin titles. (Warning: TV Tropes link)

Book II is therefore Delphinium: A Necromancer’s Love

(Yes, I’m still using necro-mancer. It’s easier, everyone knows what I mean even if it isn’t the in-universe term. Pierre might just do a little bit of necromancy so I can call it that without feeling bad about breaking canon.)

Summer

My final final is tomorrow. Essay due before 4pm. Meaning, after 4pm I am free. For a little while. I have summer classes (all online) and my boyfriend will be in town for two weeks (we’re long distance, haven’t seen each other in person in 3 years). But aside from that… summer gets devoted to writing.

I will plot out and find a reasonable deadline for Delphinium. It will be done this summer. How early or late in summer depends on how quickly I get my ass in gear, but it will be this summer. I’ve started the writing thing, no more dragging and breaking deadlines for months at a time. It’s a job now. An amazingly fun and awesome job, but a job.

Now, stories: There is  Famula, the side-novel about Ophion and Eglė, which has been a little sketched out. And I want to start a series in Ibella and probably Astrarctia soon as well. Going to try and not juggle a thousand works at a time, but I’ll be busy. I want to get to where I can write at a stupidly fast pace and just let my worlds and characters finally be.

Quick update

It’s finals week, so I’ve been busy equal parts studying and trying to procrastinate on studying. When I’m free on Thursday I’ll go back to writing lots, try and hit at least 1K a day. Delphinium will be out this summer, I can’t guess exactly when right now. I’ll then be working on Consolida (book 3) and maybe the first book in another set- still picking out which.

In overall news, I just hit 55 sales, and my reviews keep coming in good. A few 3stars on Goodreads, and one on Amazon UK, but Amazon US are all 4 and 5.