I’ve got a lot of news to share this week! Since the past two weeks didn’t include progress updates, things have accumulated 🙂 In fact, there’s so much that I’ll break it down into sections, so you can skip one or two and only read the ones that interest you 🙂
The only thing that hasn’t changed on Cookie Break over the last two weeks is the overall layout and the background colour!
Where to start? Cookie Break now has BANNERS!! 😀 What do you think? Aren’t they pretty? ❤
Part of the reason is that Cookie Break’s first birthday is coming up later this month, and I felt that it was time for a small makeover. The other part is that the first week after Rise of the Sparrows’ release seemed like the right time to pretty things up a little! There’s a different banner for every category, so you haven’t seen all of them yet 😉 I won’t go over my previous posts because there is nearly a year’s worth of content, and it would take a small eternity to add banners to all of them.
I’ve added the map of Rifarne to the Relics of Ar’Zac page. If you hover over it, it’ll show you the link – or you could just click this little button here, if you want to go there now 🙂 Once I’ve got the world map sorted (hopefully later this year) I’ll add it to the tab, too.
To give myself more time to write the sequel, I’ll be posting a tiny bit less here. If you’re like me you’ll appreciate having less to catch up with, anyway ^^
And as I said it’ll give me more time to focus on Book 2. But more on that in a moment 😉 I’m not cutting a lot – right now, I’ll post my weekly writing prompts every two weeks instead of every week. In time I might cut back on my Tuesday posts as well, but I’ll see how things go.
Oh, and the most important thing! WORD COUNTS ARE BACK! 😀
This week, the word count is….
And look! LOOK! The little word count thing at the top is back, too ^^
I’m hoping to write a little more this morning before I need to go out, so I’ll update it in a little while 🙂
I’m now a verified Goodreads Author! You’ve probably seen this already so if this is old news to you just skip ahead, but you can find me and my book here 🙂 And speaking of which…
I’ve mentioned above that Cookie Break’s first birthday is coming up. To celebrate, I’m hosting a small giveaway on Goodreads from next week Wednesday! I’ll be giving away three copies and it’ll be open to every country, so if you missed out on the previous giveaways you can try again 🙂 It’ll be open until Cookie Break’s birthday on the 22nd June, so you’ve got plenty of time 😉
Immortals (temp. title)
I’m going to take a few steps back with Immortals (temp. title). Writing it has felt a little much like drawing blood from a stone, and I’m not sure if that’s because I haven’t plotted it as much as I normally do, or because I haven’t read anywhere near enough sci-fi to know what I’m doing.
Either way, it’s time to step back and go back to the drawing board for a while. It’s not suspended entirely since I will be working on it, but it might be a while before I’ve got another word count for you. It just needs a bit of plotting and research, is all 🙂 I feel like this could be a truly amazing story, and I want to do it justice – right now, I can’t.
Three Year Plan
Well… It’s more of a five year plan, but I’ll push for three! Over the next three years, I’ll aim to make writing my full-time job. The more I’ve thought about it the more I want it, so this is happening 🙂 It might not happen in three years, or even five years, but I want to make this a reality sooner or later. Any advice would be appreciated (other than ‘You can’t do it, it’s impossible’ – you’re just motivating me more) so if you’ve got anything, let me know 🙂
Relics of Ar’Zac
As you can tell from the word counter up top, work on the sequel has begun! So far it’s going well and I’m really excited for everything that needs to happen in Book 2.
There are a lot of things I want to address, and so far it looks like it’ll easily be longer than Rise of the Sparrows. Rachael is going to have a lot of things to deal with, and we shall try to avoid Middle Book Syndrome together 😉
Sadly I haven’t got an excerpt this week since I was busy catching up with other things, but next week I’ll be sure to include one 🙂
Have a good weekend, everyone, and may you find inspiration when you need it!
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