I now have physical copies of Shattered Illusions available. $9.99 each or get both Twisted Magics and Shattered Illusions for $17.99. And if you’re local in the Treasure Valley, go ahead and select pick-up and I’ll get in contact with you on where and when to meet up.
Both books are still available on Amazon and currently Rediscovered Books also carries Twisted Magics.
The release of Shattered Illusions is only a week away! To have some fun, Twisted Magics is on a Kindle Countdown Deal.
Here’s the breakdown for Amazon.com (all times listed are PST):
- $0.99 June 14th 12:00am – June 16th 7:59am
- $1.99 June 16th 8:00am – June 18th 3:59pm
- $2.99 June 18th 4:00pm – June 20th 11:59pm
Here’s the breakdown for Amazon.co.uk (all times listed are GMT):
- £0.99 June 14th 12:00am – June 17th 11:59am
- £1.99 June 17th 12:00pm – June 20th 11:59pm
It’s a great time to pick up the first book if you haven’t already and get to know my crazy cast of characters before they get into even more trouble. Also both books are available/soon-to-be-available on Kindle Unlimited.
Sadly, I will not have physical copies available for pre-order through my site. Being wicked sick these past few days really threw my tight schedule for a loop. I will post when I have copies available, but feel free to check out pricing and the bundle package I have ready for when I get physical copies in.
Shattered Illusions is up for digital pre-order on Amazon. Working on getting the physical proof in (and obsessively checking the mail for it) so we can go through it quickly and I can get pre-orders started. Setting up other sales for Twisted Magics. And the list continues. I might be found tugging my hair with everything going on and worrying about how the second book will be received.
Though this month’s IWSG made me stop and think about where I am. Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?
I’ve given up on projects. Just stopped working. Stopped writing for a while and eventually something brought me back. There were a number of years in a row I attempted NaNoWriMo and got maybe a few thousand words in before getting frustrated at my current life situation and simply dropping it and walking away. Kept thinking I was never going to finish anything.
I actually was about to give up even attempting the challenge when I got pestered to join for another year. Figured why not? It’s a day and a half before it starts and I have half of a concept. Found a great group of people in my area also participating and I just plugged along doing my thing.
Suddenly, this world I fought with for years came to life and I had a horrible mess. But there was something in that mess. Eventually it turned into Twisted Magics and well, I’m still writing that series and loving (sometimes frustrated at) the crazy things my characters get into.
What changed that made everything finally click? I changed which character I was trying to write from and went back in time. Sounds weird, I know, but having something (even when that something was a huge steaming mess) gave me the boost I needed to get back to writing.
Now I have these two with a third being edited (and more in planning):
About the Insecure Writer’s Support Group
A belated thank you to everyone who stopped by and said hi at Rediscovered Books this weekend. There are still signed copies of Twisted Magics on sale there. I also want to thank the folks at Rediscovered – they are the nicest, sweetest people who have a huge passion for books.
And my daughter might be mad at me for not bringing her back a book, but she would have been more annoyed at not getting to pick it out herself. I see another trip down there in the near future.
As for my delay with this post, things kind of went sideways recently. Earlier in the week my daughter’s preschool cancelled for the rest of the year without warning so I’ve been in a bit of a scramble to figure out what to do to fill that void. And I thought kindergarten registration this afternoon (yikes!) was going to be my weird point for the week.
Trying to figure out a new routine now, but still holding onto what we can. I’m still staying on target for an early summer release for Shattered Illusions. Still trying to teach her the basics of archery. Thankfully she’s happy with just the block for now.
It’s been a long time since I taught archery – I think it’s as much of a reminder for me as it’s lessons for her. Haven’t broken my own bow out yet since I need to focus on her while we’re there.
Guess we’ll just have to roll with what we’ve been dealt and see where it takes us.
Oh gosh, I feel a little guilty taking time away from all the things I need to do to write this post. But first, some fun news: Rediscovered Books in downtown Boise is now carrying copies of Twisted Magics. I’m so thrilled to be working with them. I’ll also be doing an event there on March 4th from 11-1 so if you happen to be in the area, come on down and say hi!
I’ve still got some work to do for them before the event. I swear I’m trying! On top of that I’m working on the final edits for Shattered Illusions and gearing up for the run to put it all together and get it out. Still aiming for an early summer release.
Then there’s all the other normal stuff, but no one wants to hear about that. XD
This month’s IWSG question is a little ironic given that it has been something I’ve been thinking about over the last month or so: How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?
I kind of have 2 modes: writing and editing. If I’m in editing mode, I’m being hyper-critical and I generally try not to read for fun (at least nothing large) because I’ll be picking it apart instead of enjoying the ride.
I think I also posted about this semi-recently in that I’ve found a difference in my beta readers. Some are just readers and tend to have different views on things than the people who I have who are say part of critique groups. Sometimes it’s polar opposites and it makes me wonder if I still get hung up anyway on things even outside of editing mode. It also makes me confused as to who to listen to.
About the Insecure Writer’s Support Group
First, for those who follow me, I want to apologize for my long periods of silence. Things have been going on in my life that have kept me quiet. I won’t go into most of them, but especially for the past few weeks it seems to be one thing after another. Much of which makes me want to scream in frustration.
So in my silence I’ve been working my way through editing book 3. What’s up with Shattered Illusions? It’s still out to my beta readers until the end of the month and right now book 3 amuses me. We’ll see if it entertains my alpha reader when I release it to him.
I’ve also been playing FFXIV and have become almost obsessed with getting all the relics maxed out. I already had all of the 2.0 ones at least to Zenith (now Atma) when I started picking it up again – 2 were Zetas already turned in for 3.0 relics (I’m only at 3 Zetas now, but I’ve been lazy on those). I also had 4 or 5 of the 3.0 relics started and am up to 6 (I’m using the 2.0 Zeta relics to buy the stuff for the 3.0 relics because crystal farming is mind numbing and retainer space is limited). My main is now fully upgraded and I’ve got 3 more at i230.
And now that I’ve lost most of you…
I’ve been doing some sales lately on my book for the holidays. The ebook is again on sale at $0.99 now on Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords. I have the print version available through my online store for 20% off with the coupon code HOLIDAYS.
Other than that, just trudging along.
Twisted Magics is on sale November 26th – 28th!
Take 30% off of a paperback copy through my online store with the coupon code TAKE30! And don’t forget if you would like something written in it, please let me know in the additional notes. This is only through my online store and if you’re local in the Treasure Valley (or will be in the area), I do have a pickup option.
eBook versions are on sale for $.99 through Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords (at the time of writing this post, Barnes and Noble hadn’t updated to the sale price, but it should be showing soon).