Novel Update

I’ve finally gotten back into working on the second book for my novel that’s currently being edited. It’s fun. I’ve really missed the characters, and I can see how much they’ve developed since the first chapter of the first book.

Originally I was going to write and publish the series as one big book, but I was instructed (thankfully) by my Dad to split them up…because the book would be enormous and who knew how long it would take for me to complete a three part book. So now the book is a three part series…or trilogy…or whatever you wanna call it. It’s less stressful.

I always told myself, after reading a few trilogies…which disappointed me…that I would only write them if it was planned from the start. It was very clear to me when an author only intended on having a single book, but was pushed by publishing companies to write more novels featuring their characters to help bring in big bucks.

I didn’t want to be that author who lets down their readers because I was writing for money. I write because I enjoy it. I started writing for myself, without any specific audience in mind. Now I try to think about my audience a little bit.

Once my novel is published I might share some of my character illustrations, but I personally don’t like to see cover art where there are people on the front. It really bothers me. I like to imagine what the characters look like based off of the descriptions given. I’ve done illustrations of pretty much all my characters…that I’ve ever had. I’ve debated creating graphic novel versions of some of my work. I may do it. I may not. We’ll see.

I’m still playing around with cover ideas in my head. I’m not going to attempt to do the cover art myself. I’m good at art…but I’ve never done that sort of thing and I didn’t go to graphic design school. I just finished my English degree…all I did was read.

Speaking of reading, have any of you seen this manga I bought recently. The illustrations were breath taking and I bought it for my birthday…and somehow while I was moving I misplaced it. I’m pretty bummed out.

I’m supposed to be going to some free thing at the gym today. Not really up for it. My Mom was hassling me to go outside and enjoy the weather…but instead I stayed in and translated then covered this extremely awesome Russian song.

Enjoy the sunshine!

–R.

 

 

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Book 12…You’re Almost Mine!

I’ve been searching all of my usual book stores for this book and online and haven’t been able to find it! Been looking for two years…and its apart of a series that I own and I basically own all the books but one.

See two years earlier I was visiting my grandparents and they always take me to Coles or Chapters depending on if we go to the mall or straight to the book store…so I bought two books from the series and before buying them she said, “Are you sure you have book 12, because I’m pretty sure that you don’t.”

And I said, “I think I have it.” and naively purchased 13 and 14.

So when I returned home I was shocked to find that I didn’t have book 12 and therefore couldn’t read book’s 13 and 14. FOR TWO YEARS!

freakingout

…can you sense my frustration? I looked…everywhere.

Finally, during my reading break my parents were like “I think you can just ask Chapter’s to order the book for you.” so I was like, “Oh now you tell me.”

Sadly I didn’t order the book while I was home. My dad drove me back and after we grabbed lunch he decided to bring me to Chapters and said, “You need to order than book right?”

So then I was all ready to buy my book and then my dad buys it for me! I was like, “Eh? Wha? My money righ’ here man? What you doin’?”

But he bought it.

AND I GOT THE EMAIL SAYING IT’S IN THE STORE!

Thanks Dad. That really means a lot.