Second Book Progress

January 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm (Uncategorized)

My Muse and I spoke a lot last night about the second book and made some progress on the details. I had an idea of what I wanted in a scene and my Muse helped me to perfect the details. We were going to end our discussion at nine last night so that we could both get to bed early, but the discussion ended up going on until about eleven. lol That seems to be our way. Once we’re in the conversation we lose track of time and by the time we’re finished we’ve traveled along through nearly the whole book thinking up scenes and new twists to make the book even more exciting. I’m so thankful to have a Muse to help me to make my book the best that it can be. It’s really very creepy how things work out when we get to talking about the book. We talk about different ideas and when I do the research to see how to work it in online it always seems perfect. Spoiler Alert: I’m going to talk about one such experience while talking about the second book. We looked at an atlas to see how far Egypt was from Ireland per the first book and then went the opposite direction the same distance for the second book and it put us squarely in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. We had an idea about the lost city of Atlantis. We are also going to be going to the Amazon’s at some point and we found that where we wanted to be along the Amazon river is almost straight south of the spot in the Atlantic. Also, the spot on the Amazon’s is directly on the Equator and the spot in the Atlantic is directly on the Tropic of Cancer. My Muse also mention something about the Bermuda Triangle. We had talked about going straight East to the United States which would place us at the islands between North and South America and low and behold that took us exactly into to the Bermuda Triangle. Therefore every idea we had worked one right into the other. It is creepy but also very amazing. There were other events in the second book that dawned on us that made more sense and worked into the story so much more effeciently than would could ever have thought. 

That’s all the spoilers and info for today. Now for the writing process of the ideas and bringing the book together. More will follow as the story comes together.

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Second Book Look

January 17, 2011 at 10:03 pm (Uncategorized)

The writing on the second book is still slow going, but it’s due to the fact of not having time.  I have, however, introduced a new character into the mix. Her name is Morgan and she is the new mother for Kallisto. The other mother, Hope, from the first book has passed so this is the one who took Kallisto in. If you notice I haven’t said anything about Kalan, it’s because he isn’t there. It’s another little twist for the second book. Another little twist is that Morgan doesn’t know anything about the curse so she cannot be the one to help it get started, but another little twist, which I can’t mention at this time, causes the cursed ones to come to light on their own.  That’s all I have for the moment for you, but keep in touch there will be more on the subject posted as it is written.

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First Book Info

January 17, 2011 at 9:57 pm (Uncategorized)

I am excited to report that my book is now located in 29 places. Most of them are online, but some include stores. My book can now be bought everywhere in the US, Canada, France, Germany, the UK, and now Japan. It is going worldwide. 🙂 I know that not many people are going to buy a book from an unknown author for the price that the publisher is asking for so I don’t really have high hopes to make a lot of money, but at least it’s out there and people can look at it and buy it if they wish. Being bought or not, having my book out there is still an awesome experience. Maybe once my contract is up I can find a way to get it published again for a smaller price. I’m still working on the second book and I hope with it I can find something better for the readers so that it will have a better chance of being bought. My apologies to all those readers out there who might be interested but cannot or will not buy because of the price. I’m looking into other avenues at the moment, but it will be tied up for at least two years with the current publisher.  To find the best price for my book or to just see where it can be located you can go to bookfinder4you.com and type in Celtic Rose in the search. This will show the different places my book is located and the prices at those places. Thank you for your interest and have a wonderful day. 😀

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Second Book Process Update

January 9, 2011 at 4:00 am (Second Book)

I have worked much more on my book throughout the holidays. I haven’t had a chance to speak with my Muse much, but once I looked back at the start the story seemed to flow from my fingertips effortlessly. I’m nearly done with the first chapter. I know it sounds like that’s not very much, but if you’re a writer then you’ll know how much work just a few pages can take. 🙂 I had to stop writing for a short period after that because my family had gathered for the festivities. That was a very long two weeks. School started back for my son and there were several life areas that needed to be tended. My schooling will be starting back on this coming Tuesday but lucky the class is only on Tuesday and Thursday. I’ll have most of the week to work on homework and squeeze in a few pages here and there of my new book. I’ve heard that some authors write only a page or two a night, or more if time allows and have their books finished within a year. I’m hoping to have my next book ready in the next six months. I might be pushing myself a little hard on that one though.  I very nearly took a semester off just so I could work on the next book but I really need to finish my schooling. I’m very nearly done. I have the last class to take this semester and then next semester I will student teach and that means I can graduate in December of this year rather than May of next year.  After I graduate then I can devote more time to writing, because with the way the economy is going now a days it might take me a short while to find a teaching position. Well I’m off for now to work a little more before bed.

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