Sunday, December 10, 2017

Update: *shrug*

I'm not sure if it's good news or bad news?  I've been in touch with my proofreader and she's having issues getting my book finished.  So it might  be done by Christmas, but it might not.

I don't know what this means.  What does this mean?

Since my proofreader is amazingly awesome, I will not complain or be sad.  Instead, I will tell you, it's the last step, crew!  Everything else is ready to go, so as soon as I get it, it will go out there!

Sooo... that's all.  It's kind of a just in case update.  I won't make promises, but I won't tell you all to lose hope for December. 

Happy Reading!
-Kate:)

Friday, November 10, 2017

Another Day, Another Cover

Oh man, guys.  When I first started talking to my cover designer about this book, I was like... "It's not gonna have Ignis colors.  Those were on the first cover.  For this book I want Compis colors, a really pretty purple."  And I wanted a flame, because Ignis.  Then my cover designer was like... "Well, Kate, what if I just do my own thing and making it look amazing?"

Whenever my cover designer wants to do her own thing, I IMMEDIATELY SAY YES, because I know it will be AMAZINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG.
Like sometimes I legit wonder if she's a fairy princess, else how could she do this stuff?

Anyways, the cover is done, and it does, indeed look amazing!!!  Good lord I'm excited.  Also, got word back from my proofreader and she is halfway done, so it looks like this book will be coming to you before Christmas and really I couldn't ask for more than that.  So good news all around today.

Here is the cover.  Enjoy, dear readers.




Saturday, October 21, 2017

Huzzah!

Friends, Romans, Bookreaders...

I have finished the edits and the book is even now being perused by my faithful (and super picky) proofreader.  Hopefully in about a month I'll get a copiously red-highlighted manuscript back from her telling me I use prepositions far to often and my writing style is all backwards (this is what she always tells me).
This is me, every time.

But VICTORY IS MINE... in the editing department anyway.  Now I'm trying to keep myself from having a panic attack over how I'm going to finish up this series that I've been working on for like... 7 years of my life.  I've written some very interesting and very DIFFICULT plot points for this book, dear readers, and now I've got to find a way to dig myself out of them.  There are certain aspects I can picture very well, and others that have me trembling in fear.  Ah well.  It's not like I'll ever be done with this world.  I have at LEAST four more books I want to write in it, but I promised myself when book 5 of the 5 tribes is done that I will dive into a completely different world and a completely different writing style.  I will PLAY AROUND and be silly and sad and push myself even further than I did with this series. 

I will have a cover to share with you soon, until then,
Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Good News, But The Bad News

The good news is I have my book back and have gotten my feedback.  The bad news is, thanks to a job I was working on this summer, added to camping with the family, and another family type meet-up, I am just now starting on edits for Ignis.


I know, I know!  I'm disappointed, too!  If I want to be realistic, the book probably won't be done until December.  I want to hope for October, but I think that is a little too optimistic.  The book is currently around 130,000 words, and there is a lot of fat (and probably a couple of chapters, if I'm being honest) that need to be trimmed.

I will keep you updated, of course!  And I should have a cover to show off soon!

Happy Reading!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Hey, Guess What?

If you guessed that I'm done with the rough edits and have passed the roughish draft of Ignis off to my host of beta readers for feedback, YOU'D BE RIGHT!

(This is you)
(At least I hope this is you.)

So yeah, I've given them a end of June deadline for feedback, so by July I will be really trying to finish rough edits by August.  Unfortunately, that means that I won't get the book to my proofreader until at least August.  I would not count on this book till October, everyone.  *fingers crossed*

I will post again when I have the cover to show you. 

I'll keep you posted.

Happy Reading!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ask The Author: More News

Welp, I got asked after my last post if I was editing yet.

(You didn't miss it, I promise.  I'm still toiling over here.)

I was not.  But the sad noises can end, I'm here to announce that I finished up my short side project, and Ignis is now having the first lashings of a rough edit applied to it.

If you're familiar with my process, that means that when the rough edits are done, I'll be sending it to my beta readers for feedback on the overall story, then I'll get down to the nitty gritty editing.  (most likely 2 rounds of it)  When that's done, it gets sent to my proofreader person and then a couple weeks of formatting/editing and up it will go.  Still hopeful for end of summer (August) release, but I have a busy summer ahead of me, so it could be later.

At least it's done!  Yay to being done!  Also, I will hopeful have a new cover to show off soon!
That's all for now.  This one will be short and sweet. :)

Happy Reading!
-Kate:)

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Cause for Celebration

Hey kids, it's happy dance time!!!

(yes, this is exactly how I dance)

I am happy to report, that Ignis is finished!  AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
It's pretty much exactly the length I thought it would be, 120k.  Well, actually it's 126,000ish words, but considering I'll probably be doing a LOT of cutting, come editing time, my first guess will probably be the more accurate one.

What can I say about this book, guys?  It's my favorite yet, I think.  Probably because EVERY. SINGLE. THING. that I've been laying out for the past 3 books is finally coming to pass.  Reveals that I've been holding to my chest, relationships that I planted as a tiny seed will finally blossom, events that I've been mulling over since I planned this book will finally blast through your brains as you read them.

Exciting times.  

It was probably the toughest one yet for me to write (I know I say that every time) because of all the build up.  And I'm not gonna lie, the last 5 chapters of this book wrung me out like a wet washcloth.  Just for the sake of my ability to edit, I'm going to have to put this thing aside for like a month and let my brain breath.  

But it's finished.  And it's glorious.  And I'm sooo sooooooo soooooooo happy with where I took the characters this time around.

So yay!