Well a lot has happened in the last few weeks. I've turned thirty-five, one of my daughters turned four, and I've managed to reach fifty thousand words in Blood God. That's over halfway finished. Even though I really wanted to be done by now, I think that the book is already going better because I decided to focus on it at a slow and steady pace.
The Blood Rain book tour is over now. I enjoyed the experience. I really enjoyed answering all of the questions provided for me. It made me really think about my inspiration and what I was experiencing at the time I wrote the first novel. It's interesting to think back about where your ideas come from. Sometimes it even teaches you a little bit about yourself.
Currently, while I'm working on Blood God, I'm also getting ready for the blog tour of the second book of the series Blood Moon. Hopefully, by the end of the second blog tour I should be almost finished with Blood God and can start the marketing campaign and begin the tour for it as well. One thing at a time, though. I'm hoping at the latest that Blood God will be done by the end of summer.
One of the reasons I want to finish Blood God before fall is both because I want to finish it as soon as possible for those waiting on it. The second reason, though, is that I've made a very important decision. I've decided to self publish my mid-grade horror series. I haven't had much luck finding an agent, and now that I know that I can sell the e-books and sell print copies, I think I might be more successful doing it on my own. (That, and the fact that my target audience all have ipods for school and might enjoy having an e-book copy.) I think it would be nice to publish the first one around Halloween, and barring a cover design, it's ready.
I also know now that the more novels I get out there, the more exposure I will get and eventually something will catch on. For those of you who are fans of my series, or of my writing in general, and want to help I would really appreciate it if you would write a review on amazon after you read the book. The more reviews I have, the better. Even one sentence and a star count is enough.
Well, I guess that's about it for now. I'll keep you posted on the Blood Moon blog tour progress and my current word count in Blood God. Well, back to the writing. Wish me luck.