I must be officially done with this story that I could never let go because I woke up with a cold (I always get sick after a project is done), but also with a sense of surety that I really am done with the book. Maaaaaybe a few edits here and there but the ending is absolutely done and that’s good enough for me.
And now, onward to the next story!
So to celebrate the completion of my first book for 2021, I’m going to take a nap and hope this cold goes away quickly so I can dive into the next project which is a short holiday story before jumping right into Gabe’s book which is a full-length novel. Angst city, here I come.
What about you? How do you celebrate a completed project?
I’m busy writing an emotional epilogue (and good-crying while I’m writing it) and so I haven’t been able to pay as much attention to Vella’s launch. But I have discovered a few things when I took another peek earlier.
You get 200 Free tokens to use toward episodes you want to read so go and get them if you see the option. I saw that option on the upper right hand of my app and when I clicked it, it said the 200 tokens were free and would I want to redeem them. So of course I did!
You can also WRITE A REVIEW of the episodes and I’m hoping this will be just like on Wattpad where authors can see reader comments. I miss the engagement and it would be wonderful to have that here.
And don’t forget to follow the story as well and like each episode.
Yes, you have to pay tokens to keep reading and this is the breakdown for the coins when purchased in bundles. I’ve done the same when I read on Radish, another app where readers pay in tokens to keep reading.
So I hope you’ll give Vella a try and discover some new-to-you authors while you’re at it!
Which means I have a NEW release today!
It’s called RETROGRADE and it’s a thriller with gothic romance elements.
Here’s the description:
A lot can happen in three years and for Landry James, it’s a brand new life in the Oregon coast, where she lives and works at a yoga retreat center.
But when adult film star Luca Stone arrives at the run-down resort, Landry realizes that just because she can run doesn’t mean she can hide forever – for Luca’s arrival comes with complications.
He brings back everything she’s tried so hard to forget… a dark past, a broken promise, and a murderer.
WAIT! WHAT IS VELLA?
WHAT IT IS: Kindle Vella is Amazon’s answer to reading apps like Wattpad and Radish. It brings you stories released one short episode at a time, and currently available in the Kindle for iOS app and on Amazon.com.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1. Follow the stories you like to keep up with the latest from your favorite characters.
2. When you like an episode, please give it a Thumbs Up to let the author and other readers know you liked it.
The first 3 episodes are free and after that, if you’re enjoying the story, you pay for each succeeding episode in coins or tokens.
I’m actually writing the final chapter of UNDAUNTED while expecting Vella to go live on July 16, but they are doing a “soft release,” I guess? Nevertheless, it still means I have a new release and I hope you’ll hop on over there and read the first 3 episodes!
Happy Monday! I hope you are having a beautiful start of the week!
A quick update on my current crossover work-in-progress: It’s about to go to beta readers but in a cluster of chapters at a time as I give it another pass and edit/rewrite/tweak. Undaunted is my crossover novella set in Corinne Michaels’ Salvation Society world and I can’t wait for you to meet her characters as well as others you may be familiar with like Claudia, Gabe, and Dax, to name a few.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy In His Study, a short story I posted on my blog featuring one of my most popular couples back when their ongoing story was live on Wattpad. I’ve taken down their story for editing but in this short story, we get a peek into Luna and Devlin’s new life in London.
And I narrate it, too, which was fun to do. I hope you like it!
I haven’t been around here lately and I can happily say it’s for a good reason: I’m writing!
Slow, but I’m writing and my goal is to get a book finished by the end of this quarter and right now, I’ve got 10 days to go so it’s nose to the grindstone for me.
Until then, I hope you enjoy my impromptu reading of “Too Much” by Tyler Ford.
See you on the flipside! And oh, Happy First Day of Spring (yesterday)! I celebrated it by writing three haiku which I posted on my poetry blog this morning.
Good morning and happy Monday!
Hard to believe I started writing this post before 9am and it’s now almost 2pm. But after meetings with the business coach, sending out newsletters, and other things one normally does on a Monday (not!), I’m finally clicking Publish on this post.
Danica McKellar is best known for playing Winnie Cooper in The Wonder Years. She went earned a degree in Mathematics and has written about 9 math books for kids.
I love her #McKellarMondayMotivation segments and wanted to share her message here.
It’s nice to be back blogging and I’m hoping I set up a regular schedule doing so in the coming weeks. At least, I finally got the hang of Google Calendar and now I can actually see my whole week and month! And check off my to-dos which give me such an awesome feeling when I know I’ve completed something, no matter how small.
I hope you are doing well! If you’ve read this far, drop me a line and let me know how your Monday is going! Or just say hello!
While going through my Tumblr feed today, I found this and so many other jewels about writers and writing. It made me realize (again and again) how the men who made such an impact in my life are all found in my books.
Ashe Hunter most especially who to this day does not have a “face” inside my head even though I’ve had to translate his features for book covers. As a writer, the best ones never do.
Have a wonderful weekend! Stay safe out there!