I can finally say that I am done with the edits to Cursed Bloods. My wonderful editor took a spin at it. Then I had ProWriting Aid take a look at it. Then I printed it all out and did a paper/pen read through. Then I went through and found over-used words (to me) and changed them up a bit. I also, had an author friend read the beta PDF and incorporated some of his suggestions. Now, I have some of my most trusted author friends with an ARC of what I hope is the final copy. I am at the point where I am tired of looking at it. That’s the point where you stop editing and hand it over to others for comments. I hope to have their comments collected and the book formatted so I can do a pre-order soon! I am hoping the price will be about $2.99 US for an eBook.
Next up, now that I am finally done with the edits and such for Cursed Bloods I can focus on the COMIC! I swear I started on issue #1. I didn’t forget you….I just got distracted. Comic books and adapting the story is new for me. I am a little slow at it. I cannot yet think in panels. You would think turning a 97K novel into a comic book adaptation when you wrote the book and can see the scenes in your head would be easy. But NOOOO. It’s painstakingly slow. I also have considered working with an actual company that produces comics to maybe help me with a different project. Remember when I promised you back stories? I started writing The Miranda Project, but I may take it down the comic route instead of the book route.
I also had a really great time at the Gathering of Authors. I was hoping to have some better pictures from the event, but all I have is the picture of me that I took with my cell phone. And this picture of a sandwich. The best thing about this event is that people were excited to see fantasy books. I sold several copies just because of what I told them about the book. “If Buffy met Xena and they fell into the Lord of the Rings” was a big hit LOL.
Now, back to creating! I have an idea for a character render. And yes, once Cursed Bloods is out, I will put up lots more information on who those mysterious people on my website are!