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Friday, September 30, 2011

Oh no. . . Not again

So, I started writing another new book today. WHY CAN'T I STOP STARTING NEW PROJECTS??
I'm going to drive myself mad!
Really, there just needs to be more hours in the day so that I can somehow write an entire book every single week so that I can keep up with all the characters that are yammering on inside my head.
/Sigh

Now I need to spend equal time between three projects... How in the world am I going to pull this off?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Done with editing Book #2!

I finished my first-round editing on Raider's book last night and I've sent it off to a few friends so they can read it. I'm dying to get feedback on it so that I know if I need to change/fix anything.

So, I guess for now I can jump on the new series again and see how much I can write in that one before the results come back. :o)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

E-books

E-books, E-books, E-books... Not quite as good as the real deal, but still pretty powerful.

I. Love. Books.

And I don't mean just any books, I mean actual printed-on-paper, flip through the pages books. I own very few E-books because I love the smell and feel of having an actual book in hand. But, that being said, after going back and forth on it for a few weeks, I finally decided to submit my first Immortal Guardians novel, Dark Seduction, to an e-publisher. I researched a lot of different companies and found one that I think is perfect. If they accept my submission (which I sent to them not even an hour ago), they would publish my novel in an E-book format. If that sells well and there is a demand for actual publication, then they offer that as well.

So, what did I send them you ask? Well, I sent them what is probably my 15th revision of my query letter, my 10th revision of my synopsis (hey, its hard to get the story of a 100,000 word book down to just a few pages...) and the first 3 chapters of my novel. I decided to send the prophecy that holds a spot right in the beginning of the book, before any of the story line comes into play. Okay, okay, I know its not the best idea to send "prologue" type stuff when querying, but I feel that the prophecy is really powerful, and I wanted whoever reads my submission to be drawn in by it. Warning: Tooting my own horn in three, two, one... The prophecy is pretty bad ass. Did I mention that it just came to me one day and I wrote it in, like, minutes? Hmm, maybe I'm related to the Fates or something. :o)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The hunt for the perfect pen name

I've been on the hunt for a while for the perfect pen name. I originally started out using my regular name, but then decided to use my maiden name. Let's just say that a friend of mine scared me off that idea after using some black-market system to find absolulely every bit of information about me (I think it may have only missed my bra-size, but who knows if I just overlooked that one).

After going through about four or five more names, I think I've finally figured out. I had my heart set on a different last name (no, I won't tell you what it is), but I found out that the name I wanted happens to belong to someone who let's just say 'acts' in adult movies.

So.....

Yeah, no go there.

So after researching a lot of names and fitting it with Katalyn, I've finally decided on Katalyn Sage. Wish me luck, I'm submitting to some publishers tomorrow!