Finding my resolve…
The past month and a half has been a bit of a rollercoaster for me. With the kids out of school participating in summer activities and myself feverishly job hunting after a recent job loss, I’ve certainly had my share of challenges to work through. It’s times like these, when things aren’t happening as smoothly or as quickly as I’d like, that I find myself taking a step back to evaluate where I am and where I’m going.
I was listening to a motivational video the other day in which the speaker was talking about resolve. They relayed one definition of the word resolve, which I felt was very relevant to me at this moment in my life. They said resolve means to promise yourself you’ll never give up. It’s seeing something important to you, through to the end, and being accountable to yourself whatever the outcome. Hearing those words reminded me of the promise I made to myself. A promise to continue writing until my story is complete. It was a message I needed to hear at a time I’ve been feeling a little low.
We all have our ups and downs, but it’s our resolve never to give up on our dreams and the promise to ourselves to see them through that makes all the difference. It’s why I write and why I’m more determined now than ever to finish books two and three of the Evarance trilogy for readers like you. I hope you’ll continue with me in my writing journey because I couldn’t do this without you. It’s your support that helps me strengthen my resolve to keep going!
Book and Audiobook Progress
Several people have asked me about the progress being made on book two and how soon an audiobook for book one will be available. To answer the first question, I am presently working on the rough draft for book two. This stage of writing is all about translating what’s in my head to words on paper (or the computer) that will be later refined and polished into a cohesive story. This can be a lengthy, yet necessary process that lays the foundation upon which the final story can be built. I will continue to update you as writing milestones are met and I draw ever closer to publication.
As far as the audiobook for Evarance – Rise of the Shadows goes, I am still determining how I want the recording to be done. I have several people auditioning to read the audiobook and am considering reading all or part of the audiobook myself. Once the way ahead is more clearly defined, I will let you know what progress is made. A lot goes into the production of an audiobook, so stay tuned for future updates.
Fire Charm Giveaway Update
Results are in and the July 2016 winners are:
- Ioana Simileanu
- Belinda Augustinus Julsing
- Justin Mull
I am currently looking for people who are willing to rate and write a brief review of Evarance – Rise of the Shadows on Amazon. For me as an author and for prospective readers, reviews play a vital role in building up credibility and getting the word out so others can discover this amazing story.
For the next three months, my book is available for free through the Amazon kindleunlimited program. I would encourage any who use this service to take advantage of it and show their support. Having said that, I know not everyone uses kindleunlimited, so for a limited time I am offering an electronic review copy of Evarance – Rise of the Shadows to members of this mailing list absolutely free. My only request is that you post a rating and review on Amazon when you have finished reading the book. The review copy is available in .MOBI, .EPUB and .PDF formats.
If you are interested in participating in this opportunity, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your free review copy.
This month I am also giving away a free Amazon Kindle copy of Evarance – Rise of the Shadows at Reader’s Favorite. To enter for a chance to win, just go to https://readersfavorite.com/book-giveaway and follow their guidelines for entry.
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Lastly, several people have asked me about the progress being made on book two and how soon an audiobook for book one will be available. Let’s just say I have many things in the works right now and I’ll be covering it all in next month’s newsletter so stay tuned!
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