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So… How’s the Writing Going?

Angel's Voice books

Angel's Voice books
After redoing my website earlier this year, I have made an effort to keep the blog updated. But you might have noticed that it has included very few writing-related posts, so I thought I would give you all a little update on what I’m doing lately.

I’m proud to say that I finished Ghostly Scream, the fourth book in the Angel’s Voice series, last fall. However, I’m not quite ready to send it off for editing, and I can’t give you a final release date yet.

But I’m working on it!

One of the reason it’s taking me so long is because I’m also working on revising the old books in the series. It’s something I have wanted to do for a long time, and I finally got around to it. I won’t be doing any major rewriting, but the writing will get a round of polishing, so hopefully it will match the shiny new covers all the books are getting. Can’t wait till I get to show those to you!

The work is going slower than I’d have liked, but it’s steadily coming along.

In the meantime, I hope you’re enjoying my weird, random and geeky posts on this blog, even if they’re short on book news these days.

Trust me, when I finally have news, I’m going to have so, so many of them!

 

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Quiet Whisper – Excerpt (Chapter 35)

“Right, I forgot I was working with the good guys for once.” Selissa sighed and rubbed two fingers against her forehead. “Just don’t blame me if there actually is a curse and we run straight into it. I refuse to be held responsible for your martyr tendencies.”

“Look who’s talking,” Darius said sarcastically. “Remind me again, what exactly are you getting out of this, except for a clear conscience?”

He might have saved her life, but Selissa was beginning to think she didn’t really like Darius at all. At times like these, he was too much like her and she never really get along with herself to begin with.

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I Signed Up for Witcher School… Again

LARP Sword Witcher Medallion

LARP Sword Witcher Medallion

I have always been a very cheap person. The only thing I ever voluntarily spend a lot of money are PCs, and even then, I’m currently keeping the lid on my laptop together with laundry clamps because it goes against everything I believe in to replace a fully-functioning laptop, just because it happens to be falling apart.

So when I decided to sign up for Witcher School and go to Poland, I spent a lot of time telling myself that it was worth the expense because it would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

As you will no doubt know if you have been following my blog posts, I just got home from this once-in-a-lifetime experience less than a month ago.

And less than an hour ago Witcher School released the tickets for another LARP event in October. I already bought mine.

Once-in-a-lifetime, my ass…

It’s not even the follow-up to the event I went to in April, but instead the first episode in a brand new season. Apparently, the individual events are part of seasons where each episode continues the story from the last one. And these seasons have 6-7 episodes, roughly one a year.

The event I went to in April was episode 5 of a season. Meaning that I have 2 episodes left of that one, then 7 of the season I just signed up for.

I might as well move to Poland.

Not to mention I had planned to dedicate 2019 to working on my books, so I could get both my new book and the new editions of the old ones released. I was so certain I would have them all done with lots of time to spare before the summer convention season.

But I’m not even close to being done. From January to April, my sole focus was preparing for Witcher School (but it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so it was okay, right?), which, for one thing, meant I spend a lot of time exercising. It’s no wonder so many writers take up drinking instead. Being healthy does not leave you a lot of time to get work done.

If I end up going to Witcher School twice a year from now on, I will never get anything else done.

I’m just going to put all the blame on Andrzej Sapkowski and CD Projekt Red and call it a day.