Update time! What have I been up to

progress update

 

It is about time I update you on what I have been up to! Because I’ve been busy! Things had slowed down last year, but for Black Friday I had the chance to obtain a Kindle Fire for a good price. That helped me to write more again, as I was not bound to my desktop anymore. Most of the time when I’m in bed already and can’t sleep I just whip out my Evernote and write a few lines. Makes me feel incredibly productive. 😉

If you’ve been following along you know that I wrote a Sci-Fi Novella in the “Blood in Space” Universe called “Enemy of my enemy“. The same universe now got a little more love from me. Jonathan Snyder is putting together a collection of short stories and I had the honour to add one of my own. It is called ‘Extinction’ and will once more return to the proud Atelak Warriors. This time though we witness an event within a different tribe that will later end up a story, used to teach children to not lose their temper. Why you ask? You can find out once the collection will be released. You’ll hear about that right here when it’s time.

I have also continued with the second book of my Ashwood falls Trilogy. The first 8 chapters are in its first draft and I am excited to continue with the story around Alana and Leandrus.

The very same universe gets a little more love in form of a short story I have started to work on as well. This short story will shed some light on Leandrus’ past and how he landed in the void he was pulled from. For this short-story, I am catching up on some fun Tudor-era research and am having a lot of fun with showing another side of our favourite demon of the series. Once that short story is done it’ll be a Mailing list subscriber exclusive, so join the list and you won’t miss it. 🙂

That was it from this side of the screen for now. How about you? What have you been up to? Want to share your current projects? Are you excited about something? Let me know down in the comments. Let’s chat. 🙂

 

Sra’kalor Revision is out now!

As I have told you before, I have been working on a revision for my first book Sra’kalor, and it is finally out! I have taken comments and reviews to heart and improved my first novel.

SraKalor

The story is the same and has not changed, but many many grammatic and spelling errors have been fixed with the help of an editor, the lovely Emily Roller. I am rather grateful for her help, since writing in English is not as natural as it would be for a native speaker. I am excited and thrilled for this revision!

For now the updates are in place for the ebooks on smashwords and amazon. An update for the print edition on Lulu will come soon, since the test delivery usually takes a while. So head on over and grab your own copies:

Sra’kalor on Smashwords
Sra’kalor on amazon

And while you hopefully enjoy the first book, I will keep working on the second! Read you soon!

Jessica ❤

Writing and writing more!

I have been quiet, but only here. That is because I have been busy and still am with working on several stories at once, that are all super exciting for me!

Of course, one thing I’m writing is the second book of my “Ashwood Falls Trilogy.” I just recently rewrote a full chapter, because I did not like how it had turned out in the first place and continued from them on. I still have a lot more in my mind for this book, so I will continue being busy with this one.

Another story I am working on is a short story I had on my mind for a while, which is actually a twist on a fairy tale. I won’t spoil you now, but I am having fun with this. Not only because I like fairy tales, but also because it is different from what I usually write.

And then my dear friend and fellow Author Jonathan Synder is working on “Blood in Space”, a Sci-Fi based Role play system, which I find super interesting and would love to play myself. I have been a huge role player for over 25 years and so I almost freaked out when he asked me, if I’d be interested in writing a novella in the world of “Blood in Space”. Of course I said yes, and I have begun to work out a story featuring one of the species he has invented for this system. I will be able to tell you more about it, as I progress. Right now it is still in its fledgling stages.

The reason I have not told you about all these fantastic developments yet is, because despite my nature to write a lot, I do keep occupied with the actual writing so much, that I forget to share the good news! But knowing that you really would like to hear more from me, otherwise you would not check in here, I’ll try to update this blog more often and share more interesting news with you!

But now I am going to return to getting the jumble of words down into my file, maybe interrupted by an hour of watching the newest Doctor Who. It’s been too long! Until next time!

Sra’kalor now in Print!

You spoke, and I have listened! Some of you mentioned that you either do not like to read e-books or do not have a reader for it; or you simply prefer print books to e-books. I have checked out several options and now Sra’kalor is now available in print, though Lulu!

Lulu is a print on demand service, so you will always receive your copy press off the press!

Buy Sra’kalor as print copy on Lulu!

If you are not in the states, click the little arrow next to the flag symbol up top and then choose “change store” and choose the one you would prefer to buy the book from.

Almost there!

Your patience with me, and the time I take to make Sra’kalor as good as possible, is awesome. And it will be rewarded. I am almost done! I’m in my last editing round and have one chapter left that needs to be checked and proof read. Since today is the last day of the year I won’t be getting there today, but very soon. Hopefully by the end of the month! And I hope that you are as excited about this as I am. Because that means that I’ll soon be able to start with the second part of the Ashwood Falls Trilogy!

Speaking of the last day of the year. I hope that everyone of you will have a great night and a fantastic start into the new year. I’m wishing you all the best possible 2015! See you on the other side of the date-border.

xo xo

Jessica

Still alive and writing

For those of you who wonder “Will anything happen here?” or “That last post is not really from May, right?” I can say “Yes” and “Yes”.

I am still here and I am busily editing the second half of ‘Sra’kalor’. While my plans had been to publish earlier this year a few things came into the way and I pushed the date. While I have hopes to finish by the end of the year it is more realistic to go for the first months of the new year. But who knows, maybe I’ll surprise myself.

I’m still as excited as I have been before and cannot wait to begin with the second part of the Trilogy. But before I do that, I’ll finish this one. Sounds like a good idea, right?

So this is a short update and I’ll promise to not let you wait for the next one. Until then, keep reading all those fantastic books out there.

Jessica