Got a new one in the works now! Hoping this one isn't a struggle was Summer Shack was. Got the whole story in my head. Erica Stevens wants to take revenge on an old high school sweetheart. Struggling through the love scene, but think I got it about finished in chapter 6. Best Left Buried is the working title - thanks to a member of my writer's group. Had a hard time thinking of a title for this. If I intend to publish this, I will be revisiting createspace.com for this - free self publishing. This one is a book that may not be suitable for my family to read.
Book signing went great! I have a link on my home page for the photos. Weebly won't let me upload a photo gallery or my Writers In The Sky interview here. They are up on my blog at http://kellisuelandonsblog.blogspot.com/
Also, my short story collection Short Tales is now on sale at www.amazon.com. Very exciting!! Got the cover art for Nightmare at Camp Forrestwood, so it shouldn't be long now for my second novel to come out. Summer Shack is up to chapter 5. I've been sick all weekend and haven't been able to continue it. Hope to soon, because I am struggling and need to know where the story is going. Until next time....
I am about three chapters into Summer Shack - A Hot Thriller!! Dunno if that's going to be the title, but it sounds good, doesn't it?? Okay, I mean hot in temperature, not like erotic fiction. On second thought, I might wanna scrap that subtitle!! Two friends, Kim and Deborah, go on a summer vacation after high school grad, and embark on a project to film a documentary in Door County, Wisconsin. During their quest for information on the town, they come across news of a serial killer who just got convicted. They decide to change their film plans and focus on this guy's story and the grisly discovery in this house. I have plans for the story, but there is alot more I need to discover as I write! Comments suggested! What do you think could be added for more suspense??
I just reviewed my final proof and the book is going to print! I hope this edition is cleaned up from the mistakes. I also have signed up to have this book reviewed by 10 different reviewers - a marketing package I purchased. I am still waiting on the book trailer from Trafford. Outskirts is supposed to do one also, in this marketing package. I am comparing both publishing companies, spending more than I initially wanted. I am going to pick the best one for my 2nd novel and only have one edition! I have to wait until next year to pay off my bills and hope to get Nightmare at Camp Forrestwood on it's way to the bookshelves! Watch for it!
Almost finished my rough draft for my 2nd novel! I have major cutting/polishing to get started on after this final chapter! Whodunits are challenging! I have to count for my killer to be placed at the same locations as my victims! I had fun writing it!! Hope to send this one off after the new year! I have yet to receive my big shipment of Sudden Moves from Trafford. Outskirts Press is moving along quickly for the 2nd publication! I may use them for my 2nd novel if all goes well!
The first week of November, the book will be available on www.trafford.com and other retailers will have it by the end of 2010. The price is the same on both sites. I have been off work this week and have been making great progress on my new book. There is no title yet, but hope to get this one out next year. Very excited and hope everyone enjoys the book!
The book is done! I hope to have my shipment in a week or two. I get my first complimentary copy in a week and it's supposed to be available on the Trafford website. It will be for sale through retailers in 8-10 weeks. This will be a surprise to my family since I haven't told them about it. I want to surpise my mom and dad. The book can be purchased through the Trafford site or any retailer (Barnes and Noble, Amazon, etc). I am so excited! Trafford is excellent since it only took a month for this book to be published. Outskirts Press was supposed to publish this also, but they have been sitting on it for two weeks! One of the top self publishers - nice, huh? I will continue to go through Trafford with this track record of both publishers, my only change will be to sign up for the editing service up front. I failed to do that this time and my book has some errors. I hope it's still enjoyed! It's a very moving thriller!
My novel has moved into the design stage. This means I am waiting to approve the title and the back cover as well as the design. I hope this comes out good. I don't wanna delay my book any more than 3 months.
Now with my rough draft finished and most of my novel polished, I'm looking into self publishing. I looked into Trafford Publishing and I have up to a year to send in my manuscript. September has 30% off savings and the month is coming to an end soon. I am still plugging away at my novel writing class, working ahead, and I plan on finishing it. Decisions, decisions. I'm very excited and even have an idea for the cover. I may take the plunge and go for it. I would have hardcover and paperback editions in this package I'm looking at. Any comments?
I just ordered The Writer's Toolbox from Amazon and I am really pleased with it. There are games with cards and a spinning wheel to get new ideas going. I love writing on the spot after reading a word or a sentence, so I can't wait to tear into it! I am now working on descriptions through my novel. I have to use the five senses which is hard to do. I am trying my best to be more observant through the day, then write about it later that night. I have a journal started, now I just need to take the time to do it!