Skeletons, Witches & Ghost, oh my!
I did it!
I finally put out a fiction book. Boy, was that exciting. I learn even more about the publishing and marketing process. It was good to learn it on this book release. I’ll be even more prepared when I release a full-blown novel.
It’s Halloween Season!
For all us urban fantasy lovers, this is a time of inspiration and celebration. It’s loaded with the best tropes. But, this year I’ve been disappointed with the decorations for sale in stores. I like subtle stuff, not the ones that use a generator to blow up and wiggle. Having just said that, I did pick up one of those light projection decorations. It’s of two skeletons riding a tandem bike. It’s adorable!
And oh my, the cost! I’ve been in a deep dark hole lately because I was shocked at the price. (Pumpkins are pretty pricey this year too.) After so many moves, my holiday decorations are limited. So, I shall rebuild slowly.
Back to Writing
I recently got back a developmental edit for my novel. Let me tell you, it was a very hard decision to go for it. One, it means I’m going to publish it one day – I have to now! I will not waste money! Two, what will they say – my writing sucks, my plot sucks, my character development sucks. You get where I’m going.
I’m happy to report not everything sucks. It’s been great, and it’s helping me hone in on areas that I'm weak (with examples on how to improve). Plus notes on areas that are done well.
The scary bit is the big picture ideas to consider. Yes, they are only to consider. I have to weigh out the overall picture and plans for sequels. Tough decisions for sure.
I’m still wading through inline edits. I need to read everything, then sit on it before digging in. But honestly, I’m so excited about digging in it’s hard to wait.
For those who have gone through this process, have you any suggestions for me?
Tidbit: It's about witches and a quest.
Meanwhile, Oscar is out!
“This might be what you are looking to read this year. I’d put it in the yearly rotation because it is that cute.” — CHIT CHAT WITH CHARITY
“One reason for this multi-age success is that the author doesn’t talk down to the reader.” — Cozy Up With Kathy
“My favorite parts of the book are the beautiful illustrations.” — Christine Rains, Speculative Fiction Author
Oscar, the Apprehensive Apparition | Buy Links — books2read.com Oscar, the Apprehensive Apparition by H. R. Sinclair
Once again, I’m participating in Inktober on Instagram. And, I’m working on Christmas images, including a piece I’m calling “The Souls of Christmas Past.” 😁